Chubb has achieved LPCB approval to LPS 1277 Issue 3.0 for its eConnect™ range of supervised premises transceivers.
Chubb's eConnect™ interfaces with the notification outputs of an intruder alarm or a fire alarm control panel and in the event of an alarm, transmits messages to the Chubb alarm receiving centres, which are manned 24/7
The LPS 1277 approval scheme brings together the various alarm transmission system (ATS) requirements relevant to the UK fire and intruder alarm market, and addresses the requirements of the insurance industry and other stakeholders on key issues, such as ensuring faults are promptly reported and providing guidelines for installers.
Chubb had three product variants undergo and pass the rigorous testing and approval programme required by LPS 1277 Issue 3.0. These include the eConnect™ IP/GPRS G4e and eConnect™ GPRS/PSTN G3e offering a selection of dual path solutions for use with intruder alarm and hold-up installations and also the eConnect™ IP/GPRS G4eF offering a dual path solution for use with fire alarm installations.
The Chubb eConnect™ interfaces with the notification outputs of an intruder alarm or a fire alarm control panel and in the event of an alarm, transmits messages to the Chubb alarm receiving centres, which are manned 24 hours-a-day. The dual path intruder solutions ensure that even in the event of a malicious attack on one or both of the communication paths to the alarm receiving centre, a confirmed alarm can continue to be signalled at the ARC, allowing the police to be called.
Colin Leatherbarrow, Product Solutions Director, Chubb Fire & Security, believes this is a positive step for the security industry: "Chubb customers can now take advantage of the latest technology dual path security and fire alarm communicator technology."
Customers now have a totally end-to-end signalling solution from Chubb without additional call charges or the need for third party managed services.
“By delivering even higher levels of security and integrity than the previous generation of communicators, customers can have peace of mind knowing that eConnect™ has been comprehensively and independently tested and certified by LPCB to the latest LPS 1277 Issue 3.0 alarm transmission standard," Leatherbarrow said.
The requirements of LPS 1277 Issue 3.0 are based on the EN 50136, EN 50131 and EN 54 series of European standards. While it builds on and clarifies these standards, typically in areas relating to intrusion and hold up alarm systems, LPS 1277 does not in any way undermine their use or future development.
In addition to outlining clear performance requirements, LPS 1277 contains (in ANNEX C) guidance for equipment installers, which the suppliers of LPS 1277 Issue 3.0 approved equipment are required to include in their installation instructions.
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