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Standard for the Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems
Chapter 1 Administration
1.1 Scope. This standard covers the application, location, installation,
performance, testing, and maintenance of physical security systems and
1.2.1 The purpose of this Standard is to define the means of signal
initiation, transmission, notification, and annunciation; the levels of
performance; and the reliability of electronic security systems.
1.2.2 This Standard defines the features associated with these systems and
also provides information necessary to modify or upgrade an existing
system to meet the requirements of a particular application.
1.2.3 This Standard establishes minimum required levels of performance,
extent of redundancy, and quality of installation but does not establish the
only methods by which these requirements are to be achieved.
1.2.4 This Standard shall not be interpreted to require a level of premises
security other than that required by the applicable codes and standards.
1.3.1 Electronic Premises Security Systems. Electronic premises
security systems shall include one or more of the following system types:
(1) Intrusion detection systems
(2) Access control systems
(3) Closed circuit TV systems
(4) Asset protection systems
(5) Environmental detection systems
(6) Holdup and duress systems
(7) Integrated systems
1.3.2 Endorsement. Any reference or implied reference to a particular
type of hardware is for the purpose of clarity and shall not be interpreted
as an endorsement.
1.3.3 Technical Terms. The intent and meaning of the terms used in this
Standard shall be, unless otherwise defined herein, the same as those of
NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®.
1.3.4 Covered Locations.
18.104.22.168 Electronic Hardware Components. This Standard applies to new
installations of electronic security systems or their components installed
for protection of building interiors, building perimeter, and surrounding
22.214.171.124 Other Hardware Components. This Standard applies to nonelectronic
building and physical security components where these items
interface with, or become part of, an electronic security system.
126.96.36.199 One- and Two-Family Dwellings. Electronic premises security
systems installed in one- and two-family dwellings are not covered by this
188.8.131.52 Information Technology Systems. The security of data or
software in information technology or computer systems is not covered by
184.108.40.206 Portable Assets. The authorized removal of portable articles is not
covered by this Standard.
220.127.116.11* Transmission Methods. Transmission methods of off-premises
communication networks and receipt of signals at monitoring stations are
not covered by this Standard.
18.104.22.168* Supervising Stations. Supervising stations that are receiving
signals from electronic premises security systems and are not located at
the protected property, are not covered by this Standard.
A.22.214.171.124 As applicable, supervising stations should be in accordance
with UL827 and NFPA 72.
1.4 Retroactivity. The provisions of this Standard reflect situations and
the state of the art at the time the Standard was issued. Unless otherwise
noted, it is not intended that the provisions of this Standard be applied to
facilities, equipment, structures, or installations that were existing or
approved for construction or installation prior to the effective date of this
1.5.1 A device or system having materials or forms that differ from those
detailed in this Standard shall be permitted to be examined and tested
according to the intent of the Standard and, if found equivalent, shall be
1.5.2 Technical documentation shall be submitted to the authority having
jurisdiction to demonstrate equivalency.
1.6 Units and Formulas.
1.6.1 Units. Metric units of measurement in this Standard are in
accordance with the modernized metric system known as the International
System of Units (SI).
1.6.2 Primary and Equivalent Values. If a value for a measurement as
given in this Standard is followed by an equivalent value in other units, the
first stated value shall be regarded as the requirement. A given equivalent
value might be approximate.
1.6.3 Conversion Procedure. SI units have been converted by
multiplying the quantity by the conversion factor and then rounding the
result to the appropriate number of significant digits.
Chapter 2 Referenced Publications
2.1 General. The documents or portions thereof listed in this chapter are
referenced within this standard and shall be considered part of the
requirements of this document.
2.2 NFPA Publications. National Fire Protection Association, 1
Batterymarch Park, P.O. Box 9101, Quincy, MA 02169-9101.
NFPA 70, National Electrical Code®, 2002 edition.
NFPA 101®, Life Safety Code®, 2003 edition.
NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems, 2002
NFPA 111, Standard on Stored Electrical Energy Emergency and Standby
Power Systems, 2001 edition.
NFPA 5000™, Building Construction and Safety Code™, 2003 edition.
2.3 Other Publications.
2.3.1 ANSI Publication. American National Standards Institute (ANSI),
25 West 43rd Street, 4th Floor, New York, NY 10036.
ANSI S1.4-1983 (R 2001) with Amd.S1.4A-1995, Specification for Sound
2.3.2 SIA Publications. Security Industry Association (ANSI/SIA), 635
Slaters Lane, Suite 110, Alexandria, VA 22314.
ANSI/SIA PIR-01-2000, Passive Infrared Motion Detector Standard –
Features for Enhancing False Alarm Immunity.
ANSI/SIA CP-01-2000, Control Panel Standard-Features for False Alarm
2.3.3 UL Publications. Underwriters Laboratories Inc., 333 Pfingsten
Road, Northbrook, IL 60062-2096.
UL 294, Standard for Access Control System Units, 1/29/1999.
UL 365, Standard for Police Station Connected Burglar Alarm Units and
UL 606, Standard for Linings and Screens for Use with Burglar-Alarm
UL 608, Standard for Burglary Resistant Vault Doors and Modular Panels,
UL 634, Standard for Connectors and Switches for Use with Burglar-
Alarm Systems, 2/23/2000.
UL 636, Standard for Holdup Alarm Units and Systems, 11/26/1996.
UL 639, Standard for Safety for Intrusion-Detection Units, 2/21/1997.
UL 681, Standard for Installation and Classification of Burglar and
Holdup Alarm Systems, 2/26/1999.
UL 1076, Standard for Proprietary Burglar Alarm Units and Systems,
UL 1610, Standard for Central-Station Burglar-Alarm Units, 10/26/1998.
UL 2017, Standard for General-Purpose Signaling Devices and Systems,
UL 2044, Standard for Commercial Closed-Circuit Television Equipment,
UL 3044, Standard for Surveillance Closed Circuit Television Equipment,
2.3.4 U.S. Government Publication. Federal Communications
Commission, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC.
Title 47, Code of Federal Regulations (CFR), Part 15, “Radio Frequency
Chapter 3 Definitions
3.1 General. For the purposes of this Standard, the following terms shall
have the meanings given in this chapter. Words used in the present tense
shall include the past tense; words used in the masculine gender shall
include the feminine and neuter; the singular number shall include the
plural, and the plural number shall include the singular. Where terms are
not defined in Chapter 3 or within another chapter, they shall be defined
using their ordinarily accepted meanings within the context in which they
are used. Webster’s Third New International Dictionary of the English
Language, Unabridged, shall be the source for ordinarily accepted
3.2 NFPA Official Definitions.
3.2.1* Approved. Acceptable to the authority having jurisdiction.
