CRISP (Evaluation and Certification Schemes for Security Products) is a three year project (April 2014 – March 2017) that aims to facilitate a harmonised playing field for the European security industry by developing an innovative evaluation and certification methodology for the CRISP certification scheme for security systems.  The CRISP scheme will:

  • Contribute to measures that increase citizen trust and confidence in security technologies through the evaluation and certification of social and legal impacts of security systems ;
  • Facilitate a more harmonised playing field for the European security industry by providing pan-European certification for security systems. The scheme is intended to be accepted across Europe, which will enhance competitiveness by reducing commercialisation costs for the industry;
  • Support the goal to provide protection in an efficient manner.

The methodology integrates the Security, Trust, Efficiency and Freedom infringement (S-T-E-Fi) dimensions in its evaluation stage. This is a highly innovative approach, as certification has, to date, primarily focused on the assessment of technical requirements for security systems.

This novel approach to the inclusion of social and legal aspects in evaluation and certification methodology will first be piloted for video surveillance systems, to test and refine the approach.  After the pilot phase, it is foreseen that the CRISP scheme can be extended to include other types of security systems.

Please explore the website for a more in-depth understanding of the project´s work on security evaluation and certification.  The consortium has produced a wealth of material based on primary and secondary research, as well as close collaboration with key stakeholders in the security sector.

Please use the links below to access our key deliverables.  All deliverables from the CRISP project can be found under the tab Research Output.

  CRISP Roadmap 

CRISP Certification Manual

CRISP Briefing paper for End- Users

CRISP Briefing paper for Manufacturers

CRISP Briefing paper for Regulators


CRISP has received funding from the European Union’s Seventh Framework Program for research, technological development and demonstration under grant agreement no 607941. Re-use of the information contained on this website for commercial and/or non-commercial purposes is authorised and free of charge, on the condition of acknowledgement by the re-user of the source of the relevant document, no distortion of the original meaning or message of the document and the non-liability of the CRISP consortium and/or partners for any consequence stemming from the re-use. The CRISP consortium does not accept responsibility for the consequences, errors or omissions herein enclosed. The information on the website and the documents is subject to updates, revisions and extensions by the CRISP consortium.

Questions and comments should be addressed to: crisp@nen.nl

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