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Product Evaluation Program

SCEC approves the evaluation of security products based on category priorities. This allows for the allocation of resources to evaluate the highest priority products as dictated by government.

Applications for security product testing are being accepted for the following priority categories.

Q4 - 2018 - Applications accepted from - 01 October 2018 to 31 December 2018.

  • Magnetic Security Switches 
  • Class A, B & C doors
  • Combination locks
  • Indoor motion detectors
  • Indoor gunshot detection system 

Pending publication of testing priorities, manufacturers or suppliers who believe their product falls within one of the current priority product categories and periods should read the SCEC Product Evaluation Policy and contact the SCEC to discuss their proposed application.  In some cases, pre-acceptance criteria may be provided to assist applicants in determining whether they wish to proceed in submitting an application.

For further information, please read our FAQs Evaluation Program

Further questions can be submitted in writing via the Contact Us link. Please note however that questions may not be responded to until further details are known. SCEC and T4 Protective Security also reserves the right to respond to questions by publishing responses on this website on a non-attributable basis and without disclosing any confidential information.

Category Descriptions

Alarm system protective switches

This includes door switches and devices used for high security applications that interface to a Type 1 or Type 1A security alarm system.  Traditionally this has included devices such as balanced magnetic reed switches.

Volumetric detectors

This includes volumetric detectors for use in high security applications that interface with a Type 1 security alarm system.  Detectors suitable for intrinsically safe applications are included in this category.

Indoor motion detectors

This includes volumetric detectors for use in high security applications that interface with a Type 1 or Type 1A security alarm system.  

Special purpose detectors, such as those used for intrinsically safe applications, are included in this category.

Pre-constructed door and frame packages

This includes products to suit either Security Zones 3, 4 or 5 applications. Products within this category can be fitted with all applicable SCEC approved hardware and are required to be highly resistant to covert and forcible attack.

Electronic key cabinets

This includes cabinets used to store and manage keys associated with Security Zones 3, 4 or 5 applications. Cabinets considered for this category are required to be highly resistant to covert and forcible attacks on the cabinet itself or attacks against any data communications link interfacing to the cabinet. 

Class A & Class B high security combination locks

This includes combination locks used on Australian Government security containers. Locks in this category must be highly resistant to covert and surreptitious opening techniques.

Security wafer seals for paper based materials           

This product category covers security wafer seals that provide a high level of tamper evidence when used on paper based products.

Forcible Attack Glazing                           

This includes products used to provide a transparent element or barrier in an external building envelope or a physical barrier separating publicly accessible areas from internal secured areas. The glazing will provide resistance and delay to forcible attacks using a variety of hand and power tools in Security Zone 3, 4 and 5 applications.

Keying Systems                

This includes keys and their associated cylinders (keying system) that are typically installed into SCEC approved locking devices such as mortice locks, rim locks and pad locks for use in Security Zone 3, 4 and 5 applications.

Electromagnetic Locks  

This includes electromagnetic locking devices designed to secure doors or access-control portals in Security Zones 4 and 5. These products may be activated by a variety of methods such as: a SCEC approved keying system; physical tokens (keys, RFID tokens, smart cards); PIN codes/combinations; biometrics or external; access control system signals.

Perimeter Intrusion Detection Systems (PIDS)

This includes all perimeter intrusion detection system products for outdoor perimeter applications. Products within this category will need to meet specified false alarm and detection rates through prescribed periods of in-situ “soak testing”.

Indoor Gunshot Detection System 

Indoor Gunshot Detection Systems provide warning of a fire arms discharge and facilitate a much faster response from the security control room to active shooter incidents. These systems can be deployed anywhere, but may be most effective at public entrances and first points of challange. IGDS can be integrated into other systems such as: Electronic Access Control System, public address sytem or SMS/email system.