A.3.2.1 Approved. The National Fire Protection Association does not
approve, inspect, or certify any installations, procedures, equipment, or
materials; nor does it approve or evaluate testing laboratories. In
determining the acceptability of installations, procedures, equipment, or
materials, the authority having jurisdiction may base acceptance on
compliance with NFPA or other appropriate standards. In the absence of
such standards, said authority may require evidence of proper installation,
procedure, or use. The authority having jurisdiction may also refer to the
listings or labeling practices of an organization that is concerned with
product evaluations and is thus in a position to determine compliance with
appropriate standards for the current production of listed items.
3.2.2* Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). The organization, office,
or individual responsible for approving equipment, materials, an
installation, or a procedure.
A.3.2.2 Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ). The phrase “authority
having jurisdiction” is used in NFPA documents in a broad manner, since
jurisdictions and approval agencies vary, as do their responsibilities.
Where public safety is primary, the authority having jurisdiction may be a
federal, state, local, or other regional department or individual such as a
fire chief; fire marshal; chief of a fire prevention bureau, labor department,
or health department; building official; electrical inspector; or others
having statutory authority. For insurance purposes, an insurance inspection
department, rating bureau, or other insurance company representative may
be the authority having jurisdiction. In many circumstances, the property
owner or his or her designated agent assumes the role of the authority
having jurisdiction; at government installations, the commanding officer
or departmental official may be the authority having jurisdiction.
3.2.3 Labeled. Equipment or materials to which has been attached a label,
symbol, or other identifying mark of an organization that is acceptable to
the authority having jurisdiction and concerned with product evaluation,
that maintains periodic inspection of production of labeled equipment or
materials, and by whose labeling the manufacturer indicates compliance
with appropriate standards or performance in a specified manner.
3.2.4* Listed. Equipment, materials, or services included in a list
published by an organization that is acceptable to the authority having
jurisdiction and concerned with evaluation of products or services, that
maintains periodic inspection of production of listed equipment or
materials or periodic evaluation of services, and whose listing states that
either the equipment, material, or service meets appropriate designated
standards or has been tested and found suitable for a specified purpose.
A.3.2.4 Listed. The means for identifying listed equipment may vary for
each organization concerned with product evaluation; some organizations
do not recognize equipment as listed unless it is also labeled. The
authority having jurisdiction should utilize the system employed by the
listing organization to identify a listed product.
3.2.5 Shall. Indicates a mandatory requirement.
3.2.6 Should. Indicates a recommendation or that which is advised but not
3.2.7 Standard. A document, the main text of which contains only
mandatory provisions using the word “shall” to indicate requirements and
which is in a form generally suitable for mandatory reference by another
standard or code or for adoption into law. Nonmandatory provisions shall
be located in an appendix or annex, footnote, or fine-print note and are not
to be considered a part of the requirements of a standard.
3.3 General Definitions.
3.3.1* Access Control. The monitoring or control of traffic through
portals (doors, gates, or turnstiles, etc.) of a protected area by
identification of the requestor and approving entrance or exit.
A.3.3.1 Access Control. Controls may be operational, technical, or
physical or a combination thereof and may vary depending on type of
credential, authorization level, day, or time of day.
3.3.2* Active Lock. An electric locking device that holds a portal closed
and cannot be opened for egress by normal operation of the door
A.3.3.2 Active Lock. Examples of active locks are electromagnets,
electric locks that do not allow egress and other locking devices that
control egress as well as ingress.
3.3.3 Ambush Alarm Initiating Device. An initiating device or procedure
that personnel authorized to disarm the intrusion system at a protected
premises can use to transmit a signal indicating a forced disarming of an
intrusion detection system.
3.3.4* Ancillary Functions. Those monitored points that are not security
points but are incorporated into an electronic premises security system or
outputs that are not necessary to the function of the electronic premises
A.3.3.4 Ancillary Functions. Examples of ancillary functions are
environmental monitor points, fire detection points, turning lights on and
off, control of heating and air conditioning equipment, or tracking
3.3.5* Annunciator. A unit containing one or more indicator lamps,
alphanumeric displays, computer monitor, or other equivalent means on
which each indication provides status information about a circuit,
condition, system or location.
A.3.3.5 Annunciator. An annunciator may log alarms or display a
continuous status of devices or systems. The annunciator may signal
audibly, visually, or both to indicate a change of status.
3.3.6* Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). CCTV is a video system in
which an analog or digital video signal travels from the camera to video
monitoring stations at the protected premises.
A.3.3.6 Closed Circuit Television (CCTV). The closed circuit signal can
connect by but is not limited to coax, CAT.5, fiber optics, microwave,
radio frequency (RF), or infrared.
3.3.7 Control Unit. A system component that monitors inputs and
controls outputs through various types of circuits.
3.3.8 Controller. A control unit used to provide the logic in an access
3.3.9* Digital Imaging System (DIS). DIS is a video system in which a
digital video signal travels from the camera and can be viewed by any
authorized user at or away from the protected premises.
A.3.3.9 Digital Imaging System (DIS). Digital video can connect by but
is not limited to coax, CAT.5, fiber optics, microwave, infrared, local area
network (LAN), or wide area network (WAN).
3.3.10* Duress Alarm Initiating Device. An initiating device intended to
enable a person at protected premises to indicate a hostile situation.
A.3.3.10 Duress Alarm Initiating Device. A hostile situation may be an
intruder. Often these alarms are triggered by unobtrusive sensors so as not
to place the victim in greater danger. Duress alarms may be designed to
silently initiate an alarm, which is annunciated at a remote station or guard
3.3.11 Duress Alarm System.
126.96.36.199 Private Duress Alarm System. A system or portion thereof in
which the action to activate the duress signal is known only to the person
activating the device.
188.8.131.52 Public Duress Alarm System. A system or portion thereof in
which the ability to activate a duress signal is available to any person at
the protected premises.
3.3.12 False Alarm. Notification of an alarm condition when no evidence
of the event that the alarm signal was designed to report is found.
A.3.3.12 False Alarm. A false alarm may result from a fault or problem in
the system, from an environmental condition, or operation by the user of
the system causing an unwanted condition.
3.3.13* Foil. An electrically conductive ribbon used for a sensing circuit.
A.3.3.13 Foil. Foil is a thin metallic strip between 0.0254 millimeters
(0.001 inch) and 0.00762 millimeters (0.0003 inch) in thickness, and from
3.175 millimeters (0.125 inch) to 25.4 millimeters (1.0 inch) in width.
