For optimum protection, object security alarm signals (alarm, faults, status messages) must be immediately transmitted from monitored objects, safely transferred to the competent authorities and coordinated there.
These processes along the safety and security chain must be controlled, checked and carried out under defined conditions. VdS provides approval procedures for personnel and companies in the field of security and safety services.
The greatest risk to the economy, according to the World Economic Forum: Extreme weather events. DIN EN 50518 and DIN EN 50600 make natural hazard assessments mandatory.
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An alarm receiving and service center is the area of a security service provider that offers based on a monitored security chain, technical and security services (alarm service and intervention services) for protected objects based on contractual agreements and action plans. In terms of the technical services, alarm and service centres without their own ARCs can use a so-called alarm provider (AP), which is responsible for transmitting alarm signals to the alarm service and intervention services. The certification body of VdS offers the approval as alarm receiving and service centre and alarm provider based on the guidelines VdS 3138.
The intervention service is a protection service consisting of implementation of the pre-agreed security measures in protected objects due to an alarm, and documentation of the results of those activities. If the intervention service is not provided by the alarm receiving and service centre, these services can be provided by an external body, the so-called "Intervention Agency". VdS offers the approval as intervention agency based on the guidelines VdS 2172.
For the first time the standards of the DIN EN 50518 specify in Europe demands on the planning, execution and device functions for so-called alarm receiving centres (ARCs). ARCs monitor, receive and process the alarm signals generated by alarm systems. Alarm systems in the protected objects, in turn, are an integral part of the overall safety and security concept. VdS is accredited by the German National Accreditation Body (DAkkS) for the certification of alarm receiving systems in accordance with DIN EN 50518.
The certification process of VdS includes all security services, described in DIN 77200 (e.g. object security, event services, security services in public spaces). As a part of the certification VdS inspects the offered security services of the security service provider (private security companies) according to DIN 77200 in the respective desired performance level to nonconformity.
The VdS certification procedure covers all cash and valuables services listed in DIN 77210-1. As part of the certification process, VdS checks the services offered by the cash and valuables service provider in accordance with DIN 77200-1 for conformity with the standards. The certification basis for this is provided by DIN 77210-2:2018-07 in conjunction with our procedural guidelines VdS 3483.
Not only in times of the increased threat of terrorism, airports are particularly protected areas. 20,000 service employees alone are currently guarding German airports - 20% more than in 2014. Of course, the sheer number of providers of these services raises the question of opportunities for a quick identification of highly qualified providers. Compliance with the standards is verified by a relevant certification by VdS. The process for certification is covered by the guidelines VdS 3108.