NSAI now offers a certification scheme for CCTV installers, based on the EN 50132 series of Standards.
In September 2008, over 300 NSAI-certified CCTV installers attended a series of five NSAI workshops across Ireland to promote the new scheme.
I.S. EN 50132-7 (Part 7) is a fully fledged Irish Standard adopted in 1999. The CCTV Standard sets out guidelines for operational and system criteria, including:
- How to determine the number and location of cameras
- How to choose the camera and lens
- How to select a video transmission system
- How to configure the control centre
- How to install, test and commission the CCTV system.
However, EN 50132-1 (Part 1) – dealing with system requirements – was only recently finalized, completing the framework of standards covering CCTV systems. It has not yet been adopted as an Irish Standard.
About EN 50132-1
This new Standard identifies over 100 basic requirements covering areas such as:
- Technical security specifications
- Video recording, transmission and display
- Access rights and logging
- Deploying CCTV systems in high-risk environments.
When a CCTV system is compliant with EN 50132-1, customers and security personnel can be reassured that the system is reliable, functioning correctly and tamper-proof.
Bridging the gap
As an interim measure until EN 50132-1 is adopted as an Irish Standard, NSAI has introduced a certification scheme. This focuses on systems requirements for CCTV cameras in line with Part 1 of the Standard.
Under the scheme, CCTV installation companies can be assessed against best practice requirements.
The assessment procedure involves a physical inspection of selected installations. We will also examine:
- Contractual requirements
- Training records
- Risk assessment
- National wiring regulations
- Manufacturers’ documentation.
After an assessment has been successfully completed, NSAI will issue the CCTV installer with a certificate confirming that the company satisfies all requirements of the NSAI document, Inspection Criteria for Assessment of CCTV Installers.
Find out more
For further information contact:
Security Industry Administrator
T: +353 1 807 3858
1 Swift Square,
Dublin 9, Ireland
T: +353 1 807 3800
F: +353 1 807 3838