Foil, also known as tape, is commonly used on windows and other glass
installations. When the glass is broken, the foil breaks, and opens the
electrical circuit causing an alarm condition.
3.3.14* Holdup Alarm Initiating Device. An initiating device intended to
enable an employee of a protected premises to transmit a signal indicating
a robbery has transpired.
A.3.3.14 Holdup Alarm Initiating Device. A holdup device at the
protected premises may be at a bank teller window or store cash register. It
is usually a silent alarm to protect the cashier.
3.3.15 Holdup Alarm System.
184.108.40.206 Manual Holdup Alarm System. A system or portion thereof in
which the initiation of a holdup signal depends solely on operation of
manually operated hand or foot initiating devices installed within the
220.127.116.11 Semiautomatic Holdup Alarm System. A system or portion
thereof in which the initiation of a holdup signal does not depend solely on
operation of manually operated hand or foot initiating devices installed
within the working area.
3.3.16 Initiating Device. A system component that originates
transmission of a change-of-state condition.
3.3.17 Intrusion Detection. The ability to detect the entry or attempted
entry of a person or vehicle into a protected area.
3.3.18 Keypad. A device that is a type of Human/Machine Interface
(HMI) with numerical or function keys that can incorporate an annunciator
or signaling device.
3.3.19 Panic Alarm. An audible alarm signal generated by the manual
activation of a device intended to signal a life threatening or emergency
situation requiring law enforcement response.
3.3.20 Position Sensor. A device that indicates whether a portal is open or
3.3.21 Premises Security System, Electronic. A system or portion of a
combination system that consists of components and circuits arranged to
monitor or control activity at, or access to a protected premises.
3.3.22 Protective Wiring.
18.104.22.168 Open Wiring. A form of protective wiring used across skylights
and in areas not subject to damage consisting of bare, hard-drawn solid
copper wire not larger than No. 24 AWG that is arranged in two
perpendicular banks of horizontal runs of opposite polarity at intervals not
exceeding 4 inches.
22.214.171.124 Fine Wire Lacing. Bare, hand-drawn, solid copper wire not
larger than No. 24 AWG or film-coated solid copper wire not larger than
No. 26 AWG or the equivalent applied to a door or similar surface in
continuous parallel strips.
126.96.36.199 Grooved Striping. Soft wooden half round dowels that are
assembled to a surface in parallel runs of opposite polarity.
3.3.23* Reader. A device that allows an identification credential to be
entered into an access control system.
A.3.3.23 Reader. Readers can be of many types and are intended to
include car tags, electronic key, magnetic stripe, proximity badge,
biometric, or other identifier.
3.3.24 Record of Completion. A document that acknowledges the
features of installation, operation (performance), service, and equipment
with representation by the property owner, system installer, system
supplier, service organization, and the authority having jurisdiction.
3.3.25 Safe. An iron or steel, or equivalent container that has its door(s)
equipped with a combination lock.
3.3.26* Screens. A fully framed assembly of grooved-wood dowels or
meshed screening that is intended to form a protective barrier over
windows or on doors, and on which fine wire lacing is installed in parallel
runs of opposite polarity at intervals not exceeding 4 inches.
A.3.3.26 Screens. Skylights and crawl spaces may be protected by
screens. The screen may detect intrusion by use of a broken circuit or by
3.3.26 Security Personnel. Employees or contract service personnel
charged with duties to aid in the protection at a protected premises.
3.3.27 Signaling Device. A device that indicates an alarm or abnormal
condition by means of audible, or visual or both methods, including sirens,
bells, horns, and strobes.
188.8.131.52* Alarm Signals. A signal indicating an unauthorized event at a
A.184.108.40.206 Alarm Signals. Alarm signals come from many different
systems; intrusion detection, ambush, duress, holdup alarms, and access
control. These systems are defined in this standard for purposes of
equipment installation. However, telling dispatching agencies the type
system may not be of help to the police or guard responding to these
alarms. In the simplest terms, dispatching agencies need the following
(2) Name of Business at Protected Premises
(3) Type of Alarm (Automatic or Manual)
(4) Class (Audible or Silent)
(5) Premises (Commercial, Factory, Bank, Mercantile, Jewelry Store, Etc.)
(6) Location at premises (Zone or area of building)
(7) Device type (Motion detector, glass break, door contact, etc.)
(8) Verification attempted (Yes or no)
(9) Verification Type (Call, Video, Third Party)
220.127.116.11 Supervisory Signals. A signal indicating the need for action in
connection with the supervision of guard tours, unverified exterior alarm,
or environmental or other non-intrusion monitored point or system.
18.104.22.168 Trouble Signals. A signal indicating a fault in a monitored
circuit or component.
Security Personnel. Employee or contract service personnel charged with
duties to aid in the protection at a protected premises.
3.3.29 Software (Firmware). In this Standard, software shall include the
3.3.30 Sound Detection. Recognition of an audio pattern indicative of
3.3.31 Strain Relief. Cable termination that provides structural rigidity of
conductors under conditions of flexure.
3.3.32 Supervising Station. A facility that receives signals and at which
personnel are in attendance at all times to respond to these signals.
22.214.171.124 Combination System. A system of multiple control units that
work together to provide one integrated control.
126.96.36.199* Integrated System. A control unit that includes other types of
systems in addition to the electronic premises security system.
A.188.8.131.52 Integrated System. Other systems include, but are not limited
to, fire alarm, building automation, lighting, and administrative controls.
184.108.40.206 Partition System. A part of one control unit that through
software acts as a separate control unit.
220.127.116.11 Ball Trap. A device consisting of two spring-tensioned balls that
form a connector into which a flat metal clip that is attached to a
conductor may be inserted to complete a circuit. Such devices are intended
to secure a conductor that is used to protect an air conditioner, or similar
opening so that the circuit will be interrupted if the conductor is removed
18.104.22.168 Barrier Bar Trap. A device consisting of a pressure sensitive
switch that is mounted on to one end of an adjustable bar that is installed
across an opening.
22.214.171.124 Disconnecting Trap. A device intended to supervise the position
of an air conditioner, small fan, fixed panel, or similar opening against
movement in either direction with the use of a conductor or trip cord
extended across the opening. Such devices are designed to allow the
disassembly of the device without the use of tools for the purpose of
servicing such objects. These devices are installed in such a manner that a
protective circuit will be interrupted if the conductor or cord is cut or
3.3.35 Vault. A room constructed of iron, steel, brick, concrete, stone, tile,
or similar masonry units permanently built into or assembled on the
premises and having an iron or steel, or equivalent, door and frame with a
combination lock. A vault may also consist of a door and modular panels
constructed in compliance with the requirements in the Standard for
Burglary Resistant Vault Doors and Modular Panels, UL 608.
