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RSL 05 - Alarm systems

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Intruder alarm systems – apartment buildings or similar - KBCN1572

Scope The scope of this KBCN applies to any residential asset that: A typical example is an apartment building. Principle The asset as a whole is protected by systems that are fit for purpose to ensure the safety and security of the asset, its users and their property Implementation Security requirements for apartment buildings will vary greatly depending on factors such as: Because of this, BREEAM cannot provide specific guidance on how intruder alarms and access control are configured to meet the principle. It is the role of the assessor and a competent third party (for instance, this can be a 'competent person' as defined in Rsl 10) to evidence how this principle is achieved for the asset as a whole. Evidence from a compliant security risk assessment carried out in line with Rsl 10 can be used to support this issue. Management-based solutions As a Part 1 issue, this intent must be achieved by systems which are intrinsic to the asset. Management-based solutions (such as a concierge service, or security guards) cannot be used to achieve answer E (intruder alarm systems). Answer F (alarm receiving centre) can only be achieved with a system that complies with Answer E.

Intruder alarms – Requirement for these to be audible when activated - KBCN1597

Where it is justified by the security consultant, project team or building management that a 'silent' intruder alarm system is more suited to the asset’s overall security strategy, this can be considered as meeting the Definition in our guidance.
Information correct as of 15thJuly 2024. Please see kb.breeam.com for the latest compliance information.