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BSIA outlines key points of PD6669 scheme ahead of industry briefings

Ahead of a series of industry briefings on the new PD6669 scheme, the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has put together its five key points of the publication.

PD6669 provides guidance for the provision of alarm transmission systems (ATS) in the UK. It has been developed with support from all interested parties within the security industry, including security installers, Alarm Receiving Centres, ATS providers, insurers, the BSIA itself, the British Standards Institution and the police service.

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The Trade Association has outlined five key points of the scheme which will be covered in greater detail during each briefing:

*Alarm transmission providers will supply network availability statistics to identify systems that are highly likely to generate a false confirmed activation and police response to a false alarm. This will help to protect the allocation of Unique Reference Numbers (URNs)

*Alarm transmission providers will suggest alternate telecommunications solutions and networking advice to improve system reliability

*Single path faults are effectively managed, reducing customer disturbance and false alarms

*Installers will be able to clearly identify chargeable installation and post-installation work to the ATS to ensure that it operates reliably and as specified. Using PD6662, installers will be able to upsell their services rather than simply selling on price

*PD6669 ensures that system liability is clearly defined through robust information supply, record keeping and notification

As stated, the BSIA is hosting a series of free-to-attend briefings that will provide industry practitioners with an overview of PD6669, information on how it interfaces to BS EN 50136 and how it will help installers who use the scheme.

The briefings will be taking place at the following locations:

*London: 30 August at UBM, 240 Blackfriars Road, London SE1 8BF. Registration opens at 8.30 am with presentations from 9.00 am through until 11.00 am

*Hampshire: 31 August at Southern Monitoring, 212-218 London Road, Waterlooville PO7 7AJ. Registration opens at 8.30 am with presentations from 9.00 am until 11.00 am

*Wigan: 6 September at the North West Fire and Security Exhibition, DW Stadium (South Stand Suite), 15 Loire Drive, Wigan WN5 0UH. Presentations from 10.00 am to 11.00 am as part of the North West Fire and Security Exhibition speaker programme)

*Nottingham: 13 September at EMCS Ltd, Tissington Close, Beeston, Nottingham NG9 6QG. Registration opens at 8.30 am with presentations from 9.00 am until 11.00 am

*To register for any of these PD6669 briefings visit: www.bsia.co.uk/events

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ESB Telecoms contracts LOCKEN to upgrade access control for critical base station site infrastructures

ESB Telecoms (ESBT), a subsidiary of Ireland’s public electricity distribution company, has contracted LOCKEN to upgrade its access infrastructures.

The contract – which covers the provision of 1,000 access systems for Global Systems for Mobile Communications (GSM) base stations at 450 locations throughout the country – follows on from a pilot programme that allowed ESBT to ascertain the benefits of LOCKEN’s access control solution. Subsequently, ESBT decided to protect Points of Presence (PoP) cabins to comply with Health and Safety regulations.

Located in remote sites exposed to wind and rain, ESBT’s facilities must be accessible to a 1,700-strong contractor crew, 95% of whom are external third parties. The LOCKEN solution is ideal for controlling access to infrastructure at remote sites, ensuring thousands of access requests are granted to contractor personnel every month.

Tailored programming of access rights guarantees secure access.

ESB Telecoms (ESBT), a subsidiary of Ireland’s public electricity distribution company, has contracted LOCKEN to upgrade its access infrastructures

ESB Telecoms (ESBT), a subsidiary of Ireland’s public electricity distribution company, has contracted LOCKEN to upgrade its access infrastructures

The LOCKEN solution is integrated with the ESBT extranet, significantly improving operating effectiveness by enabling automatic transfer of data to LOCKEN’s advanced software suite. Similarly, work access authorisations generated from the ESBT extranet will automatically generate access rights via LOCKEN’s software.

Peter Greggs, Health and Safety manager at ESB Telecoms, commented: “We became aware of this innovative asset management technology from a number of European utilities using the LOCKEN system. Following proactive discussions with LOCKEN, during which we explained our specific requirements, we believed that the detailed engineering solution and the flexibility of LOCKEN’s IT system would provide enhanced safety management control for all parties visiting our telecommunication sites.“

Nick Dooley, managing director of LOCKEN UK, explained: “We’re very pleased to work alongside Ireland’s leading telecoms infrastructure provider. We intend to use ESBT as a springboard to show local business how important smart electronic key solutions can be. ESBT has stringent targets in terms of security and operating efficiency. That’s perfect for us, and has enabled us to establish a mutually beneficial relationship on this project.”

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