19 June 2013
British Standard BS 8473 has been released for public comment.
BS 8473 gives guidance on the management of intruder and hold-up alarm systems (I&HAS), and the management of alarm conditions when they occur in order to reduce the nuisance factor and waste of resources in responding to false alarms. This document applies to all remotely notified intruder and hold-up alarm systems and also applies to audible only intruder and hold-up alarm systems, except where otherwise stated.
The BSI operates a public on-line facility called Draft Review System (DRS) for people wanting to review the DPC and/or to submit comments on the DPC. You have to register with a user name and password, but the facility is open to all.
The DRS can be accessed via the following link:
In this particular case the deadline for submitting comments on BS 8473 is 31 August 2013.