Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic

Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic
Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge
of Electronic Security and
Emergency Systems (1853-02)
Qualification handbook
500/6209/8
www.cityandguilds.com
July 2014
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Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge
of Electronic Security and
Emergency Systems (1853-02)
www.cityandguilds.com
July 2014
Version 2.1
Qualification handbook
Qualification title
Number
Ofqual ref.
Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic Security and Emergency
Systems
1853-02
500/6209/8
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amended City & Guilds number to
007/106 and 008/105
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004
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Contents
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Introduction to the qualification
5
2
Centre requirements
8
3
Units
10
Unit 001
Electrical & electronic principles of electro technology
11
Unit 002
Working effectively and safely in electro technical environments
18
Unit 003
Access control systems
23
Unit 004
Intruder alarm systems
36
Unit 005
Closed circuit television (CCTV) systems
51
Unit 006
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
67
Unit 007/106 Integrated electronic security systems – Personnel alarm systems
75
Unit 008/105 Electronic article surveillance systems
85
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Assessment
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5
Course design and delivery
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5.1
Initial assessment and induction
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5.2
Recommended delivery strategies
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Appendix 1
Sources of general information
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1
Introduction to the qualification
This document contains the information that centres need to offer the following qualification:
Qualification title and level
City & Guilds qualification number(s)
Ofqual accreditation number(s)
Last registration / Last certification
date
Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic
Security and Emergency Systems
1853-02
500/6209/8
See the online catalogue/Walled Garden for last dates
This Level 2 qualification provides the underpinning knowledge for engineers employed in the
following security and emergency occupational areas
Intruder alarms systems
Fire detection systems
CCTV systems
Access control systems
Integrated Systems - Personnel alarm systems
Electronic article surveillance systems (EAS)
The qualification covers electrical and electronic principles and working effectively and safely in the
electro technical environment and also the basic occupational knowledge for surveyors and
designers and those involved in the commissioning, installation and maintenance of systems.
This qualification forms the technical certificate for the Electronic Emergency & Security Systems
Foundation Modern Apprenticeship in England and Wales.
1.1
Qualification structure
To achieve the Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic Security and Emergency Systems
candidates must achieve 17 credits from the following 2 mandatory units
QCA Unit
Reference
Number
City &
Guilds
Unit
Reference
Number
Unit Title
Mandatory/Optional
Credit Value
Y/600/1146
Unit 001
Electrical and
electronic principles
of electro technology
Mandatory
12
L/600/1147
Unit 002
Working effectively
and safely in electro
technical
environments
Mandatory
5
And a minimum of 16 credits from one of the following optional units
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QCA Unit
Reference
Number
City &
Guilds
Unit
Reference
Number
Unit Title
Mandatory/Opti
onal
Credit Value
R/600/1182
Unit 003
Access control
systems
Optional
18
Y/600/1166
Unit 004
Intruder alarm
systems
Optional
18
T/600/1188
Unit 005
Closed circuit
television systems
(CCTV)
Optional
16
T/600/1191
Unit 006
Fire detection and
alarm systems
Optional
16
R/600/1196
Unit
007/106
Integrated
electronic security
systems – Stand
alone personnel
alarm systems
Optional
16
Y/600/1197
Unit
008/105
Electronic article
surveillance
systems
Optional
17
1.2
Opportunities for progression
Candidates who have successfully completed the Level 2 Certificate in Knowledge of Electronic
Security and Emergency Systems can progress onto the following qualifications
Level 3 Certificate in Knowledge of Security and Emergency Alarm Systems
Level 2 NVQ in Providing Security, Emergency and Alarm Systems
Level 3 NVQ in Providing Security, Emergency and Alarm Systems
Information regarding these qualifications can be found on the City & Guilds website at
www.cityandguilds.com
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1.3
Qualification support materials
City & Guilds also provides the following publications and resources specifically for this
qualification:
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Description
How to access
Assignments
Available from City & Guilds website
Assignment marking guide
Available by contacting your External
Verifier
GOLA examinations
Register on Walled Garden
fast track approval forms/generic fast track approval form
There is a generic form available on
the City & Guilds website
Community & Society Guidance updates
Available at the City & Guilds website
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Centre requirements
This section outlines the approval processes for Centres to offer the Level 2 Certificate in
Knowledge of Electronic Security and Emergency Systems and any resources that Centres will need
in place to offer the qualifications including qualification-specific requirements for Centre staff.
Centres already offering City & Guilds qualifications in this subject area
Centres approved to offer the qualification Level 3 Certificate in Knowledge of Security and
Emergency Alarm Systems (1852-03) may apply for approval for the new Level 2 Certificate in
Knowledge of Electronic Security and Emergency Systems using the fast track approval form,
available from the City & Guilds website.
Centres may apply to offer the new qualification using the fast track form
• providing there have been no changes to the way the qualifications are delivered, and
• if they meet all of the approval criteria specified in the fast track form guidance notes.
Fast track approval is available for 12 months from the launch of the qualification. After this time,
the qualification is subject to the standard Qualification Approval Process. It is the centre’s
responsibility to check that fast track approval is still current at the time of application.
Important Note: Centres who are offering either the Level 2 or 3 NVQ in Providing Security,
Emergency and Alarm Systems will not be able to use the fast track approval process and will have
to apply for approval to offer this qualification using the standard approval process.
2.1
Resource requirements
Human resources
Staff delivering this qualification must be able to demonstrate that they meet the following
occupational expertise requirements. They should:
•
•
•
be technically competent and knowledgeable in the area for which they are tutoring, assessing
or delivering training
have recent relevant occupational experience in the specific area they will be tutoring,
assessing or delivering training
have credible experience of providing training.
Centre staff may undertake more than one role, eg tutor and quality assurance co-ordinator, but
must never internally verify their own assessments.
Continuing professional development (CPD)
Centres are expected to support their staff in ensuring that their knowledge remains current of the
occupational area and of best practice in delivery, mentoring, training, assessment and verification,
and that it takes account of any national or legislative developments.
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2.2
Candidate entry requirements
Candidates should not be entered for a qualification of the same type, content and level as that of a
qualification they already hold.
There are no formal entry requirements for candidates undertaking this qualification. However,
centres must ensure that candidates have the aptitude and opportunity to successfully gain the
qualification.
Age restrictions
This qualification is not approved for use by candidates under the age of 16, and City & Guilds
cannot accept any registrations for candidates in this age group.
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Units
Availability of units
The units for this qualification follow.
The learning outcomes and assessment criteria are also viewable on the National Database of
Accredited Qualifications (NDAQ) at www.accreditedqualifications.org.uk
Structure of units
The units in this qualification are written in a standard format and comprise the following:
• City & Guilds reference number
• title
• level
• credit value
• unit aim
• learning outcomes
• guided learning hours
• endorsement by a sector or other appropriate body
• information on assessment
Summary of units
City &
Guilds
unit
number
Title
Unit
Credits
Accreditation
Number
(UAN)
001
Electrical & electronic principles of electro technology
J/600/1146
12
002
Working effectively and safely in electro technical
environments
L/600/1147
5
003
Access Control Systems
R/600/1182
18
004
Intruder alarm systems
Y/600/1166
18
005
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) Systems
T/600/1188
16
006
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
T/600/1191
16
007/106
Integrated Electronic Security Systems - Stand-alone
Personnel Alarm Systems
R/600/1196
16
008/105
Electronic Article Surveillance Systems
Y/600/1197
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Unit 001
Electrical & electronic principles of electro
technology
Level:
2
Credit value: 12
UAN:
Y/600/1146
Unit aim
To provide a broad basis of knowledge of the fundamental electrical and electronic
principles within the electro technology sector.
Learning outcomes
There are four learning outcomes to this unit. The candidate will:
1. Know basic SI units and quantities
2. know basic electrical principles, use formulae, make calculations and understand the use of
measuring equipment in electrical and electronic circuitry
3.Understand basic electrical applications, principles of fault protection, principles of system
installation, maintenance and fault identification
4. Understand basic data transmission and information technology systems
Guided learning hours
It is recommended that 104 hours should be allocated for this unit. This may be on a full-time or
part-time basis.
Endorsement of the unit by a sector or other appropriate body
This unit is endorsed by Skills for Security (SSC).
Assessment
This unit will be assessed by:
• an online GOLA multiple choice test
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Unit 001
Outcome 1
Electrical & electronic principles of electro
technology
Know basic SI units and quantities
Assessment criteria
The learner can:
1.1 Identify basic SI units, derived units, sub-units and symbols
1.2 State the relationship between
a force and its effect on movement
b force, mass and acceleration (the Newton)
c mass and weight, the effect of gravitational pull
d force times distance moved in the direction of the force
1.3 Identify the basic SI Unit, multiple, sub-units, symbol and quantity for
a current
b potential/pressure/voltage
c resistance
d resistivity
e temperature
f mass
g force
h magnetic flux
i magnetic flux density
j period
k frequency
l power
m energy
n time
o length
p area
q weight
r capacitance
s inductance
t reactance
1.4 Describe how the SI Units in 1-3 (a-t) relate to the fundamental principles of
a electrical, electronic, magnetism and electromagnetism
b alternating current production
c electrical machine efficiency
d mechanical lifting devices
e electromechanical effects
f mechanics, heat and light
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Unit 001
Outcome 2
Electrical & electronic principles of electro
technology
Know basic electrical principles, use formulae,
make calculations and understand the use of
measuring equipment in electrical and electronic
circuitry
Assessment criteria
The leaner can
2.1 State, in simple terms, the reaction of electrons when charged, forming the concept of electric
current
2.2 State how an electromotive force may be produced by chemical, magnetic and thermal means
2.3 State the chemical, magnetic and thermal effects of an electric current
2.4 State the relationship of Current, Voltage and Resistance: Ohm’s Law
2.5 State the relationship of resistance, length and cross-sectional area of conductors: Resistively
2.6 Calculate basic electrical quantities using formulae
2.7 Apply and transpose basic formulae to include base, derived units and related constants/factors
2.8 Apply calculations related to ‘Ohm’s Law’ & resistively
2.9 Explain the operation of series and parallel circuits, d.c circuits and apply calculations
2.10 Describe the operation of a simple d.c. electrical circuit comprising the following
a power source
b fuse
c switch
d load
2.11 Show the difference between direct current (dc) and alternating current (ac) using a sinusoidal
waveform to explain the principle of ac.
2.12 State, as a percentage, efficiency in terms of
output (energy or power) / input (energy or power)
2.13 Apply calculations involving force, mass, energy, power and efficiency
2.14 Describe the use of multi range meters for measurement of current, voltage and resistance
2.15 Identify typical values for continuity and insulation resistance
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2.16 State the purpose of the following equipment for measuring and marking out
a rules, tapes
b gauges
c levels, plumbs
d squares
e scribes
f electronic devices
2.17 Describe how voltmeters and ammeters are connected into circuits in order to quantify circuit
voltages, current and resistance
2.18 Describe the use of multi range meters for measurement of current voltage and resistance
2.19 Identify typical values for continuity and insulation resistance
2.20 List the materials used as electrical conductors within the electro technical industry
2.21 List the materials used as insulators within the electro technical industry
2.22 Explain the properties and application of conductor materials
2.23 Explain the properties and application of insulation materials
2.24 State the component elements of electrical cables
2.25 Explain the principle of the resistor, capacitor, inductor, silicone diode
2.26 State the function of Thyristors and Light Emitting Diodes (LEDs)
2.27 State types of:
a exposed conductive parts
b extraneous conductive parts of other metallic structures or services
2.29 Describe the magnet fields and flux patterns set up by
a differing arrangements of permanent magnets
b current carrying conductors
c electromagnets/solenoids
2.30 State the operating principles of basic transformers for the following
a change in flux linkage
b concept of mutual inductance
c turns ratio step up and step down configurations
d isolating transformer
2.31 Describe the construction of basic transformers in terms of
a laminations
b primary and secondary windings
c enclosures, cooling
2.32 Describe the nature of sound waves
2.33 Describe the principle of sound measurement
2.34 Describe the use of decibel sound meters
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Unit 001
Outcome 3
Electrical & electronic principles of electro
technology
Understand basic electrical applications, principles
of fault protection, principles of system installation,
maintenance and fault identification
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
3.1 Describe the operation of a Primary and secondary power
3.2 Describe the operation of Power supplies: full wave and rectification and smoothing circuits
3.3 Describe the function of switched mode power supply and constant current regulators
3.4 Describe the operation of voltage regulators
3.5 Describe the operation of mains suppression filters
3.6 State the purpose of an earth connection
3.7 State the purpose of earthing: safety earth, functional earth
3.8 Explain the difference between the terms ‘earthing’ and ‘bonding’
3.9 State the importance of ensuring that any live equipment, cables or circuits are safely and
securely isolated and ‘locked off’
3.10 State basic principles of shock protection, circuit overload and short-circuit protection
3.11 Describe how to select a protective device for a given circuit
3.12 State the need for correct ‘discrimination’ of devices when a number of devices are fitted
between the supply and the load
3.13 State the need for supplementary protection against electric shock to earth by the use of a RCD
or RCBO
3.14 State the factors affecting the use of trunking, cable basket work and conduit installations in
terms of mechanical protection and segregation of cables
3.15 Describe how to support cables when installed, vertically or horizontally by means of clips, or
saddles at intervals determined by size and by recommendations for spacing given within BS: 7671
3.16 State the practical applications for the following cables including any limitations on their use
a Thermoplastic or Thermosetting insulated (non-sheathed),
b Flat multicore Thermoplastic or Thermosetting insulated and sheathed
c Mineral insulated copper conductors and sheath.
