Alarm and electronic security systems - Part 5-3: Alarm transmission systems - Requirements for receiving centre transceiver (RCT)

IEC 60839-5-3:2016 specifies the minimum equipment requirements for the performance, reliability, resilience, security and safety characteristics of the receiving centre transceiver installed in an ARC and used in alarm transmission systems. The alarm transmission system requirements and classifications are defined within IEC 60839-5-1.

Systèmes d'alarme et de sécurité électroniques - Partie 5-3: Systèmes de transmission d'alarme - Exigences pour les transmetteurs du centre de réception (RCT)

L'IEC 60839-5-3:2016 spécifie les exigences matérielles minimales relatives au fonctionnement, à la fiabilité, à la résilience, à la sécurité et à la sûreté des transmetteurs de centre de réception installés dans un centre de réception d'alarme et utilisés dans les systèmes de transmission d'alarme. Les exigences et les classifications des systèmes de transmission d'alarme sont définies dans l'IEC 60839-5-1.

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IEC 60839-5-3
Edition 1.0 2016-02
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Alarm and electronic security systems –
Part 5-3: Alarm transmission systems – Requirements for receiving centre
transceiver (RCT)
Systèmes d’alarme et de sécurité électroniques –
Partie 5-3: Systèmes de transmission d’alarme – Exigences pour les
transmetteurs du centre de réception (RCT)
IEC 60839-5-3:2016-02(en-fr)
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IEC 60839-5-3
Edition 1.0 2016-02
INTERNATIONAL
STANDARD
NORME
INTERNATIONALE
Alarm and electronic security systems –
Part 5-3: Alarm transmission systems – Requirements for receiving centre
transceiver (RCT)
Systèmes d’alarme et de sécurité électroniques –
Partie 5-3: Systèmes de transmission d’alarme – Exigences pour les
transmetteurs du centre de réception (RCT)
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CONTENTS

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

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

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

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

3 Terms, definitions and abbreviations .............................................................................. 8

3.1 Terms and definitions ............................................................................................ 8

3.2 Abbreviations ........................................................................................................ 8

4 General requirements .................................................................................................... 8

4.1 General ................................................................................................................. 8

4.2 RCT classification ................................................................................................. 8

5 Functional requirements ................................................................................................ 8

5.1 General ................................................................................................................. 8

5.2 Access levels ........................................................................................................ 9

5.3 Uploading and downloading of software ............................................................... 10

5.4 Storage of parameters and data .......................................................................... 10

5.5 Monitoring and notification of failure of the ATP and ATS ..................................... 10

5.6 Interface(s) to the AE(s) ...................................................................................... 10

5.7 Fault signalling .................................................................................................... 10

5.8 Event recording ................................................................................................... 11

5.9 Mode of operation (store-and-forward or pass-through) ........................................ 12

5.9.1 General ....................................................................................................... 12

5.9.2 Store-and-forward operation requirements .................................................... 12

5.9.3 Pass-through operation requirements ........................................................... 12

5.10 Denial of service ................................................................................................. 12

5.11 Information security ............................................................................................. 12

5.12 Substitution security ............................................................................................ 12

5.13 RCT redundancy ................................................................................................. 13

5.14 Documentation .................................................................................................... 13

5.15 Marking/identification .......................................................................................... 13

6 Tests ........................................................................................................................... 13

6.1 General ............................................................................................................... 13

6.2 Test conditions .................................................................................................... 13

6.2.1 Laboratory conditions and tolerance ............................................................. 13

6.2.2 Mounting ...................................................................................................... 14

6.2.3 Documentation ............................................................................................. 14

6.2.4 Power supply ............................................................................................... 14

6.3 Functional tests ................................................................................................... 14

6.3.1 General ....................................................................................................... 14

6.3.2 Access levels ............................................................................................... 15

6.3.3 Upload and download of software ................................................................. 16

6.3.4 Parameter storage ....................................................................................... 17

6.3.5 Monitoring and notification of an ATS failure for a single path ATS ................ 17

6.3.6 Monitoring and notification of an ATS failure for a dual path ATS .................. 18

6.3.7 Interface(s) to the AE(s) ............................................................................... 18

6.3.8 Fault signalling ............................................................................................ 19

6.3.9 Processing of alarm signals .......................................................................... 20

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6.3.10 Event recording ............................................................................................ 20

