The Trojan Group’s TS008 Unicorn Letterplate remains one of the few letterplates on the market that complies with the requirements of PAS24:2016, the latest standard for enhanced security performance. Steve Hall, Trojan’s General Manager, said: “The updated door standard PAS24:2016 now requires that an external door is fitted with a letterplate that meets the new criteria. In order to meet with the TS008 testing requirements the letterplate must eliminate the risk of an intruder gaining access by means of physical force or ‘fishing’.  We are delighted the TS008 Unicorn Letterplate has passed the requirements of the revised PAS24:2016 test and is evidence of its intelligent design and inherent quality.”

Trojan’s TS008 Unicorn Letterplate is a masterclass in the type of intelligent design for which the company is known. It features an inner protective housing with a unique concealed hinge mechanism to prevent attack, an inner lap with a positive stop feature for maximum protection from ‘fishing’ and a projection that is below door handle height for added protection. It is manufactured from 304 Stainless Steel for ultimate corrosion resistance and has simple but elegant styling that will complement any doorface. It is suitable for both Composite and PVC-U doors and is available in an array of colours as well as Polished, Brushed and Satin Stainless Steel and PVD Gold. As evidence of its quality it has a 25 year anti corrosion guarantee and a 10 year mechanical guarantee and is available from scheduled stock in the UK.

PAS 24:2016 is a primary reference in the Building Regulations Approved Document Q1, which relates to security in dwellings. It supersedes the requirements of PAS:2012 and changes to the latest specification include more robust requirements for letterplates and a wider scope that increases the range of security doorsets. Steve commented: “It is vital that security standards are revisited regularly to ensure they still deliver the level of protection that’s needed. PAS24:2016 features more stringent requirements for letterplates and we take particular pride in the fact the TS008 Unicorn Letterplate passed first time.”

Trojan has always led the field in the design of its hardware. In the TS008 Unicorn Letterplate it has done it once again.