Alarm Systems Product Family Standard
Looking at the European EMC Directive, the product family standard for Alarm systems varies from other product family standards in that it provides the EMC immunity requirements applicable to Alarm Systems but does not include the emissions requirements. As the EMC Directive requires both emissions and Immunity compliance, other appropriate standards will need to be applied to cover the unwanted emission aspects of the directive. In most cases, this is typically done by applying the generic emissions standard applicable to the intended environment.
EN (European Norm) 50130-4 is titled Alarm Systems – Part 4: Electromagnetic Compatibility – Product Family Standard: Immunity requirements for components of fire, intruder and social alarm systems. This standard is part of the EN 50130 series of standards which is intended to give the requirements applicable to alarm systems in general (e.g. the EMC immunity requirements, in this case). The following series of European Standards are intended to give the other requirements (e.g. performance requirements), which are applicable to the specific types of alarm systems:
EN 50131, Alarm Systems – Intrusion Alarm Systems
EN 50132, Alarm Systems – CCTV surveillance systems
EN 50133, Alarm Systems – Access control systems
EN 50134, Alarm systems – Social Alarm systems
EN 50135, Alarm Systems – Hold-up alarm systems
EN 50136, Alarm Systems – Alarm transmission systems
EN 50137, Alarm Systems – Combined or integrated alarm systems
EN 54, Fire detection and fire alarm systems
The applicable versions are listed on EMC Directive list of harmonized standards published on the European Commission web site.