The Interlaboratory Testing Scheme offered by FIOPS aims to assist certified examiners and laboratories in maintaining their high standards. This is achieved through carefully prepared pieces of (mock-) evidence, e.g. pin-tumbler locks, that are sent out for examination. A detailed written report is expected to be returned to FIOPS for evaluation.

The testing is carried out at least once a year per category. Laboratories and examiners are advised to partake in this scheme at least every other year, in order to conform to quality standards.

To find out more about the individual tasks given in the different categories of the testing scheme, please contact us directly.

Non-Destructive Entry

Locks

These tests allow to evaluate the ability to detect if a NDE opening occured on a series of given locks.

We offer test for pin-tumbler, wafer (car) and lever (safes) locks.

In case of assessed opening, further analysis must reveal a positive class and sub-class identification of tools and/or techniques used.

Non-Destructive Entry

Keys

These tests allow to evaluate the ability to detect if a duplication occured on a series of given keys.

We offer test for pin-tumbler, wafer (car) and lever (safes) keys.

In case of assessed opening, further analysis must reveal a positive class and sub-class identification of tools and/or techniques used.

Destructive Entry

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Locks / Cars / Safes

These tests allow to evaluate the ability to identify class and sub-class characteristics of the tools used to open a series of given locks.

Further analysis will reveal positive or negative identification of individual tools supplied with the locks.