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Reference EN 50130-5:1998
Title Alarm systems - Part 5: Environmental test methods
Project Number 6631
Abstract/Scope This standard specifies environmental test methods to be used for testing the system components of the following alarm systems, intended for use in and around buildings: Intruder alarm systems; Hold-up alarm systems; Social alarm systems; CCTV systems, for security applications; Access control systems, for security applications; Alarm transmission systems. This standard specifies three equipment classes (Fixed, Movable & Portable equipment) and four environmental classes. The environmental classes only include the general service environments envisaged for equipment installed in typical residential, commercial and industrial environments. It may be necessary for the product standard to require additional or different environmental tests or severities where there could be specific environmental problems (e.g. some different severities may be required for break glass detectors stuck to glass windows, due to the local extremes of temperature and humidity); the test exposure falls within the intended detection phenomenon of the detector (e.g. during a vibration test on a seismic detector). In order to provide reproducible test methods and to avoid the proliferation of technically similar test methods, the test procedures have been chosen, where possible, from internationally accepted standards. (e.g. IEC Publications). For specific guidance on these tests, reference should be made to the appropriate document, which is indicated in the relevant sub-section. For more general guidance and background information on environmental testing reference should be made to IEC-Publications 60068-1 and 60068-3. This standard does not specify the requirements or performance criteria to be applied, which should be specified in the relevant product standard; special tests only applicable to a particular device (e.g. the effects of turbulent air draughts on ultrasonic movement detectors); basic safety requirements, such as protection against electrical shocks, unsafe operation, insulation coordination and related dielectric tests; tests relating to deliberate acts of damage or tampering


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 1998-12-21
Current Stage code deadline 1999-08-01
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IEC Technical Body  
Reference Document  
ICS 13.320 - Alarm and warning systems
19.040 - Environmental testing
Keywords Alarm system; Environmental; Test method
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Product Life Cycle


Deadline Date
6060 1998-12-21 1999-08-01 export to doc file  EN
6020 1998-09-01 1998-12-01  
5099 1998-08-01 1998-09-01  
5062 1998-05-29 1998-08-01  
5020 1998-01-30 1998-04-15  
4099 1997-07-03 1997-12-31  
4099 1996-10-16 1997-01-16  
4020 1995-08-07 1996-02-15  
3099 1995-04-21 1995-08-31  
2020 1995-01-20 1995-05-31  

Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 1998-08-01
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 1998-12-21
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 1999-02-01
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 1999-08-01
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2001-08-01


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(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

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