d Multi-core thermoplastic (PVC)
e Data/communication cables
f PVC single wire armoured
g Co-axial
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3.17 State the correct tools and fixings required to install enclosures and equipment to various
types of surfaces: wood, brick, plastic, plastic board and concrete
3.18 Identify suitable support and installation methods for the following factors
a application
b load-bearing capacity
c fabric of structure
d environmental conditions
e aesthetic considerations
3.19 State the requirements and suitable methods of restoring building fabric on completion of
installation
3.20 State the benefits and limitations of thermal joining and bonding with adhesives compared with
mechanical fastenings and terminations
3.21 Describe the principles of determining intermittent faults using monitoring devices on circuit
wiring
3.22 State the reasons for conducting corrective and preventative maintenance operations
3.23 Identify the factors that support a safe and effective maintenance programme
3.24 State the range and application of materials for plant, equipment and components that would
be met or used within maintenance programmes
3.25 State the procedures required on completion of preventative and corrective maintenance for
the following
a operational checks
b records and reporting
3.26 State the importance of minimizing downtime/shut down/meantime between failures
3.27 State the procedures for waste disposal following the completion of maintenance works
3.28 State the Health and Safety requirements for specific maintenance operations
3.29 State the hazards or obstructions that may impact upon the maintenance programme
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Unit 001
Outcome 4
Electrical & electronic principles of electro
technology
Understand basic data transmission and
information technology systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
4.1 Calculate using binary and decimal numbering systems
4.2 State typical applicators for each of the following network communication types RS232. RS422.
and RS485 USB, Ethernet
4.3 Define Terminology: Bit, Byte, Word, Microprocessor, CPU, ROM, RAM, Input/output ports and
clock
4.4 Describe basic Microcomputer operation and operating environments, equipment and
consumables, operating environment and data security
4.5 Describe the basic operation of both internet and intranet systems, LAN and WAN
4.6 Describe the basic operation of GPS technology systems
4.7 Explain in simple terms each of the following
a Internet protocol (TCP/IP)
b Control protocol
c Datagram protocol
4.8 State how to save, store and print documents
4.9 Describe how to send and receive data over the internet
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Unit 002
Working effectively and safely in electro
technical environments
Level:
2
UAN:
L/600/1147
Credit value: 5
Unit aims
To provide a broad basis of knowledge for working effectively and safely when surveying, designing,
installing, commissioning and maintaining electrical and electronic systems within the electrotechnical sector
Learning outcomes
There are three learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will:
1. Know safe systems of working
2. Know statutory regulations, codes of practice and memorandum of guidance relevant to
maintaining a safe working environment
3. Understand technical information and data supplied for working effectively and safely
Guided learning hours
It is recommended that 36 hours should be allocated for this unit. This may be on a full-time or parttime basis.
Endorsement of the unit by a sector or other appropriate body
This unit is endorsed by Skills for Security (SSC).
Assessment
This unit will be assessed by:
• a GOLA online multiple choice examination
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Unit 002
Outcome 1
Working effectively and safely in electro
technical environments
Know safe systems of working
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
1.1 State the application and safe use of hand and power tools and appropriate Personal Protective
Equipment (PPE)
1.2 State the reasons for inspection checks on electrically operated tools
1.3 State the risks of electric shock when using extension leads and electrical tools/equipment
1.4 State the reasons for the safe handling and storage of tools, equipment and electrically
operated tools
1.5 Identify basic types of electrical supply systems and their features
1.6 Identify safe methods for fitting and fixing activities
1.7 Describe how to deal appropriately with the following potential hazards
a working at heights
b lifting and handling
1.8 state good housekeeping requirements for the following
a making good any damage to building structures or surfaces
b dispersal of waste (hazardous and non-hazardous)
c disposal of surplus materials
1.9 State briefly the main health and safety risks, precautions and procedures associated with tasks
in the workplace
1.10 State the main stages of a risk assessment process
1.11 State the importance of developing positive personal attitudes to safety in order to adopt safe
systems of working
1.12 State basic safety procedures to prevent injury or accident within the workplace
1.13 State methods for controlling safe access and egress from site
1.14 State how to establish that access equipment is in safe working order
1.15 State the importance of securing tools and equipment and
1.16 State procedures for safe storage of tools and equipment
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1.17 State the safe use of tools and equipment for fixing and installing cable containment
1.18 Identify emergency switches, isolators, alarms and emergency equipment in the workplace
and describe methods of verifying and securing (locking off) isolation
1.19 Explain the following health and safety signs on construction sites
a mandatory
b warning
c prohibition
d safety
1.20 State the requirement to liaise with other contractors in order to maintain a safe working
environment
1.21 State the purpose of a 'method statement'
1.22 State the purpose and methods of using measuring and marking out equipment
1.23 Identify the safety requirements of a 'mains voltage' tester (defined in HSE Guided Sheet GS38)
1.25 State the stages and tests involved in electrical installation testing
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Unit 002
Outcome 2
Working effectively and safely in electro
technical environments
Know statutory regulations, codes of practice and
memorandum of guidance relevant to maintaining
a safe working environment
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
2.1 State the legal purpose and responsibilities within the Health and Safety at Work Act 1974 for
a Employer
b Employee
2.2 State how data from standards can be used to support electrical installations
2.3 Identify the generic roles of the following across the electro-technical industry
a Professional bodies
b Trade and employer
associations
c Trade unions
d Regulatory bodies
2.4 State the main purpose of the Electricity at Work Regulations
2.5 State how current wiring regulatory requirements can impact upon the electrical installation
process on site
2.6 State the purpose of BS 7671
2.7 State the purpose of the Building Regulations
2.8 State the difference between statutory and non-statutory requirements
2.9 State why hazardous installations are subject to statutory regulation
2.10 State the procedures to be followed during and after an accident or emergency
2.11 State the action to be taken in the event of electric shock
2.12 Identify types and applications of fire extinguishers
2.13 State the requirements for a ‘permit to work’ in hazardous areas
2.14 State the responsibilities of a designated 'duty holder'
2.15 Describe the electro technical roles played by people within an organisation
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Unit 002
Outcome 3
Working effectively and safely in electro
technical environments
Understand technical information and data
supplied for working effectively and safely
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
3.1 Calculate dimensions and measurements from scaled drawings and diagrams
3.2 Identify electro technical symbols from working drawings and specifications
3.3 State the functions of the following in respect of an installation
a Day work sheets
b Job sheets
c Time sheets
d Delivery records
e Reports
3.4 Explain briefly the methods of technical information retrieval
3.5 State the purpose and the relationship between drawings, diagrams and specifications
3.6 Describe the importance of presenting the right image to stakeholders
3.7 Interpret drawings and diagrams in order to produce, locate or install electrical/electronic
systems, equipment, machines and cabling
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Unit 003
Access control systems
Level:
2
UAN:
R/600/1182
Credit value: 18
Unit aims
The aim of this unit is to provide the required underpinning knowledge for persons to participate in
the design, installation, commissioning and maintenance of electronic access control equipment
and systems.
Learning outcomes
There are six learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will:
1. Understand the relationship of access control to the security industry
2. Understand the basic principles and features of access control devices
3. Understand the basic principles and features of access control equipment
4. Understand the function and operation of common circuit configurations used in access control
systems
5. Understand the basic principles and applications of common data communications technologies
employed in access control systems
6. Understand the principles of typical primary and secondary power supplies employed in access
control systems
7. Understand typical configuration and administration methods of access control systems
8. Understand the principles of commissioning, handover and maintenance of access control
systems
9. Understand the principles of surveying, design, specification and auditing of access control
systems
Guided learning hours
It is recommended that 134 hours should be allocated for this unit. This may be on a full-time or
part-time basis.
Endorsement of the unit by a sector or other appropriate body
This unit is endorsed by Skills for Security (SSC).
Assessment
This unit will be assessed by:
• a GOLA online multiple choice examination
• a City & Guilds set, centre marked assignment
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Unit 003
Outcome 1
Access control systems
Understand the process of testing, commissioning
and auditing Intruder and Hold-up Alarm Systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
1.1 Explain the key function of the security industry to protect life, premises and property
1.2 Describe how access control integrates with CCTV, fire alarm systems, IHAS, and manned
guarding
1.3 Explain, briefly, the role of the following bodies:
a National Security Inspectorate (NSI),
b Security Systems and Alarms Industry Board (SSAIB)
c Security Industry Authority (SIA)
d British Security Industry Association (BSIA)
e Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
f Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB)
1.4 State the relationship of the following Standards and Codes of Practice to access control
equipment and installation:
-BS EN 50133
-BS EN 50136
-BS 7671
-HASAWA
-COSHH
-RIDDOR
-TS 50398
-BSIA
-Inspectorates
1.5 Explain the reasons for maintaining confidentiality in the security industry
1.6 Describe methods of maintaining confidentiality
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Outcome 2
Access control systems
Understand the basic principles and features of
access control devices
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
2.1 Describe, briefly, the operating principle of each of the following token types:
a Proximity
b Smart card
c Magnetic strip
d Bar code
2.2 Explain, briefly, the operating principle of each of the following reader technologies:
a Proximity
b Smart (Myfaire)
c Pin
d Dual technology
e Magnetic stripe
f Bar code
g Biometric types, including fingerprint, palm, signature, iris, voice and retina
2.3 Describe, briefly, the features of each of the following reader technologies:
a Proximity
b Smart (Myfaire)
c Pin
d Dual technology
e Magnetic stripe
f Bar code
g Biometric types, including fingerprint, palm, signature, Iris, voice, and retina
2.4 Describe, briefly, the operating principle of each of the following lock types:
a Maglock
b Shear mag
c Electric strike
d Shoot bolt
e Rim latch
f Solenoid handle lock
g Motorised lock
2.5 Explain the operating principle of each of the following input devices:
a Exit button (RTE)
b Door contact
c Door override (break glass)
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2.6 Describe, briefly, each of the following door types:
a Hollow core
b Softwood
c Hardwood
d uPVC
e Aluminium Steel
f Anti-ballistic
2.7 Describe, briefly, each of the following barrier types:
a Gates
b Paddle
c Turnstile
d Rising kerb
e Rising bollard
2.8 Relate the following Standards and Codes of Practice to access control devices:
-BS EN 50133
-BS EN 50136
-BS 7671
-TS 50398
-BSIA
-Inspectorates
-COSHH
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Outcome 3
Access control systems
Understand the basic principles and features of
access control equipment
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
3.1 State the function(s) of each of the following equipment items in an access control system:
a Door controller
b Reader interface
c Administration reader
d Administration PC/server
3.2 Describe the operational differences of stand alone and PC (software) networked administered
access control systems
3.3 State the advantages and disadvantages of standalone and PC (software) networked
administered access control systems
3.4 State the advantages and disadvantages of linking the PC to controller using the following
methods:
a Direct Serial port
b Direct USB,
c Ethernet network
