This is the reproduction of an interview with Euralarm President Enzo Peruzzi, recently published on IFSEC Global. Enzo Peduzzi speaks about Euralarm’s Manifesto for a Safer and more Secure Europe, with standards harmonisation the key to driving innovation, exports and customer satisfaction across Europe. He also reflects on the impact of Brexit and two technological trends that are shaping the industry.
The pre-legislative impact assessment is the result of several years of collective work of Euralarm’s network of Members together with the EU Commission. Euralarm is now hoping for a workable harmonised solution to simplify certification across Europe for security components. This solution could take the form of a legislative proposal to be presented by the EU Commission in the first half of 2017.
Euralarm participated in the CEN-CENELEC workshop in Delft on October 17th as an 'Industry Advisor' to the CRISP project. The European trade association representing the electronic fire safety and security sector has provided practical input to the various stages of the project, which will be continuing over the next 6 months.
Euralarm’s involvement in EU policy can be traced back to the 1980’s, when first contacts were developed with the European Commission to advocate for an open European Fire and Security Market based on high quality. If Euralarm’s stance towards the EU has not changed today, the number of interlocutors in the Brussels bubble has multiplied.
Euralarm published today a white paper presenting the views of the European electronic fire safety and security industry on the topic of smart cities. In a few pages, the document demonstrates the need for safety and security to be better integrated into rankings, performance indicators and standards for smart cities.
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.
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