Security Systems Guidance
Summary of changes between TS 50131-2-6:2004 and EN 50131-2-6:2008 – a guide (July 2010)
This guide describes, clause by clause, the changes introduced when TS 50131-2-6, opening Members only magnetic contacts, was converted to a standard and became BS EN 50131-2-6 in 2008.
Scenarios related to BS 8243:2010 Clause 6.4.5 – guidance (September 2010)
Under the PD 6662: 2010 scheme, BS 8243 replaces DD 243 to give requirements for confirmation Members only of intruder alarms. This guide helps with understanding of how systems work when using the method of unsetting described in Clause 6.4.5 (i.e. using a fob). The guide uses diagrams instead of words to describe a variety of possible events to show how the system should respond. For installers this guide will help to answer user questions and for manufacturers it will assist with equipment testing.
Summary of changes to EN 50131-3 from TS 50131-3:2003 TO EN 50131-3:2009 – a guide
This guide describes, clause by clause, the changes introduced when TS 50131-3:2003 was Members only converted to EN 50131-3:2009. (November 2012)
An installer guide to PD6662 compatibility considerations for I&HAS (Issue 1 – March 2011)
This guide has been developed to help installers and manufacturers during the dual running Members only period of the PD6662 Scheme 2004 and 2010 versions. During the 2 year dual running period which started on 31st May 2010 installers may choose whether to install a system compliant with PD 6662:2004 or PD 6662:2010.
This comparison guide has been drawn up to give an easy reference on a clause by clause basis to Members only highlight changes in the requirements to EN50518-1: Monitoring and Alarm Receiving Centres, Part 1, Location and construction requirements.
This document gives guidance for the application of the standards for intruder and hold-up alarm systems to integrated systems. An integrated system in this context is one that includes an intruder and hold-up alarm system (I&HAS) and some other system whether that be a security related system (e.g. access control), a fire detection system, a building management system, home automation system or some other equipment.
This document has been prepared to give guidance on the interpretation of some of the clauses in the standard that have been open to misinterpretation, in need of further clarification or which do not interface correctly with other standards in the EN50131 family – especially TS50131-3”.
This document has been prepared to give guidance on the interpretation of some clauses in the standard that have been open to misinterpretation, in need of clarification or which do not interface correctly with other standards in the 'EN 50131 series'
There has been a total overhaul of DD 245 to take account of the introduction of the European Members only Standards and the new requirements of ACPO/ACPOS Policies. This summary has been undertaken on a clause by clause basis where changes or additional clauses have been added to BS 8473 : 2006.
This brief document explains most of the security opportunities for local area network/wide area network use from a simple IP-based system, to an integrated solution incorporating multiple systems. It is directed towards an end user at an entry level to provide guidance on the use of IP technology in the security industry.
A guide to the CP249 interconnection protocol for use in I&HAS part 1: specification (Issue 2 – April 2011)
This open protocol specification permits manufacturers to develop Intruder and Hold-up Alarm System (I&HAS) products with genuinely inter-connectability by a 4-wire bus to simplify installation, whilst providing the functionality to comply with current and future standards.
Guide drawn up by BSIA manufacturers for installers for colour coding. The document gives guidelines that define a common framework to identify popular end of line resistor configurations as used in magnetic contacts whose resistors are embedded in the product at the point of manufacture.
This document defines a way of communicating between a digital communicator and an alarm Members only receiving centre receiver, using Fast Format signalling. It anticipates the introduction of the BT "21CN" project, and includes recommendations for equipment changes to deal with the transmission delays that are anticipated when this is implemented.
This guide describes the changes made in the EN50131-1 standard from the version called up by Members only PD6662:2004 to that used in the new PD6662 scheme starting in 2010.It is intended this guideline can be used by manufacturers to self-certify their products to conform to the European standards, or be offered to a test house to clarify relevant tests and results.
This document has been prepared to give guidance on the interpretation of some of the Members only clauses in PD6662:2010 and BS EN 50131-1:2006 + A1:2009 that may be open to misinterpretation or in need of further clarification. It must be read strictly in the context of the scheme outlined by PD6662:2010. This document may be updated as circumstances require.
Intruder Alarm User Handbook & Logbook for Security Systems installed to European Standards (October 2012)
Handbook containing guidance on the management of a security system. It is based on the requirements of the European Standards. This booklet replaced previous publication 182 – Intruder Alarm Users' Handbook and Logbook and should be used for all new installations.
Minimum order 50 copies at £78.60 (Members) / £88.20 (Non-Members) inc VAT.
Price on application for larger orders. Overprinting with company name/logo available for orders over 250.
The recommendations apply to sub-systems within I&HAS installed to PD6662. This document has Members only been drawn up to specify acceptable design parameters to minimize the potential for increased false alarms inherent with more complex systems.
This guide describes the changes between PD 6662: 2010, incorporating amendments, and Members only PD 6662: 2017. The revision takes into account the publication of a number of new, revised or amended European standards. It also adds some new standards and documents published by the British Standards Institute that add or vary requirements for alarm confirmation, commissioning and maintenance and false alarm management.