Truck and cargo theft causes considerable damage and losses for shippers, forwarders and insurers. Naturally, you want to stop that from happening! You can do that by protecting your truck, semi-trailer or trailer against break-ins and theft. But what exactly is a good security system? When you invest in security measures, you want to be sure that they are of a high quality. The way to do that is by choosing an SCM approved mechanical lock.
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WHAT IS A QUALITY MARK CCV VEHICLE SECURITY CERTIFICATE?
Insurance & Quality Mark CCV
This certificate serves as proof to insurers that your vehicle is protected by an approved security system. With the Quality Mark CCV Vehicle Security, you reduce the risk of your truck(s) being stolen by no less than 50%. This security is divided into 3 classes: class B1 has a resistance to attack of at least 5 minutes and class B3 has a resistance to attack of at least fifteen minutes.
SCM APPROVED MECHANICAL LOCKS
SCM classes: standard and heavy duty locks
SCM approved mechanical locks are classified as standard or heavy duty locks. Both are effective but differ in terms of their ‘resistance to attack’.
Standard locks are able to keep out opportunists with hand tools for at least 3 minutes.
Heavy duty class
Heavy duty locks are able to keep out professional criminals with heavy duty tools for at least 5 minutes.
WHAT REQUIREMENTS MUST AN SCM APPROVED MECHANICAL LOCK MEET?
Technical requirements – locks
Allereerst moeten de container- en trailersloten voldoen aan bepaalde technische eisen. Deze technische voorwaarden zijn als volgt:
- Locks must be provided with a unique lock number or a production code.
- On the keys is a permanently legible identifier such as a brand name, for example.
- The key number must be displayed on the key or on an attached label.
- If the key number is displayed on an attached label, it must be possible to check the key number by looking at the key.
- The lock number and key number must not bear any identifiable relation to each other.
- Locks may be supplied with a maximum of three identical keys.
- It must be possible to request original spare keys in the Netherlands by specifying the key number.
- New or extra keys may only be supplied on provision of proof of ownership such as the key card or proof of warranty, for example.
- The details on keys provided must be kept for at least 3 years by the manufacturer.
- Reordered original keys must be indelibly marked with a “C” (copy) or “D” (duplicate).
- The key mechanism must have at least 5000 practical key permutations per profile.
- The lock is designed so that it can only be used with the right key.
- The supply of master keys is not permitted.
Practical test – locks
Container and trailer locks are also tested in practice. The practical test consists of:
- Corrosion test – in accordance with EN 1670 – grade 3
- Dust test – in accordance with ECE R16
- Heat test with condensation test – in accordance with EU 95/56
- Freeze test
- Drop test
- Endurance test
- Cutting test – in accordance with EN 1232 (80 kN)
- Torsion test
- Tensile test
- Attack test
WHAT TYPES OF SCM APPROVED MECHANICAL LOCKS ARE THERE?
We offer a range of SCM approved mechanical locks constructed in accordance with the highest standards which include kingpin locks, triangular eye locks, container locks and trailer locks.
WANT TO FIND OUT MORE ABOUT SCM APPROVED LOCKS?
We supply a range of SCM approved mechanical locks for providing optimum security for your trucks, trailers and containers under the brand SBS Security & Monitoring Solutions. For more information, contact our security specialists on +31 (0)88 130 67 80 or fill in our contact form. They will be happy to help you by providing appropriate advice.