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.
In order to get all service providers answering to the same quality requirements, the Services Section convinced standardisation organisations to start working on a European remote services norm for fire safety and security. The first draft of the remote services standard prEN50710 was sent out for voting and commenting. With clear confirmation from countries that they want the remote service norm, even from those countries that voted negatively, the preparation of the final draft has now begun. The standard is expected to be released in the first quarter of 2022.
The initiative of the Services Section resulted in the start of a new working group within the Joint Technical Committee 4 under the umbrella of CEN CENELEC. The scope of JTC 4 WG1 is to develop and maintain a standard for requirements for the provision of secure remote services for fire safety and security systems.
For the second year in a row, Mrs. Mariela Madjarova – the Executive Director of Euralarm member Teletek Electronics was selected as one of the Bulgarian Top 10 managers in the prestigious competition “Manager of the Year” 2020. The competition is held according to a specially developed methodology of Deloitte Bulgaria based on accomplishments such as: the growth and financial success of their business or organization, their corporate, community and industry involvement, their responses to various managerial challenges and personal characteristics required for an excellent manager.
Mariela Madjarovа is one of the 10 finalists for the award, along with the Executive Directors of companies like Philip Morris Bulgaria, Allianz Bulgaria, Lidl Bulgaria, Kaufland Bulgaria, etc.
CEN CENELEC and ETUC (European Trade Union Confederation) will be organising a webinar addressing the ETUC STANDardisation project – Understanding the technical cooperation between European & international standardization.
The ETUC STANDardisation project facilitates the participation of Trade Unions in both European and international standards development activities. On both levels, there is often parallel standardization work addressing similar issues. The convergence between European and international standards is facilitated by the ongoing technical cooperation between CEN & ISO: the Vienna Agreement.
This webinar will look at how the technical agreement is carried out in practise. More information is can be found on the ETUC website.
Should you be interested in following the webinar, please confirm your participation by sending an email to ETUC before 2 October (COB)
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. We spoke with Kiwa's business unit manager Sabyne van Mourik. Read the interview 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.
Time has come to rethink our future in light of the impact of COVID-19 on how we conduct our lives, the environment and the economy. Euralarm has full confidence in the European political institutions to take the right decisions which will strengthen the cohesion of the European Union and revive our economy while ensuring for all citizens a sustainable future, be it in terms of environment, energy, use of natural resources as well as safety and security.
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.
Standards for products and services are at the heart of success of the fire safety industry. Euralarm’ members need a fast and flexible standards-setting system because it is not only the best way to serve the interests of customers, the industry and society but also is a basic requirement for a safe and secure society. Our standardisation system helps us to continue to deliver the highest levels of safety and security to citizens. However, for the competitiveness of the electronic fire safety industry, the impact of the CPR on standardisation has according to our members unfortunately not met our expectations. This industry as well as many others depend on standardised product performance requirements and standardised behaviour, which is at odds with the interpretation of the CPR following the European Court of Justice judgement on the James Elliot case. Read the full story 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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