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Reference EN 50136-1:2012
Title Alarm systems - Alarm transmission systems and equipment - Part 1: General requirements for alarm transmission systems
Project Number 21534
Abstract/Scope This European Standard specifies the requirements for the performance, reliability and security characteristics of alarm transmission systems. It specifies the requirements for alarm transmission systems providing alarm transmission between an alarm system at a supervised premises and annunciation equipment at an alarm receiving centre. This European Standard applies to transmission systems for all types of alarm messages such as fire, intrusion, access control, social alarm, etc. Different types of alarm systems may in addition to alarm messages also send other types of messages, e.g. fault messages and status messages. These messages are also considered to be alarm messages in the context of this standard. The term alarm is used in this broad sense throughout the document. Additional alarm transmission requirements of specific types of alarm systems are given in the relevant European Standards.


Current Stage code 6060
Current Stage code date 2012-01-20
Current Stage code deadline 2012-12-26
Deadline date for vote 2011-10-01


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ICS 13.320 - Alarm and warning systems
Keywords Alarm; Transmission
Note 2011-11-23 - Publication editing allocated to * Supersedes EN 50136-1-1:1998 + A1:2001 + A2:2008, EN 50136-1-2:1998, EN 50136-1-3:1998, EN 50136-1-4:1998 and EN 50136-1-5:2008
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5060 2011-11-21 2011-12-12 export to doc file  EN
5020 2011-09-16 2011-11-18 export to doc file  EN
4099 2011-07-06 2011-09-16  
4060 2011-02-21 2011-07-06 export to doc file  EN
4020 2010-09-17 2011-02-18 export to doc file  EN  DE
3099 2010-07-07 2010-09-10  
4060 2009-12-15 2010-06-09 export to doc file  EN
4020 2009-08-14 2009-12-11 export to doc file  EN
4093 2009-06-02 2009-08-31  
4099 2009-04-24 2009-08-12  
4060 2008-09-09 2008-12-03 export to doc file  EN
4020 2008-03-14 2008-09-05 export to doc file  EN
3099 2007-12-11 2008-03-13  
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Implementation Dates

date of Ratification (DOR) (1) 2011-12-26
date of Availability (DAV) (2) 2012-01-20
date of Announcement (DOA) (3) 2012-06-26
date of Publication (DOP) (4) 2012-12-26
date of Withdrawal (DOW) (5) 2014-12-26


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