ICT AS/NZS2201.1 Class 5 Alarm Compliance
Submitted on Sat, 08/06/2016 - 12:48
Hayden Burr, ICT
ICT’S addition of compliance to AS/NZS2201.1 Class 5 to its Protégé solution expands the scope for ICT alarm applications under the Australian government’s risk assessment process, Protective Security Policy Framework, (PSPF) and New Zealand’s Protective Security Requirements, (PSR).
Protégé’s fully encrypted communication all the way from sensor to remote monitoring station means organizations and government agencies that previously had to install costly SCEC Type 1/1A system to meet stringent security requirements have a proven and competitive alternative to consider.
AS/NZS2201 is a series of standards that include a number of mandatory, optional and recommended specifications for the design and installation of intruder alarm and alarm transmission systems. These standards allow alarm systems to be classified and tested to ensure they meet the requirements, with Class 1 considered the lowest reliable alarm system and Class 5 the highest.
According to ICT’s Hayden Burr, operationally, the Protege Single Input Expander (PRT-ZX1 module) is wired to each of the external devices onsite including motion sensors, smoke detectors and door contacts, and attached to the Protege module network.
“If any of the devices are activated, the ZX1 transfers that information to the Protege Controller using ICT’s proprietary RS-485 AES encrypted module communications technology,” Burr said. “The controller transmits alarms offsite using ICT’s ArmorIP protocol, one of only a few reporting protocols to have NIST certified encryption and side channel intrusion detection for communications.”
As well as this AS/NZS2201.1 Class 5 compliance, ICT solutions Protege solutions also comply with European standard EN50131 and UL listings for Intruder Alarm Systems. ♦