ICT has been awarded Class 5 certification by the Australian Security Industry Association. Products and software covered by this certification include Protege WX, Protege GX, the ICT tSec card reader range, ArmorIP internet monitoring and more.

Class 5 certified solutions are recommended to protect government agencies, correctional facilities, data centres, financial institutions, energy utilities and other specialised sites. ICT said the certification made its range a compelling option for any property owner or specifier looking for the highest security solution.

ICT said it can now proudly claim Class 5 certification from ASIAL, joining a number of select manufacturers who also hold this certification, albeit from different accreditors in some cases.

“ICT has demonstrated its product range is capable of securing high value sites and this certification is testament to its ongoing commitment to the security industry,” said John Fleming, general manager for ASIAL.

The certification from the Australian Security industry association refers to the Australian/New Zealand standard AS/NZS 2201.1:2007. AS/NZS 2201 comprises a series of intruder alarms standards which include mandatory, optional and advisory specifications applicable to all elements of an intruder alarm system.

The ICT Class 5 systems use the latest digital rolling key encryption security standards to protect against all known vulnerabilities, ensuring alarms are always reported. Onsite disarming features 900K combinations, with 6-digit PINs or biometric recognition, plus encrypted remote access and transmission to a monitoring station.

“I am proud of the collective team effort that has gone into achieving this certification,” said Hayden Burr, CEO and founder of ICT. “Adding Class 5 to our already extensive list of high security certifications further reinforces that ICT is the right product for the job.”

Certification for a Class 5 intruder alarm is based on the whole solution and integration implementation, not just the technology alone. Detailed documentation, operating procedures, and regular maintenance is required on the system. Responsibility for compliance of the system ultimately lies with the client.

At a minimum, annual maintenance is required by an authorised provider and any faults rectified as soon as possible. This is followed by detailed reporting which is signed and sighted by both the technician and client. The report will include alterations required to maintain compliance and any recommendations for performance improvement.

Class 5 solutions must include the following:

* As built documentation including detailed plans
* Logbook
* End user training
* Warranties of all installed equipment
* Full maintenance schedule
* Written advice on remote access
* 99.95% uptime to monitoring (local/remote) with polling every 20 seconds.