ASTM F1643 is a Standard Test Methods for Detention Sliding Door Locking Device Assembly. This standard was created by the American Standard for Testing and Materials (ASTM). ASTM International which was funded in 1898, is an international standards developing organization that develops and publishes standards for a wide range of materials, products, systems, and services. This standard was published by ASTM F33 which is a committee specializes about detention and correctional facilities. FM 33 has published 14 standards in this area. The test enables to give information about the performance feature regarding devices in services against assault, smoke, and fire conditions into several organizations including detention and correctional institutions. Several features are not considered such as both installation and maintenance conditions. This test enables to help ensure that detention sliding devices perform against intrusion, avoid that intruders penetrate in unauthorized access and to resist common types of vandalism into an organization.
The main keywords to present this standard are correctional facility; detention facility; detention security; fire test; hardware; impact test; locks; and smoke test.