After fifteen years of service Marc Chenevoy has put an end to his activities for Euralarm. A last interview with Euralarm’s Technical Manager who witnessed so many trends and developments in the fire safety and security industry.
The Radio Equipment Directive which is applicable for most wireless equipment also in the fire and security industry looks to be prepared for an update where cybersecurity requirements will become part of the directive and with that part of the CE-marking. While Euralarm supports the need for increased cybersecurity, the fire and security industry will preferably support a horizontal cybersecurity regulation. Nevertheless, if embedded in the RED, Euralarm wants to ensure that the technical aspects addressing cybersecurity are relevant for wireless fire safety and security equipment and can work for manufacturers and service providers.
A few weeks ago Bart Vandenbussche started as a new coordinator at Euralarm member ALIA Security. The objective is to closely monitor technological, economic and legal developments in the sector and to inform members about them. Bart will also acts as a liaison between the various federations, governments and organizations with which ALIA co-operates. More info can be found on the ALIA website.
Euralarm expands its activities into fire extinguishing, offering new opportunities for its Members and the entire fire Industry to act as one at a European level.
Euralarm strives for a professional, innovative and transparent market for the members to deliver products, systems and services with a high level of quality, performance and lifetime dependability, for the benefit of society.
Key elements of EURALARM’s mission, goals and objectives are:
"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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