EUSAS recently organised a successful online European Conference on the topic ‘Artificial intelligence in fire detection and security – without the hype’. It showed once again the importance of technological development for an industry endeavoured to protect lives with a particular relevance to the fire and security industry.
The British Security Industry Association’s (BSIA) video surveillance section has launched an ethical and legal use guide for Automated Facial Recognition (AFR).
Euralarm supports a resolution of the European Parliament asking quick solutions from the European Commission to improve the standardisation of construction products while pushing for a transition to a sustainable and more circular economy.
The ETSI Seminar is run once a year, to provide an intensive course on ETSI, its organization, structure, ways of working and related subjects. It is targeted at those who are new to ETSI or those who need to develop a deeper understanding of how to work effectively in ETSI.
Although designed primarily for newcomers to the Institute, the fact that ETSI is constantly evolving means that even those individuals with an extensive experience of the Institute and its work find it beneficial to attend. The Seminar is free of charge to attend and is open to all, members and non-members alike. The webinar is organised on May 20, 2021. Click here to see seminar program or to register.
Euralarm member SäkerhetsBranschen (Security Industry) is a Swedish industry organization for security companies with over 500 members. The members combined employ 33,000 people and have an annual turnover of 5,7 billion euro. We talked with Joakim Söderström, managing director of SäkerhetsBranschen and chair of the Euralarm Security Section.
During the recent common session with representatives of all sections, Euralarm’s technical manager Benoît Stockbroeckx presented the impact of the revision of EN 50130-4 on CE marking as well as on compliance testing for functionality of alarm components.
The guidance document explaining the differences between approved gaseous extinguishing systems and approved gaseous extinguishing components is now also available in Russian and Lithuanian. The document can be downloaded here.
Viking is a dependable partner in fire protection with almost 100 years of experience, and part of the Minimax Viking Group employing around 8,000 people. In addition to the high quality fire protection technologies from Minimax Viking’s research, development and manufacturing facilities in Europe, USA and Asia, Viking supplies complimentary quality products from other manufacturers and partners. Installers, specifiers and users of fire protection systems are therefore able to access a full range of components for water, foam, detection and gas-based fire suppression systems. Excellent technical support and high levels of product availability complete the market leading service offering. Viking understands the fire risks of various vertical markets such as hangars, oil & gas, data centres, logistics and more, and offers solution advice.
Innohome is a Finnish company making smart, preventive fire safety products such as Stoveguards and Smart Smoke Alarms. Unattended cooking/stove fires is in many countries the biggest single reason for home fires. In Norway the Stove guards are already mandatory to all new homes. The simple idea behind the two products is to detect a fire hazard, alarm about it and to cut the electricity supply to the stove or other electrical device before a fire can start. Innohome’s latest products, EV chargers for homes, are also tackling a fire safety issue since too many people charge their vehicle directly from a normal socket causing a risk of fire.
Euralarm congratulates the Portuguese EU Council Presidency and fully supports the Presidency's objectives of supporting the European Single Market and leading the European Union towards a more resilient, global, greener, fair and more digital society.
"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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