What’s the Difference Between SCM & Sold Secure
Sold Secure is the UK independent test house for Security Products. SCM is the Dutch independent test house for Security Products. Milenco has a 25-year involvement with both Sold Secure and its predecessor, PACT, as well as the SCM standard and its predecessor, TNO-VIP.
This is a question we get asked a lot, and as a company that has numerous approvals for both standards, we have here produced a simple and impartial guide to the difference in the standards.
Thatcham has never really had an involvement in Caravan theft, and now this standard is discontinued therefore has no relevance to caravan security.
The general and most significant difference between the two standards is that Sold Secure has been developed based upon techniques used by thieves in the UK. Conversely, the SCM standard has been developed around techniques used by thieves in the Netherlands.
Which is the highest standard? It is generally regarded that Sold Secure Gold is over 50% tougher than SCM. Regretfully the UK leads the world for Caravan theft, so it has the toughest standards.
Which is the better approval? Both Sold Secure and SCM are competent, efficient, and professional organisations, but we recommend Sold Secure for the UK and SCM for the Netherlands.