Chapter 4 Fundamentals
4.1.1 This standard applies to new installations and provides the
information necessary to modify or upgrade an existing system to meet the
requirements for a particular type of system.
4.1.2 The provisions of Chapter 4 shall apply to Chapter 5 through
4.1.3 When an electronic premises security system connects to fire alarm
or other life safety systems the requirements of other codes and standards
shall be followed.
4.1.4 General. The provisions of Chapter 4 shall cover the basic
functions of an electronic premises security system. These systems shall
be primarily intended to provide notification of alarm, supervisory, and
trouble conditions; to alert the occupants; to summon appropriate aid; and
to control premises security functions.
126.96.36.199* Equipment constructed and installed in conformity with this
standard shall be listed for the purpose for which it is used, where
applicable nationally recognized standards exist.
188.8.131.52 Equipment that utilize initiating, annunciating, and remote control
devices that provide signaling by means of low power radio frequency
shall operate in accordance with the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
47, Part 15.
4.1.6* System Design. Persons who are experienced in the proper design,
application, installation, and testing of electronic premises security
systems shall develop plans and specifications in accordance with this
standard. The system designer shall be identified on the system design
documents. Evidence of qualifications shall be provided when requested
by the authority having jurisdiction. Examples of qualified personnel shall
include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) Equipment manufacturer trained and certified personnel.
(2) Personnel licensed and certified by state or local authority.
(3) Personnel certified by an accreditation program acceptable to the AHJ.
A.4.1.6 Examples of qualified personnel include individuals who can
demonstrate experience on similar systems that they are designing. The
designer must take into consideration the threat that the system is being
designed for as well as provisions to minimize the possibility of false
4.1.7* System Installation. Installation personnel shall be supervised by
persons who are qualified and experienced in the installation, inspection,
and testing of electronic premises security systems. Examples of qualified
personnel shall include, but not be limited to, the following:
(1) Equipment manufacture trained and certified personnel.
(2) Personnel licensed or certified by federal, state or local authority
(3) Personnel certified by an accreditation program acceptable to the
(4) Trained and qualified personnel employed by an organization
listed by a national testing laboratory for the servicing of electronic
premises security systems.
A.4.1.7 The installers of electronic premises security systems should be
familiar with the equipment that they are to install. This includes knowing
the limits of the devices and appliances for a particular design. The
installer should have an understanding of the causes of false alarms and
methods that may be taken to decrease the possibly of their occurrence.
There are various levels of recognized accrediting organizations. They
range from those that accredit the installation company to those that issue
certifications for the installers. They may not be equal. Each program
should be examined to verify that it meets the intent of the AHJ for the
type of system being installed.
4.2 Power Supplies.
4.2.1 Scope. The provisions of this section apply to power supplies used
for premises security systems.
4.2.2 Code Conformance. All power supplies shall be installed in
conformity with the requirements of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code,
for such equipment and with the requirements indicated in this subsection.
4.2.3 Power Sources.
184.108.40.206 The following electronic premises security systems shall be
required to be provided with at least two independent and reliable power
(1) Intrusion detection systems
(2) Holdup, duress, and ambush systems
220.127.116.11 When required by 18.104.22.168, all power supplies and sub-panels shall
meet the requirements of 22.214.171.124.
126.96.36.199* When required by 188.8.131.52, systems shall be provided with at least
two independent and reliable power supplies, one primary and one
secondary (standby), each of which shall be of adequate capacity for the
application. Where dc voltages are employed, they shall be limited to no
more than 350 volts above earth ground.
A.184.108.40.206 The designer for other electronic premises security systems can
include secondary power requirements depending on the risk assessment
and design objectives of the systems.
4.2.4 Primary Supply.
220.127.116.11 Dedicated Branch Circuit.
18.104.22.168.1 A dedicated branch circuit of one of the following shall supply
(1) Commercial light and power.
(2) An engine-driven generator or equivalent in accordance with 4.2.10,
where a person specifically trained in its operation is on duty at all times.
(3) An engine-driven generator or equivalent arranged for cogeneration
with commercial light and power in accordance with 4.2.10, where a
person specifically trained in its operation is on duty at all times.
22.214.171.124.2 The primary supply shall have a high degree of reliability, shall
have adequate capacity for the intended service.
126.96.36.199 Mechanical Protection.
188.8.131.52.1 Circuit disconnecting means shall have a blue marking, shall be
accessible only to authorized personnel, and shall be identified as
“PREMISES SECURITY CIRCUIT.”
184.108.40.206.2 The location of the circuit disconnecting means shall be
permanently identified at the premises security control unit.
220.127.116.11 Over-Current Protection. An over-current protective device of
suitable current carrying capacity and capable of interrupting the
maximum short-circuit current to which it may be subject shall be
provided in each ungrounded conductor.
18.104.22.168 Transient Voltage Surge Protection. A transient voltage surge
protection device or circuit shall be installed at, or incorporated into the
primary power supply for:
(1) Micro-processor based control units
(2) Micro-processor based sub-panels
(3) Micro-processor based annunciators
(4) Other micro-processor based equipment
22.214.171.124 Circuit Breakers and Engine Stops. Circuit breakers or engine
stops shall not be installed in such a manner as to cut off the power for
lighting or for operating elevators.
4.2.5 Light and Power Service.
126.96.36.199 The secondary (standby) power supply shall supply energy to the
system in the event of total failure of the primary (main) power supply or
when the primary voltage drops to a level insufficient to maintain
functionality of the control equipment and system components.
188.8.131.52 When primary power is lost or incapable of providing the
minimum voltage required for proper operation, the secondary supply
shall automatically supply the energy to the system without loss of signals,
or cause transmission of an alarm.
184.108.40.206 For an integrated system, the secondary supply capacity required
by 220.127.116.11 shall include the load of all premises security related
equipment, functions, or features which are not automatically
disconnected upon transfer of operating power to the secondary supply.
18.104.22.168 The secondary supply shall consist of one of the following:
(1) A storage battery dedicated to the electronic premises security system
arranged in accordance with 4.2.9
(2) A dedicated branch circuit of an automatic-starting engine-driven
generator arranged in accordance with 22.214.171.124 and storage batteries
dedicated to the electronic premises security system with 15 minutes of
capacity under maximum alarm load
(3) An emergency generating system as defined in NFPA 70, The National
Electrical Code, Article 700
126.96.36.199* Under maximum quiescent load (system functioning in a nonalarm
condition), the secondary supply shall have sufficient capacity to
operate a electronic premises security system for a minimum of twentyfour
hours; and, at the end of that period, shall be capable of operating all
alarm sounding devices for 15 minutes, where required.
