Zug, 16 April 2019 – Both as European citizens and as professionals in the fire safety and security industry Euralarm is shocked and saddened by the horrific fire that has engulfed the Cathedral of Notre-Dame de Paris.
The Euralarm Board expresses its sympathy for the people of Paris and France. At the same time, we commend the courageous efforts of the fire department and intervention forces who put themselves at risk to protect this world heritage building.
Although at this moment in time there is no definitive explanation as to what caused the fire, there will of course be a thorough investigation. The Euralarm Board with its members will consider how it can support in the guidance on fire safety measures during construction works.
Zug, April 2019 – The yearly Euralarm Symposium is the place to get insights about where the fire safety and security industry is heading in the near future. The annual event, this year organised on May 13th in Madrid, is all about innovation, legislation, regulation and standardisation, impacting one of the most successful Industries in Europe: electronic security and fire safety. This years’ keynote speaker is Alberto Garcia Mogollon, Head of Innovation Policy with BSI, the British Standards Institution.
The symposium, organised by the industry’s main European representative body and trade association, focuses on significant market developments. The event will take place in the Melia Madrid Serrano Hotel in Madrid, Spain, on May 13th. Fire and security professionals, installers, manufacturers, end users, building managers and certifiers will gather in the Spanish capital to discuss the latest trends and developments in the fire safety and security Industry.
The Euralarm Symposium’s broad and inclusive approach will allow the security and fire safety community to discuss a variety of up-and-coming topics impacting the industry. The focus this year will be on key trends affecting the fire and security industry, providing participants insight into the latest and upcoming developments, standardisation and regulations that will shape the future of the sector.
Euralarm is thrilled to introduce the keynote speaker for the 2019 Symposium: Alberto Garcia Mogollon. Alberto is the Head of Innovation Policy with BSI, the British Standards Institution. Alberto is BSI’s expert on the role of standards to support innovation. Alberto was recently selected as one of the five experts on the CEN/CENELEC Innovation Steering Committee, which provides strategic direction to the CEN/CENELEC Innovation Plan actions. With his knowledge and expertise, Alberto will shed light on how standardization can drive innovation, and vice versa.
This year's Symposium will also be to moment that Euralarm unveils its new Euralarm Manifesto, outlining strategies and focus areas for 2019 - 2024. It will also address innovation and standardisation and the impact of these themes on our industry.
The symposium’s Networking Lunch will start at 12:30. The programme will kick off at 14:00 until 18:00. A Networking Break during the afternoon and a President’s Dinner in the evening (optional) will allow participants to share insights and exchange views on the industry.
Professionals who want to participate in the Euralarm Symposium can start their registration for this event at the Euralarm website.
Zug, April 2019 – Following a decision of its Board, Euralarm has welcomed its newest member Halma plc. The company will join the Fire Section of Euralarm.
Halma 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. Halma 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.
Halma plc is a global group of technology companies with the aim of growing a safer, cleaner, healthier future for everyone, every day. The Fire & Security Division provides products that protect both lives and property. Within the fire detection & alarm sector these products include wired and wireless fire detection (smoke, heat, gas, multi), audible and visual warning devices, beam and flame detectors, single or networked control and indicating systems. In the field of security the company offers wired and wireless security product solutions covering applications from small residential to large commercial premises.
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.
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.
Euralarm welcomes the recent announcement from the European Commission of an “implementing decision” concerning harmonised standards for the Construction Products, which includes the long-awaited citation of two core Fire Detections standards hence confirming them as harmonised standards under the Construction Product Regulations (CPR).
After the successful study and publications of its book ‘False Alarm Study’ the Fire Section of Euralarm recently decided to continue the study and ask the Technical Group Fire Alarms how the reduction of false alarms can be further progressed.
MEPs adopt the EU Cybersecurity certification scheme for products, processes and services, whilst also expressing their deep concern about Chinese IT in the EU. It establishes the first EU-wide cybersecurity certification scheme to ensure that certified products, processes and services sold in EU countries meet cybersecurity standards.
In a politically exciting year with European Parliament elections in May and a new College of Commissioners in the autumn, Orgalim started 2019 with an updated name and brand identity.
BRE Global Ireland has received confirmation that it has completed the European Union’s process to operate as a Notified Body and a Technical Assessment Body by achieving accreditation from the Irish National Accreditation Board (INAB).
"From cybersecurity to standardisation, this collaboration helps us advocate the right policy framework for the future."
"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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