Installation and remote monitoring of detector-activated CCTV systems – Code of practice

BS 8418:2010

Installation and remote monitoring of detector-activated CCTV systems. Code of practice

Status : Revised, Superseded, Withdrawn   Published : July 2010 Replaced By : BS 8418:2015+A1:2017

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What is BS 8418:2010?

BS 8418 defines the code of good practice for the design, installation, commissioning, operation and remote monitoring of detector-activated closed-circuit television (CCTV) systems. By following these best-practice recommendations, security organizations and owners of CCTV systems can put the right anti-burglar measures in place and get the most from their crime prevention devices. BS 8418 is a complete update of a previous standard and includes the addition of a system design proposal and detector selection criteria, as well as changes to reflect technological advances in the industry.

How does it work?

BS 8418 starts by looking at the design, installation and commissioning of closed-circuit television systems. It includes the setting and unsetting procedures of the CCTV system on protected premises and looks at the owner’s responsibilities and considerations. The standard also covers remote video response centre operations, procedures and documentation, as well as general maintenance and personnel screening.

Who should buy it?

  • CCTV system installers and maintenance providers
  • Designers of CCTV systems
  • Remote video response centres
  • Owners of CCTV systems
  • Security companies
  • Security personnel responsible for CCTV systems

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Standard NumberBS 8418:2010
TitleInstallation and remote monitoring of detector-activated CCTV systems. Code of practice
StatusRevised, Superseded, Withdrawn
Publication Date31 July 2010
Withdrawn Date01 July 2015
Normative References(Required to achieve compliance to this standard)BS 7671, BS 7858, BS 5979, BS EN 50132-7, BS 8495, BS 7958:2009
Informative References(Provided for Information)BS EN 50130-5, BS 10008
Replaced ByBS 8418:2015+A1:2017
ReplacesBS 8418:2003
Draft Superseded By09/30181219 DC
DescriptorsMaintenance, Television systems, Detectors, Commissioning, Remote control systems, Lighting systems, Crime prevention devices, Closed-circuit television, Installation, Anti-burglar measures, Documents, Security systems in buildings, Design
ISBN978 0 580 62853 5
File Size1.838 MB

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