August 2019

LFS 60 EN 16569:2019 has been published

EN 15659:2019 (standard for light fire storage units) was officially put into force by CEN on 7 August 2019. The standard is already available as a national version in five countries. Updates to the 2009 version of the standard include the renaming of the protection levels to LFS 30 and LFS 60, a more precise description of the test specimen choice and a change of the tolerance of the depth from 15 % to 20 %.

Contact: Falko Adomat, Telefon 069 6603-1952,

Hazardous substances in secure storage units

At the ESSA General Assembly in November the topic “Hazardous substances in secure storage units” is on the agenda. We have already collected data from product types from the 1950ies to the 1990ies which can contain hazardous substances.

If you have data to share on the topic, please send it to us. The more data we receive the better the presentation will be, which at the end is helpful for every member. We will only present data in an anonymized form.

Contact: Falko Adomat, Phone +49 69 6603-1952, 


New standard for laboratories – first have already received accreditation

The former version of the accreditation standard ISO/IEC 17025 was from 2005. An update was necessary, as since then the technology has changed. ISO/IEC 17025:2017 enables laboratories to demonstrate that they operate competently and generate valid results, thereby promoting confidence in their work both nationally and around the world.

The ECB corporation partners Applus and Istituto Giordano have already received an accreditation according to the new ISO/IEC 17025:2017. Other laboratories, which have not yet received an accreditation according to the new version must renew their accreditation by end of 2020, otherwise their accreditation will be withdrawn.

Contact: Falko Adomat, Phone +49 69 6603-1952,

Background information: Publishing process of EN 14450:2017

The secure safe cabinet standard EN 14450:2017 was released in November 2017. The standard covers products meant for purposes where the security resistance required is less than that measured by EN 1143-1. Normally these products are used in lower risk situations.Until now the EN 14450:2017 has been published as national standard with identical content in 38 countries and in four different languages. Even though the countries Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Georgia and Moldova are not obliged to publish the EN 14450:2017 they have also published a national version of the standard.

Contact: Falko Adomat, Phone +49 69 6603-1952,

EN 14450 1

EN 14450 2




European Security Systems Association (ESSA) e.V.
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60528 Frankfurt am Main

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