Alarm and electronic security systems - Part 5-1: Alarm transmission systems - General requirements

IEC 60839-5-1:2014 specifies the requirements for the performance, reliability, resilience and security of alarm transmission systems and ensures their suitability for use with different types of alarm systems and annunciation equipment. This standard specifies the requirements for alarm transmission systems providing alarm transmission between an alarm system at supervised premises and annunciation equipment at an alarm receiving centre. It applies to transmission systems for all types of alarm messages such as fire, intrusion, access control, social alarm, etc. This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous edition published 24 years ago: techniques and constraints have been widely changed since that time, which has been reflected in this new edition.

Systèmes d'alarme et de sécurité électroniques - Partie 5-1: Systèmes de transmission d'alarme - Exigences générales

L'IEC 60839-5-1:2014 stipule les exigences relatives au fonctionnement, à la fiabilité, à la résilience et à la sécurité des systèmes de transmission d'alarme et garantit leur aptitude à être utilisés avec différents types de systèmes d'alarme et d'équipements de visualisation et de traitement. La présente norme spécifie les exigences relatives aux systèmes de transmission d'alarme permettant d'assurer une transmission d'alarme entre un système d'alarme dans des locaux surveillés et l'équipement de visualisation et de traitement au centre de réception d'alarme. Elle s'applique aux systèmes de transmission de tous les types de messages d'alarme: incendie, intrusion, contrôle d'accès, alarme sociale, etc. Cette édition inclut les modifications techniques majeures suivantes par rapport à l'édition précédente, publiée il y a 24 ans: les techniques et contraintes ont été, depuis cette époque, grandement modifiées, ce qui a été reflété dans cette nouvelle édition.

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IEC 60839-5-1
Edition 2.0 2014-07
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Alarm and electronic security systems –
Part 5-1: Alarm transmission systems – General requirements
Systèmes d’alarme et de sécurité électroniques –
Partie 5-1: Systèmes de transmission d’alarme – Exigences générales
IEC 60839-5-1:2014-07(en-fr)
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IEC 60839-5-1
Edition 2.0 2014-07
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
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Alarm and electronic security systems –
Part 5-1: Alarm transmission systems – General requirements
Systèmes d’alarme et de sécurité électroniques –
Partie 5-1: Systèmes de transmission d’alarme – Exigences générales
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CONTENTS

FOREWORD ........................................................................................................................... 4

INTRODUCTION ..................................................................................................................... 6

1 Scope .............................................................................................................................. 7

2 Normative references ...................................................................................................... 7

3 Terms, definitions and abbreviations ............................................................................... 7

3.1 Terms and definitions .............................................................................................. 7

3.2 Abbreviations ........................................................................................................ 12

4 General ......................................................................................................................... 13

5 General requirements .................................................................................................... 13

5.1 ATS configuration ................................................................................................. 13

5.2 ATS categories ..................................................................................................... 13

5.2.1 General ......................................................................................................... 13

5.2.2 Custom category ........................................................................................... 14

5.3 Applicable network standards ............................................................................... 14

6 System requirements ..................................................................................................... 14

6.1 General ................................................................................................................. 14

6.2 Transmission link requirements ............................................................................. 14

6.2.1 General ......................................................................................................... 14

6.2.2 Transmission links shared with other applications .......................................... 15

6.2.3 Transmission network equipment ................................................................... 15

6.2.4 ATSN capacity ............................................................................................... 15

6.2.5 Denial of service ............................................................................................ 15

6.3 Performance ......................................................................................................... 16

6.3.1 General ......................................................................................................... 16

6.3.2 Transmission time ......................................................................................... 16

6.3.3 Monitoring of interconnections ....................................................................... 17

6.4 Securing of messages in the alarm transmission system ....................................... 19

6.5 Alarm transmission acknowledgement ................................................................... 19

6.6 ATS generated alarms .......................................................................................... 19

6.7 Availability ............................................................................................................ 20

6.7.1 General ......................................................................................................... 20

6.7.2 Redundancy/duplication ................................................................................. 20

6.7.3 ATS unavailability .......................................................................................... 20

6.7.4 Duration of faults ........................................................................................... 20

6.7.5 ATS availability recording .............................................................................. 20

6.7.6 ATSN availability ........................................................................................... 21

6.8 Security ................................................................................................................ 21

6.8.1 General security requirements ....................................................................... 21

6.8.2 Substitution security ...................................................................................... 22

6.8.3 Information security ....................................................................................... 22

7 Verification of performance ............................................................................................ 22

7.1 General ................................................................................................................. 22

7.2 Performance verification of an ATS ....................................................................... 22

7.3 ATSN performance ............................................................................................... 22

7.4 Transmission time ................................................................................................. 23

