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S2 Alarm signalling using the internet protocol - Part 1 - An overview


This report is aimed at those seeking an introductory understanding of different methods of transmitting security alarm data over local area network (LAN) and wide area nerwork (WAN) infrastructures using internet-based protocols.

S3 ATM recommended security measures


The scope of this document is limited to the security of 'stand-alone' and 'freestanding' automated teller machines (ATM's) typically located in convenience stores, petrol stations, supermarkets, pubs and clubs.

S4 The selection and use of electronic security systems in empty buildings


This document provides guidance on the subject of electronic security systems for empty buildings to assist those considering installing such systems. It supplements the Insurers’ Property Crime Research (IPCRes) group publication, The protection of empty buildings, which provides comprehensive information regarding the problems often associated with empty buildings, together with guidance concerning possible safeguards. In order to set the scene for what follows, this current document briefly restates some of the principles outlined at greater length in The protection of empty buildings.

S5 Alarm signalling using the internet protocol - Part 2 - Considerations for insurers


This document considers the issues for insurers that are emerging with the introduction of this technology, and proposes a basis for evaluating the various implementations of the technology. Specifically, the purpose of this guide is to help the insurance industry assess whether IP-based alarm transmission systems (ATSs) which are currently being promoted to the security industry are fit for the purpose of forming the signalling link from an intrusion and hold-up alarm system (I&HAS) to an alarm receiving centre (ARC).

S6 Electronic security systems guidance on keyholder and selection & duties


This guide is an updated version of that originally issued in 2007. The main revisions reflecting the issue of the 2008 version of BS 7984: Keyholding and response services. Code of practice, plus police requirements for the introduction of ‘intervention’ with certain hold up (personal attack) alarm activations.

S7 Security Guidance for Fog Devices


These guidelines have been produced to assist specifiers and potential users in understanding certain factors that need to be considered before installing a security fog device.

S9 Intrusion and hold up alarm systems


Intrusion and hold-up alarm systems (I&HAS) are an established part of the protective security measures commonly deployed at most commercial, and many domestic, premises against the possibility of theft, robbery, malicious damage and arson. For simplicity the term I&HAS is used throughout this document, although it is possible for an intruder alarm system (IAS) or hold-up alarm system (HAS) to exist independently of each other, as well as in combination.

S10 Guidance for protection of premises against vehicle attack (ram raid)


This guide contains information to help insurers, intermediaries and policyholders understand the form of crime known as ‘ram raiding’ and the countermeasures that are available

S11 Security of emergency exit doors in Non Residential premises


It is natural to assume that it might be impossible to overcome the conflict between providing an easy and rapid means of escape in an emergency and the prevention of intrusion by criminals. Consequently, it is common for compromises to be made that seriously undermine security. Obviously, life safety interests are of the highest importance but, as this guide explains, safe escape and security can be brought into balance with informed planning and knowledge of suitable methods and security products.

S12 Police response intruder alarm systems - 10 step guide for purchasers


Intruder alarm systems are an effective means of protecting both commercial and domestic premises against theft, robbery, malicious damage and arson. As such, premises owners or occupiers may find that their insurers make certain types of insurance cover conditional upon having such a system, and most often one with police response. In doing so, insurers will usually require an alarm system to meet certain requirements, as outlined in this guide.