A.188.8.131.52 Secondary power for electronic premises security systems may
be based on the risk assessment and design. Consideration should be given
to whether access to the system is readily available and the property being
protected. For example, if a standby power source were to be installed in a
vault with a time lock mechanism, the capacity of the standby power
should exceed the time lock.
The designer should be aware of other standards that may require
additional battery capacity.
184.108.40.206 Secondary Power Operation. Operation of secondary power shall
not affect the required performance of an electronic premises security
system. The system shall produce the same alarm and trouble signals and
indications (excluding the ac power indicator) when operating from the
standby power source as are produced when the unit is operating from the
primary power source.
4.2.7 Continuity of Power Supplies.
220.127.116.11 The secondary power supply shall automatically provide power to
electronic premises security system within 10 seconds, whenever the
primary power supply fails to provide the minimum voltage required for
18.104.22.168 Required signals shall not be lost, interrupted, or delayed by more
than 10 seconds as a result of the primary power failure.
(A) Storage batteries dedicated to the electronic premises security system
or an uninterruptible power supply (UPS) arranged in accordance with the
provisions of NFPA 111, Standard on Stored Electrical Energy
Emergency and Standby Power Systems, shall be permitted to supplement
the secondary power supply to ensure required operation during the
(B) Where a UPS is employed in 22.214.171.124(A), a positive means for
disconnecting the input and output of the UPS system while maintaining
continuity of the power supply to the load shall be provided.
4.2.8 Storage Batteries.
126.96.36.199 Marking. Batteries shall be permanently marked with the month
and year of manufacture.
188.8.131.52 Replacement. Batteries shall be replaced in accordance with the
recommendations of the electronic premises security equipment
184.108.40.206.1 Sealed Lead-Acid Type. Sealed lead-acid batteries shall be
replaced within five years of manufacture.
220.127.116.11 Location. Storage batteries shall be located so that the premises
security equipment, including overcurrent devices, are not adversely
affected by battery gases and shall conform to the requirements of NFPA
70, National Electrical Code, Article 480.
18.104.22.168.1 Cells shall be suitably insulated against grounds and crosses and
shall be mounted securely in such a manner so as not to be subject to
22.214.171.124.2 Racks shall be suitably protected against deterioration.
126.96.36.199.3 If not located in or adjacent to the electronic premises security
system control unit, the batteries and their charger location shall be
permanently identified at the premises security control unit.
188.8.131.52.4 There shall be an in-line overcurrent protection between the
secondary power supply batteries and the secondary power supply.
184.108.40.206 Battery Charging.
220.127.116.11.1 A means shall be provided to automatically maintain the battery
fully charged under all conditions of normal operation.
18.104.22.168.2 A means shall be provided to recharge batteries within 24 hours
after fully charged batteries have been subject to discharge.
22.214.171.124.3 Upon attaining a fully charged condition, the charge rate shall
not result in battery damage.
126.96.36.199 Over-Current Protection.
188.8.131.52.1 The batteries shall be protected against excessive load current by
184.108.40.206.2 The batteries shall be protected from excessive charging current
by over-current devices or by automatic current-limiting design of the
220.127.116.11 Charger Supervision. Supervision means appropriate for the
batteries and charger employed shall be provided to detect a failure of
battery charging and initiate a trouble signal in accordance with 18.104.22.168.
4.2.9 Engine-Driven Generator.
22.214.171.124 Installation. The installation of engine-driven generators shall
conform to the provisions of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, Article
700 and NFPA 110, Standard for Emergency and Standby Power Systems.
126.96.36.199 Compatibility. All electronic premises security system devices
that receive their power from the initiating device circuit or signaling line
circuit of an electronic premises security control unit shall be listed for use
with the control unit.
4.3 System Functions.
4.3.1 Electronic Premises Security Systems Functions. Electronic
premises security system functions shall be permitted to be performed
automatically. The performance of electronic premises security system
functions shall not interfere with power for fire alarms, lighting, operating
elevators or other building control systems. The performance of electronic
premises security system functions shall not preclude the combination of
other services requiring monitoring of operations.
4.3.2 Time Delay. The time delays shall be determined by other sections
of this Standard.
4.3.3 Distinctive Signals. Electronic premises security system alarms,
supervisory signals, and trouble signals shall be distinctively and
4.4 Performance and Limitations.
4.4.1 Voltage, Temperature, and Humidity Variation.
188.8.131.52 Equipment shall be designed so that it is capable of performing its
intended functions under the following conditions:
(1) At 85 percent and at 110 percent of the nameplate primary (main) and
secondary (standby) input voltage(s)
(2) At ambient temperatures of 0°C (32°F) and 49°C (120°F)
(3) At a relative humidity of 85 percent and an ambient temperature of
184.108.40.206 Equipment intended for use in damp, wet or exterior environments
shall be listed for its use.
4.5 Installation and Design.
4.5.1 All systems shall be installed in accordance with the specifications
and standards approved by the AHJ.
4.5.2* Site Inspection. The site shall be inspected for environmental
factors that will affect the operation of the electronic premises security
A.4.5.2 Examples of environmental factors, which should be considered,
include, but are not limited to:
(8) Electrical discharge
(9) AC induction
(14) Decorations/marketing aids
4.5.3 The devices installed shall perform their intended functions in the
environmental conditions at the protected premises.
4.5.4 Equipment Mounting.
220.127.116.11 Devices, appliances and control units shall be located and mounted
so that accidental operation or failure is not caused by vibration or jarring.
18.104.22.168 Unless otherwise permitted by the manufacturer, control units,
power supplies and batteries shall be mounted in the vertical, upright
4.5.5 Manual Resetting. All equipment requiring manual resetting to
maintain normal operation shall have an indication to the user that the
device has not been restored to normal.
4.5.6 Equipment Location.
22.214.171.124 Equipment shall be installed in locations where conditions do not
exceed the voltage, temperature, and humidity limits specified in 4.1.1
unless listed for the application.
126.96.36.199 Control units, sub-controls and devices that are used to
interconnect the control unit to protection devices shall be located within
the area being protected by the system. If the enclosures for such
equipment are not located in such an area shall be protected by one of the
(1) That is continuously under the notice of assigned security
(2) Located in an area that is only accessible to authorized personnel
(3) Supervised to annunciate tampering.
188.8.131.52* Control units and sub-controls shall be readily accessible to
A.184.108.40.206 Additional information on this subject can be found in NFPA 70,
National Electrical Code, and Article110.