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7.5 Verification interval ............................................................................................... 23

7.6 Availability ............................................................................................................ 23

7.6.1 Records ......................................................................................................... 23

7.6.2 Inspection of records ..................................................................................... 24

7.6.3 Calculations ................................................................................................... 24

8 Documentation .............................................................................................................. 25

Annex A (informative) ATS configurations examples ............................................................ 27

Annex B (informative) Availability examples ......................................................................... 29

Annex C (informative) Verification of performance ............................................................... 30

C.1 General ................................................................................................................. 30

C.2 Set-up configuration .............................................................................................. 30

C.3 System evaluation and functional verification ........................................................ 30

C.4 Functional verification ........................................................................................... 31

Annex D (normative) Classes for category C ........................................................................ 32

Bibliography .......................................................................................................................... 34

Figure 1 – Logical representation of an ATS ......................................................................... 26

Figure A.1 – Example of a simple single path alarm transmission system ............................. 27

Figure A.2 – Example of a simple dual path alarm transmission system ................................ 27

Figure A.3 – Example of a dual path alarm transmission system ........................................... 28

Figure C.1 – Block diagram ................................................................................................... 30

Table 1 – ATS configuration .................................................................................................. 14

Table 2 – Transmission time ................................................................................................. 17

Table 3 – Maximum reporting time ........................................................................................ 18

Table 4 – RCT to AE alarm reporting .................................................................................... 19

Table 5 – SPT to AS alarm reporting ..................................................................................... 19

Table 6 – ATS availability recording ...................................................................................... 21

Table 7 – ATSN availability ................................................................................................... 21

Table 8 – SPT substitution security requirements .................................................................. 22

Table 9 – Information security requirements ......................................................................... 22

Table C.1 – Verification results table .................................................................................... 31

Table D.1 – Transmission time classification ......................................................................... 32

Table D.2 – Transmission time, maximum values .................................................................. 32

Table D.3 – Reporting time classification .............................................................................. 32

Table D.4 – Availability classification .................................................................................... 32

Table D.5 – Substitution security .......................................................................................... 32

Table D.6 – Information security ........................................................................................... 33

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ALARM AND ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEMS –
Part 5-1: Alarm transmission systems –
General requirements
FOREWORD

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International Standard IEC 60839-5-1 has been prepared by IEC technical committee 79:

Alarm and electronic security systems.
This international standard is based on EN 50136-1:2012.

This second edition cancels and replaces the first edition published 1991. This edition

constitutes a technical revision.

This edition includes the following significant technical changes with respect to the previous

edition:

a) The previous version was published 24 years ago, techniques and constraints have been

widely changed since that time. Although covering the same subject the contents of the

new IEC 60839-5-1 are widely different and there is no constructive issues in trying to find

similarities and differences between both versions.
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The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
FDIS Report on voting
79/479/FDIS 79/490/RVD

Full information on the voting for the approval of this standard can be found in the report on

voting indicated in the above table.

This publication has been drafted in accordance with the ISO/IEC Directives, Part 2.

A list of all parts in the IEC 60839 series, published under the general title Alarm and

electronic security systems, can be found on the IEC website.

Future standards in this series will carry the new general title as cited above. Titles of existing

standards in this series will be updated at the time of the next edition.

The committee has decided that the contents of this publication will remain unchanged until

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related to the specific publication. At this date, the publication will be
• reconfirmed,
• withdrawn,
• replaced by a revised edition, or
• amended.
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INTRODUCTION

The object of this part of IEC 60839 is to specify the general requirements for the

performance, reliability, resilience and security of alarm transmission systems and to ensure

their suitability for use with different types of alarm systems and annunciation equipment.

An alarm transmission system may use any type of transmission network.

When the ATS functions are integrated into an alarm system or annunciation equipment the

requirements of this standard apply.

The intended users of this standard include alarm transmission service providers, alarm

receiving centre operators, fire departments, insurance companies, telecommunication

network operators, internet service providers, equipment manufacturers, alarm companies,

end users and others.

The IEC 60839-5 series consists of the following parts, under the general title Alarm and

electronic security systems:
– Part 5-1: Alarm transmission systems – General requirements;

– Part 5-2: Alarm transmission systems – Requirements for supervised premises transceiver

(SPT);

– Part 5-3: Alarm transmission systems – Requirements for receiving centre transceiver

(RCT);
– Part 5-4 : (under evaluation);
– Part 5-5 : (under evaluation);
– Part 5-6 : (under evaluation);
– Part 5-7: (place holder).
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1 The former IEC 60839-5 series (1991) is being reviewed by an ad-hoc group set-up at the TC 79 meeting in

Milano in October 2013. This ad-hoc group is in charge of evaluating the relevance / obsolescence of all parts

of IEC 60839-5 series. The result of this analysis can be found in 79/462/DC and 79/477/INF that recommend to:

– keep IEC 60839-5-1 and IEC 60839-5-2 to receive, under identical titles, updated contents, such as the

present document;

– withdraw IEC 60839-5-4, IEC 60839-5-5 and IEC 60839-5-6 developed in 1991 that have now no relevance.

