The Brussels-based organisation’s work programme, released this month, states: “work in this area is carried out with the active participation of key stakeholders including EURALARM, which represents 70% of the electronic fire and security industry in Europe.”
In 2017, CEN-CENELEC will aim to improve cooperation between the military and civil standards communities in Europe. Standards play a vital role in the harmonisation of processes and procedures for risk management across Europe and boost both the performance and reliability of security products, systems and services. In addition, standardisation helps overcome a highly fragmented market by increasing the interoperability and compatibility of security systems and products.
The programme, available on the CEN-CENELEC website, puts a focus on standardisation in the area of security where one of the technical body mentioned is TC79 ‘Alarm systems’, in which Euralarm is particularly active. Others are TC391 ‘Societal and citizen security and TC4 ‘Services for fire safety and security systems’, where the association is also involved.
The development of new standards for services, with projects including a standard for private security services and another international standard on requirements and guidance for facility management systems, are also part of the 2017 CEN-CENELEC work programme.