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.
Euralarm partner CEN CENELEC has published the CEN and CENELEC Work Programme 2021.
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.
Now the UK has regained its regulatory autonomy since the beginning of this year, there are changes to product regulation and the UKCA mark. To allow businesses time to adjust, the UK government has allowed that CE marked goods that meet EU requirements (where these match UK requirements) can continue to be placed on the GB market until 1 January 2022.
The EU and UK have agreed to a new trade relation. The draft Trade and Cooperation Agreement consists of three main pillars:
On Wednesday 20 January 2021 CEN CENELEC will organize its first 10-10 Webinar of the New Year ‘The CEN and CENELEC Strategy 2030: highlights & implementation’. During the webinar that runs from 10:00 to 10:30 CET a comprehensive introduction to the CEN and CENELEC Strategy 2030 will be given, covering strategic context and drafting and consolidation process, vision and mission, goals and priorities. In addition, an overview of next steps will be presented regarding the new Strategy’s implementation and the monitoring and evaluation of progress. Join the webinar on 20th of January and register by clicking here.
For an overview of the other 10-10 Webinars during the first half of 2021 please look here.
CertAlarm has announced the launch of its new Online Quoting Platform. Manufacturers who wish to get their security or fire product or system tested and certified to gain access to European markets can now easily obtain multiple quotes by filling out CertAlarm’s project information sheet via the new Online Quoting Platform just once. As a result they will obtain quotations from all or selected CertAlarm partners, all of which are experienced and accredited Certification Bodies and Test Laboratories.
The European Standards Organizations CEN, CENELEC and ETSI, have joined forces with ENISA, the European Union Agency for Cybersecurity, to bring you a virtual Cybersecurity Standardization Conference on ‘European Standardization in support of the EU Cybersecurity Act’, with several dedicated sessions. The 3-days event will be organized on 2, 3 and 4 Febuary 2021, each day from 13:00 - 16:45 CET. Among the sessions that are organized are the Radio Equipment Directive (RED) and other legislation and Compliance aspects of the Radio Equipment Directive (February 2nd), Standardisation supporting the Cybersecurity Act and Future Schemes on IoT (February 3rd). On February 4th sessions will be organized on Future schemes for 5G and a vision of the future.
More information or registration? Please click here
"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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