Draft for Development (DD) 263:2010 Intruder and hold-up alarm systems. Commissioning, maintenance and remote support. Code of practice
The commissioning of any intrusion and hold-up alarm system (I&HAS) is vital to ensure the system is fully functional.
Maintenance of an I&HAS is carried out at the clients premises, and may include remote system checks as part of the overall maintenance program. The purpose of maintenance is to ensure that the system’s integrity is maintained and that it is fully functional. Such maintenance prevents minor problems becoming major problems, enables alarm company personnel to correct physical, electrical and electronic faults and allows software updates to take place.
Remote support of I&HAS permits a range of tasks to be carried out from simple capture of system event records or other parameters, through to remote system checks, under manual or automatic control, using the self-diagnostic capabilities of the system. Therefore, analysis of the system to a level similar to alarm company personnel on site, might be possible remotely.
DD 263 gives recommendations for the commissioning, on-site corrective and preventative maintenance, remote system checks and remote support of I&HASs. It applies to all I&HASs under maintenance, including those installed in accordance with PD 6662 and with BS 4737, BS 6799 and BS 7042.
This version of DD 263 replaces DD 263:2007, which is now withdrawn.
Contents of DD 263:
2 Normative references
3 Terms, definitions and abbreviations
4 Security of communications for remote support and remote system checks
5 Inspection, functional testing and commissioning
6 Preventative maintenance
7 Corrective maintenance
8 Remote support
9 Documentation, audit trail and records
Annex A (normative) Commissioning of an I&HAS
Annex B (normative) Preventative maintenance checks
List of tables
Table 1 – Minimum frequency of preventative maintenance
Table 2 – Remote support function
Table A.1 – Commissioning recommendations
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