04 May VdS announces new guidelines for radio-based fire detection and fire alarm systems
VdS has issued guidelines for radio-based fire detection and fire alarm systems (FDAS).
While international standards exist for the protection of individual components using radio links (including EN 54-25), there are still none for the decisive interaction of the overall system.
As one of the world’s most renowned institutions for corporate safety and security, VdS has consolidated and built upon the current requirements for guidelines. Furthermore, it supports both manufacturers and users as the new guidelines are practice-orientated and ensure comprehensive reliability.
At VdS, there over 500 experts offering a range of services for fire protection, security, cyber-security, and natural hazard prevention. Services include risk assessments, testing, and certification, inspections, information systems for natural hazards, and an extensive training program. In addition, the independent institute sets international safety and security standards, with the publication of a comprehensive set of guidelines.
Rafael Bernsdorf, the Head of the VdS Laboratory for Special Fire Detection Products, said: “One of our many unique selling points is the certification of the reliable interaction of all components as an entire system. After all, only a system that fully functions at all times can save lives and protect entire companies from fire and smoke.”
He added: “For optimal effectiveness of radio transmission paths, we offer precise and proven support for free download – in compact 19 pages, also for interaction with wired components.”
The new Guidelines VdS 3897 – Fire Detection Systems with Components using Radio Links, Requirements and Test Methods, are available on the official website.