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    Remote centres receiving signals from alarm systems. Code of practice

    Available format(s):  Hardcopy, PDF

    Superseded date:  15-07-2021

    Language(s):  English

    Published date:  30-04-2014

    Publisher:  British Standards Institution

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    Foreword
    1 Scope
    2 Normative references
    3 Terms, definitions and abbreviations
    4 Planning
    5 Construction and facilities
    6 Operation of an alarm receiving centre
    7 Records
    8 Contingency plan
    Annexes
    Annex A (informative) - Security and technical
            implications of remote access to remote
            centre data systems
    Annex B (informative) - Representation of the
            typical relationship and communication paths
            between stakeholders in alarm monitoring and
            response
    Annex C (informative) - Filtering actions for fire
            alarm signals
    Annex D (informative) - Example form of agreement
            for authorizing alarm receiving centre to
            exercise discretion regarding the filtering
            out of alarm information
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    Provides recommendations for the planning, construction and facilities of manned and unmanned remote centres, and for the operation of alarm receiving centres (ARCs), receiving signals from alarm systems, e.g. fire, social, closed circuit television (CCTV), lone worker and vehicle tracking.

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    This British Standard gives recommendations for the planning, construction and facilities of manned and unmanned remote centres, and for the operation of alarm receiving centres (ARCs), receiving signals from alarm systems, e.g. fire, social, closed circuit television (CCTV), lone worker and vehicle tracking. This British Standard excludes receiving signals from intruder and hold-up alarm systems (I&HAS). NOTE See BSEN50518 series for the monitoring of I&HAS.

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    Committee GW/1/11
    Development Note Together with BS EN 50518-1, BS EN 50518-2 & BS EN 50518-3 it Supersedes BS 5979(2007). Supersedes 13/30286749 DC. (05/2014)
    Document Type Standard
    Publisher British Standards Institution
    Status Superseded
    Superseded By
    Supersedes

    Standards Referenced By This Book - (Show below) - (Hide below)

    BS 7984-2(2014) : 2014 KEYHOLDING AND RESPONSE SERVICES - PART 2: LONE WORKER RESPONSE SERVICES
    BS 7958:2015 CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION (CCTV) - MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 8418(2015) : 2015 INSTALLATION AND REMOTE MONITORING OF DETECTOR-ACTIVATED CCTV SYSTEMS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 5839-1:2017 Fire detection and fire alarm systems for buildings Code of practice for design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of systems in non-domestic premises
    BS 8484:2016 (published 2016-08) Provision of lone worker services. Code of Practice
    16/30337833 DC : 0 BS 5839-1 - FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - PART 1: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DESIGN, INSTALLATION, COMMISSIONING AND MAINTENANCE OF SYSTEMS IN NON-DOMESTIC PREMISES
    14/30293253 DC : 0 BS 8418 - INSTALLATION AND REMOTE MONITORING OF DETECTOR-ACTIVATED CCTV SYSTEMS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    15/30299657 DC : 0 BS 7958 - CLOSED CIRCUIT TELEVISION (CCTV) - MANAGEMENT AND OPERATION - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS 8593:2017 Code of practice for the deployment and use of Body Worn Video (BWV)
    16/30322701 DC : 0 BS 8484 - PROVISION OF LONE WORKER SERVICES - CODE OF PRACTICE
    17/30356170 DC : 0 PD 6669 - GUIDANCE FOR THE PROVISION OF ALARM TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS FOR ALARM SYSTEMS IN THE UK
    PD 6669:2017 Guidance for the provision of Alarm Transmission Systems (ATS) for Alarm Systems in the UK
    17/30345717 DC : 0 BS 8593 - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR THE DEPLOYMENT AND USE OF BODY WORN VIDEO (BWV)