6.3.11 Clock resolution and synchronisation ............................................................ 21

6.3.12 Endurance of the log .................................................................................... 21

6.3.13 Optimising methods of storage of events ...................................................... 21

6.3.14 User identification for log entries .................................................................. 22

6.3.15 Mode of operation ........................................................................................ 22

6.3.16 Denial of service .......................................................................................... 23

6.3.17 Information and substitution security ............................................................ 23

6.3.18 RCT redundancy .......................................................................................... 24

6.3.19 Documentation ............................................................................................. 24

Bibliography ....................................................................................................................... 25

Table 1 – Access levels – Logical access to functions ......................................................... 10

Table 2 – Event recording classification – Events to be recorded ......................................... 11

Table 3 – Summary of functional tests ................................................................................. 14

Table 4 – Test of access levels ........................................................................................... 15

Table 5 – Test of upload and download of software ............................................................. 16

Table 6 – Test of parameter storage .................................................................................... 17

Table 7 – Test of interface(s) to the AE(s) ........................................................................... 19

Table 8 – Fault signalling .................................................................................................... 19

Table 9 – Test of event recording ........................................................................................ 20

Table 10 – Test of clock resolution and synchronisation ....................................................... 21

Table 11 – Test of log optimisation ...................................................................................... 22

Table 12 – Test of user identification logging ....................................................................... 22

Table 13 – Test of mode of operation .................................................................................. 23

Table 14 – Test of RCT redundancy .................................................................................... 24

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ALARM AND ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEMS –
Part 5-3: Alarm transmission systems –
Requirements for receiving centre transceiver (RCT)
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International Standard IEC 60839-5-3 has been prepared by IEC technical committee 79:

Alarm and electronic security systems.
This international standard is based on EN 50136-3:2013.
The text of this standard is based on the following documents:
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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.

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

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• 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 international 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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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

IEC 60839-5-4, IEC 60839-5-5 and IEC 60839-5-6 developed in 1991 and advise TC 79 on their future.

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ALARM AND ELECTRONIC SECURITY SYSTEMS –
Part 5-3: Alarm transmission systems –
Requirements for receiving centre transceiver (RCT)
1 Scope

This part of IEC 60839 specifies the minimum equipment requirements for the performance,

reliability, resilience, security and safety characteristics of the receiving centre transceiver

(RCT) installed in an ARC and used in alarm transmission systems.

The alarm transmission system requirements and classifications are defined within

IEC 60839-5-1. 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. The term alarm message is used in this broad sense

throughout the document.

Where application specific standards exist, the RCT should comply with relevant standards

called up by that application.

The RCT can be either an integrated element of any receiving/annunciation equipment, or a

stand-alone device. In either case, the requirements of this international standard should

apply.

The function of the RCT is to monitor the ATPs, receive alarm messages, forward alarm

messages to one or more AEs and send acknowledgements to the SPTs.
This international standard specifies the minimum equipment requirements for the

performance, reliability, resilience, security and safety characteristics of the receiving centre

transceiver (RCT) installed in alarm receiving centres and to define parameters that are

tested to ensure its compatibility with ATS categories.

Management of the transmission network is not in the scope of this international standard.

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.
IEC 60839-5-1:2014, Alarm and electronic transmission systems – Part 5-1: Alarm
transmission systems – General requirements
IEC 62599-1, Alarm systems – Part 1: Environmental test methods

IEC 62599-2, Alarm systems – Part 2: Electromagnetic compatibility – Immunity requirements

for components of fire and security alarm systems
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3 Terms, definitions and abbreviations
3.1 Terms and definitions

For the purposes of this document, the terms and definitions given in IEC 60839-5-1, as well

as the following, apply.
3.1.1
remote access

access to the equipment from any location that is outside the protected premises in which the

equipment is located
3.2 Abbreviations
For the purposes of this document, the following abbreviations apply:
AE Annunciation equipment
AS Alarm system
ATP Alarm transmission path
ATS Alarm transmission system
ARC Alarm receiving centre
CIE Control and indicating equipment
EMC Electromagnetic compatibility
GND Ground
GPRS General packet radio services
I&HAS Intruder and hold-up alarm systems
NTP Network time protocol
RCT Receiving centre transceiver
SPT Supervised premises transceiver
4 General requirements
4.1 General

Where appropriate, equipment shall comply with local, national and international requirements

and regulations for connection and transmission via public or private networks.

