The General Assemblies of CEN and CENELEC have overwhelmingly agreed to revise the membership arrangements in their statutes. With a new category of full membership overcoming the UK’s departure from the EU, the compatibility of standards across Europe is safeguarded. Euralarm welcomes the new agreement as it will support access for businesses to the European market.
Euralarm recently released a Position Paper on the EC proposal for a Regulation on Artificial Intelligence. Following the release of the Position Paper Euralarm spoke to Gabriele Mazzini, lawyer of DG Connect and in the lead for the proposal.
The Extinguishing Section of Euralarm has published a guidance document on the important aspects relating to the periodic inspection of cylinders used in fixed gaseous fire extinguishing systems and especially in respect to hydrostatic testing.
The Spanish Association of Fire Protection Societies, TECNIFUEGO, is a national, nonprofit business association that brings together manufacturers, installers, maintainers, and other fire safety services in Spain. Marta Peraza, general secretary of the association, spoke on the recent developments within TECNIFUEGO.
The European Commission Directorate General for Internal Market, Industry, Entrepreneurship and SMEs (DG GROW) has tasked a consortium composed of EY and MENON with the performance of a Study on the functions and effects of European standards and standardisation in EU and EFTA Member States.
EUSAS recently organised a successful online European Conference on the topic 'Artificial intelligence in fire detection and security without the hype'. It showed once again the importance of technological development for an industry endeavoured to protect lives with a particular relevance to the fire and security industry.
Euralarm has released its Annual Report 2020-2021. The report follows the structure of Euralarm, every section and committee of the association summarising their activities over the previous year and, where appropriate, providing forecasts and plans for the future.
The AUBE is the largest and oldest conference of its kind in the science and research surrounding fire detection and alarm. This year the event will be combined with SupDet 2021 and organised from September 21-23, 2021.
Euralarm supports a resolution of the European Parliament asking quick solutions from the European Commission to improve the standardisation of construction products while pushing for a transition to a sustainable and more circular economy.
During the recent common session with representatives of all sections, Euralarm's technical manager Benoît Stockbroeckx presented the impact of the revision of EN 50130-4 on CE marking as well as on compliance testing for functionality of alarm components.
Euralarm member SäkerhetsBranschen (Security Industry) is a Swedish industry organization for security companies with over 500 members. The members combined employ 33,000 people and have an annual turnover of 5,7 billion euro. We talked with Joakim Söderström, managing director of SäkerhetsBranschen and chair of the Euralarm Security Section.