VdS-approved installers use for the dimensioning and calculation of pipe networks for fire extinguishing systems VdS-approved methods and programs.
The VdS approval can be obtained for different plant and equipment types, for example, sprinkler systems, gas extinguishing systems and special fire extinguishing systems.
VdS-approved installers for smoke and heat exhaust ventilation systems (SHEVS) have their own quality management system, they will always have the necessary tools and spare parts stored and protect their customers always with the latest fire prevention skills. They also use only the VdS systems which are tested in every detail for safety and reliability. Above all, they have proven their practical skills and their reliable execution quality in numerous tests on the specific plant types on-site. With VdS, builders, developers and operators are always on the safe side.
VdS-approved installation companies ensure that in the installation of VdS approved alarm systems - fire and intrusion alarms, video surveillance - they comply with the respective VdS guidelines for planning and installation (VdS 2095 for fire alarm systems, VdS 2311 for intruder alarm systems, VdS 2366 for video surveillance systems).
The approval as an installation company for alarm systems may be issued for one or more of the following discilines:
- Intrusion alarm systems
- Fire alarm systems
- Video surveillance systems
The approval is valid for one or more VdS approved alarm systems and is valid for four years. The approval with the specialist subject and alarm systems includes certification to DIN 14675 BMA for all phases.
VdS is accredited by the German Accreditation Body (DAkkS) in accordance with DIN EN 45011 for the certification of specialist companies for fire detection and alarm systems and voice activated alarm systems.
Companies that are able to provide one or more of the services listed below for FDS or VAAS have access to the certification procedures:
- Planning (design and implementation planning- with reference to a particular system)
- Project planning (plant and assembly planning - with reference to a particular system)
Specialist companies are generally not entitled to issue VdS installation certificates.