Ensure the quality and reliability of security system installations.
NFPA 731: Installation of Electronic Premises Security Systems is the first Standard developed primarily to define the means of signal initiation, transmission, notification, and annunciation, as well as the levels of performance and the reliability of electronic security systems.
Requirements cover every step of security equipment installation, with provisions for the application, location, performance, testing, and maintenance of physical security systems and their components. Detailed chapters are included for:
Intrusion detection systems
Electronic access control systems
Video surveillance systems
Holdup, duress, and ambush systems
Testing and inspection
Rules address the protected premises from the property line to the interior of the premises. NFPA 731 also references or incorporates provisions from applicable UL, SIA, and other standards. (Softbound, 48 pp., 2006)