d GPRS modem
e PSTN modem
f GSM modem
3.5 Relate the following Standards and Codes of Practice to access control equipment:
-BS EN 50133
-BS EN 50136
-BS 7671
-TS 50398
-BSIA
-Inspectorates
-COSHH
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Unit 003
Outcome 4
Access control systems
Understand the function and operation of common
circuit configurations used in access control
systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
4.1 State the cable types used in each of the following access control circuits:
a Reader
b Lock
c Controller communications data bus networks
d RTE button
e Door contact
4.2 Explain the operation of schematic diagrams for each of the following door controller circuits:
a Reader power
b Reader data lines
c Exit button
d LED indicators
e Door contact
4.3 Explain the operation of schematic diagrams for each of the following lock circuits:
a Fail (fail safe)
b Fail locked (fail secure)
c Manual over-ride using break-glass
d Automatic over-ride from fire control equipment
4.4 Explain the operation of schematic diagrams for each of the following network circuits:
a RS-485
b RS-422
c UTP
d STP
4.5 State the function of the following circuit protection devices:
a In-line fuses
b On-board self-resetting protection devices
c Suppression diodes
d Metal oxide varistor (MOV)
4.6 Describe the following methods for overcoming the problems of induced noise (RFI/EMI) in
system cables:
a Cable routing and installation
b Use of shielded cable
c Use of twisted pair cable
d Need for correctly configured functional earthing
e Avoidance of ground loops
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4.7 List methods for cable fixing, containment, segregation and termination for the cable types
employed in access control systems
4.8 Explain the following methods for overcoming the problem of voltage drop:
a Gauge of cable (cross sectional area)
b Local power supply
4.9 Relate the following Standards and Codes of Practice to cable installation and circuit
configuration in access control equipment:
-BS EN 50133
-BS EN 50136
-BS 7671
-TS 50398
-BSIA
-Inspectorates
-COSHH
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Outcome 5
Access control systems
Understand the basic principles and applications of
common data communications technologies
employed in access control systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
5.1 State typical applications in access control systems for each of the following network
communication types:
a RS-485
b RS-422
c RS-232
d USB
e Ethernet
5.2 State typical maximum cable lengths for each of the following network communication types:
a RS-485
b RS-422
c RS-232
d USB
e Ethernet
5.3 Relate the following Standards and Codes of Practice to data communications technologies
employed in access control equipment:
-BS EN 50133
-BS EN 50136
-BS 7671
-TS 50398
-BSIA
-Inspectorates
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Outcome 6
Access control systems
Understand the principles of typical primary and
secondary power supplies employed in access
control systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
6.1 Describe the safety precautions to be observed when working with power supply units
6.2 State typical operating voltages for the following access control equipment:
a Readers
b Locks
c Door controllers
6.3 Explain briefly, the function of each of the following power supply types:
a Combined with door control unit
b Remote units
c BT approved units
6.4 State the function of primary and secondary cells, when incorporated in access control
equipment
6.5 State the HASAWA and COSHH requirements for the safe disposal of primary and secondary
cells
6.6 Relate the following Standards and Codes of Practice to power supply equipment:
-BS EN 50133
-BS 7671
-TS 50398
-BSIA
-Inspectorates
-HASAWA
-COSHH
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Outcome 7
Access control systems
Understand typical configuration and
administration methods of access control systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
7.1 Explain the meaning of each of the following access control terms:
a APAS (Access Point Actuators and Sensors)
b Door
c Area
d Token/fob
e Push to exit
f Event
g Tailgating
h Anti-pass back
i Fail open (fail safe)
j Fail locked (fail secure)
k Airlock
l Duress
7.2 Explain the function of each of the following access control features:
a Access group/level
b Time profile
c Holiday profile
d Key holder
e Anti-pass back (local, area controlled, timed)
f Duress alarm
g Video verification
h Key trace
i Event log
j Event report
k Manual lock/unlock
l Time controlled locks
m Airlock
n Out of hours access
o Evacuation and muster
p Database backup
q Event archive
7.3 Describe typical alarm functions associated with access control systems
7.4 Relate the following Standards and Codes of Practice to access control systems:
-BS EN 50133
-BS EN 50136
-BSIA
-Inspectorates
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Outcome 8
Access control systems
Understand the principles of commissioning,
handover and maintenance of access control
systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
8.1 Explain the need to establish customer requirements and system specification prior to
performing the following tasks:
a System commissioning
b System handover
d Preventative maintenance
e Corrective maintenance
8.2 List typical documentation required to perform each of the following tasks:
a System commissioning
b System handover
c Preventative maintenance
d Corrective maintenance
8.3 Describe methods of presenting a positive appearance and attitude to customers
8.4 Describe typical methods for controlling the environment whilst performing the following:
a System commissioning
b System handover
c Preventative maintenance
d Corrective maintenance
8.5 Describe the procedures for demonstrating and handing over a system to a customer
8.6 Describe methods for ensuring that the customer is conversant with their system, following
system handover
8.7 State typical applications for each of the following items of test instrument, in relation to access
control systems:
a Multimeter
b Insulation resistance tester
c Mains polarity tester
d Battery tester
e Network (Ethernet) cable tester
8.8 Explain the need for test equipment to be calibrated
8.9 Describe methods for establishing that an item of test equipment is calibrated
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8.10 Describe procedures for performing the following tests:
-dc voltage
-dc current
-dc resistance
-insulation resistance
-mains supply isolation
8.11 Describe typical procedures for replacing, and verifying the operation of, the following system
components:
a Power supply
b Stand-by battery
c Electronic locking device
d Reader
e Reader interface
f Exit device
g Door contact
h Door controller
i Cable removal
8.12 Explain the need for appropriate PC administration rights and network permissions when
working with PC administered access control systems
8.13 State the relationship of the following Standards and Codes of Practice to commissioning,
handover and preventative/corrective maintenance of access control systems:
-BS EN 50133
-BS EN 50136
-BS 7671
-TS 50398
-BSIA
-Inspectorates
-HASAWA
-COSHH
-RIDDOR
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Outcome 9
Access control systems
Understand the principles of surveying, design,
specification and auditing of access control
systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
9.1 Explain the need to identify the roles and levels of the customer and/or customer’s
representatives
9.2 Describe methods of presenting a positive appearance and attitude when dealing directly with
the customer and customer’s representatives
9.3 Explain the need to establish customer requirements prior to performing the following tasks:
a system design
b specification
c sales presentation
9.4 Explain the need to obtain site plans or drawings for the purposes of system design and
specification
9.5 List typical documentation required to perform each of the following tasks:
a system design
b specification
9.6 Explain the purpose of a site survey
9.7 Explain the need for documenting the results of site surveys
9.8 Explain the purpose of a technical audit of an access control system
9.9 Relate the following Standards and Codes of Practice to access control systems:
-BS EN 50133
-BS EN 50136
-BS 7671
-TS 50398
-BSIA
-Inspectorates
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Unit 004
Intruder alarm systems
Level:
2
UAN:
Y/600/1166
Credit value: 18
Unit aims
This is an occupational unit. The unit covers the underpinning knowledge principles related to the
design, installation, testing, commissioning and Maintenance of intruder and hold-up alarm
systems. It will include the understanding and implementation of current legislation, British and
European standards, regulations, codes of practice and inspectorate requirements as they relate to
Intruder and hold-up Alarm Systems.
Learning outcomes
There are six learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will:
1. Understand the architecture of Intrusion and Hold-up alarm systems with respect to the
protection of buildings
2. Understand the component parts of intrusion alarm detection devices
3. Understand the features and components of intruder and hold up alarm control and indicating
equipment CIE
4. Understand how Detection Devices, Control and Indicating Equipment and Ancillary Control
Equipment ACE combine with buildings structure to provide protection against an intruder
5. Understand the process of surveying, design, quotation and management of Intruder and Hold up
Alarm Systems
6. Understand the process of testing, commissioning and auditing Intruder and Hold-up Alarm
Systems
Guided learning hours
It is recommended that 144 hours should be allocated for this unit. This may be on a full-time or
part-time basis.
Endorsement of the unit by a sector or other appropriate body
This unit is endorsed by Skills for Security (SSC).
Assessment
This unit will be assessed by:
• a GOLA online multiple choice examination
• a City & Guilds set, centre marked assignment
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Outcome 1
Intruder alarm systems
Understand the architecture of Intrusion and Holdup alarm systems with respect to the protection of
buildings
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
1.1 Explain how detection devices are used to form the protection in the following formats
a Fixed Protection
b Moveable Protection
c Trap Protection
d Perimeter Protection
1.2 Explain where detection is sited in the architecture of an Intruder & Hold-up Alarm system
(I&HAS)
1.3 Explain the purpose of each of the following non-electrically powered detection devices listed,
and briefly explain the functionality of each device
a Foil on Glass
b Closed Circuit Wiring
c Heavy Duty Contacts
d Roller Shutter Contacts
e Door and Window Contacts
f Magnetically operated switches
g Mechanically operated switches
1.4 Explain the purpose of each of type of the following electrically powered detection devices
a Active Movement Detection
b Passive Movement Detection
c Acoustic Vibration Detection (Glass break)
d Structural Vibration Detection (Impact)
1.5 Identify the purpose of Control and indicating Equipment (CIE) as part of the role of Intrusion
Alarm Systems
1.6 Identify appropriate symbols for detection devices, Control and Indicating Equipment and Alarm
Transmission, (Notification), Equipment
1.7 Identify the purpose of Alarm Transmission Equipment (Notification) in I & HAS
1.8 Identify the following current types of Alarm Transmission Paths
a Dedicated Path
b PSTN (Auto diallers and Digital Communicators)
c GSM
d Radio
e Internet Protocols (IP)
1.9 Explain the function and operation of the types of Alarm Transmission Equipment for Dedicated
path
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1.10 Describe briefly the role of the following responsible bodies governing different aspects of the
intrusion alarm industry
a Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
b Local police (policies)
c Local authorities (Noise Pollution Act)
d Security Industry Authority (SIA)
e National Security Inspectorate (NSI)
f Security Systems Alarm Inspectorate Board (SSAIB)
g British Security Industry Association (BSIA)
h Fire Security Association (FSA) Alarms Division
1.11 Describe the reasons for confidentiality when working with Intrusion and Hold up Alarm
Systems
1.12 Explain the consequences of failure to maintain confidentiality in the Security Industry, in terms
of the client, the employer and the employee
1.13 Describe measures to ensure the security of documentation and actions to be taken in the
event of an “approach by criminals”
1.14 Explain the roles and responsibilities of Inspectorates
1.15 Explain the requirements for approval of a systems company
1.16 Identify the sanctions imposed by Inspectorates and Inspection Boards for non conformances
1.17 Explain the role of the following
a ACPO
b Local police policies
c Trade Association codes of practice
1.18 State the obligations of Local Authoritys with regards to the following
a DoE directive on noise pollution
b EC electro magnetic compatibility
c EMC Directive
d Disability Discrimination Act (DDA)
1.19 Identify the purpose and scope of the current industry standards and codes of practice
1.20 Identify the purpose of current standards for the Design, Installation, Management and
Maintenance of Intrusion and Hold up Alarm Systems
1.21 Identify the scope of the current standards and codes of practice
1.22 Explain the need to observe related Codes of Practice, British European norms and statutory
regulations
1.23 Identify the purpose of the following current standards for design, installation, management
and maintenance of intrusion and hold up alarm systems
-PD6662
-DD243 (BS8243)
-DD263
-BS 8476
-BS EN 50131
-BS EN 50136
-TS 50131-7
-BS 50398
-IPCRes Guidance document “Alarm Signalling using the internet protocol: Part 1: An overview.”
