Brussels, January 15, 2017 - The 2017 Maltese Presidency of the Council of the European Union released this month its priorities, including Security and the Single Market. Both are high on Euralarm’s agenda.
Marc Chenevoy, the Technical Manager part of the Euralarm Professional Team, explains why it is more than ever important that our industry gets down to the nitty gritty of European standardisation.
SES is the Swiss Association of Installers of Safety and Security Systems. Like many other associations within Euralarm it builds its reputation on a commitment to excellence. In an industry with the objective and purpose to save lives, protect people and property, this is a must.
“It is going to be a happy 2017 for security and services in standardisation”, according to CEN-CENELEC, the European platform for standardisation.
Liviu Mateescu has been recently reelected as President of ARTS, Euralarm’s Romanian Member. ARTS, the 'Romanian Association for Security Technique promotes and protects the specific interests of its members, and also assures their representation in their relations with the public authorities, other associations and various institutes and organisations.
More and more building owners and managers are outsourcing the maintenance of their buildings and systems to specialised facility management companies. By doing so, the fire safety and security systems are often bundled together with other types of systems into one maintenance service contract. This approach not only lowers the costs but also reduces the number of service suppliers. However, the maintaining of fire safety and security system services by generalist service suppliers also brings the risk of non-specialists becoming responsible for the maintenance of fire safety and security services.
Euralarm will be presenting challenges and strategic priorities for Services in the Electronic Fire Safety and Security Industry during the CEN-CENELEC workshop 'From products to services - the evolving role of standards’.
Euralarm has released an update of its guidelines for alarm systems’ remote services. The document supplements existing European standards in related topics and proposes technical specifications in an area not yet standardised. It paves the way for the upcoming vote on the Euralarm supported pnEN 16763 standard.
The next edition of the Euralarm Symposium will take place on May 9th, 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal. The Symposium is a favourite event for the electronics, fire, safety and security industry in Europe. It is organised every year by Euralarm, an association representing over 5000 companies in the sector.
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