This European Standard specifies requirements and testing procedures for high security locks used in distributed systems, which are mainly used in secure storage units. A distributed system, as per the definition of this European Standard, is a system with components connected by a transmission system, wired or wireless. Also, a token represents a distributed system as of a transmission distance of 15 cm or more.
The present standard responded to the state of the art requirements for distributed systems when it was written down.
However it is mandatory that the standard has to be revised with a relatively high frequency of 3 years or less, as the research in the area of cryptography and relevant attacks evolve with high speed as well as the referenced standards. As the general regulations of EN 1300 don’t require such a high frequency of updating, it is recommended to separate the standards.