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Alarm & Electronic Security Systems

This standard is usually found deep in design guidelines and/or construction contract specifications at the very least as "Conform to all applicable standards". If you permit any global industrial manufacturer of building security systems to bid on the building security system; conformity to this standard will likely be required.


Alarm & Electronic Security Systems

December 29, 2019
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“The Peaceable Kingdom” (1833) / Edward Hicks / “The wolf also shall dwell with the lamb, and the leopard shall lie down with the kid, and the calf and the young lion and fatling together; and a little child shall lead them.”

The security of public spaces, and educational spaces specifically, have had far too many drivers for innovation in security apparatus and systems in recent years.  Accordingly, we follow action in international electrotechnology standards because, as the Internet of Things rolls out, we find synaptic connection growth happening at warp speed.   Products are changing; systems are changing and — of course — software/middleware/firmware is changing.   Standardization solutions are elusive.  It is wise for educational estate leaders and managers — and the expert agencies that support them — to be aware of developments in alarm and electronic security systems.

Most of the innovation in alarm and electronic security systems is undertaken by multi-national industrial conglomerates with a synergistic relationship with consensus product development administered by the International Electrotechnical Commission.  Today, we are on the receiving end of a public commenting opportunity presented by IEC Technical Committee 79; its landing page linked below:

IEC TC 79 Alarm and electronic security systems / Strategic Business Plan

The proposed draft (CDV) appears to establish broad contours for administration of standards action of products and systems that are familiar to citizens of the #SmartCampus everywhere:

– Access control systems;
– Alarm transmission systems;
– Video surveillance systems;
– Combined and/or integrated systems even including fire alarm systems;
– Fire detection and fire alarm systems;
– Intruder and hold-up alarm systems;
– Remote receiving and/or surveillance centres;
– Social alarm systems.

Comments are due 2020-01-17.

We refer IEC public commenting opportunities to the IEEE Education & Healthcare Facilities Committee but keep track of them on the provisional workspace linked below:

IEC | USNA/IEC Workspace

We are happy to explain, discuss and/or make decisions on IEC TC/79 or any other IEC workproduct any day at 11 AM Eastern time but direct our colleagues to the dedicated teleconferences that appear on our CALENDAR.   Feel free to click in with the login credentials at the upper right of our home page.

Issue: [15-162]

Category: Electrical, Telecommunication, Risk Management, Fire Protection, International

Colleagues: Mike Anthony, Jim Harvey, Richard Robben


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