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SOUTH AFRICAN QUALIFICATIONS AUTHORITY 
REGISTERED UNIT STANDARD THAT HAS PASSED THE END DATE: 

Programming of electronic security systems/equipment 
SAQA US ID UNIT STANDARD TITLE
11135  Programming of electronic security systems/equipment 
ORIGINATOR
SGB Security 
PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QUALITY ASSURANCE FUNCTIONARY
-  
FIELD SUBFIELD
Field 08 - Law, Military Science and Security Safety in Society 
ABET BAND UNIT STANDARD TYPE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL CREDITS
Undefined  Regular  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  20 
REGISTRATION STATUS REGISTRATION START DATE REGISTRATION END DATE SAQA DECISION NUMBER
Passed the End Date -
Status was "Reregistered" 
2005-11-01  2007-08-16  SAQA 0160/05 
LAST DATE FOR ENROLMENT LAST DATE FOR ACHIEVEMENT
2008-08-16   2011-08-16  

In all of the tables in this document, both the pre-2009 NQF Level and the NQF Level is shown. In the text (purpose statements, qualification rules, etc), any references to NQF Levels are to the pre-2009 levels unless specifically stated otherwise.  

This unit standard is replaced by: 
US ID Unit Standard Title Pre-2009 NQF Level NQF Level Credits Replacement Status
244336  Configure an installation  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Complete 

PURPOSE OF THE UNIT STANDARD 
This unit standard is for persons to successfully program electronic security equipment/system.

Benefit for society of this unit standard is that the person who completes this will contribute to safety in society.

A person credited with this unit standard will be able to:
  • Prepare for programming
  • Correctly default an installed security system and/or equipment
  • Perform programming
  • Conduct administration 

  • LEARNING ASSUMED TO BE IN PLACE AND RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING 
    It is assumed that learners wishing to attempt this unit standard have technical literacy, numeracy and communication skills equivalent to NQF level 4.

    Competency in the following unit standards:
  • Planning of electronic security system/equipment installation
  • Installation of electronic security systems/equipment wiring
  • Installation of electronic security system/equipment

    The following knowledge, skills attitude and/or equivalent:
  • Communication, including: liaison; customer service; report writing; consultation; interpersonal; listening; questioning; gaining feedback; giving information.
  • Reading and interpreting specifications, charts and diagrams.
  • Methodical organisation of work
  • Use appropriate test equipment
  • Equipment/system maintenance
  • Identifying cable
  • Cable handling
  • 'Fix and make good' practices
  • Use hand tools
  • Reading/interpreting a multimeters
  • Fault finding
  • Work in confined spaces
  • Safe and efficient work practices 

  • UNIT STANDARD RANGE 
  • This unit standard applies to persons conducting programming work on electronic security systems/equipment without guidance and supervision.
  • This unit applies to extra-low voltage environments.
  • Programming may be made remotely or on site. 

  • Specific Outcomes and Assessment Criteria: 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 1 
    Prepare for programming. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Client must include:
  • Owner; property agent; tenant; building supervisor; manager; project manager; agent; government and legal instrumentalities/agencies.


    Company requirements must be found in:
  • Operations manuals; induction documentation; training materials; policy and procedures documents; insurance policy agreements; verbal or written instructions; client and company confidentiality requirements; quality assurance documents.


    Manufacturers' specifications must be found in:
  • Printed instruction leaflets; operators manuals; equipment specifications; attached to the equipment; plans and diagrams; warranty documents.


    Work order will be written, and must include:
  • Work schedule; completion dates; job requirements and tasks; specific client requirements; access to site and specific site requirements; resource requirements; OHS requirements and compliance with relevant legislation; company requirements; budget allocations.


    Tools and equipment must include:
  • Computer; software; test equipment; multimeters; hand tools; fixing tools; strippers; router; power saw; hand tools; file; drill; followers; glass break tester; spirit level; soldering iron; welder; crimp tools; IDC tools; ladder; hoist; personal protective equipment; communications equipment.


