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.
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)
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