26 Apr Why do we have to comply with the regulations of Alarm System?
What regulations should be followed for the installation of an alarm?
There are several types of alarms on the market: fire alarm, anti-intrusion, among other equipment meeting other specific needs.
The systems and regulations may vary depending on the type of building to be equipped, for the same alarm. In addition, some alarms are not mandatory. However, the installation of other alarms is imperative.
Legrand smoke detector
It is mandatory to install smoke detectors in some structures. Depending on the type of building, you may need to install a different fire alarm – include a smoke detector.
Fire alarms are categorized in ascending order of safety: A being the highest value and E the lowest.
The systems must comply with standard NF S 61-936, relating to alarm equipment. This regulation classifies the equipment into 4 types, in decreasing order of safety: 1, 2a or 2b, 3 and 4.
The regulation sets the obligations for the presence of an alarm according to the capacity of the structure, and the number of people. it can accommodate.
A reception structure for the elderly and/or disabled
You must install a category A alarm throughout the establishment (except stairs and bathrooms). Each room or apartment must also have an action indicator that must remain visible.
Schools, nurseries, or summer camps must also have a category A alarm. Indeed, a type-A alarm is mandatory in any establishment with “sleeping rooms”.
Meeting rooms, conference rooms, etc.
Again, these are Category A alarms. However, if the number is not large, any other type of alarm is fine.
Shops, restaurants, bars, hotels or guesthouses
These establishments must install a category B alarm, which is also compulsory for establishments with +1500 people.
Dance halls and games rooms, media libraries, and archives
For this type of establishment, the workforce taken into account is: +1500 people requires a category A alarm. Between 701 and 1500 people, it is a category B alarm. category C, D, or E alarm.
For private living quarters, it is mandatory to install smoke detectors on each floor of your house. If you live in a building, each apartment must have a detector. This is placed at the entrance of a staircase or in the hallway leading to the bedrooms.
Anti-intrusion alarms are among the alarms whose installation is not mandatory. They nevertheless guarantee the security of your home or your company, by warning you in the event of an attempted burglary.
Today there are efficient and secure systems that allow you to monitor your home or office and protect your family or property.
Note that it is possible to save the phone number of a surveillance company in the device. Thus, when the alarm is triggered, the company is notified and can call in the police. It is not allowed to store the gendarmerie number directly in the device. If you prefer, you can save the number of a loved one, who will call for help if necessary.
Standards for the use of anti-intrusion alarms
Nationally, no specific standards are defined for these alarms. The prefectures and municipalities themselves decide on the conditions to be set for alarms intended for individuals and professionals.
In cities like Johannesburg, Pretoria, for example, the sound pressure level of the signal emitted with an audible alarm system, which can be heard from the public highway, is a maximum of 105 dB (decibels), and its operating time does should not exceed 3 minutes.
Alarms as such must benefit from certain certifications, such as voluntary certification marks, for the illustration of NF.
Electronic security equipment is classified according to several criteria: its type and grade. This concerns the overall security level of the product and its level of access, as well as its autonomy.
How do you turn off your alarm system when you get home?
With most alarm systems, a method called entry delay is used. The door closest to the main alarm keypad is programmed as the entry area. An activation countdown begins.
This countdown ranges from 45 to 120 seconds, giving the homeowner ample time to reach the keypad and turn off the system.
If your system turns off as soon as you enter your home, then you need to reprogram it. If you installed it yourself, check the manual for disabling instructions.