    Electronic security equipment must include:
  • Detection devices; audible and visual warning devices; cameras; monitors and control equipment; control panels; intercoms; wireless equipment; car alarms; electronic readers; electronic recognition controls; locks and locking systems; grills; lighting; boom gates; turnstiles; bank pop up screen; biometrics; electric and mechanical fire safety and fire locking systems; power supplies, batteries; security doors and door controls.


    Electronic security system must include:
  • Electronic; mechanical; computerised; procedural.


    Possible risks and hazards must include:
  • Non-compliance with building codes and regulations; exposed electrical wiring; asbestos; dust; noise; live power; vermin; water; glass fibre; building debris; natural and other gas build-up.


    Training must include:
  • Verbal, written explanations; demonstration; practice; question and answer session.


    Monitoring and response procedures to be determined and clarified must include:
  • Sector lists; response procedures and actions; contact lists.


    Customisation of equipment/system must include:
  • Changing password or user code; modifying system functions; adding system functions; changing volume or length of alarms.


    Information/documentation provided to client must include:
  • Manufacturers' manual; user manuals; maintenance requirements and contract; monitoring procedures and contract; keying plan; warranty requirements and contract; additional company marketing information; company contact details.


    Results of commissioning documentation must include:
  • Commissioning undertaken; persons equipment/system commissioned to; date and time of commissioning; information/documentation handed over to client; job card; customisation of equipment/system.


    Departments must include:
  • Monitoring station; service; maintenance; accounts.


    Safe operating procedures must include:
  • Working safely around electrical wiring; cables and overhead power lines; working safely around tools and equipment; hazard recognition; emergency procedures; awareness of electrical hazards; follow confined spaces procedures; first aid.
  • Personal protective equipments required will be worn/fitted in accordance with company requirements; OHS and other legislation.


    Personal protective equipment must include:
  • Safety boots


    Legislative considerations for testing commissioning security equipment/system must include:
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. The Learner has explained the layout of the programming worksheet and identified how the system will react after programming. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the manufacturer specifications on programming. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Tools and equipment required to program are obtained and checked to ensure safe and efficient operation. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Complete the programming worksheet. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. The correct programming medium has been selected to effectively program the system and devices. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 6 
    6. A clear understanding of the installation layout is demonstrated. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 2 
    Correctly default an installed security system and devices. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Client must include:
  • Owner; property agent; tenant; building supervisor; manager; project manager; agent; government and legal instrumentalities/agencies.


    Company requirements must be found in:
  • Operations manuals; induction documentation; training materials; policy and procedures documents; insurance policy agreements; verbal or written instructions; client and company confidentiality requirements; quality assurance documents.


    Manufacturers' specifications must be found in:
  • Printed instruction leaflets; operators manuals; equipment specifications; attached to the equipment; plans and diagrams; warranty documents.


    Work order will be written, and must include:
  • Work schedule; completion dates; job requirements and tasks; specific client requirements; access to site and specific site requirements; resource requirements; OHS requirements and compliance with relevant legislation; company requirements; budget allocations.


    Tools and equipment must include:
  • Computer; software; test equipment; multimeters; hand tools; fixing tools; strippers; router; power saw; hand tools; file; drill; followers; glass break tester; spirit level; soldering iron; welder; crimp tools; IDC tools; ladder; hoist; personal protective equipment; communications equipment.


    Electronic security equipment must include:
  • Detection devices; audible and visual warning devices; cameras; monitors and control equipment; control panels; intercoms; wireless equipment; car alarms; electronic readers; electronic recognition controls; locks and locking systems; grills; lighting; boom gates; turnstiles; bank pop up screen; biometrics; electric and mechanical fire safety and fire locking systems; power supplies, batteries; security doors and door controls.


    Electronic security system must include:
  • Electronic; mechanical; computerised; procedural.


    Possible risks and hazards must include:
  • Non-compliance with building codes and regulations; exposed electrical wiring; asbestos; dust; noise; live power; vermin; water; glass fibre; building debris; natural and other gas build-up.


    Training must include:
  • Verbal, written explanations; demonstration; practice; question and answer session.


    Monitoring and response procedures to be determined and clarified must include:
  • Sector lists; response procedures and actions; contact lists.


    Customisation of equipment/system must include:
  • Changing password or user code; modifying system functions; adding system functions; changing volume or length of alarms.


