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Reference CLC/FprTS 50131-9:2013
Title Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems - Part 9: Alarm verification - Methods and principles
Project Number 22571
Abstract/Scope This European Technical Specification is available for use where alarm verification methods are considered necessary. It provides recommendations for the addition and use of alarm verification technology in Intrusion and Hold-up Alarm Systems (I&HAS) installed to comply with EN 50131-1. These recommendations should be incorporated into the respective standards in the EN 5013x series. This Technical Specification does not detail methods of alarm verification relying solely on Alarm Receiving Centre (ARC) procedures, but does not preclude their use. This Technical Specification describes alarm verification methods that could be applied and details applicable to system and equipment design. The framework limits the range of options in order to provide for local regulations and circumstances, whilst permitting a standardised approach to equipment design. This Technical Specification also provides (in Annex A) recommendations for equipment in order to permit the manufacture of standardised equipment to provide the functionality needed by an I&HAS incorporating alarm verification technology. The associated guidelines for use in ARCs to monitor notification from such I&HAS can be found in EN 50518 3. NOTE Alarm verification may also be referred to as “alarm confirmation”.
Approval stage


Current Stage code 5060
Current Stage code date 2014-03-10
Current Stage code deadline 2014-03-31
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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 13.320 - Alarm and warning systems
Keywords Alarm; Intrusion; Hold up; Verification
Note 2012-10-16: TC 79 Decision 187: deliverable changed into TS. New draft will be provided to CCMC for TS ballot * 2013-09-06: FV allocated to*2014-04-03: Publication allocated
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5060 2014-03-10 2014-03-31 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-11-29 2014-03-07 export to doc file  EN  FR
4099 2012-02-14 2012-04-27  
4091 2011-12-01    
4060 2010-09-20 2010-12-20 export to doc file  EN
4020 2010-04-16 2010-09-17 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
3099 2009-12-24 2010-04-27  
1099 2009-10-01 2010-04-01  
1000 2009-05-28 2009-09-30  

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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.