-ACPO policy
-BSIA guidance sheets
-Inspectorates codes of practice (Cop)
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Outcome 2
Intruder alarm systems
Understand the component parts of intrusion alarm
detection devices
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
2.1 Describe the operational characteristics of the following types of Detection:
a Perimeter
i Electronic: Vibration both acoustic and structural
ii Physical Foil on Glass and Closed Circuit wiring
b Moveable
i Protective switches, mechanical and magnetic types
ii Flush, surface mount and heavy duty
c Movement
i Passive
ii Active: Doppler Shift and active Infra Red Beam
2.2 Describe the techniques associated with locating fixing and connecting moveable detection
2.3 Describe the techniques used for installing fixed detection devices
2.4 Describe the techniques for installing and testing movement detection
2.5 Describe three common methods of connecting I&HAS detector circuits and detectors
2.6 Explain the use of schematic diagrams, circuit diagrams and as installed diagrams for the
following circuits
a Single pole
b Double pole wiring
c End of line (EOL), fully supervised loop (FSL)
2.7 Describe how double pole circuit may be configured to provide the detector power supply
2.8 Explain why the configuration in 2.6 may not be possible in some CIE
2.9 Identify the component parts required to locate, fix and connect moveable detection at a
specified location and state the precautions to be taken when installing the moveable detection
2.10 State the requirements for installing wiring complete with specified mechanical protection
between the CIE position and the point of detection
2.11 Describe the methods of installing and positioning surface mounted contacts on windows and
doors ensuring that they are fixed with the correct fixings and interconnections
2.12 Identify the component parts required to locate, fix and connect fixed detection at a specified
location
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2.13 State the requirements for installing wiring complete with specified mechanical protection
between the control position and the point of detection
2.14 Describe the methods of installing metal foil and take off blocks on glass and the types of
interconnection utilized
2.15 Describe the methods of installing closed circuit wiring attached directly to the surface and
protected from mechanical damage by hardboard, ply-wood and metal sheet covering
2.16 Explain why it is necessary to keep tools, plant, equipment and materials clean, secure and fit
for purpose
2.17 Describe methods that ensure all tools, plant, equipment and materials are kept clean, secure
and fit for purpose
2.18 Explain how to install, connect, set up and test the following movement detectors
a Passive infra-red
b Microwave
2.19 Explain the detection theory and operation dependent on the type of detector chosen in 2.18
2.20 Describe the techniques used when installing and testing vibration detection and analysers
2.21 Identify the operational characteristics of the following vibration devices:
a Structural
i Inertia
ii Shock
b Acoustic
i Break glass
2.22 Identify the appropriate sections in the following current standards, codes of practice, policy
and guidelines which relate to I&HAS detection devices and all the above assessment criteria in
Outcome 2
-PD 6662
-DD243
-BS 8243
-DD 263
-BS 8473
-BS EN 50131
-TS 50131-7
-ACPO policy
-Inspectorate and Codes of Practice (CoP)
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Outcome 3
Intruder alarm systems
Understand the features and components of
intruder and hold up alarm control and indicating
equipment CIE
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
3.1 Identify the facilities provided in simple Intruder Alarm control and indicating equipment
3.2 Explain the purpose of the following features of Intruder CIE
a Circuit attributes
b Control lines
c Auxiliary power
d Warning devices
e Timers
f Delays and duration
g Grade
h Classification
3.3 State the requirements of commercial CIE for the needs of customers in various facilities
3.4 Describe how a self latching relay can be used as a means of switching higher currents
(Electronic switching)
3.5 Explain the purpose of the following
a Central processing unit CPU
b Terminations
c Setting devices
d Shunt switches
e Indicating equipment (Ancillary Control Equipment)ACE
f Remote keypads (Ancillary Control Equipment) ACE
3.6 Identify the appropriate sites and location for the CIE in an I&HAS
3.7 Explain the following British European norms requirements for the location of CIE
a Current BS EN Standards
b Building Regulations
3.8 Describe how the access levels and physical disabilities of users of the system impact on the
design and selection of CIE
3.9 Identify the purpose of terminations in basic non-expandable control indicating equipment
3.10 Explain the application and operation of the following detector circuits
a Single pole
b Double pole wiring
c End of line monitoring devices (FSL, EOL)
d Wire free
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3.11 Explain how the control and indicating equipment recognizes the following from the detection
circuits
a Non Alarm conditions
b Alarm conditions
c Tamper conditions
d Anti-masking
e Reduction in range
3.12 Explain the difference between fully supervised loop and double pole circuits
3.13 List the terminals for the following:
a Control lines
b Indicating and warning devices
3.14 Explain how the requirements of the system design proposal are used to prepare a
programming chart
3.15 Describe the process of programming basic non-expandable control and indicating equipment
3.16 Describe the types of power supply units used for the following systems:
a Combined with CIE
b Remote location
c Remote notification equipment housing
d BT Approved
e Standby capacity for the grade of system
3.17 Calculate the capacity of the secondary power supply (battery) required to support both CIE
and each warning device installed, as specified in the current BS EN standards
3.18 Explain how calculating the size of a battery for given circumstances is applied in order to
choose a suitable practical value for Type A, B, and C power supplies
3.19 Explain the hazards of primary and secondary cells
3.20 Explain the procedure for safe disposal under the Control of Substances Hazardous to Health
(COSHH) Regulations
3.21 Explain the purpose of the following audible warning devices (external and internal) :
a Audible warning devices (external and internal)
b Electro-magnetic and motorised sounders
c Horn and Cone Sounders
d Self actuating sounders (SAB)
e Self contained sounders (SCB)
f Visual warning devices
g Categories of housing
h Charging circuits and standby secondary power supplies (batteries)
3.22 Describe the operational requirements for warning devices and state where environmental
conditions affect the number, choice and location of devices
3.23 State the precautions to take for protection against hearing damage
3.24 Explain the employer/employee role and responsibility requirements of Health and Safety at
Work Act 1974
3.25 Describe the use of ear defenders or technical interventions in reducing the risk of long term
hearing loss
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3.26 Identify the appropriate sections in the following current standards, codes of practice, policy
and guidelines which relate to I&HAS control and indicating equipment and the above assessment
criteria in Outcome 3
-PD 6662
-DD243 (BS 8243)
-DD263
-BS 8473
-BS EN 50131-1
-TS 50131-7
-ACPO policy
-BSIA guidance sheets
Inspectorates Codes of Practice (CoP)
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Unit 004
Outcome 4
Intruder alarm systems
Understand how detection devices, control and
indicating equipment and ancillary control
equipment (ACE) combine with buildings structure
to provide protection against an intruder
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
4.1 Identify the adjustment facilities on the following electrically powered detectors
a Active movement detectors
b Passive movement detectors
c Structural vibration detectors
d Acoustic vibration detectors
4.2 Describe the effects the environment may have on detection devices in respect to their location
4.3 Describe the process by which detectors analyze and respond to sensors registering change in
the environment
4.4 Explain how to select appropriate devices and adjust to suit the environmental conditions
4.5 Explain the following functions and how they are enabled from the CIE
a Walk test enable
b Latch
c Detector reset
d Fault tamper
e Anti mask
f Reduction in range
4.6 State the purpose of event verification
4.7 Explain the operation of event verification
a Sequential
b Video
c Audio
4.8 Explain the use of two technologies (Dual Technology) in one housing to reduce the risk of false
alarms
4.9 Describe the operational characteristics and setting up procedures for the following Dual
Technology devices
a Movement detectors
b Vibration detectors
c Structural
d Acoustic
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4.10 Explain the purpose of the following anti false alarm features:
a Double knock
b Event verification (Review)
c Signal Processing
d First zone to alarm lockout
e Beam pairing
f Portable ancillary control equipment (PACE)
g Abort timers
h Engineer restore
4.11 Describe the methods of installation and connection and/or programming required to make the
following features available to the customer
a how technical diagrams assist to make the relevant connection to CIE and system components
b instructing users in the operation of the I&HAS and anti false alarm attributes
c providing written instruction for the operation of equipment controlled by anti false alarm features
4.12 Identify the appropriate sections in the following current standards, codes of practice, policy
and guidelines which relate to the above assessment criteria in Outcome 4
-PD 6662
-DD243 (BS 8243)
-DD263
-BS8473
-BS EN 50131
-BS EN 50136
-TS 50131-7
-BS 50398
-IPCRes Guidance document “Alarm Signalling using the internet protocol: Part 1: An overview
-ACPO Policy
-BSIA guidance sheets
-Inspectortaes Codes of Practice (CoP)
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Outcome 5
Intruder alarm systems
Understand the process of surveying, design,
quotation and management of intruder and hold up
alarm systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
5.1 Explain the term "risk assessment”
5.2 Describe the conditions that affect the grade of an I&HAS
5.3 Identify methods of minimizing risk of burglary
5.4 Describe a risk assessment based for a building with which the learners are familiar
5.5 Explain the benefits of using a plan drawing for a building
5.6 Describe the process of producing a system design proposal
5.7 State the full names of terms and abbreviation for current British European norms and
regulations that would appear in customers documentation
5.8 Explain the following contents of a system design proposal
a Type of equipment
b Location
c Position
d Operation
e Function
5.9 Explain the following key features of a system design proposal to achieve BS EN standards
a Detection Devices
b Control Indicating Equipment
c Alarm Transmission Equipment (Notification)
d Cabling
e Customer responsibilities
5.10 Explain the following key sections for the preparation of a quotation
a Direct labour costs
b Materials cost
c Related costs
d Equipment hire
e Notification costs
f Sub-contract costs e.g electrician
g Cost uplift
h Price
i Gross Profit Margin
5.11 Explain the purpose of planning an Intruder and Hold-up Alarm System
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5.12 Explain the following key stages in planning an intrusion and hold-up alarm system
a Health and Safety Construction Design and Management Regulations (CDM)
b Health and Safety Risk Assessment
c Site preparation
d First Fix
e Second Fix
f Testing
g Commissioning
h Handover
5.13 Describe the following key relationships involved in the installation of the Intruder and hold-up
Alarm system
a Client
b Client's Agents
c Colleagues
d Other craft trades
e Authorities
5.14 Explain briefly the use of Gantt charts and the process of project management during the
planning and installation stage of an Intruder and hold-up alarm system
5.15 Describe where the following interconnections would be used when installing an Intruder and
hold-up alarm system
a Four line
b Six line
c Eight line
d Twelve line
e Multi-core
5.16 Explain the purpose of an earth reference when installing:
a Screened Cable
b Metal enclosures
5.17 Identify the correct termination, installation methods and mechanical protection appropriate
to the following
a Planning of a first fix for a small system, taking into consideration:
Location of the cable run
The use of segregated enclosures
Electromagnetic interference (EMI) and radio frequency interference (RFI)
Risk of mechanical damage
Risk of deliberate damage
Aesthetics
b Reference wiring for Remote Power Supply Units to ensure correct operation of the control lines
e.g.
Walk Test enable
Latch Freeze
Remote Detector Reset
5.18 Explain the effects of cable length and environmental conditions on the voltage supplied to
detectors
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5.19 Identify the appropriate sections in the following current standards, codes of practice, policy
and guidelines which relate to surveying, design, quotation and management of I&HAS and the all
the above assessment criteria in Outcome 5
-PD 6662
-DD 243 (BS 8243)
-DD263
-BS8473
-BS EN 50131
-BS EN 50136
-TS50131-7
-BS 50398
-IPCRes Guidance document “Alarm Signalling using the internet protocol: Part 1: An overview”
-ACPO policy
-BSIA guidance sheets
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Unit 004
Outcome 6
Intruder alarm systems
Understand the process of testing, commissioning
and auditing Intruder and Hold-up Alarm Systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
6.1 Explain how the grade and classification of a system defines the type of Intrusion and Hold-up
Alarm System component for the following:
a Detection
b Control and indicating equipment
c Ancillary control equipment
d Warning devices
e Alarm Transmission Equipment
6.2 Identify the appropriate symbols for the construction and amendments of the following
drawings
a Floor plans and elevations
b Block Diagrams
c Schematic diagrams
d As installed diagrams
e Circuit diagrams
6.3 Describe the process of testing in preparation to commission
6.4 Explain the purpose of Commissioning the System (full operational test)
6.5 Describe how a demonstration to the system manager(s) and system users is planned and
delivered
6.6 List the documentation required by the client at a handover of an Intrusion and Hold-up Alarm
System
6.7 State the key purpose of a visual inspection
6.8 Identify the environmental conditions of a system and building that would have a detrimental
affect on the performance of the intruder alarm system
6.9 Explain the following stages of a visual inspection using the system log or system design
proposal:
a External
i Warning devices
ii Exit, Entry Points
b Internal
i System equipment
ii System wiring
iii Changes in the environment
6.10 Describe the process of recording and reporting changes detected during a visual inspection
6.11 State the action to be taken in the event of changes detected during the visual inspection
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6.12 Describe the process leading to corrective maintenance and implementation of the customer
responsibilities
6.13 Describe the appropriate test equipment for the following tests:
a Insulation resistance
b Continuity
c Voltage
d Current
6.14 State the parts of the system that undergo testing in 6.10
6.15 List the expected maximum and/or minimum values for each of the tests in 6.10
6.16 Describe the methods for connecting the test instruments for each of the tests listed in 6.10
6.17 Explain how the appropriate documentation to record the results of testing the system are
completed
6.18 State the importance of providing a secure environment for all the Intrusion and Hold-up Alarm
System documentation
6.19 Describe the process for reporting and correcting faults discovered during the testing
procedure
6.20 Explain the procedure for auditing an Intrusion and Hold-up Alarm System with respect to the
following
a System compliance to the 'as fitted' document
b Compatibility of customer and company records
c Comparison of test results taken at the time of commissioning
d On site documentation
i System log
ii Test results
iii Preventive maintenance visits
iv Corrective maintenance visits
e Customer access to operating guides and manufacturers, instructions
f False alarm history
6.21 Identify the important sections of documentation used when reporting non compliance
outcomes when auditing an Intrusion and Hold-up Alarm Systems
6.22 Identify the appropriate sections in the following current standards, codes of practice, policy
and guidelines which relate to testing, commissioning and auditing I&HAS and the above
assessment criteria
-PD 6662
-DD243 (BS 8243)
-DD263
-BS 8473
-BS EN 50131
-BS EN 50136
-TS 50131-7
-BS 50398
-IPCRes Guidance document “Alarm Signalling using the internet protocol: Part 1: An overview.”