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    BS EN 62305-1:2011 Protection against lightning General principles
    BS EN 15213-5 : 2013 INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS - AFTER-THEFT SYSTEMS FOR THE RECOVERY OF STOLEN VEHICLES - PART 5: MESSAGING INTERFACE
    BS EN 50131-1 : 2006 ALARM SYSTEMS - INTRUSION AND HOLD-UP SYSTEMS - PART 1: SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS
    BS EN 13501-2 : 2007 FIRE CLASSIFICATION OF CONSTRUCTION PRODUCTS AND BUILDING ELEMENTS - PART 2: CLASSIFICATION USING DATA FROM FIRE RESISTANCE TESTS, EXCLUDING VENTILATION SERVICES
    BS EN 15213-4 : 2013 INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS - AFTER-THEFT SYSTEMS FOR THE RECOVERY OF STOLEN VEHICLES - PART 4: INTERFACE AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS IN TERMS OF LONG RANGE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
    BS EN 50272-1 : 2010 SAFETY REQUIREMENTS FOR SECONDARY BATTERIES AND BATTERY INSTALLATIONS - PART 1: GENERAL SAFETY INFORMATION
    CEN/TS 15213-6 : 2011 ROAD TRANSPORT AND TRAFFIC TELEMATICS - AFTER-THEFT SERVICES FOR THE RECOVERY OF STOLEN VEHICLES - PART 6: TEST PROCEDURES
    BS 5839-1:2013 FIRE DETECTION AND FIRE ALARM SYSTEMS FOR BUILDINGS - PART 1: CODE OF PRACTICE FOR DESIGN, INSTALLATION, COMMISSIONING AND MAINTENANCE OF SYSTEMS IN NON-DOMESTIC PREMISES
    BS EN 50518-3:2013 (published 2014-09) Monitoring and alarm receiving centre Procedures and requirements for operation
    BS EN 62305-2:2012 Protection against lightning Risk management
    BS EN 62305-3:2011 Protection against lightning Physical damage to structures and life hazard
    BS 6132(1983) : 1983 CODE OF PRACTICE FOR SAFE OPERATION OF ALKALINE SECONDARY CELLS AND BATTERIES
    BS EN 50136-1 : 2012 ALARM SYSTEMS - ALARM TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS AND EQUIPMENT - PART 1: GENERAL REQUIREMENTS FOR ALARM TRANSMISSION SYSTEMS
    BS ISO/IEC 17799 : 2005 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - SECURITY TECHNIQUES - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR INFORMATION SECURITY MANAGEMENT
    BS EN 3-7 : 2004 PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - PART 7: CHARACTERISTICS, PERFORMANCE REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS
    BS EN 50518-2:2013 (published 2014-09) Monitoring and alarm receiving centre Technical requirements
    BS EN 12845:2015 Fixed firefighting systems. Automatic sprinkler systems. Design, installation and maintenance
    BS ISO/IEC 27002 : 2013 INFORMATION TECHNOLOGY - SECURITY TECHNIQUES - CODE OF PRACTICE FOR INFORMATION SECURITY CONTROLS
    BS EN 15213-3 : 2013 INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS - AFTER-THEFT SYSTEMS FOR THE RECOVERY OF STOLEN VEHICLES - PART 3: INTERFACE AND SYSTEM REQUIREMENTS IN TERMS OF SHORT RANGE COMMUNICATION SYSTEM
    BS EN 179 : 2008 BUILDING HARDWARE - EMERGENCY EXIT DEVICES OPERATED BY A LEVER HANDLE OR PUSH PAD, FOR USE ON ESCAPE ROUTES - REQUIREMENTS AND TEST METHODS
    BS 5306-8(2012) : 2012 FIRE EXTINGUISHING INSTALLATIONS AND EQUIPMENT ON PREMISES - PART 8: SELECTION AND POSITIONING OF PORTABLE FIRE EXTINGUISHERS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS EN 62305-4:2011 Protection against lightning Electrical and electronic systems within structures
    BS EN 50134-3 : 2012 ALARM SYSTEMS - SOCIAL ALARM SYSTEMS - PART 3: LOCAL UNIT AND CONTROLLER
    BS EN 15213-1 : 2013 INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS - AFTER-THEFT SYSTEMS FOR THE RECOVERY OF STOLEN VEHICLES - PART 1: REFERENCE ARCHITECTURE AND TERMINOLOGY
    BS 8243(2010) : 2010 INSTALLATION AND CONFIGURATION OF INTRUDER AND HOLD-UP ALARM SYSTEMS DESIGNED TO GENERATE CONFIRMED ALARM CONDITIONS - CODE OF PRACTICE
    BS EN 15213-2 : 2013 INTELLIGENT TRANSPORT SYSTEMS - AFTER-THEFT SYSTEMS FOR THE RECOVERY OF STOLEN VEHICLES - PART 2: COMMON STATUS MESSAGE ELEMENTS
    DD CLC/TS 50134-7 : 2003 ALARM SYSTEMS - SOCIAL ALARM SYSTEMS - PART 7: APPLICATION GUIDELINES
    BS EN 50518-1:2013 (published 2014-09) Monitoring and alarm receiving centre Location and construction requirements
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