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ALARM AND ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEMS –
Part 5-1: Alarm transmission systems –
General requirements
1 Scope

This part of IEC 60839 specifies the requirements for the performance, reliability, resilience

and security of alarm transmission systems and ensures their suitability for use with different

types of alarm systems and annunciation equipment.

An alarm transmission system may use any type of transmission network. When the ATS

functions are integrated into an alarm system or annunciation equipment the requirements of

this standard apply.

This standard specifies the requirements for alarm transmission systems providing alarm

transmission between an alarm system at supervised premises and annunciation equipment at

an alarm receiving centre.

This standard applies to transmission systems for all types of alarm messages such as fire,

intrusion, access control, social alarm, etc. Different types of alarm systems may in addition to

alarm messages also send other types of messages, e.g. fault messages and status

messages. These messages are also considered to be alarm messages in the context of this

standard. The term alarm is used in this broad sense throughout the document.

Additional alarm transmission requirements of specific types of alarm systems are given in the

relevant standards. The intended users of this standard include alarm transmission service

providers, alarm receiving centre operators, fire departments, insurance companies,

telecommunication network operators, internet service providers, equipment manufacturers,

alarm companies, end users and others.
2 Normative references

The following documents, in whole or in part, are normatively referenced in this document and

are indispensable for its application. For dated references, only the edition cited applies. For

undated references, the latest edition of the referenced document (including any amendments)

applies.
None.
3 Terms, definitions and abbreviations
3.1 Terms and definitions
For the purposes of this document, the following terms and definitions apply.
NOTE The definitions below are read in conjunction with Figure 1.
3.1.1
alarm condition

condition of an alarm system (AS), or part thereof, which results from the response of the

system, or part thereof, to the presence of a hazard
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3.1.2
alarm receiving centre
ARC

continuously manned centre to which information concerning the status of one or more alarm

systems (ASs) is reported
Note 1 to entry: This note applies to the French language only.
3.1.3
alarm system

electrical installation, which responds to the manual or automatic detection of the presence of

a hazard
Note 1 to entry: The AS is not part of the alarm transmission system (ATS).
Note 2 to entry: This note applies to the French language only.
3.1.4
alarm transmission equipment
ATE

collective term to describe a supervised premises transceiver (SPT), a monitoring centre

transceiver (MCT) and a receiving centre transceiver (RCT)
Note 1 to entry: This note applies to the French language only.
3.1.5
alarm transmission path
ATP
route an alarm message travels between an individual AS and its associated AE

Note 1 to entry: The ATP starts at the interface between the AS and the supervised premises transceiver (SPT)

and ends at the interface between the receiving centre transceiver (RCT) and the AE. For notification and

surveillance purposes the reverse direction may also be used.
Note 2 to entry: This note applies to the French language only.
3.1.6
alarm transmission service network
ATSN
group of alarm transmission systems (ATSs) of the same category

Note 1 to entry: An ATSN consists of one or more ATSs of the same category, functioning under supervision of

the same management and monitoring centre.
Note 2 to entry: This note applies to the French language only.
3.1.7
alarm transmission service provider
ATSP

person or entity that is responsible for design, operation and the verification of the

performance of one or more alarm transmission service networks (ATSNs)

Note 1 to entry: The ATSP may take responsibility for the ATS provision and performance monitoring of one or

more ATSN as the design authority, through contracts with customers, ARCs, transmission network operators, etc.

Note 2 to entry: This note applies to the French language only.
3.1.8
alarm transmission system
ATS

alarm transmission equipment (ATE) and networks used to transfer information concerned

with the state of one or more alarm systems (ASs) at supervised premises to one or more

annunciation equipments (AEs) of one or more alarm receiving centres (ARCs)
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Note 1 to entry: An ATS may consist of more than one alarm transmission path (ATP).

Note 2 to entry: This note applies to the French language only.
3.1.9
alarm transmission system category
ATS category

set of parameters that define the performance requirements of an alarm transmission system

Note 1 to entry: A category defines minimum ATS requirements.

Note 2 to entry: The alarm system application should specify the appropriate ATS category.

Note 3 to entry: Where resilience and reliability are considered important for the alarm system application, the

use of a dual path ATS is recommended.
3.1.10
alarm transmission system management system
ATS management system

part of the ATS that is used to manage alarm transmission equipment, supervise alarm

transmission equipment and network
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