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.
Euralarm has co-signed a letter initiated by Business Europe to the Portuguese Presidency asking for political action to solve the issue of citation of harmonized standards, in continuity with the previous actions of the German Presidency. We invite you to bring the letter and topic under attention of the local governments.
The letter can be downloaded here.
The Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA®), an industry body comprised of stakeholders from all facets of the security, safety and building automation space, today announced it has joined Euralarm, the association of European manufacturers, installers and service providers from the electronic fire safety and security industry. By joining the Security Section within Euralarm, OSSA will contribute valuable expertise in the domain of Internet of Things (IoT), while leveraging on Euralarm’s profound relationships in the European security and safety markets.
We are also pleased to announce our provisional calendar of activities for the year. Under the current circumstances around COVID-19 however, some dates/locations later in the year may be subject to review. The dates included in this calendar are indicative, we invite you to keep a close eye on calendar invitations received from your Section, Committee or Task Group, and on any update we may communicate in the future.
The provisional 2021 Euralarm calendar can be downloaded here.
The EU and UK have agreed to a new trade relation. The draft Trade and Cooperation Agreement consists of three main pillars:
This afternoon the Euralarm Policy Policy Event "On the road to the EU Recovery" took place. In case you missed it, the presentations can now be downloaded here.
Euralarm has welcomed its first associate member: Kiwa, a trusted and proven partner in the field of fire safety and security. The autonomous global company is specialized in testing, inspection, certification, training and consultancy services. With these services Kiwa contributes among others to the quality, safety and sustainability of organisation’s products, services and processes.
The FIA is excited to hear if you are working on an IoT project, how you are working to implement it, what barriers you are facing and finally how the FIA can help you overcome these barriers. Have your say and help shape the future fire industry.
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.
"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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