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31 March 2020 In Frontpage articles

Dear Euralarm colleagues and friends,

The world is facing a crisis of humanity since the emergence of COVID-19. Only two weeks after our 50th Anniversary we are aware that we’re in a historical moment as it’s happening. More than ever we realise the importance of reaching out to support each other. And as promised in my latest Presidents’ Letter we will stay in touch to share relevant and trustworthy information that could help our members as well as other companies and associations through these difficult times.

To share the developments on COVID-19 that will which have an impact on our industry we will create a webpage on the Euralarm website. Apart from links to relevant international organisations, like the World Health Organisation, we will also inform you on best practices and useful tips. Member can also exchange knowhow and information on initiatives that will help society or will enable colleagues to learn from each other. We also plan to have some articles on tools you can use to keep your business running as smoothly as possible using of remote service and diagnostics , online training , effective video conferencing, etc.

And of course, your input is welcome as ever. If you have any thoughts or comments, related to the Corona Virus in your country and our industry, please feed them back to Paul van der Zanden to incorporate them into our webpage.

Together we’ll get through this.

Stay safe and share your knowhow to survive this crisis!

Best regards,

Martin Harvey
Euralarm President
19 March 2020 In News

Zug, Switzerland, March 2020 – Euralarm has welcomed Drax Technology as new member. The company will join the Services Section of Euralarm.While maintaining focused on established fire and security services, the Services Section aims at safeguarding new and innovative services.

12 March 2020 In News

Today we celebrate the day when, exactly 50 years ago, Ernst Meili founded Euralarm. Starting with 24 companies from 12 countries and two national associations for fire safety, Euralarm developed into a European association that represents today over 5,000 companies, employing 700,000 people, within the fire safety, security, extinguishing and related services industry with an estimated revenue of € 67 billion.
  
For almost 50 years Euralarm has been proactively contributing to standardisation processes, providing guidance in the digitalisation of our industry, raising the standards for training and qualifications to address society’s needs for safety and security and partnering with research institutes.
 
On this special day we’d like to thank all our partners for sharing our passion and for joining us in our journey towards a safer and more secure Europe.

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03 March 2020 In News

In light of the COVID virus and the possible effects on traveling across Europe, the Euralarm organisation committee decided to postpone the GA, Industry Forum and 50th anniversary celebration.

15 February 2020 In News
(Sunday - March 1, 2020)

The '50th Anniversary, Industry Seminar & General Assembly' has been moved from 27 & 28 May 2020 to 29 & 30 October 2020.

31 January 2020 In News

Throughout history, standardisation has been driving collaboration, productivity and innovation. Standardisation is the backbone of a single European market and allows us to find collective harmony within a society that grows increasingly complex. For almost 50 years Euralarm has been proactively contributing to the standardisation process and thus to a safer and more secure society.

Click on the image below and watch Martin Harvey's invitation.

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23 January 2020 In Press releases

Zug, Switzerland, January 2020 – The professional team of Euralarm has been strengthened with two new Technical Managers. Michael Scharnowsky has been appointed Technical Manager of the Fire and extinguishing section; Benoit Stockbroeckx will be the new Technical Manager for the Security and Services sections.

Michael Scharnowsky

Euralarm New Technical Manager 03 gr 1080Michael Scharnowsky is well-known within Euralarm. In recent years he has amongst others held the position of chairman of the marketing committee and represented Hekatron within the Fire section. Michael has a long track record within the fire safety world and held various management positions before joining the professional team of Euralarm.

Benoit Stockbroeckx

Euralarm New Technical Manager 02 gr 1080Benoit Stockbroeckx was until recently Head of Division Laboratory of ANPI, an association in the field of fire and theft prevention in which all industrial federations and professional associations as well as the government are represented. Benoit is also no stranger to the Euralarm world. He has worked with Euralarm within various technical standardisation committees and working groups.

