This European Standard specifies requirements, test methods and performance criteria for loudspeakers intended to broadcast a warning of fire between a fire detection and fire alarm system and the occupants of a building. This European Standard specifies loudspeakers for two types of application environment: type A, generally for indoor use and type B, generally for outdoor use. This European Standard does not cover loudspeakers for special applications, for example loudspeaker for use in hazardous applications, if such applications require additional or other requirements or tests than those given in this European Standard. This European Standard is not intended to cover addressable loudspeakers, loudspeakers with active components. Voice alarm sounders are covered in EN 54-3:2001.