    Information/documentation provided to client must include:
  • Manufacturers' manual; user manuals; maintenance requirements and contract; monitoring procedures and contract; keying plan; warranty requirements and contract; additional company marketing information; company contact details.


    Results of commissioning documentation must include:
  • Commissioning undertaken; persons equipment/system commissioned to; date and time of commissioning; information/documentation handed over to client; job card; customisation of equipment/system.


    Departments must include:
  • Monitoring station; service; maintenance; accounts.


    Safe operating procedures must include:
  • Working safely around electrical wiring; cables and overhead power lines; working safely around tools and equipment; hazard recognition; emergency procedures; awareness of electrical hazards; follow confined spaces procedures; first aid.
  • Personal protective equipments required will be worn/fitted in accordance with company requirements; OHS and other legislation.


    Personal protective equipment must include:
  • Safety boots


    Legislative considerations for testing commissioning security equipment/system must include:
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the process of defaulting a system or device. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Equipment/system performance, functions and limitations are understood. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Demonstrate competency in the different methods of defaulting a system. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Successfully default a system or device considering the stability of the system/device. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Default the system, considering the safety of self and others. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 3 
    Perform programming. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Client must include:
  • Owner; property agent; tenant; building supervisor; manager; project manager; agent; government and legal instrumentalities/agencies.


    Company requirements must be found in:
  • Operations manuals; induction documentation; training materials; policy and procedures documents; insurance policy agreements; verbal or written instructions; client and company confidentiality requirements; quality assurance documents.


    Manufacturers' specifications must be found in:
  • Printed instruction leaflets; operators manuals; equipment specifications; attached to the equipment; plans and diagrams; warranty documents.


    Work order will be written, and must include:
  • Work schedule; completion dates; job requirements and tasks; specific client requirements; access to site and specific site requirements; resource requirements; OHS requirements and compliance with relevant legislation; company requirements; budget allocations.


    Tools and equipment must include:
  • Computer; software; test equipment; multimeters; hand tools; fixing tools; strippers; router; power saw; hand tools; file; drill; followers; glass break tester; spirit level; soldering iron; welder; crimp tools; IDC tools; ladder; hoist; personal protective equipment; communications equipment.


    Electronic security equipment must include:
  • Detection devices; audible and visual warning devices; cameras; monitors and control equipment; control panels; intercoms; wireless equipment; car alarms; electronic readers; electronic recognition controls; locks and locking systems; grills; lighting; boom gates; turnstiles; bank pop up screen; biometrics; electric and mechanical fire safety and fire locking systems; power supplies, batteries; security doors and door controls.


    Electronic security system must include:
  • Electronic; mechanical; computerised; procedural.


    Possible risks and hazards must include:
  • Non-compliance with building codes and regulations; exposed electrical wiring; asbestos; dust; noise; live power; vermin; water; glass fibre; building debris; natural and other gas build-up.


    Training must include:
  • Verbal, written explanations; demonstration; practice; question and answer session.


    Monitoring and response procedures to be determined and clarified must include:
  • Sector lists; response procedures and actions; contact lists.


    Customisation of equipment/system must include:
  • Changing password or user code; modifying system functions; adding system functions; changing volume or length of alarms.


    Information/documentation provided to client must include:
  • Manufacturers' manual; user manuals; maintenance requirements and contract; monitoring procedures and contract; keying plan; warranty requirements and contract; additional company marketing information; company contact details.


    Results of commissioning documentation must include:
  • Commissioning undertaken; persons equipment/system commissioned to; date and time of commissioning; information/documentation handed over to client; job card; customisation of equipment/system.


    Departments must include:
  • Monitoring station; service; maintenance; accounts.


    Safe operating procedures must include:
  • Working safely around electrical wiring; cables and overhead power lines; working safely around tools and equipment; hazard recognition; emergency procedures; awareness of electrical hazards; follow confined spaces procedures; first aid.
  • Personal protective equipments required will be worn/fitted in accordance with company requirements; OHS and other legislation.


