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VdS-Guidelines on fire alarm technology

The comprehensive Guidelines of VdS bundle the experience of one of the most renowned institutions for fire protection.With practical assistance, they support and facilitate the important work of planners as well as installers for effective fire alarm systems worldwide.


Press Release 28/2023

Cologne, Germany; November 2nd, 2023. The increasing complexity of fire detection and alarm systems results in ever higher effort and liability risks for planners and installers. VdS now offers comprehensive back-up for service providers around those important systems with an international new edition of the renowned “Guidelines for automatic fire detection and fire alarm systems, Planning and Installation”.

For many years, the now updated publication bases on the corresponding German DIN standards, but goes far beyond them in terms of scope and depth of detail. “We are glad to offer this important back-up to service professionals on all continents with highly practical solutions for safe planning, projecting and installing”, states Gunnar Bellingen, head of the VdS Certification Body for fire protection systems. “Our compact Guidelines VdS 2095 are not only regarded as crucial for reliability at all times, but at the same time also stand for clear simplification. This makes optimal safety easy”, adds Claas Baier, division manager of the Technical Inspection Services at VdS.

The precise Guidelines for, among other things, effective interface design, the safe project planning of innovative alarm technologies or digital solutions with numerous comparison tables and diagrams can be found at https://shop.vds.de/publikation/vds-2095en (or via search engine term “2095en”). All VdS standards are produced with the support of other industry experts such as fire departments, insurers, etc. VdS-approved products and systems can at any time be used in NFPA installations.


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