EN 50130

EN 50130

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Sub-subject: 
Sensors, actuators and alarms
Reference: 
EN 50130
Title: 
Alarm systems
Kind of resource: 
Standard
Year of publication: 
2011
Description: 
EN 50130-4:2011, for immunity requirements, applies to the components of the following alarm systems, intended for use in and around buildings in residential, commercial, light industrial and industrial environments: ◾ access control systems, for security applications; ◾ alarm transmission systems; ◾ CCTV systems, for security applications; ◾ fire detection and fire alarm systems; ◾ hold-up alarm systems; ◾ intruder alarm systems; ◾ social alarm systems; The tests and severities to be used are the same for indoor and outdoor applications of fixed, movable and portable equipment. The levels do not cover extreme cases, which may occur in any location, but with an extremely low probability of occurrence, or in special locations close to powerful emitters (e.g. radar transmitters). Equipment within the scope of this standard should be designed in order to operate satisfactorily in the environmental electromagnetic conditions of residential, commercial, light industrial and industrial environments. This implies particularly that it should be able to operate correctly within the conditions fixed by the electromagnetic compatibility levels for the various disturbances on the low voltage public supply system as defined by EN 61000 2 2. The immunity tests in this standard only concern the most critical disturbance phenomena. For equipment using radio signalling, mains signalling or with connections to the public telephone system, additional requirements, from other standards specific to these signalling media, might apply. This standard does not specify basic safety requirements, such as protection against electrical shocks, unsafe operation, insulation coordination and related dielectric tests. This standard does not cover EMC emission requirements. These are covered by other appropriate standards. EN 50130-5:2011 specifies environmental test methods to be used for testing the system components of the following alarm systems, intended for use in and around buildings: ◾ intruder alarm systems; ◾ hold-up alarm systems; ◾ social alarm systems; ◾ CCTV systems, for security applications; ◾ access control systems, for security applications; ◾ alarm transmission systems. This European Standard specifies three equipment classes (fixed, movable & portable equipment) and four environmental classes. The environmental classes only include the general service environments envisaged for equipment installed in typical residential, commercial and industrial environments. It may be necessary for the product standard to require additional or different environmental tests or severities where a) there could be specific environmental problems (e.g. some different severities may be required for break glass detectors stuck to glass windows, due to the local extremes of temperature and humidity), b) the test exposure falls within the intended detection phenomenon of the detector (e.g. during a vibration test on a seismic detector). In order to provide reproducible test methods and to avoid the proliferation of technically similar test methods, the test procedures have been chosen, where possible, from internationally accepted standards (e.g. IEC publications). For specific guidance on these tests, reference should be made to the appropriate document, which is indicated in the relevant sub section. For more general guidance and background information on environmental testing, reference should be made to EN 60068 1 and to the EN 60068 3 series. This European Standard does not specify a) the requirements or performance criteria to be applied, which should be specified in the relevant product standard, b) special tests only applicable to a particular device (e.g. the effects of turbulent air draughts on ultrasonic movement detectors), c) basic safety requirements, such as protection against electrical shocks, unsafe operation, insulation coordination and related dielectric tests, d) tests relating to deliberate acts of damage or tampering. [Source: CENELEC] The standard family of alarm system comprises: ◾ EN 50131: Alarm systems - Intrusion and hold-up systems ◾ EN 50132: Alarm systems - CCTV surveillance systems for use in security applications ◾ EN 50133: Alarm systems - Access control systems for use in security applications ◾ EN 50134: Alarm systems - Social alarm systems ◾ EN 50135: Alarm systems - Hold up alarm systems ◾ EN 50136: Alarm systems - Alarm transmission systems and equipment
Keywords: 
Alarm systems, security, AAL
Organisation: 
CENELEC
Geographical area: 
Europe