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Reference EN 50491-6-1:2014
Title General requirements for Home and Building Electronic Systems (HBES) and Building Automation and Control Systems (BACS) - Part 6-1: HBES installations - Installation and planning
Project Number 23292
Abstract/Scope This European Standard specifies the additional specific HBES requirements for the common rules for the planning and the installation of HBES home cabling systems. The structure is in accordance with EN 50174 2. This European Standard focuses on requirements for HBES cabling systems in homes. Requirements for backbones cabling in buildings are also considered. HBES radio frequency (RF) systems are considered as extensions to cabled systems. RF connections may have an impact on the infrastructure. Different infrastructure models are presented for the use of RF connections instead of wired ones (e.g. fewer installation spaces IS6). Optical fibre HBES installation guidelines may be considered in future. Power line systems are outside the scope of this European Standard.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2014-01-17
Current Stage code deadline 2014-11-25
Deadline date for vote 2012-12-01


Directive(s) LVD (2006/95/EC)
Order Voucher  


IEC Technical Body ISO/IEC/JTC 1/SC25
Reference Document  
ICS 97.120 - Automatic controls for household use
Keywords HBES; Building; Automation; Control; BACS
Note 2013-10-21 - Publication allocated to
Special National Condition(s)  


Categories - Aspects
Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 2014-01-17 2014-11-25 export to doc file  EN  DE
5099 2013-11-25 2013-12-23  
5060 2013-10-21 2013-11-11 export to doc file  EN
5020 2013-08-16 2013-10-18 export to doc file  EN  FR  DE
4099 2013-05-30    
4060 2011-12-12 2012-04-12 export to doc file  EN
4020 2011-07-08 2011-12-09 export to doc file  EN  DE
3099 2011-03-21 2011-05-27  
1099 2011-03-01    
1000 2010-11-25 2011-02-28  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2013-11-25
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2014-01-17
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2014-05-25
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2014-11-25
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2016-11-25


Superseded by  
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.