This was five times the size of the explosive charge that the Security Blinds product had previously been tested against and was designed to simulate a large car bomb. The test was carried out by Advantica Ltd at their test site at Spadeadam in Cumbria and the Security Blinds product successfully withstood the blast. The test was undertaken to satisfy both USA and UK requirements with regard to the size of the window, the size of the explosive device and the distance from the explosive device to the window system.
In addition, on 29 October 2007, the product was successfully tested to exceed US Department of State regulatory standards against physical entry.
Phil Garfinkle (Managing Partner of Trust Strategy Group, Eruma’s American partner) who witnessed the bomb test said:
“These tests are very important for us in the United States, as well as for Eruma in the UK, for combating the terrorist threat. The results are great news and will open up many opportunities in the United States both with the GSA (General Sales Administration) and other relevant government entities. These accreditations are a pre-requisite in the government, military and commercial sectors”
Wayne Money (CEO of Eruma) said:
“This is a significant step forward for the Company. With the current threat of increasing co-ordinated terrorist acitivity the unique design of the Security Blind system now enables it to withstand very large vehicle bombs and puts the product firmly on the world stage.”