-ACPO policy
-BSIA guidance sheets
-Inspectorates Codes of Practice (CoP)
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Unit 005
Closed circuit television (CCTV) systems
Level:
2
UAN:
T/600/1188
Credit value: 16
Unit aims
This is an occupational unit: The unit provides a broad knowledge for installation technicians,
commissioning technicians, maintenance technicians, surveyors and designers of Closed Circuit
Television Systems (CCTV) technology.
Learning outcomes
There are six learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will:
1. Know the security industry and the role of CCTV within it
2. Understand CCTV systems
3. Understand transmission systems for CCTV
4. Know how to identify, compare and select CCTV equipment
5. Understand scene lighting requirements for cameras
6. Understand equipment power supplies
7. Understand testing, commissioning, handover, corrective and preventative maintenance
8. Understand the principles of a site survey, system design and system audit for CCTV
Guided learning hours
It is recommended that 124 hours should be allocated for this unit. This may be on a full-time or
part-time basis.
Endorsement of the unit by a sector or other appropriate body
This unit is endorsed by Skills for Security (SSC).
Assessment
This unit will be assessed by:
• a GOLA online multiple choice examination
• a City & Guilds set, centre marked assignment
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Unit 005
Outcome 1
Closed circuit television (CCTV) systems
Know the security industry and the role of CCTV
within it
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
1.1 Explain the key functions of the security industry to protect life, premises and property
1.2 Describe how CCTV integrates with the manned security sector including
Guarding
Aviation
Customs and excise
Retail
Close protection
Police
Emergency services
1.3 Describe how CCTV is used for public safety for the following
a Observation and control in
town centres
b Events
c Traffic control
1.4 Describe how CCTV combines with electronic and physical security technology including
Access control systems
Intruder alarm systems
Fire detection and alarm systems
Perimeter protection
Physical (mechanical) protection
Integrated systems
Electronic article surveillance systems
1.5 Describe briefly the role of the following security industry organisations
a Home Office Scientific Development Branch
(HOSDB)
b Association of Chief Police Officers(ACPO)
c National Security Inspectorate (NSI)
d Inspected Company of the National Security
Inspectorate (ICON)
e Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board
(SSAIB)
f National Approvals Council for Security Systems
(NACOSS)
g Security Industry Authority (SIA)
h British Security Industry Association (BSIA)
i Association of British Insurers (ABI)
j Local Authorities
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1.6 State the influence of the following current legislation for CCTV systems
a Human Rights Act
b Data Protection Act
d The Freedom of Information Act
e The Information Commissioners Office
1.7 State the reasons for maintaining confidentiality in the security industry
1.8 Describe measures which must be taken to ensure the security of information regarding CCTV
systems
1.9 Explain the consequences of failure to maintain confidentiality within the security industry in
terms of the client, employer and the employee
1.10 Identify the purpose of the following current standards and Code of Practice that relate to
CCTV systems
-EN 50132
-BS 7671
-HASAWA
-DD243
-BS 5979
-BS 8418
-BS EN 50136
-BS 5958
-DD CLC/TS 50398
-COSHH
-CoP’s produced by organisations listed in 1.5
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Outcome 2
Closed circuit television (CCTV) systems
Understand CCTV systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
2.1 Identify and explain briefly the function of the
following parts of a CCTV system
a Camera and lens
b Housing
c Control/switching equipment
d Display equipment
e Recording equipment
f Transmission system
g Composite video signal
h Scene lighting
2.2 Identify and explain briefly the purpose of the following private and public sector applications
for overt and covert surveillance
a Private property
b Retail business
c Office premises
d Transport authorities
e Public places
f Events
g Perimeter surveillance
2.3 Describe briefly the following methods for transmitting CCTV images
a CCIR
b PAL
c Digital
d Analogue
2.4 Explain briefly how bandwidth relates to CCTV signal transmission
2.5 Explain briefly how resolution can be described in terms of
a TVL
b Pixels
2.6 Describe the purpose of an Operational Requirement (OR)
2.7 Explain briefly the following stages and topics to consider when undertaking an OR
a OR level 1
b OR level 2
c Lighting
d Camera position
e Display requirements
f Image quality
g Recording requirements
h System validation
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2.8 State the relationship of the following standards and codes of practice to CCTV systems
-EN 50132
-BS 7671
-HASAWA
-DD243
-BS 5979
-BS 8418
-BS EN 50136
-BS 5958
-DD CLC/TS 50398
-COSHH
-COP’s produced by organisations listed in Outcome 1.5
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Outcome 3
Closed circuit television (CCTV) systems
Understand transmission systems for CCTV
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
3.1 Describe the following cable transmission methods
for CCTV systems
a Coaxial
b Twisted pair
c Fibre optic
d Networked
3.2 Describe the basic construction of the following cable types
a Coaxial
b Twisted pair
c Fibre optic
3.3 Describe the following free space transmission methods for CCTV
a Infra red (IR)
b Microwave
c Radio (RF)
3.4 State the relative advantages and disadvantages of the CCTV transmission methods listed in 3.1
and 3.3 in terms of
a Cost
b Ease of installation
c Transmission distance
d Interference
e Installation environment
f Signal/data loss/corruption
g Security of data
h Transmission equipment required
3.5 Explain briefly the following terms that relate to CCTV signal transmission
a RG59, RG11,URM70
b BNC connector
c Signal attenuation/loss dB
d Dynamic impedance (Z)
e Termination
f Ground loop
g Launch amplifier
h Equalization amplifier
i EMI tolerance
j Modem
k Codec
l Balun
m Internet protocol (IP)
n 75 Ohm termination
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3.6 State the relationship of the following standards and codes of practice to CCTV transmission
systems
-EN 50132
-BS 7671
-HASAWA
-DD243
-BS 5979
-BS 8418
-BS EN 50136
-BS 5958
-DD CLC/TS 50398
-COSHH
-COP’s produced by organisations listed in 1.5.
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Unit 005
Outcome 4
Closed circuit television (CCTV) systems
Know how to identify, compare and select CCTV
equipment
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
4.1 Describe the purpose and basic requirements of
various types of CCTV cameras
4.2 Explain briefly CCTV terminology
4.3 Explain terms that relate to lenses (Fixed focal length, Variable focal length, Zoom, Aspherical
Pin hole, Angle of view, Field of view, Manual iris, Automatic Iris, f stop, Aperture
Depth of field)
4.4 Explain the purpose of an auto iris lens
4.5 Explain terms that relate to auto iris lenses
(Direct drive, Video drive)
4.6 Explain the reason for using colour corrected lenses
4.7 Explain the reason for using infra red corrected lenses
4.8 Describe the use of filters for lenses (Infra red pass, Infra red cut, Polarising Neutral density ND1
and ND3)
4.9 Describe the process of adjusting the back focus setting for a zoom lens attached to a camera
4.10 State the effect of an incorrect back focus adjustment for a zoom lens attached to a camera
4.11 Describe the purpose of lens selection aids (Calculator wheel, Software based programme
Lens finder optic viewer, Manual calculation)
4.12 Identify types of monitor used to display CCTV images (Cathode ray tube, Liquid crystal display
thin film transistor, Plasma display panel)
4.13 State the advantages and disadvantages of the types of monitor listed in 4.12 (Cost, Size, Life
Fragility, Power consumption, Resolution Response time, Set up and adjustment)
4.14 State the relationship between the recommended viewing distance for a monitor and the
display size of the screen
4.15 Describe briefly the following types of recording for CCTV images
a Analogue/VCR
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4.16 State the advantages and disadvantages of analogue and digital recording (in terms of
Recording media, Image retrieval, Copy quality, Copy life, Copy security, Maintenance, Image
compression requirements, Retention period)
4.17 Explain terms that relate to DVR equipment (Software, Inputs, Outputs, Signal processing
Video motion detection (VMD), Storage Graphical user interface, Net work Video recorder (NVR))
4.18 Describe terms used in digital recording (Hard disk, Solid state, RAID, Secure server
DVD, MTBF, Image file size, Capture rate Compression effects, Blocking, Compression artefacts)
4.19 State typical compression methods that are in current use (JPEG, MPEG-2, MPEG-4, MJPEG
H264, Wavelet, and Fractal)
4.20 State the benefits of using compression techniques for storing images
4.21 Explain briefly the purpose of the following control equipment
a Switcher
b Quad
4.22 Explain briefly the purpose of a PC based CCTV control system
4.23 Describe features and terms that relate to PC based control equipment and systems (Control of
fully functional cameras, Tour, Preset, Display Recording, Conditional refresh, Alarms Video motion
detection, Video analytics Video based detection system, Remote video receiving centre, Inputs,
Outputs)
4.24 Explain the need for environmental protection against
a Dust penetration
b Water penetration
c Corrosion
d Wind loads
e Temperature changes
f Humidity changes
g Lighting
h Index of protection
4.25 Explain the need for physical protection of equipment against
a Vandalism
b Vehicles
c People
4.26 Describe in basic terms the following equipment
a Camera housings
b Supports
c Brackets
d Towers
e Fully functional camera units)
4.27 State the relationship of the following standards and codes of practice to CCTV systems
EN 50132, BS 7671,HASAWA,DD243, BS 5979, BS 8418, BS EN 50136, BS 5958, DD CLC/TS 50398,
COSHH, CoP’s produced by organisations listed in 1.5.
