Thanks to Euralarm’s excellent relations with the European Commission, ALIA was able to defend the point that SMEs active in the electronic security sector and providing on-site services do not need to be in competition with bigger players.
Since 2001, a long-standing legislative case opposed in Belgium SMEs active in electronic security maintenance and services, to major international companies in the guarding sector. When a dated Belgian law on guarding services had to be revised in 2016, the legal provision protecting the electronic security SMEs’ privileged relationship with their clients was safeguarded thanks to Euralarm's support to ALIA.
In 2016, a series of meetings with Belgian authorities, and with the backing of documents provided by Euralarm based on exchanges with the European Commission, allowed ALIA to defend the case that small installers in the electronic security sector should remain the default contact points for their own clients for alarm maintenance services. Bigger companies still take the largest share of the market for alarms connected to central stations, which represent the remaining 33% of the Belgian market.
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