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  • Euralarm strives for a professional, innovative and transparent market for the members to deliver products, systems and services with a high level of quality, performance and lifetime dependability, for the benefit of society.

    Euralarm strives for a professional, innovative and transparent market for the members to deliver products, systems and services with a high level of quality, performance and lifetime dependability, for the benefit of society.

  • Euralarm offers an advanced warning system for opportunities and threats to their business and the possibility to improve the knowledge on important market issues.

    Euralarm offers an advanced warning system for opportunities and threats to their business and the possibility to improve the knowledge on important market issues.

  • We value our close collaboration with Euralarm and its involvement in achieving a timely and efficient standardisation process in support of the fire safety and security industry.

    We value our close collaboration with Euralarm and its involvement in achieving a timely and efficient standardisation process in support of the fire safety and security industry.

    Elena Santiago Cid, Director General CEN-CENELEC
  • Euralarm is an important interlocutor for us in matters regarding security industrial policy. Their feedback on and contributions to our policy debates are clear and informative, which makes them a valued partner.

    Euralarm is an important interlocutor for us in matters regarding security industrial policy. Their feedback on and contributions to our policy debates are clear and informative, which makes them a valued partner.

    Anabela Gago, Head of Unit, Innovation and Industry for Security, DG HOME, EU Commission
  • Euralarm represents the fire and security industry, providing leadership and expertise for industry, market, policy makers and standards bodies.

    Euralarm represents the fire and security industry, providing leadership and expertise for industry, market, policy makers and standards bodies.

  • Euralarm is an important partner as technology transforms our industries. From cybersecurity to standardisation, this collaboration helps us advocate the right policy framework for the future.

    Euralarm is an important partner as technology transforms our industries. From cybersecurity to standardisation, this collaboration helps us advocate the right policy framework for the future.

    Malte Lohan, Director General Orgalime
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A Europe-wide approach to testing and certification

14 May 2019
A Europe-wide approach to testing and certification Marco Verch (Flickr)

At the moment, our members face a fragmented landscape for testing and certification of their products and services. This adds to costs as companies have to submit multiple applications. It also risks having an inconsistent approach to testing and certification across the EU’s single market.

Pan-European processes for testing, audit and certification would reduce administrative burdens for fire safety and security companies, the vast majority of which are small- and medium-sized enterprises. A European wide process would allow companies to avoid uncertainty and encourage investment if they only had to submit their products and services for testing and certification to a single authority.

We therefore urge the EU institutions, test laboratories and certification bodies to work with the industry to make progress in these and other areas:

  • achieving consistent, objective and repeatable processes for testing across Europe;
  • over the longer term, developing a single testing and certification scheme for electronic security equipment such as our industry’s CertAlarm* scheme;
  • stepping up work between leading laboratories on Multilateral Test Result Recognition Agreements (MTRA);
  • improving exchange of information about training and certification schemes for personnel involved in planning and design, engineering, installation and hand over, maintenance and repair of fire safety and security systems.

* CertAlarm is an independent pan-European certification scheme for the fire safety and security industry

Last modified on Monday, 13 May 2019 14:28
Paul van der Zanden

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Endorsements

  • Malte Lohan

    Malte Lohan

    Director General Orgalime

    "From cybersecurity to standardisation, this collaboration helps us advocate the right policy framework for the future."

  • Dr. Ing. Oliver Linden

    Dr. Ing. Oliver Linden

    WAGNER Group Product Manager

    "WAGNER decided to permanently engage in Euralarm’s activities with special respect to matters of fire safety, contributing to reduce trade barriers and to enhance competitiveness and harmonisation of the European market."

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Euralarm represents the fire and security industry, providing leadership and expertise for industry, market, policy makers and standards bodies.