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Unit 005
Outcome 5
Closed circuit television (CCTV) systems
Understand scene lighting requirements for
cameras
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
5.1 State the range of the following levels of natural light in Lux units for which cameras are required
to function
a Bright sun
b Overcast
c Twilight
d Full moon
e Starlight
5.2 State the range of typical artificial lighting illuminance levels over which cameras are required to
operate in the following exterior situations
a Roads
b Car parks
c Flood lights for buildings
5.3 State standard levels of illuminance for interiors of buildings from daylight to emergency lighting
5.4 Explain how the following light sources can affect the colour rendering of objects
a Low pressure sodium
b Tungsten
c Fluorescent
d Infra red
e Natural light
5.5 Explain briefly the following terms that relate to the lighting of the scene
a Infra Red illumination of 715 nm
b Infra red illumination of 830nm
c Directional effects
d Flare
e Silhouette
f Surface reflectance
g Uneven lighting level
5.6 Explain briefly how the spectral response and sensitivity of a camera is related to the scene
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5.7 State the relationship of the following standards and codes of practice to the lighting
requirements of cameras
-EN 50132
-BS 7671
-HASAWA
-DD243
-BS 5979
-BS 8418
-BS EN 50136
-BS 5958
-DD CLC/TS 50398
-COSHH
-CoP’s produced by organisations listed in Outcome 1.5
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Unit 005
Outcome 6
Closed circuit television (CCTV) systems
Understand equipment power supplies
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
6.1 Describe the following types of power supply unit for CCTV equipment
a Line powered
b Power over Ethernet (Poe)
c Integral power supply
d External power supply( 230V ac, extra low voltage 24V ac, 12V dc)
e BT approved
f Battery powered (lithium, sealed lead acid)
6.2 State the relationship of the following standards and codes of practice to equipment power
supplies
-EN 50132
-BS 7671
-HASAWA
-DD243
-BS 5979
-BS 8418
-BS EN 50136
-BS 5958
-DD CLC/TS 50398
-COSHH
-CoP’s produced by organisations listed in Outcome 1.5
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Outcome 7
Closed circuit television (CCTV) systems
Understand testing, commissioning, handover,
corrective and preventative maintenance
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
7.1 Explain the reasons for testing a CCTV system and its component parts before commissioning
7.2 Explain that testing involves the use of measuring instrumentation in a correct and safe manner
and the formal recording of clearly documented results to current BS/EN Standards and Codes of
Practice
7.3 Describe the use of the following test equipment
a Multi-meter
b CCTV signal generator
c Pulse and bar generator
d Oscilloscope
e Cable length meter / time domain reflectometer
f Portable test monitor
g Video level meter
h Continuity tester
i Insulation resistance tester
7.4 State why calibrated instruments must be used for taking measurements
7.5 State the effect of simple faults in equipment and transmission lines on displayed CCTV images
7.6 State the procedure to rectify simple faults covered in 7.3
7.7 State the importance of objective testing and the documentation of test results
7.8 State how the Operational Requirement information must be used during the testing,
commissioning, handover and maintenance of a CCTV system
7.9 Explain how the following documentation can used in the commissioning process
a Standards
b Codes of Practice
c Functional checklists
d Video image recording
e User instructional information
f Operational requirement
7.10 Describe the commissioning checks that must be made for the following system parts
a Cameras
b Lenses
c Lighting
d Control equipment
e Telemetry
f Video display
g Video records
h System integration
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7.11 Explain briefly the notification requirements to the following
a Local authority
b Police
c Data Commissioner
7.12 Explain the importance of documented emergency procedures for the users of CCTV systems
7.13 Describe the process of handover, including the requirements for
a Maintaining confidentiality
b Arranging the handover process
c Demonstrating the system to the user
d Training the operators
e Recording images
f Export and archive of data
g The use of logs
h Maintaining Standards and Codes of Practice
7.14 Explain the following categories of maintenance
a Preventative
b Corrective
7.15 Explain how the frequency of maintenance depends on
a System complexity
b Environment
c Importance of evidential image quality
7.16 Describe typical maintenance checks that are required for the system and its component parts
listed in the assessment criteria for learning outcomes 3,4 and 5
7.17 Explain the use and the importance of the following documentation during maintenance
a Previous commissioning records
b Standards and Codes of Practice
c System logs
d Maintenance logs
e User operator logs
7.18 State the relationship of the following standards and codes of practice to testing,
commissioning, handover and maintenance
-EN 50132
-BS 7671
-HASAWA
-DD243
-BS 5979
-BS 8418
-BS EN 50136
-BS 5958
-DD CLC/TS 50398
-COSHH
-CoP’s produced by organisations listed in Outcome 1.5
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Outcome 8
Closed circuit television (CCTV) systems
Understand the principles of a site survey, system
design and system audit for CCTV
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
8.1 State the purpose of a site survey
8.2 State the following information that is recorded during a site survey :
a Site general layout
b Buildings
c Internal/external measurements and features
d Construction of building elements including walls/floors/windows
e Utility mapping
f Internal environment
g Floor plans
h Elevations
i Cross sections
j External surroundings
k Orientation
l Elevations
m Surfaces
n Trees
o Shrubs
p Water
q Environment; sheltered, exposed, costal, country, urban, inner city
r Vandalism risk
s Site/building access
8.3 State how the following information sources are used for design purposes
a Site/building plans
b Specification documents
c Building systems record drawings
d Existing/proposed security system records
8.4 State the purpose of a system design specification
8.5 State how the information required to design a system will include
a Customer Operational Requirements
b Equipment manufacturers data/manuals
c Installation requirements for equipment
d Current BS/EN Standards and Codes of practice
8.6 State the purpose of an audit
8.7 State that the stages in an audit process includes
a The range of the audit
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b Organisation of the procedure with persons involved with CCTV operation
c Carry out functional and performance testing
d Record results of tests
e Production of a report to a standard format
8.8 State that the report will include information on
a Conclusion/recommendations
b Compliance
c Non compliance
d Proposals for rectification
e Proposals for improvement
8.9 State the relationship of the following standards and codes of practice to site survey, system
design and audit for CCTV
-EN 50132
-BS 7671
-HASAWA
-DD243
-BS 5979
-BS 8418
-BS EN 50136
-BS 5958
-DD CLC/TS 50398
-COSHH
-CoP’s produced by organisations listed in Outcome 1.5
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Unit 006
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
Level:
2
UAN:
T/600/1191
Credit value: 16
Unit aim
The unit covers the basic underpinning knowledge principles related to the design, installation,
testing, commissioning and Maintenance of Fire Detection and Alarm Systems. It will include the
understanding and implementation of current legislation, British and European standards,
regulations, codes of practice and inspectorate requirements as they relate to non-domestic Fire
Detection and Alarm Systems.
Learning outcomes
There are six learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will:
1. Understand the Fire Safety Industry and Fire Detection and Alarm Systems (FD&A) within this
industry
2. Understand the basic principles and features of Fire Detection and Alarm (FD&A) systems
3. Understand the basic principles and features of Fire Detection and Alarm (FD&A) systems’ control
and indicating equipment (CIE)
4. Know the function and operation of wiring and common circuit configurations used in Fire
Detection and Alarm (FD&A) systems
5. Know typical power supplies used in Fire Detection and Alarm (FD&A) systems
6. Understand the basic principles of planning, specifying, quotations, auditing, commissioning,
handover, corrective/preventative maintenance and administration of Fire Detection and Alarm
Guided learning hours
It is recommended that 118 hours should be allocated for this unit. This may be on a full-time or
part-time basis.
Endorsement of the unit by a sector or other appropriate body
This unit is endorsed by Skills for Security (SSC).
Assessment
This unit will be assessed by:
• a GOLA online multiple choice examination
• a City & Guilds set, centre marked assignment
(FD&A) systems
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Outcome 1
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
Understand the fire safety industry and fire
detection and alarm systems (FD&A) within this
industry
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
1.1 State the key functions of the Fire Detection and Alarm Industry
1.2 Describe how FD&A systems integrate with the following systems
a ARC transmission equipment
b HVAC/BMS,
c Release door hold open devices,
d Access Control Systems
1.3 Explain, briefly, the role of the following bodies
a National Security Inspectorate (NSI)
b British Approvals of Fire equipment (BAFE)
c Loss Prevention Certificate Board (LPCB)
d Chief Fire Officers Association (CFOA)
1.4 Explain briefly the importance of Building Regulations to FD&A systems
1.5 State the key pieces of legislation that influence FD&A systems, and where information and
guidance might be found
1.6 State the key Standards and Codes of Practice that govern FD&A systems installation and
equipment
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Outcome 2
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
Understand the basic principles and features of fire
detection and alarm (FD&A) systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
2.1 Describe, in simple terms, the operating principle and the location and siting for each of the
following Detector types to BS5839-1
a Manual Call Point
b Automatic Detectors: Point type heat (fixed temperature and rate of rise)
c Linear heat sensing cable
d Point type Smoke (ionisation and optical)
e Linear optical beam smoke
f Aspirating
g Video image processing
h Combustion gas (Carbon Monoxide (CO)
i Flame (Infra-red and Ultra-violet)
j Multi-sensor (e.g. heat and optical smoke)
2.2 State the radius of cover provided by common point type detectors and the coverage of beam
type smoke detectors in accordance with BS 5839-1
2.3 State the purpose of a detector zone and state the limitations of a detection zone in accordance
with BS 5839-1
2.4 State the location of call points, maximum travel distance and mounting height of call points in
accordance with BS 5839-1
2.5 Explain the principle uses of each of the following interface devices
a Remote detector indicator
b Addressable switch monitor
c Zone monitor
d Sounder driver/control
e Input/output unit
f Short circuit isolator
g Relay and common alarm output from the CIE
2.6 Describe how the devices in 2.5 will interface with the FD&A system i.e. relay triggered from the
common alarm output from the CIE or via an addressable interface device
2.7 State typical operating voltages for the following devices
a Bells
b Beacons
c Electronic sounders
d Voice sounders
e Radio pagers
f Pillow alarms
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g Manual Call Point
h Automatic Detectors: Point type heat (fixed temperature and rate of rise)
i Linear heat sensing cable
j Point type Smoke (ionisation and optical)
k Linear optical beam smoke
l Aspirating
m Video image processing
n Combustion gas (Carbon Monoxide (CO)
o Flame (Infra-red and Ultra-violet)
p Multi-sensor (e.g. heat and optical smoke)
2.8 Explain the operating principle for the following common alarm devices
a Bells
b Beacons
c Electronic sounders
d Voice sounders
e Radio pagers
f Pillow alarms
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Outcome 3
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
Understand the basic principles and features of fire
detection and alarm (FD&A) systems’ control and
indicating equipment (CIE)
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
3.1 Describe the primary purpose of CIE
3.2 State the requirements of BS 5839-1 with regards to the siting of CIE equipment
3.3 State the faults CIE equipment should monitor
3.4 State the reasons for each of the following control functions
a Release fire door hold open devices
b Access control systems on doors on escape routes
c Shut down load music
d Open smoke ventilation
e Extinguishant release
3.5 Describe the operational differences between non-addressable and addressable analogue
systems
3.6 State the purpose of the following standards
-BS 5839
-BS EN 54
-BS 7671
3.7 State the purpose of a FD&A system and who should define the need, purpose and category of
system in accordance with BS 5839-1
3.8 List the categories and sub-categories of systems defined in BS 5839-1
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Outcome 4
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
Know the function and operation of wiring and
common circuit configurations used in fire
detection and alarm (FD&A) systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
4.1 List typical cables employed in the critical signal path and the final mains supply to CIE
4.2 Describe the key features of the two grades of fire resisting cable described in 5389-1, including
the makes and models commonly available
4.3 Describe the methods for avoiding the problems of induced noise (RFI/EMI) in system cables,
and the function of the cables screen when used in a FD&A system
4.4 List methods for cable fixing, containment and termination for cable types employed in FD&A
systems, including the use of junction boxes
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Unit 006
Outcome 5
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
Know typical power supplies used in fire detection
and alarm (FD&A) systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
5.1 Describe, in simple terms, the function of a power supply in the critical path in compliance with
BS 5839
5.2 State the typical standby time and minimum alarm time for standby batteries in compliance with
BS5839-1
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Outcome 6
Fire Detection and Alarm Systems
Understand the basic principles of planning,
specifying, quotations, auditing, commissioning,
handover, corrective/preventative maintenance
and administration of fire detection and alarm
(FD&A) systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
6.1 Explain the meaning of the following FD&A systems terminology
a Alarm receiving centre (ARC)
b Non-addressable detection system
c Addressable detection system
d Analogue fire detection system
e Mimic panel
f Repeater panel
g Networked systems
h User instructions
i Phased evaluation
j Staff alarm
6.2 State the purpose of commissioning
6.3 State the purpose and minimum size of a system and minimum period of a soak test in
compliance with BS 5839
6.4 State the four certificates that should be provided to the user and who should sign them to
satisfy the requirements of BS5839-1
6.5 State the maximum interval between periodic service visits and state typical reasons for shorter
service intervals
6.6 State the main items that would require preventative maintenance at least once in a 12 month
period for most types of FD&A systems
6.7 State the four categories of false alarm
6.8 State methods for limiting false alarms
6.9 Describe the main problems from repeated false alarms
6.10 State the likely consequences of no preventative maintenance
6.11 State the key points to be considered to design a simple system based on building plans and
specification provided for a Cat L3 and L4 non addressable system
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Integrated electronic security systems –
Personnel alarm systems
Level:
2
UAN:
R/600/1196
Credit value: 16
Unit aims
To provide a broad knowledge and understanding for surveyors and designers, Installation
technicians, commissioning technicians and maintenance technicians for stand-alone personnel
alarm systems
Learning outcomes
There are six learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will:
1 Be able to describe the electronic security industry and the role of stand-alone personnel alarm
systems within it
2. Be able to describe the basic configuration of stand-alone personnel alarm system
3. Understand the basic principles and features of Electronic stand-alone personnel alarm systems
4. Understand the basic principles of survey and design
5. Understand the requirements of installing stand-alone personnel alarm systems
6. Understand how to commission and handover stand-alone personnel alarm systems
7. Understand how to Maintain the performance of stand-alone personnel alarm systems
8. Understand the basic principles of auditing any stand-alone personnel alarm system
Guided learning hours
It is recommended that 128 hours should be allocated for this unit. This may be on a full-time or
part-time basis.
Endorsement of the unit by a sector or other appropriate body
This unit is endorsed by Skills for Security (SSC).
Assessment
This unit will be assessed by:
• a GOLA online multiple choice examination
• a City & Guilds set, centre marked assignment
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Outcome 1
Integrated electronic security systems –
Personnel alarm systems
Be able to describe the electronic security industry
and the role of stand-alone personnel alarm
systems within it
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
1.1 Describe how the electronic security systems industry protect life, property and premises
1.2 Explain the roles of advisory bodies, inspectorate bodies and associations including
-Home Office Scientific Development Branch (HOSDB)
-Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
-National Security Inspectorate (NSI)
-Inspected Company of the National Security Inspectorate (ICON)
-Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB)
-Security Industry Authority (SIA)
-British Security Industry Association (BSIA)
-Association of British Insurers (ABI),
-Local Authorities
-Data Protection Act
-Human Rights Act
-The Freedom of information Act
-The Information Commissioners Office
-The Disabled Living Foundation
1.3 State the six occupational disciplines as defined in the NOS suite relating to Electronic Security
Systems
1.4 Explain how stand alone personnel alarm systems can be an integrated as part of an overall
security system
1.5 Explain how stand-alone personnel alarm systems can be used with, intruder alarms, CCTV,
access control and EAS systems to enhance customer security
1.6 Explain how stand-alone personnel alarm systems can be used in the following locations
a Retail outlets
b Immigration centres,
c Secure accommodation
d Prisons,
e Warden controlled and remote persons at risk
f Local authority monitoring
g Centres
h Mental health establishments
i Security personnel (static & beat patrol)
j Medical staff on call outs
k Cash-in-transit services
l High security premises (bank not printers, royal mint, nuclear power plants) and military
establishments.
