PAS 38, the Publicly Available Specification standard for the Remote Monitoring of Detector Activated CCTV Systems, will be published as a Draft for Public Comment soon.
The British Standards Institution (BSI) has announced that the revised PAS 38 will be published as a Draft for Public Comment (DPC) in the New Year, with the intention that it will become a British Standard in Summer 2002. The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) working group for PAS 38, the Publicly Available Specification standard for the Remote Monitoring of Detector Activated CCTV Systems, completed its revisions in October. The working group consisted of CCTV manufacturing, installation and alarm receiving companies, both from the BSIA and non-members. Adam Wiseberg, Chairman of the BSIA CCTV Section and chair of the PAS working group, said: ?We are delighted that so much positive progress has been made in the working group, and I thank all those involved for their efforts. BSIA companies have taken the lead on this issue because we felt it was crucial that a standard was developed for this technology quickly, for the benefit of the industry and end-users. Clearly it was important that the standard did not hinder the development of the technology and for this reason we asked the British Standards Institution to publish it as a PAS, which meant that it was available for the industry to use immediately and was also open to comments. However, despite it being a ?publicly available? standard that was open to comments via the BSI, concerns were expressed by non-members that their views had not been taken into account. We took this on board and formed a working group to review comments on the standard, which consisted of both member and non-member companies. The revised standard will be published as a DPC in the New Year and the BSI working group. GW-1-10 will consider any additional comments before it is developed into a British Standard.? See www.bsia.co.uk.