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Security Construction and Equipment Committee (SCEC)

Security Equipment Evaluation Program

ASIO-T4, on behalf of SCEC, evaluates protective security products to determine their suitability for use in Australian Government facilities. Products are evaluated to ensure that the equipment meets the government requirements, and that the specific applications and any limitations of the product are clearly identified.

The SCEC evaluation program has been reconfigured to meet the needs of the Government, with a priority given to the evaluation of products for high security facilities, and specific counter-terrorism and critical infrastructure protection applications. The majority of the products evaluated under the new program are for use in PSPF Zones 3 to 5. SCEC also evaluates a number of administrative and specialised security products.

For further information about security product evaluation please refer to the SCEC website - www.scec.gov.au

Security Equipment Evaluated Product List (SEEPL)

The principal output of the SCEC security equipment evaluation program was the SEC. This has been published for over 20 years to advise government security and facility staff of evaluated equipment which may be used in their facility to meet the requirements of the government’s protective security policy.

The SEEPL will be released in January 2015 and supersedes the SEC2011. The SEC2011 will be fully withdrawn on 1 March 2015. For further information about the SEEPL including the SEEPL order form, please refer to the SCEC website - www.scec.gov.au

SCEC Endorsed Couriers

ASIO-T4, on behalf of the SCEC, assesses external courier services for SCEC endorsement to carry security classified information within Australia.

There are two distinct types of courier services that are SCEC endorsed for use by agencies for the transfer of official information within Australia.

  1. Overnight courier services are endorsed for the carriage of official information up to and including the level of SECRET where deliveries of consignments are to be made to an agency representative.
  2. Safe Hand (person to person) courier services are endorsed for the carriage of official information up to and including the level of TOP SECRET, including accountable material where deliveries of consignments are to be made directly to a nominated agency representative or their nominated alternative.

The SCEC Courier listing may be made available upon request from ASIO-T4 or on the Govdex Protective Security Portal website - www.govdex.gov.au

SCEC Endorsed Security Zone Consultant Scheme

SCEC Security Zone Consultants provide specific technical security assistance to Australian Government agencies under defined parameters.

Australian Government departments and agencies may use the services of a SCEC Endorsed Security Zone Consultant to establish appropriate physical security environments for the protection of official information and assets. The consultant’s role is the design, acceptance testing and commissioning of Type 1 Security Alarm Systems, and the design and construction of Security Zones 3 through to Zone 5. Agency Security Advisers may refer to Protective Security Circular No: 145 on the role and function of SCEC Security Zone Consultants.

Further information on SCEC Endorsed Security Zone Consultants, scheduled briefing dates and a list of currently endorsed consultants may be accessed via the SCEC website - www.scec.gov.au or on the Govdex Protective Security Portal website - www.govdex.gov.au

SCEC Approved Locksmiths

SCEC Approved Locksmiths maintain mechanical and digital combination locks fitted to SCEC Approved containers. SCEC also recommends Approved Locksmiths are used to fit locks and associated hardware to doors and windows of Security Zones 4 and 5.

Further information on SCEC Approved Locksmiths, scheduled briefing dates and a list of currently approved locksmiths may be accessed via the SCEC website www.scec.gov.au or on the Govdex Protective Security Portal website - www.govdex.gov.au