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

BS 8591:2014

Remote centres receiving signals from alarm systems. Code of practice

Status : Current, Superseded, Work in hand   Published : April 2014 Replaced By : BS 9518:2021



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StatusCurrent, Superseded, Work in hand
Publication Date30 April 2014
Confirm Date04 February 2020
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS EN 50518-1:2010, BS 8484:2011, PD 6662:2017, BS EN 50131-1:2006+A1:2009, BS EN 50134-3:2012, BS 5306-3:2017, BS 5839-1:2013, BS EN 3-7:2004+A1:2007, BS EN 13501-2, BS 6132, DD CLC/TS 50134-7:2003, BS EN 50518-2, BS 6133, BS 8418, BS 476, BS EN 50272-1, BS EN 50518-3, BS 5306-8, BS EN 12845, BS 7858
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 62305-3, Fire Safety (Scotland) Regulations 2006, The LPC design guide for the fire protection of, 2006, The Fire and Rescue Services Act 2004, Building Regulations 2010, BS EN 15213-4, BS EN 15213-5, BS EN 62305-1, The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005 (FSO), BS EN 15213-3, BS EN 15213-1, NBS. Approved Document B: Fire Safety 2013, buildings 2000, BS EN 62305-2, Data Protection Act 1998, BS EN 62305-4, CEN/TS 15213-6, BS EN 15213-2, BS EN 50136-1, The Fire Safety Regulations (Northern Ireland) 2010, BS 7799-1:2005, TSA Code of Practice 2009, Fire (Scotland) Act 2005, The Fire and Rescue Services (Northern Ireland) Order, BS 8243, BS ISO/IEC 27002:2005, BS ISO/IEC 17799:2005, BS EN 179
Replaced ByBS 9518:2021
ReplacesBS 5979:2007
Draft Expiry Date31 July 2022
Draft Superseded By13/30286749 DC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
File Size938 KB

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