New European standard for security smoke devices welcomed
The British Security Industry Association has welcomed the publication of the new European Standard for security smoke devices – EN50131-8. The new standard started life as a BSIA code of practice and was then developed into a British Standard before progressing to Europe.
The BSIA has led the way in the development of the standard throughout its transition. Alex Carmichael, BSIA Technical Director, comments: "Developing standards is essential to ensuring the supply of high quality products to the market. The Association has been at the forefront of developing this standard from its beginnings as a BSIA code of practice. Now thanks to the publication of this European Standard, Britain has led the way in raising standards right the way across Europe, an achievement from which both the industry and its customers will benefit."
EN 50131-8:2009 is the European Standard covering security fog systems that are part of an intruder and hold-up alarm system. The purpose of a security fog system is to reduce visibility in a protected area by the use of a non-toxic fog in order to form a barrier between the criminal and the criminal's intended target.