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Tuesday, 25 October 2016 11:16

Euralarm at CEN-CENELEC workshop on CRISP

Euralarm participated in the CEN-CENELEC workshop in Delft on October 17th as an 'Industry Advisor' to the CRISP project. The European trade association representing the electronic fire safety and security sector has provided practical input to the various stages of the project, which will be continuing over the next 6 months.

Euralarm’s involvement in EU policy can be traced back to the 1980’s, when first contacts were developed with the European Commission to advocate for an open European Fire and Security Market based on high quality. If Euralarm’s stance towards the EU has not changed today, the number of interlocutors in the Brussels bubble has multiplied.

Euralarm published today a white paper presenting the views of the European electronic fire safety and security industry on the topic of smart cities. In a few pages, the document demonstrates the need for safety and security to be better integrated into rankings, performance indicators and standards for smart cities. 

The IEC, International Electrotechnical Commission, and CENELEC, the European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation, have committed to further increase alignment between International and European standards.

Euralarm is collectively challenging the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI) over the delay in publishing revised standards to meet the essential requirements of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED), which took effect this June. It has also brought the issue to the European Commission.

The approval of new standard prEN 16763 has officially been announced by CEN/CENELEC today, following on overwhelmingly positive votes cast by national standardisation bodies. Euralarm welcomes the adoption of a European standard which it has long supported and its Members now prepare for the next stages in the diffusion of the standard.

Euralarm will be presenting challenges and strategic priorities for Services in the Electronic Fire Safety and Security Industry during the CEN-CENELEC workshop 'From products to services - the evolving role of standards’.

Euralarm has now delivered its answer to the ‘European Commission’s Inception Impact Assessment on the Proposal for an EU Initiative Establishing a Harmonised Certification Scheme for Alarm System Components’. We invite all members, and industry in general, to participate in order to mould the future certification framework to ensure a larger single market facilitating growth. Hurry now before the assessment closes!

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