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.
The 2016 General Assembly of Euralarm in Lisbon saw an important turnout of Member Delegates and other representatives. Votes on the report of the President, the 2015-2016 financial report and 2016-2017 budget were overwhelmingly supportive of the new direction which the association has taken.
During the 2016 General Assembly of Euralarm on May 9th, Euralarm delegates to the Security Section have elected their new Chairman and Vice-Chairman: Messrs. David Wilkinson and Andreas Kull. Euralarm’s Security Section is active in the field of intrusion alarms, access control and video surveillance.
On May 25th, a Conference on Building Information Modelling (BIM) took place in Paris, organised by Euralarm member SVDI, a national union representing professionals in the sector of safety, video-protection and fire detection. The event outlined the perspectives on BIM’s adoption in France.
Euralarm members within standardisation body CEN/TC 72 are questioning the impact of a newly enforced standardisation procedure on the quality of fire detection products across Europe. Euralarm is determined to work hand in hand with the European Commission for a joint solution on the long term.