1.7 Explain how PD 6662, BS.EN. 50131 pt1, BS 50398 Health & safety at Work Act, BS 7671 IEE
Wiring Regulations 17th edition, BSIA Guidance sheets and codes of practice including employers
and customers impact upon any EAS installations
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Outcome 2
Integrated electronic security systems –
Personnel alarm systems
Be able to describe the basic configuration of
stand-alone personnel alarm system
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
2.1 Explain the function of the following basic components to a stand-alone personnel alarm system
a Hold up button
b Cabling,
c Radio or infra red transmitter
d Radio or infra red receiver
e Warning device and remote transmitting via networks
f Telephone lines or radio
2.2 Explain the purpose of an Arial antenna as a transmitting device and a receiving device
2.3 Explain why it is important to use shielded cables on wire free systems
2.4 Describe how the component parts of a stand alone personnel alarm systems interconnect
2.5 Explain in basic detail how the following systems operate
a Hard wired
b Radio or infra red
c GPS
d SMS messaging
e GPS alerts
f Mobile phone interconnections
g Pagers
h One & two way transmission
i Addressable systems,
j Central monitoring alarm receiving centres (local
authority or private)
2.6 Explain why premises require zoned areas and how to avoid interference from zone to zone
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Outcome 3
Integrated electronic security systems –
Personnel alarm systems
Understand the basic principles and features of
Electronic stand-alone personnel alarm systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
3.1 Describe the principle operation of a stand-alone personnel alarm system and its primary
function
3.2 Describe the additional functions available on more technically advanced systems
3.3 Explain why a stand-alone personnel alarm system might be preferable to one connected into an
intruder alarm panel
3.4 Explain what a radio based systems is
3.5 Explain what an infra red transmitter system is
3.6 Explain the possible different users of a stand-alone personnel alarm system
3.7 Explain what a warden call system is
3.8 Explain how GPS based systems work
3.9 Describe the limitations or operating parameters of a radio stand-alone personnel alarm system
3.10 Describe the limitations or operating parameters of an infra red stand-alone personnel alarm
system
3.11 Describe the limitations of a hard wired system
3.12 Explain a one way system and a two way communication system
3.13 Explain how a radio transmitter can be made “anti false alarm
3.14 Explain how a DOD ( hold up button ) can be made “anti false alarm” by using dual activated
buttons
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Outcome 4
Integrated electronic security systems –
Personnel alarm systems
Understand the basic principles of survey and
design
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
4.1 Explain where to obtain accurate and up to date details for preparing system designs and
specifications in relation to commercial, residential and government sites
4.2 Explain the importance of having accurate and up to date details of systems, sites and customer
requirements
including use; occupancy; access; anticipated alterations to the site
4.3 Explain when to liaise with internal depts, architects, suppliers and main contractors to review
drawings
4.4 Explain how the following legislation:
PD 6662
BS EN 50131
BS 7671
IEE Wiring regulations and codes of practice
impact upon the system to be installed
4.5 Explain how to read and interpret architectural and similar drawings and take appropriate
measurements and record relevant details of review
4.6 Explain how to recognise factors that could affect system installation or operation, and how to
record the details fully and accurately
4.7 Explain how the security requirements of customers would be met and why accurate and up to
date details of systems and sites are required
4.8 List the information required to produce a site survey prior to the survey visit, the details needed
for preparing system designs and specifications, and where the details would be obtained
4.9 List the activities required on a site visit to produce a specification for the system
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Outcome 5
Integrated electronic security systems –
Personnel alarm systems
Understand the requirements of installing standalone personnel alarm systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
5.1 Describe how to relate physical locations for system cabling arrangements to technical
documents (installation specifications, cable and wiring diagrams, architectural and similar
drawings, configuration charts)
5.2 Explain the importance of pre-planning of cabling support and containment systems and
anticipating potential problems
5.3 Explain the limits of installer's authority and responsibility, and how to get help when needed
5.4 Explain how Health & Safety & electrical safe working regulations relate to correct operation of
hand and power tools, PP equipment, and access equipment, and the checks for safe operation and
actions necessary to meet safety requirements
5.5 Describe the capabilities and limitation of the hand and power tools and equipment in use, and
why it is important to use the correct tools and equipment
5.6 Explain the purpose of, drawings, specifications, method statements, risk assessment
documents, commissioning forms, and on site records.
5.7 Describe how to relate physical locations for cabling, cable containment, and equipment
arrangements to drawings, specifications and method statements explaining current regulations
and codes of practice relating to installing cable practice
5.8 Explain how to measure typical cable and cable containments, allowing for bends and jointing,
and minimising waste
5.9 Describe the purpose of the following cable containment systems: trunking, conduit, cable
trays, cable baskets, cable ladders and how to select and use them
5.10 Describe how to fix equipment and cable containments to plaster and plaster board,
brickwork, concrete, steel girders, service ducts, false ceilings and wood
5.11 Explain how to safely handle, cut, drill, join, assemble, de-burr and fix containments listed in 5.9
5.12 Explain the current regulations, standards and codes of practice relevant to installing,
terminating and labelling cables, interface units and wires
5.13 Explain why it is important to comply with cable segregation requirements (for power and
signalling)
5.14 Describe how to measure cable, and cable containments, allowing for bends and terminations,
and minimising waste
5.15 Explain how to use multi meters, insulation testers, and RF meters to test cabling, detection
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devices and equipment against their required operating performance and what to do if these
requirements are not met
5.16 Explain why it is important to close all cable containment openings, and how to do this
5.17 Explain the importance of removing all unwanted items from sites after the installation is
complete
5.18 Describe the house-keeping requirements at customer sites when installing equipment
5.19 Describe the current WEE regulations, Health & Safety and codes of practice relevant to
handling waste or debris material
5.20 Explain why it is important to dispose of waste, debris and surplus material safely
5.21 Describe the methods of repairing typical building surfaces and the standard of finish required
by customers or specifications
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Outcome 6
Integrated electronic security systems –
Personnel alarm systems
Understand how to commission and handover
stand-alone personnel alarm systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
6.1 Describe the information needed to complete, as fitted specification notes ,handover forms,
customer acceptance forms, on site record cards and office records systems, in order to
commission and handover a system
6.2 Explain and identify how the specification relates to the installation
6.3 Describe how to confirm from the drawings and specification, that systems and their
performance meet the required operational specification
6.4 Describe the processes and procedures required to bring systems into operation, and why they
must be applied, including completing commissioning documents
6.5 State what actions can be taken to minimise disruption to customers and third parties
6.6 Describe the action to be taken to deal with problems that arise during commissioning
operations
6.7 Describe the operation and features of the commissioned systems to users (using the user’s
manual) particularly in respect of users’ authority
6.8 Describe how to demonstrate the operation of systems to users in ways that encourage their
confidence
6.9 Describe how to make sure users are competent to use systems, encourage them to seek
clarification and give instructions and demonstrations in a logical and methodical manner
6.10 Explain how to discuss and negotiate work arrangements with customers to achieve mutual
satisfaction
6.11 Explain any relevant legislation as applicable to a site and customer
6.12 Explain the customers responsibility in using, testing and maintaining the system
6.13 Explain how the customer and the appropriate personnel including security should react to
system activation
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Outcome 7
Integrated electronic security systems –
Personnel alarm systems
Understand how to maintain the performance of
stand-alone personnel alarm systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
7.1 Explain the tests and preventative maintenance procedures relevant to the system being
maintained, using on site records, log sheets, service visit forms, and what resistance, voltage and
current readings are required to maintain system integrity
7.2 Describe the equipment being tested, including the expected results of tests, and how the test
results are recorded in, on site record forms and service visit forms
7.3 Explain where an I.T. interface to customer is used, and the network infrastructure of the
customers I.T Systems
7.4 Explain why it is important to calibrate test equipment
7.5 Explain the purpose of multi test meters, earth continuity testers an RF meters and how to
interpret the results obtained
7.6 Explain the importance of British Standards regulations and codes of practice relevant to the
operation, testing and corrective or preventative maintenance of systems
7.7 Explain why it is important to record accurate details of test results and maintenance visits, and
make the results available to the relevant person/s, stating typical relevant persons
7.8 Describe how to discuss and agree work activities that are mutually acceptable between the
customer and the maintenance engineer
7.9 Explain why, when carrying out adjustments and replacements to systems it is done with the
minimum inconvenience to customers
7.10 Describe the adjustments and replacements a maintenance engineer is authorised to make,
and how to carry them out
7.11 Explain why it is important to dispose of waste debris and surplus material safely and in line
with the IEE/ WEE regulations and Health and Safety at Work Act
7.12 Explain how to communicate with customers effectively and maintain their goodwill
7.13 Describe your organisation’s policy and procedures for working on a customer’s premises
7.14 Explain how system performance can be affected by operational changes or deterioration in
system components
7.15 Explain the information that must be given to customers or users about completed service
activities
7.16 Explain the customer’s responsibility for using, testing and maintaining the system
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Outcome 8
Integrated electronic security systems –
Personnel alarm systems
Understand the basic principles of auditing any
stand-alone personnel alarm system
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
8.1 Explain the purpose of ISO 9000 and British Standards as they relate to a stand-alone personnel
alarm system
8.2 Explain the use of a specification, service records and on site records to conduct a technical
audit
8.3 Explain the purpose of a technical audit
8.4 Explain how documents in 8.2 should be used to record any audit activity
8.5 Explain the procedure if a system fails an audit
8.6 Explain how to relate technical audits to systems’ specifications and their operational
requirements
8.7 Explain the types of corrective action to be taken to deal with non-compliances and how they
are reported
8.8 state to whom audit findings should be reported, both verbally and in writing
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Electronic article surveillance systems
Level:
2
UAN:
Y/600/1197
Credit value: 17
Unit aims
To provide a broad knowledge and understanding for surveyors and designers, Installation
technicians, commissioning technicians and maintenance technicians for Electronic Article
Surveillance systems.
Learning outcomes
There are six learning outcomes to this unit. The learner will:
1. Be able to describe the electronic security industry and the role of Electronic Article Surveillance
Systems (EAS) within it
2. Be able to describe the basic configuration of an Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system
3. Understand the basic principles and features of Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) systems
4. Understand the basic principles of survey and design of Electronic Article Surveillance Systems
(EAS)
5. Understand the requirements of installing any Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system
6. Understand how to commission and handover an Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system
7. Be able to maintain the performance of an Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system
8. Understand the basic principles of auditing an Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system
Guided learning hours
It is recommended that 139 hours should be allocated for this unit. This may be on a full-time or
part-time basis.
Endorsement of the unit by a sector or other appropriate body
This unit is endorsed by Skills for Security (SSC).
