Port Elizabeth, SA
SAIDSA Bylaw 25 is an intruder alarm installation standard which governs installations performed by approved members of the South African Intruder Detection Service Association (SAIDSA) when required to do so by the insurance industry or requested the client.
A certified Bylaw 25 installation offers the client more comprehensive protection. The installation company must issue the client with a certificate certifying that the installation is done according to Bylaw 25. SAIDSA will randomly inspect certified installations. Installers of certified installations will also have to enter into maintenance contracts with clients.
It is important to note that only SAIDSA members who are approved for installations of intruder alarms are permitted to issue an installation certificate.
The purpose of a certified installation, is that insurers may recognize the installation in question as having been carried out in compliance with the SAIDSA Bylaw 25, and therefore of a higher and controlled standard.
In most cases an insurer will call for a Bylaw 25 installation or upgrade but this may not always be the case. The client may also request a Bylaw 25 certified installation in order to ensure that the installation is performed to a strict standard and certified, giving the client peace of mind and providing a method of recourse against the installer should anything go wrong.
A Bylaw 25 installation could be called for in the following instances:
The following should be noted:
Where a Bylaw 25 installation is not required, SAIDSA members are required to installation is not required, SAIDSA members are required to install to a standard installation specification. (See Page 22)