Latest British Standards Updates Bring Changes for SSAIB Registered Firms Installing Intruder Alarms

Latest British Standards Updates Bring Changes for SSAIB Registered Firms Installing Intruder Alarms

Two of the most significant BSI standards for those certified by the SSAIB for intruder alarm systems have had changes made to them.

PD 6662 is probably one of the main standards for the many SSAIB Security Systems-registered firms with intruder included within their scope, so the recent update to that standard - PD 6662:2017 - for the application of European Standards for intrusion and hold-up alarm systems will be of great interest to those installing intruder alarms.

SSAIB Security Systems and Monitoring scheme manager David Roscoe will release a bulletin shortly, informing all intruder alarms installers of the new changes and when they are likely to come into effect.

The other change sees an amendment having been made to BS EN 50131-1:2006 – after a recent revision of the standard that covers the system requirements for alarm systems, intrusion and hold-up systems.

Again, a bulletin will be released shortly  regarding the new BS EN 50131-1:2006+A2:2017 version of the standard. However, one change will affect how firms complete their certificates of conformity in future.

The information that is required to be on the certificate – which SSAIB-registered firms issue for each system they install – will change, so a new-look certificates page on the SSAIB website is currently in the process of being tested. Further news regarding the unveiling of this new layout going live will be announced at a later date.

As is the case whenever standards are updated or amended, the new standards documents for both PD 6662:2017 and BS EN 50131-1:2006+A2:2017 have been uploaded to our website and are available to download now.