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INTRUDER ALARM SYSTEMS SAQA Unit Standard – 244316

Course Duration – 10 Days – 11 Credits

Demonstrate an Understanding of Intruder Alarm Systems


Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria:


SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1

Explain theory of intruder alarm systems.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

Intruder alarm systems are explained according to their purpose and operational requirements.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Operational requirements may include but are not limited to functional requirements, manufacturers specifications, health and safety, minimum standards, company requirements.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Terminology is explained to indicate the features and functions used in intruder alarm systems.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Terminology may include but is not limited to Alarm condition, alarm memory, arming, away mode, bypass, catch performance, closed circuit, delay zone, disarming, double end of line, downloading, dual reporting, duress, end of line, end user, entry/exit time, event log, false alarm, fail to communicate, fault condition, follower zone, force arming, hardwire system, installer code, installer lockout, instant zone, interior follower, interior zone, intruder alarm system, nuisance alarm, night mode, open circuit, open/close reports, partition, pet immune, programming, protected premises, reporting codes, RF immunity, sounder, split reporting, stay mode, supervision, swinger shutdown, tamper, uploading, user code, walk test, warning device, wireless system, zone doubling, zone response time.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Intruder alarm systems devices are described in terms of their functionality in an application.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Devices may include but are not limited to control panel, keypad, magnetic contact, power supply equipment, passive infrared detectors, active infrared detector, radio transmitter, radio receiver, remote, siren.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4

False alarms are described in terms of causes, effects and reductions.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5

Power consumption is calculated to meet intruder alarm systems requirements.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Power consumption must include but is not limited to normal operation, operation in alarm and backup power.


SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2

Explain the theory associated with intruder detectors.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

Detector technology theory is explained to understand the principles underlying detection.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Detector technology may include but is not limited to infrared theory, passive infrared, far infrared, microwave, Doppler effect, quad, pulse count, temperature compensation, digital and analogue, white light immunity, RF immunity, anti - masking, dual technology, Fresnel lens, infrared energy, masking, mirror lens, pet friendly.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Intruder detector types are explained in terms of their advantages and limitations.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Detector types may include but is not limited to passive infrared, active infrared, microwave, dual technology, switches, magnetic contacts, glassbreak, 12 volt smoke detectors, pet friendly.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

Detector types are identified in an application.


SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3

Determine intruder alarm systems requirements.


ASSESSMENT CRITERIA


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1

Equipment requirements are determined in an application.


ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2

Functional requirements are determined in an application.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Functional requirements may include but are not limited to detector placement, mounting heights, environmental conditions, device selection, protection levels.

 

ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3

The reasons and methods of documenting the installation are explained for record keeping purposes.

ASSESSMENT CRITERION RANGE

Range - Documentation may include but is not limited to Programming worksheets, work orders, user manuals, plans, formal documents and diagrams.

 


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