Euralarm welcomes the opportunity provided by the European Commission to give comments and suggestions in view of the activation of a delegated act pursuant to article 3(3) of the RED (d, e and f).
The Euralarm position on these topics is focused on the scope of the delegated act, the definition of 'internet-connected devices' and the implmentation period. The Communiqué can be downloaded here.
Following the Euralarm General Assembly on October 29, 2020, an industry webinar has been organised that will run from 16:00 - 16:50 (CET). We are excited to invite you to this online Event. The webinar is intended to look at the key regulations and standards that affect gaseous extinguishing systems in Europe and to distinguish between approved gaseous fire extinguishing systems and approved components, which is the subject of the recent Euralarm document titled, Guidance on Gaseous Systems : approved systems versus approved components.
Gaseous fire extinguishing systems are a very effective way to protect critical hazards and high value assets, when it is important to have no collateral damage caused by the extinguishant or residues. But how should the efficiency and reliability of a gaseous fire extinguishing system be assessed? And what is the role and the influence of the various standards, regulations and approvals that are used to validate the efficacy of the systems. This Event will make you aware of the major differences between voluntary and mandatory standards quality marks and will help you to make a decisions based on clear and balanced information.
Attendees should register for the event in advance here. Prior to the event a separate link to the webinar will be sent to you. In case one or more of your colleagues would be interested in joining us, please do not hesitate to forward them the invitation.
A correct performance of a gaseous fire extinguishing system is essential not only to quickly extinguish a fire but also to protect human life. It is important to understand how to assess the efficiency and reliability of a gaseous fire extinguishing system. To help any person involved in the choice of a system make a decision based on clear and balanced information, the Extinguishing Section has released the Guidance on Gaseous Systems: approved system versus approved components
The Extinguishing Section of Euralarm has published a guidance document explaining the differences between approved gaseous extinguishing systems and approved gaseous extinguishing components. The aim of the guideline is to make any person involved in the choice of a gaseous extinguishing system aware of the major differences between quality marks and to help them make a decision based on clear and balanced information.
The Extinguishing Section has published a guidance document explaining the differences between approved gaseous extinguishing systems and approved gaseous extinguishing components. The aim of the guideline is to make any person involved in the choice of a gaseous extinguishing system aware of the major differences between quality marks and to help them make a decision based on clear and balanced information.
The Guidance document is available in
We are excited to invite you to the Online Debate ‘Making Europe safer: fire safety & security industries in the Digital Age’.
MEP Brando Benifei accepted to host our event that is intended to address some of the key challenges for the fire safety and security industry, e.g. the impact of new technologies on the competitiveness of the sector and the need for a Europe-wide approach on testing and certification. This debate will gather key institutional, industry and consumer stakeholders and allow for an interactive discussion under Chatham House rule. Given the limited capacity, we advise you to register at your earliest convenience.
In case some of your colleagues would be interested in joining us, please do not hesitate to forward them the invitation.
We are looking forward to a fruitful debate.
On October 8, 2020 Mr. Lance Rütimann, chair of the Euralarm Fire Section presented a paper on the Impact of the Construction Products Regulation on Standardisation in the active Fire Safety industry. The presentation was held during an Informal meeting of the Working Party Technical Harmonisation (Construction Products) of the German EU Council Presidency - Construction Products Regulation. The paper can be downloaded from our website.
Euralarm supports the objectives of the European Single Market with removal of trade barriers for products and services. Since 1970, our association has worked hard to represent the interests of the electronic fire safety industry in the areas of standardisation development and legislation. From the perspective of Euralarm, it is of grave concern that developments stemming from the strict implementation of the Construction Products Regulation are threatening the ability of our members to provide reliable active fire safety solutions to the European market. Although the impact has not been felt by the market yet, the path outlined at this time will inevitably lead to negative consequences. This briefing describes the impact of the Construction Products Regulation on standardisation in the active fire safety industry
Following a decision of its Board, Euralarm has welcomed its newest member Verisure, the leading European provider of professionally monitored security systems. The company will join both the Security and Services Section of Euralarm.
For many years EN 50131-1 has been the basis for quality standards for security and hold-up systems and as new technologies and applications are brought to market the regulation needs to be updated to meet the new requirements. At this moment the EN 50131-1 is open for revision and Euralarm is working with its members and other stakeholders from the security industry to include these new technologies into the standard. It will ensure that going forwards the EN 50131-1 will stay relevant for end-users, alarm response and insurance companies and with that also for our industry.
"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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