    Personal protective equipment must include:
  • Safety boots


    Legislative considerations for testing commissioning security equipment/system must include:
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Demonstrate a clear understanding of the different programming languages. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Perform programming as per the programming work sheet and verify the accuracy of the programming by reviewing the programming. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Demonstrate a clear understanding of how the system and devices must react prior to and after programming. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Successfully program a system/device in such a manner that the system/device reacts and perform as per manufacturer specifications. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 5 
    5. Ensure that the system/device performs/reacts according to the client's expectations after programming has been completed. 

    SPECIFIC OUTCOME 4 
    Conduct Administration. 
    OUTCOME RANGE 
    Client must include:
  • Owner; property agent; tenant; building supervisor; manager; project manager; agent; government and legal instrumentalities/agencies.


    Company requirements must be found in:
  • Operations manuals; induction documentation; training materials; policy and procedures documents; insurance policy agreements; verbal or written instructions; client and company confidentiality requirements; quality assurance documents.


    Manufacturers' specifications must be found in:
  • Printed instruction leaflets; operators manuals; equipment specifications; attached to the equipment; plans and diagrams; warranty documents.


    Work order will be written, and must include:
  • Work schedule; completion dates; job requirements and tasks; specific client requirements; access to site and specific site requirements; resource requirements; OHS requirements and compliance with relevant legislation; company requirements; budget allocations.


    Tools and equipment must include:
  • Computer; software; test equipment; multimeters; hand tools; fixing tools; strippers; router; power saw; hand tools; file; drill; followers; glass break tester; spirit level; soldering iron; welder; crimp tools; IDC tools; ladder; hoist; personal protective equipment; communications equipment.


    Electronic security equipment must include:
  • Detection devices; audible and visual warning devices; cameras; monitors and control equipment; control panels; intercoms; wireless equipment; car alarms; electronic readers; electronic recognition controls; locks and locking systems; grills; lighting; boom gates; turnstiles; bank pop up screen; biometrics; electric and mechanical fire safety and fire locking systems; power supplies, batteries; security doors and door controls.


    Electronic security system must include:
  • Electronic; mechanical; computerised; procedural.


    Possible risks and hazards must include:
  • Non-compliance with building codes and regulations; exposed electrical wiring; asbestos; dust; noise; live power; vermin; water; glass fibre; building debris; natural and other gas build-up.


    Training must include:
  • Verbal, written explanations; demonstration; practice; question and answer session.


    Monitoring and response procedures to be determined and clarified must include:
  • Sector lists; response procedures and actions; contact lists.


    Customisation of equipment/system must include:
  • Changing password or user code; modifying system functions; adding system functions; changing volume or length of alarms.


    Information/documentation provided to client must include:
  • Manufacturers' manual; user manuals; maintenance requirements and contract; monitoring procedures and contract; keying plan; warranty requirements and contract; additional company marketing information; company contact details.


    Results of commissioning documentation must include:
  • Commissioning undertaken; persons equipment/system commissioned to; date and time of commissioning; information/documentation handed over to client; job card; customisation of equipment/system.


    Departments must include:
  • Monitoring station; service; maintenance; accounts.


    Safe operating procedures must include:
  • Working safely around electrical wiring; cables and overhead power lines; working safely around tools and equipment; hazard recognition; emergency procedures; awareness of electrical hazards; follow confined spaces procedures; first aid.
  • Personal protective equipments required will be worn/fitted in accordance with company requirements; OHS and other legislation.


    Personal protective equipment must include:
  • Safety boots


    Legislative considerations for testing commissioning security equipment/system must include:
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices. 

  • ASSESSMENT CRITERIA
     

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 1 
    1. Ensure that the programming work sheet is comprehensively completed and that all relevant programming details are available for future reference. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 2 
    2. Where required, ensure that reference numbers of successful communications with a remote monitoring station has been obtained and entered onto the programming worksheet and job cards. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 3 
    3. Client confirmation of programming is obtained where required. 

    ASSESSMENT CRITERION 4 
    4. Indemnity is included to protect interest of all parties where required. 


    UNIT STANDARD ACCREDITATION AND MODERATION OPTIONS 
    1. Anyone assessing a learner against this unit standard must be registered as an assessor with POSLEC SETA ETQA.
    2. Any institution offering learning that will enable achievement of this unit standard must be accredited as a provider through POSLEC SETA ETQA.
    3. Moderation of assessment will be overseen by the relevant ETQA according to the moderation guidelines in the relevant qualification and the agreed POSLEC SETA ETQA procedures. 

