Alarms

Alarm test

by msecadm4921

The IP alarm product company Chiron Security Communications Ltd. has achieved LPCB approval for its IRIS Touch range of supervised premises transceivers.

Chiron has had nine product variants undergo, and pass, the testing of LPS 1277 Issue 3.0. These include the IRIS Touch 200, 220, 240, 400, 420, 440, 440R, 620 and 640 alarm transmission diallers, offering a selection of single and dual path solutions for use with both fire and intruder alarm and hold-up installations.

The IRIS Touch connects to the notification outputs of an intruder alarm or a fire alarm control panel and in the event of an alarm, transmits messages to an alarm receiving centre enabling the key holder to be contacted or the appropriate response (such as police or fire service) dispatched.
 
The LPS 1277 approval scheme brings together the various alarm transmission system (ATS) requirements relevant to the UK fire and intruder alarm market. LPS 1277 addresses the requirements of the insurance industry and other stakeholders on key issues such as ensuring faults are reported in a more appropriate timescale and providing guidelines for installers. More information about LPS 1277 can be found at www.redbooklive.com.
 
The requirements of LPS 1277 Issue 3.0 are based on the BS EN 50136, BS EN 50131 and BS EN 54 series of European standards. While it builds on and clarifies these Standards, typically in areas relating to intrusion and hold up alarm systems, LPS 1277 does not in any way undermine their use or future development. In addition to outlining performance requirements, LPS 1277 contains (in ANNEX C) guidance for equipment installers, which the suppliers of LPS 1277 Issue 3.0 approved equipment are required to include in their installation instructions.
 
Notes

BRE Global Limited (incorporating LPCB & BREEAM) is a third party approvals body offering certification of fire, security and sustainability products and services to an international market. For further information contact: BRE Global, Garston, Watford, WD25 9XX. Visit www.breglobal.com.

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