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 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!

Following a unanimous decision of its Board, Euralarm has now formally welcomed its newest member: the WAGNER Group. The company will join the Fire Section of Euralarm, which activities cover fire detection, notification, evacuation, extinguishing controls and smoke and heat ventilation.

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.

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