(4 credits available)
To ensure the asset is equipped with appropriate alarm systems to prevent damage to the asset or property within the asset.
Has the asset been fitted with fire and intruder alarm systems that are certified to a National or International standard?
|Credits||Answer||Select all that apply|
|0||A||Question not answered|
|1||C||Fire alarm systems|
|1||D||The fire alarm system is connected to an Alarm receiving centre (ARC) that is operational 24 hours a day|
|1||E||Intruder alarm systems|
|1||F||The intruder alarm system connected to an Alarm receiving centre (ARC) that is operational 24 hours a day|
|Criterion||Assessment criteria||Applicable answer|
|1||The Alarm receiving centres should be staffed at all times||D,F|
|2||Emergency response procedures should be in place with contractors and emergency services to enable the ARC monitoring function to be maintained whilst the emergency incident is investigated.||D,F|
|-||The evidence below is not exhaustive, please also refer to the ‘BREEAM evidential requirements’ section in the scope of the Guidance for appropriate evidence types which can be used to demonstrate compliance.|
Assets that have intruder alarms will require:
For both fire and intruder alarms, there must be an audible alarm when activated. This is to ensure that occupiers and guests are alerted.
A security grading is given to an alarm system by a certification body, such as UL or LPCB. A particular alarm grading might be needed in order to qualify for insurance coverage on a business premises. This will be dependent on the nature of the risk which is being protected