For French Member SVDI, the Euralarm white paper for Building Managers: ‘Outsourcing the maintenance of fire safety and security systems’ published early 2017 came at the right time.
Having received considerable support from Euralarm, the European standard EN16763 covers services for fire safety and security systems. Standard Norge wanted Norway to contribute to this initiative and Euralarm Member Noralarm was given the task to take the lead of the Norwegian mirror committee.
In 2016, Euralarm Portuguese Member APSEI had the great honour of hosting Euralarm General Assembly and Symposium 2016 in Lisbon. APSEI is a member of Euralarm since 2011 and considers that Euralarm is doing a very important job in contributing to the recognition of the alarm systems Industry at the European level.
In autumn 2016, Euralarm’s Romanian association Member ARTS requested help from Euralarm Members in order to overcome an issue raised by a new local regulation. The national standard issued in 2015 considerably reduced the possibility for electronic fire safety products manufacturers to sell their certificated products and to use them in projects.
Euralarm will be represented at the CEN-CENELEC StandarDays 2017, which will take place in Brussels at the CEN-CENELEC Management Centre on 20-21 April. Participants in this public event will receive a structured overview of the European Standardisation System, CEN-CENELEC products and processes, as well as the benefits of stakeholder involvement.
Euralarm closely monitors developments in cyber security, which was one of the key topics of the 2016 Symposium. It will also figure high on the agenda for this year’s edition of the event which will explore, among other topics, digital services in fire and security electronics.
The CRISP Final Conference was held on March 16th in Brussels, Belgium. The FP7-funded project CRISP - Evaluation and Certification Schemes for Security Products - aimed to develop a novel evaluation and certification methodology for security systems that integrates technical, social and legal dimensions as assessment criteria.
Mr. Keith Shinn has been elected Chairman of ISO/TC 21/SC 3. This technical body part of the International Organisation for Standardisation deals with the field of Fire detection and alarm systems and related work on terminology, classification and symbols, as well as approval of advisory documents relating to the general principles and application of equipment and apparatus for fire protection.
Video Content Analytics has been used in security applications for many years and has been primarily used in high-end solutions. With the development of IP communications Video Content Analytics has migrated is now also applied in mid-range products, increasing market-size for quality and reliable solutions.
Video Surveillance Systems (VSS) are covered by a number of standards initially generated by the European platform for electrotechnical standardisation CENELEC within the Technical Body TC79.
Registrations are now open for the second edition of the APSEI Open Day dedicated to Security that will take place on April 5, in Sacavem, near Lisbon. This year’s edition will focus on the Integration of Security Systems.