IEC 62851-2:2014 specifies the requirements and tests for manually-activated trigger devices forming part of a social alarm system. This International Standard only applies to manually-activated trigger devices that transmit the alarm triggering signal to a local unit or controller via cable or wire-free radio transmission, i.e.
- push button fixed;
- pull switch fixed;
- push button portable;
- pull switch portable. This standard also gives guidance on automatically-activated trigger devices. For the requirements and tests applicable to such trigger devices, references are made to appropriate ISO/IEC standards for fire alarm, gas alarm and intruder alarm system components.