    UNIT STANDARD ESSENTIAL EMBEDDED KNOWLEDGE 
  • Types, functions and requirements of security equipment/system.
  • Keypad and control panel types and functions.
  • Methods of equipment/system commissioning.
  • Equipment/system configurations and programs
  • Security equipment/system test equipment.
  • Computer software
  • Technical terms
  • Company requirements.
  • Company and client confidentiality requirements.
  • OHS requirements and safe work practices 


  • Critical Cross-field Outcomes (CCFO): 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO IDENTIFYING 
    Identify and solve problems when training client to use system, ensuring all possible uncertainties and difficulties are efficiently dealt with. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO ORGANISING 
    Organise and manage oneself and ones activities by ensuring prompt and timeous handing over of system. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COLLECTING 
    Collect, analyse, organise and critically evaluate information when reviewing work order, ensuring all commissioning requirements have been fulfilled prior to handover. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO COMMUNICATING 
    Communicate effectively with client when explaining operating of the system, ensuring proper handover and safe usage afterward. 

    UNIT STANDARD CCFO SCIENCE 
    Use science and technology effectively by demonstrating practically to the client all operations and functions of system. 

    UNIT STANDARD NOTES 
    This unit standard has been replaced by unit standard 244336, which is "Configure an installation", Level 4, 7 credits.

    Supplementary Information:

    Assessment Statement

    Assessment is the process of collecting evidence and making judgments on the extent and nature of progress towards the achievement of the performance standard outlined in this unit.

    Assessment against this unit of competency may involve any of the following techniques:
  • Continuous assessment in an institutional setting that stimulates the conditions of performance describe in the elements, performance criteria and range of variables statement that make up the unit.
  • Continuous assessments in the workplace, taking into account the range of variables affecting performance.
  • Self-assessment on the same terms as those described above
  • Simulated assessment or critical incident assessment, provided that the critical incident involves assessment against performance criteria and an evaluation of underpinning knowledge and skill required to achieve the required performance outcomes.

    Guidance of assessment

    Evidence of competency is best obtained by observing activities in the field and in the office and reviewing fault finding in security equipment/system under normal industry operating conditions. If this is not practicable, observations in realistic simulated environments may be substituted.

    Evidence of competency will include:
  • Consults client and assesses operational data to identify and clarify problem.
  • Ascertains normal performance.
  • Makes an assessment of likelihood of fault existing.
  • Establishes context and background information (site variables and historical information).
  • Determines and ranks likely causes of fault.
  • Applies checks and tests (including: visually inspects likely fault; checks connections; parts and components).
  • Uses appropriate tools and equipment.
  • Applies fault finding methodology (including: uses methodical approach; progressively isolates fault; verifies continued existence of problem; reviews all available information; identifies fault in shortest time possible).
  • Documents fault diagnosis and obtains client confirmation of documentation where required.

    Resources required for Assessment
  • Client file and security system operation information for review
  • Work order
  • Equipment/systems with faults for diagnosis
  • Testing tools, equipment and materials for fault finding
  • Manufacturers' operations and fault finding instructions
  • Communications equipment
  • Case studies
  • Criterion referenced assessment instruments
  • Relevant codes of practice
  • A suitable venue: either in the work place or classroom
  • Access to a registered provider of assessment services 

  • QUALIFICATIONS UTILISING THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
      ID QUALIFICATION TITLE PRE-2009 NQF LEVEL NQF LEVEL STATUS END DATE PRIMARY OR DELEGATED QA FUNCTIONARY
    Core  22110   National Certificate: Electronic Security Practices  Level 4  NQF Level 04  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Registered" 
    2007-08-16  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 
    Core  23593   National Certificate: Security Management: Electronic Security  Level 5  Level TBA: Pre-2009 was L5  Passed the End Date -
    Status was "Reregistered" 
    2007-08-16  Was SAS SETA until Last Date for Achievement 


    PROVIDERS CURRENTLY ACCREDITED TO OFFER THIS UNIT STANDARD: 
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