The Security Industry Association (SIA)announces that the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved the release of SIA’s “ANSI/SIA PIR-01-2000—Passive Infrared Motion Detector—Features for Enhancing False Alarm Immunity (old designation PIR-01-1994.12 [R1999.04])” as a new ANSI standard. According to SIA, the approval represents a monumental milestone in its Standards Program as it strives to develop credible standards that will be utilized by the entire security industry. In addition, SIA believes that this, the first of its standards to be approved by ANSI, signifies the onset of further ANSI accreditation of SIA Standards.
ANSI/SIA PIR-01-2000 details the recommended features for passive infrared detector technology to reduce the incidence of false alarms in security systems. Its features for immunity to environmental causes of false alarms have been greatly strengthened. “This action by ANSI is a significant milestone for SIA. Now, under the auspices of ANSI, SIA has an opportunity to influence the development of international standards for security systems on an equal footing with other nations,” says Chuck Burns, SIA PIR Subcommittee chairman.