Contribute to the visibility of the industry

Michael Scharnowsky and Benoit Stockbroeckx will support the Euralarm sections on a technical level and keep members informed on relevant developments to enable decision making. Therefore they will collect and share information and participate in both international collaborations and standardization committees as well as working groups. By doing so the managers will contribute to the visibility of the industry and to establishing high levels of safety in buildings.

About Euralarm

Euralarm represents the electronic fire and security industry, providing leadership and expertise for industry, market, policy makers and standards bodies. Our Members make society safer and secure through systems and services for fire detection and extinguishing, intrusion detection, access control, video monitoring, alarm transmission and alarm receiving centres. Founded in 1970, Euralarm represents over 5000 companies within the fire safety and security industry valued at 67 billion Euros. Euralarm Members are national associations and individual companies from across Europe.

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13 December 2019 In Press releases

Zug, Switzerland, December 2019 – Following a decision of its Board, Euralarm has welcomed 3M as new member. The company will join the Extinguishing Section of Euralarm which activities cover automatic extinguishing systems using gas, water, foam, powder and aerosols, oxygen reduction systems, portable equipment and other manual means of fire-fighting as well as fire-fighting agents used in either fixed automatic systems or in portable equipment.

3M will now benefit from Euralarm’s services in terms of representation towards European institutions and standardisation organisations. This includes the monitoring of legislative and standardisation issues relevant to the industry. 3M will have access to the extended network of national associations and major companies in the electronic fire safety and security sectors, which form Euralarm’s members. The new membership will create opportunities for both sides, as it also strengthens the association.

3M

With corporate operations in 70 countries and sales in more 190 countries, 3M is committed to creating the technology and products that advance every company, enhance every home and improve every life. The company has more than 90.000 employees worldwide, is selling more than 55.000 products and holds 25.000 patents.

The clean agent fire extinguishant of the company, 3MTM NovecTM 1230 Fire Protection Fluid, was developed as a halon replacement and hydrofluorocarbon (HFC) alternative. It is a next-generation synthetic clean agent mainly used in stationary extinguishing systems for the protection of critical assets in enclosed areas. It has a very fast extinguishing time, is electrically non-conductive and leaves no residue. The company’s extinguishant is designed to balance concerns for human safety, performance and the environment. Upon release through a specially designed extinguishing nozzle, it vaporises immediately upon discharge and distributes as a gas within seconds. The agent has the highest margin of safety for human occupancy among clean agents, including inert gas, making it the ideal solution for occupied spaces. Due to its physical properties, the agent protects irreplaceable paper documents, electronics and other high value assets without residue and consequential down-time.

Insight into European markets

Companies joining Euralarm get a unique insight into what is happening on other European markets and the opportunities that they might offer. They not only tap into the political expertise and understanding of the EU policy but can also make personal connections with technical and political experts and potential business partners. Being a member of Euralarm enables companies and associations to gain expertise on standardisation. Members have their voice heard in Brussels and can support and direct standardisation and legislative processes.

About Euralarm

Euralarm represents the electronic fire and security industry, providing leadership and expertise for industry, market, policy makers and standards bodies. Our Members make society safer and secure through systems and services for fire detection and extinguishing, intrusion detection, access control, video monitoring, alarm transmission and alarm receiving centres. Founded in 1970, Euralarm represents over 5000 companies within the fire safety and security industry valued at 67 billion Euros. Euralarm Members are national associations and individual companies from across Europe.

About 3M

At 3M, we apply science in collaborative ways to improve lives daily. With $33 billion in sales, our 93,000 employees connect with customers all around the world. Learn more about 3M’s creative solutions to the world’s problems at www.3M.com or on Twitter @3M or @3MNews. More information about 3M Novec 1230 Fluid is available at www.3M.co.uk/novec1230. 3M and Novec are trademarks of the 3M Company.

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22 November 2019 In Frontpage articles
work towards a bright future

This year it is 50 years ago since Ernst Meili founded Euralarm and laid the foundation for a safer and more secure Europe.

