Pacific ARMASHIELD Door Set


The Pacific Armashield door set is an all-steel security door set, hung in a steel frame. The door set is designed for resistance to attack to the outside (hinge) face. Test results refer to a single leaf hinged door set.

The Pacific Armashield door set is Explosive Blast tested with a limited range of hardware. Please contact PDS for more information. Pair doors can be an option for blast resistance.

A fire-rated version of the Armashield is available. Please refer to the Armashield-FR datasheet.

For door sets fully tested for burglar resistance, fire resistance, bullet resistance and explosion resistance, refer to the Pacific Protector Series.

This door set is suitable for both interior and exterior use.

  Rating Standard Description
Burglar Resistance Class 4 AS3555-1988 10 minute attack with a range of hand tools and power tools
Bullet Resistance G2 AS/NZS 2343 .44 Magnum
S0 AS/NZS 2343 Shotgun 12 gauge, 32 SG Shot

Test results apply to a single door only, with the specification and hardware described.

A version of the Armashield is available tested to R2 rating.

The thickness of the Armashield door leaf is 48mm with an approximate leaf weight of 80kg/m2

Wall Type Fire Resistance Rating (FRR) Door Application Max Leaf
Height (mm)
Max Leaf
Width (mm)
Timber Stud
Not applicable Single(2) 2700 1200


  1. Doors can be manufactured to any practical size to suit clients’ requirements.
  2. Pair doors are available with explosive blast resistance and bullet resistance but not burglar resistance.

Security Testing

A hinged Armashield door set with Surelock McGill D4 three point locking was subjected to a Level 4 attack according to AS3555-1988 "Building Elements - Testing and Rating for Intruder Resistance".

Two men attacked the door set with common hand & power tools and succeeded in removing the door leaf from its frame (thus forming an opening in the door set) after 27 minutes 30 seconds.

Ballistic Testing

The standard Armashield door set has been successfully tested to AS/NZS 2343:1997 “Bullet resistant panels and elements” with ratings of:

  • G2 .44 Magnum
  • S0 Shotgun 12 gauge 32g SG shot

A version of the Armashield is available tested to R2 rating.

Ballistic rated door sets require either a fully-grouted frame installation to masonry or concrete walls, or else ballistic protection built into the frame during manufacture. Matching Ballistic Wall Panels are described in a separate section.

Explosive Blast Testing

The Pacific ARMASHIELD single leaf doorset is tested to level EXR 2 of EN 13124:2004 “Windows, doors and shutters – Explosion resistance”.

An explosive charge of 3 kg TNT was detonated 3 metres away from the door.


The Pacific ARMASHIELD pair doorset is tested to level EXR 1 (3 kg TNT at 5 metres).


Note: Vision panels are not an option for blast resistant doorsets. Hardware is limited.


Hardware must be specified in detail at the time of ordering so that correct preparation of the steel door leaf and frame can be made. This includes any door furniture or items which may be screw-fixed to or through the outside face.


Surface-mounted closers mounted on the inside face are recommended.


Fully mortised 4½ x 4½ Stainless steel Institutional hinges are standard on the hinged Armashield door set.

Multipoint locking system

Locking systems with multiple bolts including top and bottom bolts, internally fitted to the Armashield door set, are available from Pacific Door Systems.

Product Options

Leaf Facings

All steel leaf with attack face in 6mm steel. Non attack (inside) face is a removable light gauge steel panel.

Leaf Edges

The Armashield has leaf edges edges as shown below.

Frame Types & Profiles

Timber Frame

This door set is only available in a steel frame.

Steel Frame

The steel frame profiles listed below are available for the Armashield door set


For more in depth information on frame profiles and sizes, please see our Installation Instructions.

Meeting Stiles

This door set is not available as a pair.

Wall Types

This door set is suitable for installation into a timber or masonry wall of equal security construction as the door type.

Product Optional Extras

Vision Panels

Glazing Type Maximum Glazed Area Max Height (mm) Max Width (mm) Glazing Bead
Per VP Total Steel Bead
Security Glazing 0.9675m2 1.935m2 925 900


  1. Please note that the height and width of the vision panel must still fall within the maximum glazed area.
  2. Glazing type can be of your choice.
  3. Blast, Attack and Ballistic ratings will be affected if the door has a vision panel.

The standard glazing system provides a flush attack face and steel beading with fixings on the “non-attack” face. The system is adaptable to various thicknesses of security glazing according to requirements.


Standard Vision Panel Cross Sections

Steel Bead


Overpanels are not applicable for this door set.

Additional Door Options

Push or Kickplates

Kickplates are not generally required on this door set.


Ventilation Grilles

Ventilation grilles are not applicable for this door set.


Power Transfer Devices

Fully mortised devices, which fully conceal cables, are recommended (such as Von Duprin EPT). Hinges with integral wiring are also available.

Thermal Insulation

This door leaf has a thermal insulation rating (R-value) of 0.029 Km2/W.

Technical Compliance Statement


Opus Central Laboratories Report 98-527903.66 "Intruder Resistance Tests on Three Door sets from Pacific Door Systems Ltd".


The standard Armashield door set has been successfully tested to AS/NZS 2343:1997 “Bullet resistant panels and elements” with ratings of:

  • G2 .44 Magnum
  • S0 Shotgun 12 gauge 32g SG shot