The BSIA has announced the dates of a series of breakfast briefings being held across the UK to provide industry practitioners with information on the new PD6669 scheme. PD6669 builds upon the existing BS EN 50136 series for alarm transmission systems by providing guidance, such as additional alarm transmission system performance categories and actions to be taken when the availability fails to meet the required levels. It also provides installation advice to improve the security and reliability of alarm transmission systems.
The scheme has been developed by a wide range of industry stakeholders, including the BSIA, BSI, the Police, insurers and alarm transmission service providers.
The briefings will be held at the following venues and are free to attend: London, 30 August, UBM, Blackfriars Rd, London SE1 8BF; Hampshire, 31 August, Southern Monitoring London Rd, Waterlooville PO7 7AJ; Wigan, 6 September, NW Fire and Security Exhibition, DW Stadium (South Stand Suite), Wigan WN5 0UH; Nottingham, 13 September, EMCS Ltd, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 6QG.
Each briefing will provide industry practitioners with an overview of PD6669, information on how it interfaces to BS EN 50136 and how it will help installers by using the scheme.
Director of Technical Services, David Wilkinson, stated, ‘PD6669 came about due to a desire from industry for clarification as to how existing standards for installing, commissioning and maintaining alarm transmission systems should be applied. This scheme provides that clarity and will be beneficial to all of those involved in the field of alarm transmission systems. The scheme has broad support from a wide range of industry stakeholders and through this series of briefings, we hope to achieve a greater understanding of its purpose and encourage adoption from industry practitioners.’