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Reference EN 50132-5-1:2011
Title Alarm systems - CCTV surveillance systems for use in security applications - Part 5-1: Video transmission - General video transmission performance requirements
Project Number 22579
Abstract/Scope This European Standard introduces general requirements on video transmission. A detailed specification on analog video transmission over different media including signal and performance requirements is already defined in prEN 50132-5-3. For the growing number of surveillance applications based on IP video transmission the requirements are defined in 2 standards. This standard covers in the following clauses the general requirements for video transmissions on performance, security and conformance to basic IP connectivity, based on available, well-known, international standards. In areas where more detailed IP requirements are necessary additional specifications are given, in order to reach compatibility. In this European Standard no detailed and special CCTV protocols are defined. In Part 2 of this European Standard, a detailed video IP protocol, messages and commands on top of the general connectivity and performance requirements of Part 1 are defined. Part 2 defines an IP protocol for full interoperability (e.g. PTZ control, eventing, etc.) of video transmission devices used in surveillance applications. The first section of this standard defines the minimum performance requirements on video transmission for security applications in IP networks. In surveillance applications, the requirements on timing, quality and availability are strict and defined in the last section of this standard. Guidelines for network architecture on how these requirements can be fulfilled are given. The second section of this European Standard defines requirements on basic IP connectivity of video transmission devices to be used in security applications. If a video transmission device is used in security, certain basic requirements apply. First of all a basic understanding of IP connectivity needs to be introduced which requests the device to be compliant to fundamental network protocols. These could be requirements which may be applied to all IP security devices even beyond IP video. For this reason, requirements are introduced in a second step for compliance to basic streaming protocols, used in this standard for video streaming and stream control. Since security applications need high availability and reliability, general means for the transmission of the video status and health check events need to be covered. Theses are defined in general requirements on eventing and network device management. In security proper maintenance and setup is essential for the functioning of the video transmission device: Locating streaming devices and their capabilities is a basic requirement and covered in "device discovery and description".


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2011-12-23
Current Stage code deadline 2012-10-31
Deadline date for vote 2010-12-31


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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 13.310 - Protection against crime
33.160.40 - Video systems
Keywords Alarm; CCTV; Surveillance;Video; Transmission
Note Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 50132-5:2001 together with EN 50132-5-2:2011 (PR=22580) and EN 50132-5-3:2012 (PR=22581) - These ENs and the present one cover the work on prEN 50132-5 (pr=21915)
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6060 2011-12-23 2012-10-31 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2011-10-31 2011-11-28  
5060 2011-09-26 2011-10-17 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-07-22 2011-09-23 export to doc file  EN  DE
4099 2011-04-21    
4060 2011-03-07 2011-07-06 export to doc file  EN
4020 2010-10-01 2011-03-04 export to doc file  EN  DE
3099 2010-07-19 2010-08-02  
1099 2009-10-01 2010-04-01  
1000 2009-05-28 2009-09-30  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-10-31
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2011-12-23
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-04-30
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-10-31
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-10-31


Supersedes EN 50132-5:2001
Superseded by  
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(1) Date of ratification (dor) date when the Technical Board notes the approval of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), from which time the standard may be said to be approved

(2) Date of availability (dav) date when the definitive text in the official language versions of an approved CEN/CENELEC publication is distributed by the Central Secretariat

(3) Date of announcement (doa) latest date by which the existence of an EN (and HD for CENELEC), a TS or a CWA has to be announced at national level

(4) Date of publication (dop) latest date by which an EN has to be implemented at national level by publication of an identical national standard or by endorsement

(5) Date of withdrawal (dow) latest date by which national standards conflicting with an EN (and HD for CENELEC) have to be withdrawn

(6) This list of normative references is purely indicative. The only official list of normative reference is the list of the published standard.