SIA Announces American National Standard Approval


The Security Industry Association (SIA) announces the release of the SIA Digital Communications Standard – Internet Protocol Event Reporting (ANSI/SIA DC-09-2007).

The voluntary standard details the protocol to report events from premises equipment to a central station using Internet protocol (IP).

The new standard is intended for manufacturers of control panels and central station receivers to ensure equipment compatibility. DC-09 can also help security system installers, specifiers, central stations and local authorities with compatibility issues.

“Manufacturers recognized the growing demand for event reporting over IP,” says Ted Nesse, vice president of Technology for Sequel Technologies and SIA standard project editor. “This standard will broaden the extensibility of their products in an IP enabled environment.”

More than a dozen manufacturers participated in developing the standard.

“The need for market relevant standards – by our industry, for our industry – is a high priority for our members,” says Richard Chace, executive director and CEO of SIA. “This effort is just one example of how manufacturers can come together to advance industry objectives.”

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