NFPA Accepting Proposals for Changes to NFPA 731 Security Standard


Electronic security dealers and integrators are getting a
chance to voice to the National Fire Protection Association
(NFPA) any proposals they have for revisions to NFPA 731 –
the Standard for Electronic Premises Security Systems. NFPA
is accepting proposals for changes to the standard from
members and nonmembers of the association through May.

After NFPA 731 was
TARGET=’_blank’>given its final approval in
, NFPA put 731 on a “fast track” for revisions
and will put out a second edition of 731 in 2008.

NFPA will be accepting proposals for changes through May
26, and the proposed changes don’t have to come from an
NFPA member. In addition, NFPA will be accepting overall
comments to be included in the draft of the second edition
of NFPA 731 through March 2, 2007.

Shane Clary – of Pacheco, Calif., alarm contractor Bay
Alarm, who chairs the NFPA 731 technical committee – said
during an interview for SSI‘s HREF=’t_ci_articleView.cfm?aid=2135&sid=0′
TARGET=’_blank’>September 2005 story on the effects for
NFPA 731
that those who took issue with 731 will have
little reason to complain if they don’t submit proposals
for the second edition. He said many of those who
complained about 731’s first edition never submitted
proposals or comments of their own to NFPA.

“There’s no excuse now for the next cycle,” Clary said. “I
expect to get hundreds of comments and proposals.
Otherwise, we will figure the industry likes the standard
as it is written.”

For more on NFPA 731 and its second edition, go to′
. For complete instructions
on how to submit proposals and comments online, fax or
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