European standards define cross-country specifications on products to grant their quality and protect the public’s health, safety and security. Standards are widespread in the building sector, where they have to meet the requirements of the EU’s Construction Products Regulation (CPR).
Euralarm’s Fire Section holds a liaison A status in the International Organisation for Standardisation’s (ISO) Technical Committee for Fire detection and alarm systems ISO/TC 21/SC 3. A liaison A status characterises organisations making an effective contribution to the work of the technical committee, which counts representatives of some 36 countries spread across all continents.
Over the past 3 years, Euralarm Services Section’s main endeavour has been to develop and advance a new European standard, prEN 16763. It defines for the first time the quality level of services for electronic fire safety systems and security systems, to comply with the objectives of the European Service Directive.
Euralarm member APSEI is organising its 5th Proteger Security Conference and exhibition. The event will take place in Estoril, Portugal at the Centro de Congressos, on October 18-20th.
The German Federal Ministry for the Environment, Nature Conservation, Building and Nuclear Safety is organising its 8th Symposium on EU construction regulation. The event, primarily aimed at a German speaking audience, will take place in Berlin at the Presse- und Besucherzentrum, Reichstagufer 14, on November 8th.
Norbert Schaaf, Chairman of the Board of the Federal Association for Security Technology (BHE), has been elected as Chairman of CENELEC TC 79. This Technical Committee deals with alarm systems, including the definition of performance standards for alarm systems for intruder and hold-up alarm systems, access control systems, periphery protection systems, CCTV systems.
The European Commission released this week an inception impact assessment on the proposal for an EU initiative establishing a harmonised certification scheme for alarm systems components. Industry stakeholders and representative bodies now have 12 weeks to provide the European Commission with an answer to this consultation.
The British referendum on EU membership has been an historic event with the UK voting to leave the EU - 'Brexit'. This is unchartered territory as no other country has ever left the EU and there is much speculation as to what will happen next.