4.5.7 To reduce the possibility of damage by induced transients, circuits
and equipment shall be properly protected in accordance with the
requirements of NFPA 70, National Electrical Code, Article 800.
4.5.8 Wiring. The installation of all wiring, cable, and equipment shall be
a workman like manner in accordance with NFPA 70, National Electrical
Code, and specifically with Articles 725 or 800, where applicable. Optical
fiber cables shall be protected against mechanical injury in accordance
with Article 770.
220.127.116.11* A conductor shall be spliced or joined with a mechanical splicing
device listed for this purpose.
A.18.104.22.168 A splice intended to be soldered should be joined mechanically
before being soldered. Each splice and joint should be covered with
insulation equivalent to that of the conductors or with not less than two
layers of electrical tape. A splice located in an area of dampness should be
treated with an listed sealant or equivalently treated.
Electrical connections to device manufacturer’s supplied leads should be
(1) Soldered and heat shrink wrapped or;
(2) Crimped with a listed insulating crimp connector.
Care should be taken to ensure that each connection between a device’s
leads and a wire or cable provides the required strain relief.
Electrical connections to terminals on a device should be made by first
crimping or soldering spade , tinned wire or “O” type connection terminals
of a size appropriate to the device’s terminals to the conductors from the
wires or cables. These connection terminals should be insulated either by
manner of their construction and use or by adding heat shrink over the
connection for each individual connector. Poorly performed connections
that do not include all of the strands of the conductor, that are bent and/or
misshapen, and/or that do not properly fit the terminals on the device are
not acceptable. Care should be taken to ensure that each connection
between a device and the wire’s or cable’s conductors provide adequate
strain relief so that a firm tug will not break or damage the connection.
22.214.171.124* Unless specifically allowed by the manufacturers wiring
specifications, low voltage electronic premises security system wiring
shall be spaced at least 5.08cm (2 in.) from conductors of any light and
power circuits, unless one of the circuits is in metal raceway.
A.126.96.36.199 The intent of this requirement is to shield the wiring from
induction of AC. In accordance with the NEC, all metallic raceway is
bonded to ground.
188.8.131.52 Electronic premises security system wiring and cables shall be of
the appropriate gauge, strands, insulation, and electrical properties as
specified by the equipment manufacturer.
184.108.40.206.1 Connections of conductors to terminal parts shall ensure a good
connection without damaging the conductors and shall be made by means
of pressure connectors, wire binding screws or splices to flexible leads.
220.127.116.11.2 Conductors shall be connected to devices and to fittings so that
tension is not transmitted to joints or terminals.
18.104.22.168.3 Wires and cables shall not be placed in such a manner as to
prevent access to equipment.
22.214.171.124.4 Terminals for more than one conductor must be identified and
intended for the purpose and conductors shall be of the same size and
126.96.36.199.5 Terminals shall be suitably marked or colored coded where
necessary to indicate the proper connections.
188.8.131.52* All raceway connections to junction boxes and at all open ends of
raceway or flexible raceway shall be protected from abrasion and fixed in
position in accordance with NFPA 70, Article 725 and 800.
A.184.108.40.206 Some examples of properly mounting devices and protecting
the cables are as follows:
(1) If a field device which is not mounted on a back box to which
raceway may be attached, and it is not possible to provide such a
box, then wiring should be protected from abrasion at the raceway
end or enclosure The device and metal raceway should not be more
than 7.62 cm (3 inches) apart.
(2) The orientation of the installed metal raceway relative to the
installed device should be so as to facilitate the removal,
reconnection of a replacement, and reinstallation without the need
to damage any finished surfaces or extend time fishing for wires or
cables. Generally, such metal raceway should be installed so that
its extension would be roughly perpendicular to the finished
surface in or which the device is installed.
(3) Wire or cable ends at the point of connection to a device should
have the outside protective sheathing removed so that the ends of
the internal insulated conductors will extend at least 5.08 cm ( 2
inches.) The wires or cables should be cut so that, including its
stripped end, the wires or cables will extend at least 15.24 cm ( 6
inches) beyond the finished surface at the point of device
installation. Where there is difficulty inserting the cut cable back
into the opening, additional stripping of outside sheathing is
acceptable. Removal of the outside sheathing should be performed
without damaging the insulation of the internal conductors of the
wires or cables. In some cases the manufacture may provide
unique instructions for their product or stripping of sheathing may
not be an acceptable practice with products such as coaxial cable
or Category Network cable.
(4) Conductors should be stripped to the length prescribed by the
manufacture of the device to which they should be connected. The
stripped portion of the conductor should have the same number of
conductors as the un-stripped portion.
220.127.116.11 Circuit Identification.
18.104.22.168.1 Circuit identifications shall be within the control panel and
enclosures used for wiring connections.
22.214.171.124.2 Circuit identifications shall be at all field terminations.
126.96.36.199.3 Circuit identifications shall not be visible to the public.
188.8.131.52 Strain Relief. Strain relief shall be provided for wiring leaving
control panels and junction boxes not utilizing raceway.
184.108.40.206 Service Loop Metallic Conductors.
220.127.116.11.1 There shall be a minimum 15.24 cm (6 inch) service loop at
control panels and enclosures used for wiring terminations.
18.104.22.168.2 There shall be a minimum 15.24 cm (6 inch) service loop at field
22.214.171.124.3 Service loops shall be mechanically protected.
126.96.36.199 Service Loop Optical Fiber Cable.
188.8.131.52.1 There shall be a service loop at control panels and enclosures
used for terminations. The radius of the service loop shall meet the
manufacturers specifications. If no manufacturers specifications exist, the
radius shall not be less than 10 times the cable diameter.
184.108.40.206.2 There shall be a service loop at field terminations. The radius of
the service loop shall meet the manufacturers specifications. If no
manufacturers specifications exist, the radius shall not be less than 10
times the cable diameter.
220.127.116.11.3 Service loops shall be mechanically protected.
4.5.9* Low-Powered Radio (Wireless) Systems.
A.4.5.9 The term low-powered is used to eliminate potential confusion
with other transmission media such as optical fiber cables.
Low-powered radio devices are required to comply with the applicable
low-power requirements of Title 47, Code of Federal Regulations, Part 15.
18.104.22.168* Listing Requirements. Compliance with Section 4.5.9 shall
require the use of low-powered radio equipment specifically listed for the
A.22.214.171.124 Equipment listed solely for dwelling unit use would not comply
with this requirement.
