Euralarm Members have long been involved in the development of European standards. But when such a standard is published, a new story begins with its implementation at national level.
Euralarm Member AES, the Spanish Association of Security Enterprises, has taken the position that certification for the European standards series for Intruder Alarm Systems EN 50131 should be mandatory for national electronic security companies. A lobbying campaign towards the Spanish Ministry of Industry, Tourism and Commerce and the Head of Government Economic Office resulted in the obligation for EN 50131 certification entering into law through a Royal disposition and five Ministerial orders.
AES’ initiative allowed to revitalise the private electronic security Industry, and particularly Spanish SMEs, by moving from the total absence of regulation to a mandatory standard with established certification methods and new potential for business in retrofit and the installation of new devices, sensors and cameras compliant with the standard. More recently, AES has also offered a relay at national level to Euralarm’s policy and advocacy objectives by translating the Euralarm Manifesto 2016-2019 for a Safer and more Secure Europe in Spanish, and aims to use the document for its own national lobbying activities.
The European Commission is reported on actions taken since President Juncker's 2016 State of the Union address to enhance security at the EU external border, improve information exchange between Member States, close down the space in which terrorists operate and prevent radicalisation. A year later, the Commission claims to have delivered on all security related priorities set out by President Juncker. .
Euralarm, the European trade association of the electronic fire safety and security Industry, has published its Annual Report 2016-2017. The report underlines the impact of the association on the future of standardisation, electroninc fire safety, security and associated services.
The 9th edition of the A.R.T.S. National Conference in Bucharest, Romania will focus on the Social Value of Security Services. A topic that is also core to Euralarm’s Mission and Strategy. A.R.T.S. is Euralarm Member and a national association for the Industry of ‘Security Technique’.
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.
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