At Andromeda Fire And Security we understand that the need to protect your family, home and business is an ever increasing part of daily life. We use the latest technology along with our unrivalled passion for providing our customers an unbeatable service to provide you with a security system tailored to your specific requirements.
Here at Andromeda Fire And Security our engineers are highly skilled in the design, installation and maintenance of a wide range of equipment including conventional hard wired systems, wireless systems or hybrid systems that incorporate aspects of each. All of our intruder alarm systems are installed to EN50131/PD6662 and we can install them to any grade you require (1-4) the grade of system will depend on your insurance providers requirements and the level of risk associated with your property.
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The standards to which the Intruder Alarm industry has in the past installed systems is BS 4737 or 7042 for high security and BS 6799 for wireless systems. These standards are replaced by a European Standard, EN50131 series. There is a suite of European Standards available to which companies can survey, install and maintain. The European Standards currently have a document called PD 6662. This is a Published Document and is used to call up parts of the current British Standards, where European Standards are not yet available.
European Standards have been accepted by the Insurance industry and the Association of British Insurers (ABI) would now like installing companies to apply them.
The ABI consider that because European Standards are “risk-based”, they form a better structure for the technical design of security systems. The major differences between EN 50131 and BS 4737 are:
This provides a structured approach to:
An advantage for insurers and surveyors applying European Standards to intruder alarm systems is the specification of grades appropriate to the associated level of Risk. One of the main differences in the European Standards is the grading of systems, which is not a feature of BS 4737.
The grading of a system based on a structured risk analysis will determine the:
Within the new European Standards there are four security grades:
For a Grade 1 system intruders are expected to have some knowledge of intruder alarm systems and be limited to a range of easily available tools.
A Grade 2 system expects intruders to have a basic knowledge of intruder alarm systems and the use of a general range of tools.
A Grade 3 system expects intruders to be conversant with intruder alarm systems and have access to a comprehensive range of tools.
Finally, a Grade 4 system is where security takes precedence over all other factors. At this level intruders are expected to have the ability and resources to plan an intrusion in fine detail and have a full range of specialised equipment,