We will be celebrating our 50 years anniversary during a celebration event to be held in Brussels next year in October. We have deliberately chosen Brussels: close to the European Commission and the European Parliament and close to all those who have a strong interest in the European world of standardisation, innovation and cooperation. Close to our friends in European politics as well.

The year 2020 is not only the year in which Euralarm celebrates its anniversary. It will also be the year in which the new European Commission is fully up to speed. We look forward to working closely and openly with all stakeholders and are ready to work with the new and existing parliamentarians on European fire safety and security. As committed Europeans, we want to contribute to driving sustainable growth that will strengthen the EU’s Single Market, attract investment to Europe, and expand global markets for European companies. To do this we are continuously assessing the opportunities and the challenges facing us to identify the priorities that will allow us to advance as a prosperous, safe society and global actor. We welcome anybody willing to discuss these challenges and priorities with us. Working together, we can achieve a safer and more secure society for Europe and build an industry that contributes to sustainable growth in Europe.

If we go back fifty years and look ahead to 2020 with our first President Ernst Meili, the chances of surprise are very high. Amazement about the speed at which developments are taking place, amazement about the digitisation of the world in which we live and work and amazement about the new techniques that have been introduced over the past fifty years. All these changes make one thing clear: the world in which Euralarm operates is in full swing. We must cherish this continuous change because it is precisely through change that we are able to move forward and make the world an even safer place.

I therefore hope that one thing will remain unchanged: the art of continuing to change and develop our market and industry. In this way, during our 50th anniversary, we don't just have to look back, but also work towards a bright future.

Martin Harvey
Euralarm President
30 September 2019 In Press releases

Zug, Switzerland, September 2019 – Euralarm, the association representing the fire safety and security industry, has presented its Priorities and Challenges 2019-2024. ‘Working together for a safer and more secure future’ is the name of the document that describes areas of cooperation to achieve a safer and more secure society for Europe and build an industry that contributes to sustainable growth in Europe.

One of the most basic requirements for each of us is defence against harm, no matter what form it takes. Without protective measures, the individuals that make up society are at risk. For decades the fire safety and security industry has worked diligently to develop solutions to prevent and limit the consequences from threats such as fire, theft, property damage and others. In collaboration with public authorities, policy makers, standards and certification bodies and industry associations, the industry works to address society’s needs for safety and security in Europe and globally.

The members of the European fire safety and security industry want to contribute to driving sustainable growth that will strengthen the EU’s Single Market, attract investment to Europe, and expand global markets for European companies. To do this the Euralarm members are continuously assessing the opportunities and the challenges that they are facing to identify the priorities that will allow Europe to advance as a prosperous, safe society and global actor.

The association’s priorities for 2019 to 2024 are:

  • developing a strong Single Market and expanding global markets for quality products and services;
  • raising standards for industry professionals through training and qualification;
  • turning emerging technologies into sustainable solutions;
  • advancing knowledge and innovation.

Euralarm aims to accomplish this by focusing on market-oriented standards for products and services and on a pan-European testing and certification of products. Accomplishing the priorities also requires a strong focus on training and qualifications, digitalisation including cybersecurity, IoT and AI as well as partnering with research bodies.

By working together, Euralarm believes to achieve a safer and more secure society for Europe and build an industry that contributes to sustainable growth in Europe. Copies of the Priorities and challenges document can be downloaded via the Euralarm website.

About Euralarm

Euralarm represents the electronic fire and security industry, providing leadership and expertise for industry, market, policy makers and standards bodies. Our Members make society safer and secure through systems and services for fire detection and extinguishing, intrusion detection, access control, video monitoring, alarm transmission and alarm receiving centres. Founded in 1970, Euralarm represents over 5000 companies within the fire safety and security industry valued at 67 billion Euros. Euralarm Members are national associations and individual companies from across Europe.

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