EN54-23:2010 – Deadline moved to 31st December 2013

The coexistence period for EN 54-23 ended at the beginning of March 2013 meaning that “Visual Alarm Devices” (VAD) or “Beacons” sold for notifying a person to an Fire Alarm are required to be CE marked to EN54-23:2010. Due to the shortage of certified products in the marketplace, along with an amendment to the standard that is currently under consideration, the decision was taken at the 74th meeting of the SCC on March 25th that the co-existence period for EN54-23 was retrospectively extended until December 31st 2013.

The effect of this is that existing products continue to be suitable for installation in Fire Alarm systems subject to current codes of practice.

We welcome this decision and are on track to have suitable products available for all European markets by the revised deadline.  Further announcements will be made as we get closer to product launches.  In the mean time, do not hesitate to contact our tech team for advice on this subject

The current status may be reviewed directly here.