126.96.36.199 Power Supplies. A primary battery (dry cell) shall be permitted to
be used as the sole power source of a low-power radio transmitter where
all of the following conditions are met:
(1) Each transmitter shall serve only one device and shall be
individually identified at the receiver/control unit.
(2) The battery shall be capable of operating the low-powered radio
transmitter for not less than 1 year before the battery depletion
threshold is met.
(3) A battery depletion signal shall be transmitted before the battery
has been depleted to a level below that required to support alarm
transmission after 7 additional days on non-alarm operation.
(4) The battery depletion signal shall be distinctive from alarm,
supervisory, and trouble signals; shall visibly identify the affected
low-powered radio transmitter; and when silenced, shall
automatically re-sound at least once every 4 hours.
(5) Catastrophic (open or short) battery failure shall cause a trouble
signal identifying the affected low-powered radio transmitter at its
(6) When silenced, the trouble signal shall automatically re-sound at
least once every 4 hours.
(7) Any mode of failure of a primary battery in a low-powered radio
transmitter shall not affect any other low-power radio transmitter.
188.8.131.52 Alarm Signals.
184.108.40.206.1* When actuated, each low-powered radio transmitter shall
automatically transmit a signal indicating the cause of the activation.
A.220.127.116.11.1 This requirement is not intended to preclude verification and
local test intervals prior to alarm transmission.
18.104.22.168.2 Each low-powered radio transmitter shall automatically repeat
alarm transmissions at intervals not exceeding 60 seconds until the
initiating device is returned to its non-alarm condition.
22.214.171.124.3 Fire alarm signals shall have priority over all other signals
including those from electronic premises security systems.
126.96.36.199.4 The maximum allowable response delay from activation of an
initiating device to receipt and display by the receiver/control unit shall be
188.8.131.52.5 An alarm signal from a low-powered radio transmitter shall latch
at its receiver/control unit until manually resent and shall identify the
particular initiating device in alarm.
184.108.40.206 Monitoring for Integrity.
220.127.116.11.1 The low-powered radio transmitter shall be specifically listed as
using a transmission method that is highly resistant to misinterpretation of
simultaneous transmissions and to interference (e.g., impulse noise and
adjacent channel interference).
18.104.22.168.2 The occurrence of a single fault that disables transmission
between any low-powered radio transmitter and the receiver/control unit
shall cause a latching trouble signal within 200 seconds.
Exception: Where Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
regulations prevent meeting the 200-seconds requirement, the time period
for a low-powered radio transmitter with only a single, connected alarminitiating
device shall be permitted to be increased to four times the
minimum time interval permitted for a 1-second transmission up to the
(1) Four hours maximum for a transmitter serving a single initiating
(2) Four hours maximum for a retransmission device (repeater) where
disabling of the repeater or its transmission does not prevent the receipt of
signals at the receiver/control unit from any initiating device transmitter.
22.214.171.124.3 A single fault on the signaling channel shall not cause an alarm
126.96.36.199.4 The periodic transmission required to comply with 188.8.131.52.2 from
a low-power radio transmitter shall ensure successful alarm transmission
184.108.40.206.5 Removal of a low-power radio transmitter from its installed
location shall cause immediate transmission of a distinctive supervisory
signal that indicates its removal and individually identifies the affected
Exception: This requirement shall not apply to dwelling unit electronic
premises security systems.
220.127.116.11.6 Reception of any unwanted (interfering) transmission by a
retransmission device (repeater) or by the main receiver/control unit, for a
continuous period of 20 seconds or more, shall cause an audible and
visible trouble indication at the main receiver/control unit. This indication
shall identify the specific trouble condition as an interfering signal.
18.104.22.168 Output Signals from Receiver/Control. When the
receiver/control is used to actuate remote appliances, such as relays, by
wireless means, the remote appliances shall meet the following
(1) Power supplies shall comply with Chapter 4 or the requirements of
(2) All supervision requirements of Chapter 4 or 22.214.171.124 shall apply.
(3) The maximum allowable response delay from activation of an
initiating device to activation of required alarm functions shall be
(4) Each receiver/control shall automatically repeat alarm transmission
at intervals not exceeding 60 seconds or until confirmation that the
output appliance has received the alarm signal.
(5) The appliances shall continue to operate (latch-in) until reset at the
4.5.10 Grounding. All grounding shall be in accordance with NFPA 70,
Article 250 and 800. Additional grounding shall be in accordance with
manufactures requirements. All other circuits shall test free of grounds.
4.5.11 Zoning and Annunciation.
126.96.36.199* General. All required annunciation means shall be readily
accessible to responding personnel and shall be located as required by the
authority having jurisdiction to facilitate an efficient response to the
A.188.8.131.52 The primary purpose of electronic premises security system
annunciation should be to enable responding personnel to identify the
location of an event quickly and accurately.
184.108.40.206 Visible Zone Indication.
220.127.116.11.1* When required, the location of an operated initiating device
shall be visibly indicated by building, floor or other approved subdivision
by annunciation, printout, or other approved means.
A.18.104.22.168.1 Ideally one zone should be dedicated to each detection
device. If more than one device resides on a zone, the area covered by all
zone devices should not exceed the area that one person can maintain
under surveillance from a single location.
22.214.171.124.2 When required, the visible indication shall not be canceled by
the operation of an audible alarm silencing means.
126.96.36.199.3* Visual annunciators shall be capable of displaying all
locations in alarm. If all locations in alarm are not displayed
simultaneously, there shall be visual indication that other locations are in
A.188.8.131.52.3 If the system serves more than one building, each building
should be indicated separately.
4.5.12 Testing. All electronic premises security systems shall be
maintained and tested in accordance with Chapter 9.
4.5.13 Software Control.
184.108.40.206 Where required, all software provided with a electronic premises
security system shall be listed for use with the equipment on which it is
220.127.116.11 A record of installed software version numbers shall be
maintained at the location of the electronic premises security system.
18.104.22.168* All software shall be protected from unauthorized changes.
A.22.214.171.124 A commonly used method of protecting against unauthorized
changes can be described as follows (in ascending levels of access):
(1) Access Level 1, which is access by persons who have a general
responsibility for safety supervision, and who might be expected to
investigate and initially respond to an electronic premises security alarm
or trouble signal.
(2) Access Level 2, which is access by persons who have a specific
responsibility for safety and security, and who are trained to operate the
electronic premises security system.
(3) Access Level 3, which is access by persons who are trained and
authorized to do the following:
(a) Reconfigure the site-specific data held within the
electronic premises security system, or controlled by it.
(b) Maintain the premises security system in accordance
with the manufacturer’s published instructions and data.
