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Sprinkler System Service & Maintenance



We are pleased to announce that following a recent request from within RISCAuthority Active Sprinkler Rules working group, echoed and endorsed by the British Automatic Fire Sprinkler Association (BAFSA), the completion of a comprehensive and educational service and maintenance document for sprinkler system owners, users and specialist maintenance contractors is now freely available for download.

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.

S8 Checking Intruder alarm performances - considerations for claim investigations



These guidelines are designed to assist those investigating claims where an installed intruder alarm system appears not to have performed as expected. They are designed to be used both by office- and field-based members of the loss adjusting industry as well as insurers’ claims handling staff.

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.

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.

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).

S33 Solar Farm Security



The theft of PV panels and, especially, cabling from solar farms, has emerged as a serious problem for operators and insurers. The security challenge is unique. A typical solar farm consists of a concentration of significant value placed in a totally rural situation which may enjoy little or no natural surveillance from residents or passers-by.

S32 TM gas attack security solutions


In a gas attack on an ATM, a compressed gas, usually bottled Oxyacetylene, is injected into the ATM and ignited. The number of gas attacks has grown every year with petrol stations, supermarkets and bank branches suffering the largest share of attacks.

S31 Unauthorised occupation of non-residential premises


Vacant buildings are often more susceptible to the risk of fire (arson), criminal activity, misuse and malicious damage. This guide looks at what preparations, practical measures and security controls can be applied to help manage the risk.

S30 Terrorism – sources of guidance and support


This document signposts sources of good practice for counter terrorism measures including guidance documents and websites, sources of advice and National Counter Terrorism Security Office (NaCTSO) sector guides.