SCEC what is it?
SCEC is short for The Security and Construction and Equipment Committee and it is a standing interdepartmental committee responsible for the evaluation and endorsement of security equipment for use by Australian Government Departments and agencies.
A SCEC approved Locksmith is authorized to provide services to maintain, service and install mechanical and digital combination locks on SCEC Approved containers as well as SCEC Endorsed Safes and Vaults, locks and associated door hardware throughout Australian Government facilities and office areas. Where a high level of security is required Safeguard Locksmiths have the maximum clearance level and our SCEC approved Locksmiths are experienced and ScEC accredited professionals licensed as required in their respective areas of Government approved operations.
A Department Security Advisers or SCEC approved security consultant conducts a site risk survey and either the adviser or consultant will initiate a scope of works based on their assessment to upgrade the site to the relevant security standard and then all works are facilitated by a SCEC Endorsed Locksmith.
Protective Security Agency Information
ASIO-T4 protective security as part of their function is to provide protective security advice to Australian Government clients in regards to a continual security advisory service on the best methods to protect their staff, classified information and physical security and assets this may include perimeter security, access control systems , CCTV Video Surveillance, Alarm systems, Safes & Vaults, High Security Restricted Master Key Systems, Locks & associated Door Hardware, Security Audits amongst many other security matters ASIO-T4 provide expert security advise on.
SCEC Equipment Ratings
These ratings are formulated on a four level scale system and are categorized as below.
- SL1 Low Risk
Attackers are expected to have little knowledge and only the most basic tools or equipment. Products classified at this level will offer minor resistance against any attacks for very short periods.
- SL2 Low to Medium Risk
Attackers are expected to have a limited knowledge, and will have a general range of non-specialist tools and equipment. Products classified at this level will offer moderate resistance against non-specialist attacks for limited periods.
- SL3 Medium Risk
Attackers are expected to be highly capable using a comprehensive range of non-specialist tools and equipment at their disposal. Products classified at this level will offer a moderate resistance to a range of specialist attack methods for reasonable periods.
- SL4 High Risk
Attackers are expected to have a professional level of ability to resource and implement a physical/technical attack in detail. Attackers will have a high level of expertise and will be equipped with specialist tools and equipment. Products classified at this level will offer substantial resistance against a large range of specialist attack methods for extended periods.
SCEC Approved locksmithS
Safeguard Locksmiths SCEC technicians are experienced and SCEC accredited professionals who have qualified by training through a high level training program conducted by ASIO-T4 security service and have been subject to a National Security checked clearance.
It is essential that a scec endorsed locksmith supply
Any security works required by Government departments & agencies SCEC Endorsed locksmith are highly trained and approved to work SCEC products including Class B and Class C security containers and secure room doors and safe & vaults and locks and associated door hardware.
SCEC endorsed security hardware must be tested, maintained an serviced by a SCEC approved locksmith at periods not exceeding 2 years otherwise failing to comply with this will nullify the SCEC endorsement of the SCEC approved product.
The Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC) is a standing interdepartmental committee responsible for the evaluation of security equipment for use by Australian Government departments and agencies. SCEC reports to the Attorney General’s, Protective Security Policy Committee, which was established by the Australian Government to develop and establish guidelines for protection of Australian Government resources