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Alarm systems



Reference EN 50518-1:2013
Title Monitoring and alarm receiving centre - Part 1: Location and construction requirements
Project Number 24411
Abstract/Scope This part of EN 50518 specifies the minimum requirements for the design, construction, and functioning equipment for premises where the monitoring, receiving and processing of (alarm) signals generated by one or more intruder and hold-up alarm systems takes place as an integrated part of the total safety and security process. The requirements apply for applications in a remote configuration where multiple systems report to a single or multiple Alarm Receiving Centre(s) (ARC) as well as to a single site facility aimed for the monitoring and processing of alarms generated by one or more alarm systems installed within the perimeter of that particular site. This part of EN 50518 is to be read in conjunction with Part 2 and Part 3, and cannot be used separately.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2013-11-08
Current Stage code deadline 2014-10-07
Deadline date for vote  


Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 13.320 - Alarm and warning systems
Note 2013-02-26: Initial request for amendment converted into request for full revision of EN 50518-1:2010 * 2013-09-05: Publication allocated to * EN 50518-1:2013 supersedes EN 50518-1:2010
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2013-11-08 2014-10-07 export to doc file  EN  FR
5099 2013-10-07 2013-11-04  
5060 2013-09-02 2013-09-23 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-03-29 2013-08-30 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
4099 2013-03-12    
3090 2013-02-26    
1099 2013-01-30    
1000 2012-08-14 2013-01-29  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-10-07
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2013-11-08
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-04-07
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-10-07
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-10-07


Supersedes EN 50518-1:2010
Superseded by prEN 50518
Normative reference (6)  

(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.