Value and Trust through Product Certification. Why is it so important for a security system?
When technology is responsible for the security of a business property, a data or communications centre, or to help safeguard employees’ lives, it should be as reliable as possible. It would be irresponsible to rely solely on the manufacturer — a qualified and independent examination is needed. In the EMEA security market, suppliers and installers refer to the European & British Standards and Codes of Practice.
Defining Standards and Codes of Practice
To help ensure that intruder alarms are designed, installed, and maintained reliably, suppliers and installers refer to a series of European & British Standards and Codes of Practice. An example would be the ‘European Standards for Intruder and Hold Up Alarm Systems’ – usually referred to as the Euro Standards.
In Europe, the Euro Standards apply to new systems. There may be cases where existing systems need to comply with the Euro Standards, too, if they require extensive redesign or equipment replacement, such that they effectively become a ‘new system.’
European Standards for Intruder Alarm Systems
Intruder alarm systems need to be Security Graded according to the type of risks and threats they face.
Accredited laboratories put the security equipment through specific tests: on functionality, on whether the equipment is resistant to weather, how it resists mechanical interference and external electromagnetic fields. The quality of radio communication is tested, as well as whether device operations can be affected by external interference. Test results are recorded and are examined by the certification body. If the required tests have been carried out, the correct methods have been chosen, and the documents have been properly issued, then the organization awards certification and assigns a reliability grade to the devices.
SPG Controls Certifications
SPG Control devices are compliant with four European standards to ensure the utmost security of your system.