PACOM Systems, part of Stanley Product and Technology, has announced that its 8003 intelligent security control panel has achieved BS8243 PD662-2017 approval. A hybrid panel, the 8003 is capable of delivering advanced access control and EN Grade 3 intrusion detection. This development means that its level of adoption can be significantly expanded throughout the UK, which will help provide a growing number of end users with a cost effective intruder alarm system.
Driven by the Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO) due to the number of false and unwanted alarms that the police service had to attend, BS8243 PD662-2017 offers recommendations on the installation, maintenance and management of intruder and hold-up alarm systems. It defines the method by which alarms are confirmed, the means of un-setting the security system and the options of remote signalling that are permissible in order to gain a police response.
Confirmation can be carried out using video, audio and sequential alarm verification and the 8003 can play a role in this process. It is built using PACOM-Edge technology and by delivering advanced security capabilities across an organisation’s Ethernet backbone, it reduces the need for traditional security cabling. It offers up to eight configurable five-state inputs and eight outputs, comprising two relays and six open collectors. Inputs can be expanded to 64 and outputs can be expanded to 32 via the addition of expansion modules or remote I/O devices.
The 8003’s BS8243 PD662-2017 status follows approval as an EN 50131 Grade 3 product. With features such as a network port and the option of on board access as standard, it adds to choices available to systems integrators.
‘Over the last few years there has been a seismic shift in the technology that is incorporated into modern intruder alarm systems, and manufacturers have to demonstrate fresh and innovative thinking and design,’ stated Gavin O’Keeffe, Global Technical Director at Stanley Product and Technology.