The document, downloadable here, represents the Electronic Fire Safety and Security Industry's formal answer to an ‘European Commission’s Inception Impact Assessment on the Proposal for an EU Initiative Establishing a Harmonised Certification Scheme for Alarm System Components’.Read More
A faster and more efficient standardisation system in Europe would benefit consumers and manufacturers.We will continue to contribute actively to the work of European and international standardisation bodies to achieve this goal, notably through the development of market-oriented standards.
The European Commission, as part of its review of… Read More
Euralarm has long supported the idea that ‘Smart cities’ should include aspects of fire safety and security. European cities face an increasing frequency and intensity of hazards and disasters, which are exacerbated by climate change and social dynamics, such as demographic change and an ageing population.Read More
On 11 October 2018, the European Commission adopted its annual Union Work Programme for European standardisation for 2019.Read More
European standardisation and research are closely linked. Nevertheless, today they do not interact sufficiently to maximize synergies and benefits with respect to innovation. To bridge this gap between Research, Innovation and Standardisation, the interactive European project 'BRIDGIT 2' invovling Euralarm's partner CEN-CENELEC was created.Read More
On Monday 22 October 2018, CEN-CENELEC organises a one-day workshop on the topic: Harmonised European Standards under the Construction Products Regulation (CPR) - Essentials for drafting standards.Read More
The European Committee for Standardisation (CEN) and Euralarm strengthen their cooperation to make society safer and more secure.Read More
This year was divided between organisational and administrative issues, and innovation and growth. On the business side, we can report an ongoing growth in membership, and of course the opening of the new Extinguishing Section.Our Advocacy, Marketing and Horizontal Compliance Committees have boosted our presence in ‘Brussels’ and… Read More
After building-up its new organisation, in 2016-2017, Euralarm could draw the first benefits and strengthened its voice in Brussels. It has been invited to join the Joint Initiative on Standardisation where the issues discussed are similar to those addressed in our 2014 ‘Market Driven Standardisation’ paper.Read More
The implementation of a new organisational structure was a major challenge for Euralarm in 2015-2016. The objective was to replace the outgoing General Secretary, improve Euralarm's presence in Brussels and save costs, simultaneously.Read More
The year 2014 has proven to be another eventful year. Euralarm consolidated her position as an industry expert to the EU Commission. Steps were taken to reinforce our influence into the standardisation process by consolidating our partnership with Orgalime, as an Associate Member, participating more actively in their… Read More
Euralarm is proud to present its first Annual Report. The report covers the activities of Euralarm during 2013 and gives an outlook on future activities. All articles revolve around the slogan: ‘Key to a safe and secure future’.Read More
It has been common practice for many years to monitor the alarm and fault status of alarm systems installed in premises from remote locations.
Technological developments within alarm systems as well as the telecommunication paths now permit remote access to those alarm systems with a wide variety of… Read More
Since January 2014 visual alarm devices (VAD) used for warning building occupants of a fire emergency must comply with the requirements of EN 54-23 and suppliers/manufacturers of such devices must fulfil the requirements of the CPR when placing such devices on the EU market.
This has led to… Read More
The objective of the Construction Product Regulation is to achieve the proper functioning of the internal market by declaring the performance of construction products. By affixing the CE marking to a product, manufacturers indicate that they take responsibility for the conformity of that product based on its declared… Read More
It has been common practice for many years to monitor remotely the alarm and fault status of alarm systems installed in premises and their associated Alarm Transmission Systems from remote locations (whether directly by response authorities or by dedicated Alarm Receiving Centres). However, for more than 20 years,… Read More