The ongoing negotiations between the European Parliament and the Council to set up an EU cybersecurity certification framework will have profound implications for the future of Europe’s industrial system, European companies being the first impacted by the final design of the framework.
Euralarm has long supported the idea that ‘Smart cities’ should include aspects of fire safety and security. European cities face an increasing frequency and intensity of hazards and disasters, which are exacerbated by climate change and social dynamics, such as demographic change and an ageing population.
AGA, a Czech Member of Euralarm is sponsoring a free workshop ‘Crime prevention – Natural and technical prevention for smart and safe cities’, to be held in Prague on November 22nd, 2017.
Euralarm's Romanian Member ARTS, is organising together with partners and under the patronage of the Romanian Parliament a third edition of the Smart Cities of Romania annual conference.
Last week, on the occasion of the annual Scandinavian security industry exhibition SECTECH, Euralarm presented its views on Smart Cities during a seminar dedicated to the topic: Internet of Things and safety, from smart homes to Smart Cities.
Euralarm published today a white paper presenting the views of the European electronic fire safety and security industry on the topic of smart cities. In a few pages, the document demonstrates the need for safety and security to be better integrated into rankings, performance indicators and standards for smart cities.
According to the United Nations, the world population will reach almost 8.5 billion by 2030. As populations grow, so do cities. Even now more than half of the world’s inhabitants live in urban areas, and more than one million move from the country to the city every week. This trend places enormous demands on people and infrastructures.
In order to be attractive and successful European cities need to respond to stakeholders’ demands in particular in the areas of security, convenience, opportunity and prosperity. To this effect they are changing at an ever-faster pace, a development presenting both opportunities and challenges for city authorities, companies and private or public institutions, as well as for the citizens.
Your city may be ‘smart’ – but is it safe and secure? Register for this webinar to hear speakers from both the fire and security industries, together with influential city officials discuss the issues as they see them and ponder the potential solutions.
"From cybersecurity to standardisation, this collaboration helps us advocate the right policy framework for the future."
"We value Euralarm’s close relationship with the European Institutions and its leading role in standardisation, particulalrly in European minimum quality services and professional qualification."
"WAGNER decided to permanently engage in Euralarm’s activities with special respect to matters of fire safety, contributing to reduce trade barriers and to enhance competitiveness and harmonisation of the European market."
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