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21/08/2017 00:00
BSIA outlines key points of PD6669 scheme ahead of industry briefings
Ahead of a series of industry briefings on the new PD6669 scheme, the British Security Industry Association has put together its five key points of the publication. 

PD6669 provides guidance for the provision of Alarm Transmission Systems (ATS) in the UK. It has been developed with support from all interested parties within the security industry, including installers, Alarm Receiving Centres. ATS Providers, insurers, the BSIA, BSI and the police.  

The BSIA is hosting a series of free-to-attend briefings that will provide industry practitioners with an overview of PD6669, information on how it interfaces to BS EN 50136 and how it will help installers by using the scheme. The BSIA has outlined five key points of the scheme, which will be covered in greater detail in each briefing:

1. Alarm Transmission Providers will supply network availability statistics to identify systems that are highly likely to generate a false confirmed activation and Police response to a false alarm. This will help to protect the allocation of Unique Reference Numbers. 
2. Alarm Transmission Providers will suggest alternate telecommunications solutions and networking advice to improve system reliability.
3. Single path faults are effectively managed, reducing customer disturbance and false alarms. 
4. Installers will be able to clearly identify chargeable installation and post installation work to the Alarm Transmission System to ensure it operates reliably and as specified. Using PD662, installers will be able to upsell their services, rather than simply selling on price.  
5. PD6669 ensures that system liability is clearly defined through robust information supply, record keeping and notification. 

The briefings are free to attend and will be taking place at the following locations: 

London - 30th August – UBM 240 Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8BF. Registration opens at 8.30am with presentations from 9.00am until 11.00am.

Hampshire - 31st August – Southern Monitoring 212-218 London Rd, Waterlooville PO7 7AJ. Registration opens at 8.30am with presentations from 9.00am until 11.00am.

Wigan - 6th September – NW Fire and Security Exhibition, DW Stadium (South Stand Suite) 15 Loire Dr, Wigan WN5 0UH. Presentation 10.00am – 11.00am (as part of the NW Fire and Security Exhibition speaker programme).

Nottingham - 13th September – EMCS Ltd Tissington Cl, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 6QG. Registration opens at 8.30am with presentations from 9.00am until 11.00am.

To register for any of the PD6669 briefings, please visit: