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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. 

Thursday, 01 September 2016 14:58

New Chairman nominated in CENELEC TC79

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.

Acknowledging Euralarm’s role in standardisation, the European Commission invited the association to be a signatory of the EU Joint Initiative on Standardisation. The initiative sets out a shared vision to speed up, modernise and better prioritise standard setting by 2019, consolidating Europe’s leadership in international standardisation. 

The 6th Carbon Monoxide Round Table took place this month at the European Parliament in Brussels. The events’ main objective was to improve safety in tourist accommodation to prevent unnecessary deaths by carbon monoxide poisoning.

Euralarm organised this month a networking event with the objective to build up alliances in Brussels with trade associations and other organisations with similar views to Euralarm on topics of European policy. This is the beginning of a series of such events to take place in the coming years.

Euralarm has released an update of its guidelines for alarm systems’ remote services. The document supplements existing European standards in related topics and proposes technical specifications in an area not yet standardised. It paves the way for the upcoming vote on the Euralarm supported pnEN 16763 standard.

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