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Security Systems Guidance

Form 102
(Members Only)
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.

Form 104 
(Members Only)
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.

Form 107
(Members Only)
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)

Form 112
(Members Only)
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.

Form 116
Comparison of changes between BS 5979:2007 and EN 50518-1:2010 (September 2011)

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This publication has now been archived and if you would like to receive a copy please email technical@bsia.co.uk.

Form 175

Industry agreement on the implementation of additional communication requirements between ATE and CIE (June 2012)

PD6662:2004 introduced requirements for exchange of additional information between CIE & ATE.

This publication has now been archived. If you would like to receive a copy please email the Technical Team.

Form 186
CE Marks Guide and Checklist (August 2005)

This guide explains what the CE Mark is, why it is important and how installers and distributors can take steps to ensure that they are using genuine CE-marked equipment from manufacturers. The guide contains a useful Q&A and checklist.

Form 234

An industry guide to installation of IP-based secure signalling systems for intruder and hold up alarm systems (May 2008)

Guide drawn up to assist all parties in the design and installation of IP-based secure signalling systems. It is intended to be used in conjunction with PD6662.

This publication has now been archived. If you would like to receive a copy please email the Technical Team.

Form 236

A guide to Internet Protocol (IP) for ARCs and RVRCs (May 2008) 

Guide drawn up to assist Alarm Receiving Centres (ARCs) and Remote Video Response Centres (RVRCs) in utilising Internet Protocol technology for security systems.

A guide to Hold Up Alarms (HUA) intervention using call back (Issue 3 - September 2020)

A guide to the correct use of using call back for users Hold Up Alarms (HUA) or Personal Attack (PA) systems.

Form 249

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.

This publication has now been archived. If you would like to receive a copy please email the Technical Team.

Form 251

An industry guide to Universal SPT Interface (February 2009)

A definition of an improved interface between alarm control panels and communication devices.

This publication has now been archived. If you would like to receive a copy please email the Technical Team.

Form 252

Guide to identifying end of line resistor configurations in magnetic contacts (January 2009)

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 publication has now been archived. If you would like to receive a copy please email the Technical Team.

Form 282

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.