Security equipment manufacturers meet with the ECAC CEP Management Group and testing methodologies developers

16, 19, 22, 23 and 24 November 2021 - The 12th information meeting for security equipment manufacturers involved in the ECAC Common Evaluation Process (CEP) of security equipment brought together a total of 106 participants from 46 manufacturers (representing an increase of more than 50% compared to the previous meeting) with representatives of ECAC’s CEP Management Group and Technical Task Force (TTF).

A general information session held on 16 November reviewed the evolution of the seven CEP test programmes and the developments in 2021. These included the new restricted website for equipment manufacturers, the recruitment of a CEP assistant to support the CEP, and the new version of the CEP frequently asked questions.

This session was followed from 19 to 24 November by a series of six thematic videoconferences by type of equipment. The moderators of each specialist TTF study group exchanged with experts from the equipment manufacturers on new performance standards and CEP Common Testing Methodologies. Topics covered the new standards for walk-through metal detectors and for automatic systems for detecting prohibited articles in cabin baggage, the tray equivalence protocol, and the new Common Testing Methodologies for eight types of equipment, including the CEP new candidate categories of explosive vapour detection and shoe metal and explosives detection equipment.