Requirements in this international standard shall be considered as a minimum. As the RCT is

used together with or integrated in receiving/annunciation equipment, the requirements of the

specific applications or related standards shall apply.
4.2 RCT classification

This international standard defines RCT requirements. For the purpose of RCT classification

reference is made to the ATS categories in IEC 60839-5-1. The RCT documentation shall

describe for which ATS categories the RCT complies with the requirements.
5 Functional requirements
5.1 General

The RCT shall provide communication between one or more AEs and one or more SPTs and

monitor the interface(s) to one or more AEs.
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The RCT shall monitor the ATSs.
5.2 Access levels

This international standard specifies four levels of access that categorise the ability of users

to access the RCT functions.
Access levels are defined as following:
– Level 1 access to indications;
– Level 2 access to the operational status and commissioning functions;
– Level 3 maintenance functions, access in order to affect the RCT configuration

including site-specific data and other operations that directly, or indirectly, may

adversely influence the functions of the RCT;
– Level 4 access to software updates and read-only parameters.

These access levels apply only for logical access (i.e. not physical access). Access to all

functions shall require authorisation with a key.

Access levels 2, 3 and 4 shall use personalised accounts to achieve traceability.

A level 4 user shall be authorised by a user with level 3 access. This authorisation may be

permanent or time limited.

Access at all levels shall require authorisation with a key. The key mechanism shall be able to

provide at least 1 000 000 different keys.

Where it is possible to attempt to gain access more than 3 times in a 60-second period the

RCT shall have the ability to delay repeated attempts. After the third attempt, each further

attempt shall be prevented for a minimum of 90 s.

Where factory default keys are provided, it shall not be possible to complete the RCT

commissioning without first changing these keys during installation.

Remote access shall require a secure connection and meet the data security requirements of

IEC 60839-5-1.

Automatic logout of remote access sessions shall be activated after a period of inactivity. The

inactivity period shall be configurable.
Logical access to functions shall comply with Table 1.
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Table 1 – Access levels – Logical access to functions
Access Level Level 1 Level 2 Level 3 Level 4
View RCT indications P P P P
Change RCT configuration NP NP P NP
View RCT configuration NP P P P
Commission/de-commission SPT NP P P NP
View RCT event/alarm log NP P P P
Change RCT software NP NP NP P
Change users and/or user rights NP NP P NP
Change and/or delete entries in
NP NP NP NP
the event log
Key
P = permitted
NP = not permitted

NOTE The requirement to restrict or permit access to a certain function does not imply that implementation of

the function is required.
5.3 Uploading and downloading of software

The upload and download of software in/out of an RCT is only allowed at the appropriate

access level as defined in 5.2.
5.4 Storage of parameters and data

A power cycle or a software restart shall not result in the loss of any configuration, log and

secured alarm messages. The RCT shall return to normal operation automatically after such

power cycle or software restart.
5.5 Monitoring and notification of failure of the ATP and ATS

For compliance to the relevant standards of the application, the RCT shall monitor the ATP

and the ATS and report failures to the AE as defined in IEC 60839-5-1:2014, Table 4.

The documentation supplied by the manufacturer shall describe the notification signal.

5.6 Interface(s) to the AE(s)

The interface(s) to the AE(s) shall be monitored in accordance with IEC 60839-5-1. The

reporting time of the connection failure shall be less than or equal to the reporting time of the

ATS with the highest category or 60 s, whichever is shorter. In the event of an interface

failure, a fault signal shall be generated, and an event logged.

The manufacturer shall state in its product documentation the specifications of the interface(s)

to the AE
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