Safety and construction press call them "technical bibles": VdS-Guidelines, the basis of our approvals - and often fundament of EU and worldwide ISO standards. In the unique VdS certification model, we combine over 110 years of fire protection experience - and cover the complete product family for you from a single source:
Together with the fire brigade experts of the non-profit vfdb (Association for the Promotion of German Fire Protection), we formulated increased requirements for smoke alarm devices. Since then, the Guidelines VdS 3131 and, with the same wording, vfdb 14/1 have been the standard work for the testing and certification of these important lifesavers.
Just one of many examples: Now, a permanently installed battery with a lifecycle of at least 10 years is required. This not only protects the environment, it also eliminates the frequent source of danger "TV remote control is empty = so detector battery is removed and then forgotten". This is a decisive point for landlords and operators, as they have to guarantee operational safety.
The Guidelines VdS 3131 offer you practical assistance for maximum reliability, quality of workmanship and usability - in short: precise specifications for reliably saving human lives.
Practical options for making safe use of the trend topic "networking / radio communication". VdS 3515
Precise development Guidelines for smoke alarms on the power supply and in the system. VdS 3130
Future-oriented ideas are easier to realise and, above all, completely secured: We bring the EN specifications in line with the opportunities offered by state-of-the-art technology (and offer the first approach of a combination with other safety-related functions). VdS 3438-3
We still ensure your rapid market success: through individual test agreements developed together with you. These agreements often form the basis of new VdS-Guidelines or EN standards - years later.
This way, your innovations are synonymous with optimum safety from the very beginning - and we directly offer you the decisive sales argument: Clearly proven safety, visible at first glance.