BS 8591:2014 Remote centres receiving signals from alarm systems. Code of practice
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BS 8591:2014

Remote centres receiving signals from alarm systems. Code of practice

Status : Current, Under review   Published : April 2014



This British Standard covers the planning, construction and facilities of manned and unmanned centres, and for the operation of receiving signals from alarm systems, e.g. fire, social, CCTV, lone worker devices and vehicle tracking.

The planning for the construction and for the routing of communications services of a remote centre should be determined by the intended categorization of the remote centre, taking into account any foreseeable need for change.


  1. Scope
  2. Normative references
  3. Terms, definitions and abbreviations
  4. Planning
  5. Construction and facilities
  6. Operation of an alarm receiving centre
  7. Records
  8. Contingency plan
  9. Annexes
  10. Bibliography
  11. List of figures

Standard NumberBS 8591:2014
TitleRemote centres receiving signals from alarm systems. Code of practice
StatusCurrent, Under review
Publication Date30 April 2014
Cross ReferencesBS 476, BS 5306-3, BS 5306-8, BS 5839-1:2013, BS 6132, BS 6133, BS 7858, BS 8418, BS 8484:2011, BS EN 3-7:2004+A1:2007, BS EN 12845, BS EN 13501-2, BS EN 50131-1:2006+A1:2009, BS EN 50134-3:2012, BS EN 50272-1, BS EN 50518-1:2010, BS EN 50518-2, BS EN 50518-3, DD CLC/TS 50134-7:2003, PD 6662, BBS 8243, BS EN 179, BS EN 15213-1, BS EN 15213-2, BS EN 15213-3, BS EN 15213-4, BS EN 15213-5, BS EN 50136-1, BS EN 62305-1, BS EN 62305-2, BS EN 62305-3, BS EN 62305-4, BS ISO/IEC 27002:2005, BS 7799-1:2005, BS ISO/IEC 17799:2005, CEN/TS 15213-6, The Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, The Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order 2006, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO), Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, The Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010, Building Regulations 2010, NBS. Approved Document B: Fire Safety 2013, Data Protection Act 1998, The LPC design guide for the fire protection of, buildings 2000, TSA Code of Practice 2009
ReplacesBS 5979:2007
Draft Superseded By13/30286749 DC
DescriptorsPlanning, Signal transmission, Fire safety in buildings, Anti-burglar measures, Closed-circuit television, Remote control systems, Burglar alarms, Alarm systems, Anti-vandalism measures, Consumer-supplier relations, Buildings, Security systems in buildings, Signals, Fire alarms, Special-purpose alarms
ISBN978 0 580 83675 6
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