(4) Access Level 4, which is access by persons who are trained and
authorized either to repair the electronic premises security system or
alter its site-specific data or operating system program, thereby changing
the basic mode of operation.
126.96.36.199 All changes shall be tested in accordance with Chapter 9.
4.6 System Requirements.
4.6.1 Electronic Premises Security Control Units. Electronic premises
security systems shall be permitted to be either integrated systems
combining all detection, notification, and auxiliary functions in a single
system or a combination of component subsystems. Electronic premises
security system components shall be permitted to share control equipment
or shall be able to operate as stand alone subsystems, but, in any case, they
shall be arranged to function as a single system. All component
subsystems shall be capable of simultaneous, full load operation without
degradation of the required, overall system performance.
188.8.131.52 Where required by other sections of this Standard additional
power supplies provided for control units, circuit interfaces, or other
equipment essential to system operation, located remote from the main
control unit, shall be comprised of a primary and secondary power supply
that shall meet the same requirements as those of 4.2.3 through 4.2.8.
184.108.40.206 When required, the method of interconnection of control units
shall meet the monitoring requirements of Chapter 5, comply with NFPA
70, National Electrical Code®, Article 725 and 800, and shall be achieved
by the following recognized means:
(1) Electrical contacts listed for the connected load, or
(2) Listed digital data interfaces (such as serial communications ports
and gateways), or
(3) Other listed methods.
220.127.116.11 If approved by the AHJ, interconnected control units providing
localized detection, signaling, and ancillary functions shall be permitted to
be monitored by an electronic premises security system as initiating
18.104.22.168.1 Each interconnected control unit shall be separately monitored
for alarm, trouble, and supervisory conditions.
22.214.171.124.2 Interconnected control unit alarm signals shall be permitted to
be monitored by zone or by combined common signals.
4.6.2 Combination Systems.
126.96.36.199 Systems other than electronic premises security systems shall be
permitted to share components, equipment, circuitry, and installation
wiring with premises security systems.
188.8.131.52 To maintain the integrity of electronic premises security system
functions, the provision for removal, replacement, failure, or maintenance
procedure on any supplementary hardware, software, or circuit(s) shall not
impair the required operation of the electronic premises security system.
4.6.3 If the AHJ determines that the information being displayed or
annunciated on a combination system is excessive and is causing
confusion and delayed response to an emergency, the AHJ shall be
permitted to require a separate display or annunciation of information for
the electronic premises security system.
4.7.1 Approval and Acceptance.
184.108.40.206 The AHJ shall be notified prior to installation. Notification of
alteration of equipment or wiring shall be provided to the AHJ, if
requested. At the AHJ’s request, complete information regarding the
system or system alterations, including specifications and battery
calculations shall be provided.
220.127.116.11 Before requesting final approval of the installation, if required by
the authority having jurisdiction, the installing contractor shall furnish a
written statement stating that the system has been installed in accordance
with the specifications tested in accordance with the manufacturer’s
specifications and the appropriate NFPA requirements
4.7.2 Documentation and User Training.
18.104.22.168* Documentation. Every system shall include the following
documentation, which shall be delivered to the owner or the responsible
party upon final acceptance of the system:
(1)* An owner’s manual and installation instructions covering all system
(2) User’s instructions.
(3) Electronic Premises Security Record of Completion form completed
by the installer of the system
(4) The name and contact telephone number of the organization
maintaining, and the name and contact telephone number of the
organization monitoring the electronic premises security system shall be
displayed at the control unit.
A.22.214.171.124 Examples of who an owner or responsible party is would include
but is not be limited to the owner of the protected property, the lease
holder of the tenant space where the system is installed, an employee or
agent of the owner or the lease holder, or the like.
Documentation that may compromise the electronic premises security
system should be protected in such a way as to prevent the unauthorized
release of critical system locations, operations and functions.
A.126.96.36.199(1) The owner’s manual should include the following:
(1) A detailed narrative description of the system inputs, signaling,
ancillary functions, annunciation, intended sequence of operation,
expansion capability, application considerations and limitations.
(2) Operator instructions for basic system operations, including alarm
acknowledgement, system reset, interpretation of system outputs
(LEDs, CRT display and printout), operation of manual ancillary
function controls and change of printer paper.
(3) A detailed description of routine maintenance and testing as
required and recommended and as would be provided under a
maintenance contract, including testing and maintenance
instructions for each type of device installed. This information
should include the following:
(a) Listing of the individual system components that
require periodic testing and maintenance.
(b) Step-by-step instructions detailing the requisite
testing and maintenance procedures, and the
intervals at which these procedures shall be
performed, for each type of device installed.
(c) A schedule that correlates the testing and
maintenance procedures recommended by Chapter
(d) Detailed troubleshooting instructions for each
trouble condition generated from monitored field
wiring, including opens, grounds and loop failures
[These instructions should include a list of all
trouble signals annunciated by the system, a
description of the conditions(s) that cause such
trouble signals, and step-by-step instructions
describing how to isolate such problems and correct
them (or how to call for service, as appropriate).]
(e) A service directory, including a list of company
names and emergency (24/7/365) telephone
numbers of those companies providing service for
188.8.131.52.1* The owner or responsible party shall arrange for an appropriate
level of training of the system users.
A.184.108.40.206.1 This training should be based upon the level of involvement
with the system that the user may have. This may be as simple as how to
arm and disarm an intrusion detection system, to as complex as setting
levels of access within an access control system.
This training can be provided but is not limited to one-to-one personal
training, interactive video or CD-ROM, web-based distance learning or
user training manuals.
This training needs to be ongoing, not only for new users of a premises
security system, but as reinforcement for existing users.
Training for all users should take place if there is a change to the existing
system due to a system enhancement or change due to a tenant
220.127.116.11.2* The user training shall be documented and maintained for 1
year with the system documentation and made available to the AHJ upon
A.18.104.22.168.2 This documentation should contain at a minimum the names of
the users trained, the date that the training was provided and the scope of
4.8 Central Station Electronic Premises Security Systems.
4.8.1 If required, it shall be conspicuously indicated by the prime
contractor that the electronic premises security systems providing service
at a protected premises complies with all applicable requirements of this
code by providing documentation as specified in 22.214.171.124.
4.8.2 The installed system shall be certificated.
126.96.36.199 Central station premises security systems providing service that
complies with all requirements of this code shall be certificated by the
organization that has listed the prime contractor, and a document attesting
to this certification shall be located on or near the premises security
system control unit or, where no control unit exists, on or near an
electronic premises security system component.
188.8.131.52 A central repository of issued certification documents, accessible
to the authority having jurisdiction, shall be maintained by the
organization that has listed the central station.
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