New Symbols Developed by the Security Industry Association Add More Security to Architectural Designs

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AG-01 V.3.0 addresses some of the industry's latest technologies, including IP cameras, advanced intrusion sensors, Power over Ethernet and biometric devices, among others.

This revision of AG-01 includes among other changes, enhanced symbols, updated technologies such as sonar and radar, and a new power section.

The Security Industry Association (SIA), along with the International Association of Professional Security Consultants (IAPSC), today released AG-01 Architectural Graphics Standard–CAD Symbols for Security System Layout Standard 3.0.

AG-01 is a collection of architectural graphics for security intended for use by architects, building contractors, system integrators, electrical contractors and security managers who use CAD to produce construction drawings, shop drawings and installation/as-built drawings, and physical security system layouts.

The AG-01 Standards is available for purchase online in the SIA Store. Click here to buy it! It costs $50 for SIA Members; $275 for nonmembers.

The last revision of AG-01 was released in 2001, and this new effort was chaired by Peter Michael of Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC). AG-01 V.3.0 addresses some of the industry’s latest technologies, including IP cameras, advanced intrusion sensors, Power over Ethernet and biometric devices, among others.

“This revision of AG-01 includes among other changes, enhanced symbols, updated technologies such as sonar and radar, and a new power section. In addition PNG and Visio symbols are included to enable the use of AG-01 for consultants and architecture and engineering firms that do not use AutoCAD,” said Mr. Michael, who delivered an overview presentation that highlighted the standard’s updates at ISC West in Las Vegas earlier this year.

Areas covered by the new AG-01 Standard:

  •     Annotation
  •     Access control
  •     Processors and user interfaces
  •     Annunciations and switches
  •     Doors and barriers
  •     Communications
  •     Power supplies
  •     Intrusion sensors
  •     Video surveillance
  •     Screening devices

Looking ahead, the SIA CAD Working Group will soon begin work on future releases. To volunteer or for more information, please contact Mia Smith, SIA manager of standards, at ssmith(at)securityindustry(dot)org or 301-804-4727.

About the Security Industry Association

The Security Industry Association (SIA) (http://www.securityindustry.org) is the leading trade association for electronic and physical security solution providers, with more than 600 innovative member companies representing more than 350,000 security leaders and experts who shape the future of the security industry. SIA protects and advances its members' interests by advocating pro-industry policies and legislation at the federal and state levels; creating open industry standards that enable integration; advancing industry professionalism through education and training; opening global market opportunities; and collaboration with other like-minded organizations. As a proud sponsor of ISC Events expos and conferences, and owner of the Securing New Ground® conference, SIA ensures its members have access to top-level buyers and influencers, as well as unparalleled learning and network opportunities.

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