Critical infrastructure, such as highways, energy lines or pipelines, may spread over large areas covering wide geographic zones called widezones. There is clearly a need to provide proper security for such infrastructure against illicit actions and against incidents that may escalate to crises.
Following a decision of its Board, Euralarm has welcomed its newest Member Teletek Electronics. The company will join the Fire Section of Euralarm, which activities cover fire detection, notification, evacuation, extinguishing controls and smoke and heat ventilation.
Euralarm, the trade association of the European electronic fire safety and security Industry, has presented its position on the state of fire safety in Europe. The association calls for several measures to keep Europe fire safe.
With the introduction of the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) a number of issues have been raised and are now included in JIS Action 8. A specific joint BT WG10 has been formed to sort out technical questions related to the application of the RED. A RED Application Guide has been published by the European Commission mid-year. An FAQ has been published as well.
In connection with JIS Action 5, CEN / CENELEC has open a joint BT Working Group 09 to sort out specific technical questions related to CPR.
BHE, the German Federal Association of Security Engineering, a long-standing Euralarm Member within its Services Section, has decided to extend its Membership to the two other Euralarm Sections: Fire and Security.
Euralarm was represented at the first meeting of the Fire Information Exchange Platform (FIEP), an initiative launched last month by European Commissioner Elzbieta Bienkowska during a plenary meeting at the European Parliament.
The European Commission presented alongside its 11th Security Union Report a set of operational and practical measures to better defend EU citizens against terrorist threats and deliver a Europe that protects. The measures aim to address vulnerabilities exposed by recent attacks and will support Member States in protecting public spaces and help deprive terrorists of the means to act.