Assessment
This unit will be assessed by:
• a GOLA online multiple choice examination
• a City & Guilds set, centre marked assignment
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Outcome 1
Electronic article surveillance systems
Be able to describe the electronic security industry
and the role of electronic article surveillance
systems (EAS) within it
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
8.1 Explain the purpose of ISO 9000 and British Standards as they relate to a stand-alone personnel
alarm system
1.1 Describe how the electronic security systems industry protect life, property and premises
1.2 Explain the role of the following organisations
a National Inspection Board (NSI)
b Security Systems & Alarms Inspection Board (SSAIB)
c Security Industry Association (SIA)
d Home office
e Association of Chief Police Officers (ACPO)
f Retail Industry Consortium
1.3 Explain how EAS systems are used for anti – theft alarms and retail shrinkage
1.4 Explain how an EAS system can be integrated with the following to enhance a customer's
security
a Intruder alarm systems
b Access control
c CCTV
d Integrated systems – Stand alone personnel alarm
systems
1.5 Describe how EAS systems can be used in the following locations
a Mental health and secure medical accommodation
b Research establishments
c Military sites
d Immigration centres
e Libraries
f IT centres
g Childcare nurseries
h Museums
i Maternity suites
j Retail outlets
1.6 Explain how PD 6662, BS.EN. 50131 pt1, Health & safety at Work Act, BS 7671 IEE Wiring
Regulations
17th edition, BSIA Guidance sheets, and any codes of practice including your employers and
customers impacts upon EAS installations
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Outcome 2
Electronic article surveillance systems
Be able to describe the basic configuration of
Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
2.1 Explain the following components in an EAS system
a Tags
b Transmitter Arial
c Power supply
d Detach devices
e Scan-out reader
2.2 Explain the operating principle of a soft and hard tag
2.3 Explain the purpose of an Ariel or antenna
2.4 Explain why it is important to use shielded cables from control equipment to door exit aerials
2.5 Describe the different sounders and warning devices which follow a tag activation
2.6 Describe the different methods a remote signal can be used to alert the appropriate personnel
of an activation
2.7 Describe how the components interconnect
2.8 List the types of tag which are currently available in the UK
2.9 Explain how tags are used for different purposes and products
2.10 Explain why different tags are used
2.11 Explain how physical de-activators work
2.12 Explain how electronic de-activators work
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Outcome 3
Electronic article surveillance systems
Understand the basic principles and features of
Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) systems
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
3.1 Describe the prime technology application of a Radio Frequency EAS system
3.2 Describe the prime technology application of an Electromagnetic EAS system
3.3 Describe the limitations or operating parameters of a hard tag, and soft tag system
3.4 Explain why the customer may specify soft tags or hard tags
3.5 Describe briefly how an EAS Antenna detects a tag which passes within its operating range
3.6 Describe briefly the technology behind how a Radio Frequency tag works
3.7 Explain the operating frequency of RF tags
3.8 Describe briefly the prime technology of
Electromagnetic tag detection
3.9 Explain the operating frequency of E/M tags
3.10 Describe the limitations of a tag system through shielding the tag and how these can be
overcome
3.11 Describe how powerful radio signals can interfere with an EAS system and how these can be
attenuated
3.12 Explain how the different tag removers work, deactivators, tag removal – detacher, Detacher
(Physical) counter top, golf ball, lock, lanyard, clutch, electronic reader
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Outcome 4
Electronic article surveillance systems
Understand the basic principles of survey and
design of electronic article surveillance systems
(EAS)
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
4.1 Explain where to obtain accurate and up to date information needed for producing system
designs and specifications
4.2 Describe the details required for producing system designs and specifications, and where to get
them
4.3 Explain when it is necessary to liaise with other people to review drawings
4.4 Explain how to read and interpret architectural and similar drawings and take appropriate
measurements and record relevant details of review
4.5 Explain how to recognise factors that could affect system installation or operation, and how to
record the
details fully and accurately
4.6 List the activities required on a site visit to produce a specification for the system
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Outcome 5
Electronic article surveillance systems
Understand the requirements of installing any
Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
5.1 Describe how to relate physical locations for system cabling arrangements: trunking, conduit,
cable trays, cable baskets and cable ladders, to technical documents (installation specifications,
cable and wiring diagrams, architectural and similar drawings, configuration charts)
5.2 Explain why it is important to pre-plan the installation of cabling support and containment
systems, anticipating potential problems
5.3 Explain the limits of an installer's authority and responsibility, and how to get obtain help when
needed
5.4 Explain why it is important to check the safe and correct operation of tools, power tools and
equipment,
how to do this and how to deal with any that do not meet the required standard of safety
5.5 Describe the capabilities and limitation of the tools, power tools, and equipment that you use,
and why it is
important to use the correct tools and equipment
5.6 Explain the purpose of drawings, specifications, manufacturer’s booklets, method statements,
risk
assessments, needed to install systems
5.7 Describe how to relate physical locations for equipment, and cable containment arrangements
to technical documents eg PD 6662, BS EN 50131, BS 7671 IEE wiring regs 17th edition and current
regulations and codes of practice relevant to installing cable containments
5.8 Explain how to measure typical cable containments routes, allowing for bends and jointing, and
minimising
waste
5.9 Describe the different types of cable containment fixing devices and how to select and use them
5.10 Describe the properties of typical building materials and how to fix containments to them
safely and securely
5.11 Explain how to safely handle, cut, drill, join, assemble, de-burr and fix containments
5.12 Explain how to relate physical locations for cables, wiring and termination points to technical
documents
(installation specifications, cable and wiring diagrams, architectural and similar drawings,
configuration
charts)
5.13 Explain the current regulations and codes of practice relevant to installing, terminating and
labelling cables and wires
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5.14 Explain why it is important to comply with segregation requirements (for power and signalling)
5.15 Describe how to measure cable and wires, allowing for bends and terminating, and minimising
waste
5.16 Describe the properties, handling requirements, and methods of securing the different types of
cables and wires used in systems
5.17 Explain how to test cables and wires against their required operating performance and what to
do when
these requirements are not met
5.18 Explain why it is important to close all cable containment openings, and how to do this
5.19 State why it is important to remove all unwanted items from sites after installation of cabling is
complete
5.20 Describe the house-keeping requirements at the sites where cabling is installed
5.21 Describe the current regulations and codes of practice relevant to handling waste or debris
material
5.22 Explain why it is important to dispose of waste, debris and surplus material safely and in line
with the
relevant regulations and codes of practice
5.23 Describe the methods of repairing typical building surfaces and the standard of finish required
(by
customers or specifications)
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Outcome 6
Electronic article surveillance systems
Understand how to commission and handover an
Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
6.1 Describe what information is needed to confirm systems are ready to be commissioned, and
from where
this information is obtained
6.2 Explain and identify how a specification relates to the installation
6.3 Describe how to confirm that systems and their performance meet the required operational
specification for the operation of the systems being commissioned
6.4 Describe the processes and procedures used to bring systems into operation, and why they
must be applied, including completing commissioning documents
6.5 State the actions that can be taken to minimise disruption to customers and third parties
6.6 Describe the action that can be taken to deal with problems that arise during commissioning
operations
6.7 Describe the operation and features of the systems that you commission, and how to explain
them to users, particularly in respect of users’ authority
6.8 Describe how to demonstrate the operation of systems to users in ways that encourage their
confidence
6.9 Describe how to make sure users are competent to use systems, how to encourage users to
clarify
anything and how to give instructions and demonstrations in a logical and methodical manner
6.10 Explain how to discuss and negotiate work arrangements with customers to achieve mutual
satisfaction
6.11 Explain any relevant legislation as applicable to a site and customer
6.12 Explain the customers responsibly in using, testing and maintaining the system
6.13 Explain how the customer and the appropriate personnel including security should react to
system
activation
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Outcome 7
Electronic article surveillance systems
Be able to maintain the performance of an
Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
7.1 Explain the tests and maintenance procedures relevant to the systems and equipment to be
maintained
7.2 Describe the equipment being tested, including the expected results of the tests being carried
out
7.3 Explain where an I.T. interface to customer is used, and the network infrastructure of the
customers I.T
Systems
7.4 Explain why it is important to calibrate test equipment
7.5 Explain the purpose of relevant test equipment and how it is used to interpret the results
7.6 State the current regulations and codes of practice relevant to the operation, testing and
maintenance of systems
7.7 Explain why it is important to record accurate details of test results and maintenance visits, and
make them available to the relevant person/s
7.8 Describe how to discuss and agree work activities that are mutually acceptable between the
customer and
the maintenance engineer
7.9 Explain why, when carrying out adjustments and replacements to systems it is done with the
minimum
inconvenience to customers
7.10 Describe what adjustments and replacements a maintenance engineer is authorised to make,
and how to carry them out
7.11 Explain why it is important to dispose of waste debris and surplus material safely and in line
with the
relevant regulations and codes of practice
7.12 Explain how to communicate with customers effectively and maintain their goodwill
7.13 Describe your organisation’s policy and procedures relevant to working at customer’s
premises
7.14 Explain how system performance can be affected by operational changes or deterioration in
system components
7.15 Explain what information you must give customers or users about service activities that have
been carried out
7.16 Explain the customer’s responsibility for using, testing and maintaining the system
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Outcome 8
Electronic article surveillance systems
Understand the basic principles of auditing an
Electronic Article Surveillance (EAS) system
Assessment criteria
The leaner can:
8.1 Explain what information is required in order to conduct a technical audit
8.2 Explain the purpose of a technical audit
8.3 Explain where to find the criteria to judge whether a system complies
8.4 Explain what documentation is needed, what information should be recorded and why the
information should be accurate
8.5 Explain the procedure if a systems fails an audit
8.6 Explain how to relate technical audits to systems’ specifications and their operational
requirements
8.7 Explain what documentation and procedures are necessary when reporting a technical audit
8.8 Explain what types of corrective action can be taken to deal with non-compliances and how
these should be reported
8.9 Explain to whom to report the audit findings, both verbally and in writing
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Assessment
4.1
Summary of assessment methods
For this qualification, candidates will be required to complete the following assessments:
An online multiple choice examination for the following units
001
002
Electrical and electrical principles of electro technology
Working effectively and safely in electro-technical environments
and an additional multiple choice examination for the learners chosen pathway
003
004
005
006
007/106
008/105
Access control systems
Intruder alarm systems
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System
Fire detection and alarm systems
Integrated electronic security systems – Personnel alarm systems
Electronic article surveillance systems
and a City & Guilds set, centre marked assignments for the learners chosen pathway
003
004
005
006
007/106
008/105
4.2
Access control systems
Intruder alarm systems
Closed Circuit Television (CCTV) System
Fire detection and alarm systems
Integrated electronic security systems – Personnel alarm systems
Electronic article surveillance systems
Assignments
The assignments for Units 003 to 008/105 are available in a separate assignment handbook
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Course design and delivery
5.1 Initial assessment and induction
Centres will need to make an initial assessment of each candidate prior to the start of their
programme to ensure they are entered for an appropriate type and level of qualification.
The initial assessment should identify:
• any specific training needs the candidate has, and the support and guidance they may require
when working towards their qualification. This is sometimes referred to as diagnostic testing.
• any units the candidate has already completed, or credit they have accumulated which is
relevant to the qualification they are about to begin.
City & Guilds recommends that centres provide an induction programme to ensure the candidate
fully understands the requirements of the qualification they will work towards, their responsibilities
as a candidate, and the responsibilities of the centre. It may be helpful to record the information on
a learning contract.
Further guidance about initial assessment and induction, as well as a learning contract that centres
may use, are available on the City & Guilds website at www.cityandguilds.com
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5.2 Recommended delivery strategies
Centre staff should familiarise themselves with the structure, content and assessment requirements
of the qualification before designing a course programme.
Centres may design course programmes of study in any way which:
• best meets the needs and capabilities of their candidates
• satisfies the requirements of the qualification
In particular, staff should consider the skills and knowledge related to the national occupational
standards.
City & Guilds recommends that centres address the wider curriculum, where appropriate, when
designing and delivering the course. Centres should also consider links to the National Occupational
Standards, Key/Core Skills and other related qualifications.
Centres may wish to include topics as part of the course programme which will not be assessed
through the qualification.
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Sources of general information
The following documents contain essential information for centres delivering City & Guilds
qualifications. They should be referred to in conjunction with this handbook. To download the
documents and to find other useful documents, go to the Centres and Training Providers
homepage on www.cityandguilds.com.
Centre Guide – Delivering International Qualifications contains detailed information about the
processes which must be followed and requirements which must be met for a centre to achieve
‘approved centre’ status, or to offer a particular qualification. Specifically, the document includes
sections on:
• The centre and qualification approval process and forms
• Assessment, verification and examination roles at the centre
• Registration and certification of candidates
• Non-compliance
• Complaints and appeals
• Equal opportunities
• Data protection
• Frequently asked questions.
Providing City & Guilds qualifications – a guide to centre and qualification approval
contains detailed information about the processes which must be followed and requirements which
must be met for a centre to achieve ‘approved centre’ status, or to offer a particular qualification.
Specifically, the document includes sections on:
• The centre and qualification approval process and forms
• Assessment, verification and examination roles at the centre
• Registration and certification of candidates
• Non-compliance
• Complaints and appeals
• Equal opportunities
• Data protection
• Frequently asked questions.
Ensuring quality contains updates and good practice exemplars for City & Guilds assessment and
policy issues. Specifically, the document contains information on:
• Management systems
• Maintaining records
• Assessment
• Internal verification and quality assurance
• External verification.
Access to Assessment & Qualifications provides full details of the arrangements that may be
made to facilitate access to assessments and qualifications for candidates who are eligible for
adjustments in assessment.
The centre homepage section of the City & Guilds website also contains useful information such
on such things as:
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Find out how to register and certificate candidates on line
Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF)
Contains general guidance about the QCF and how qualifications will change, as well as
information on the IT systems needed and FAQs
Events
Contains dates and information on the latest Centre events
Online assessment
Contains information on how to register for GOLA assessments.
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www.cityandguilds.com
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