Euralarm has released its Annual Report 2020-2021. The report follows the structure of Euralarm, every section and committee of the association summarising their activities over the previous year and, where appropriate, providing forecasts and plans for the future. This year the Annual Report is available as E-book enabling the reader to view the Annual Report online. A copy of the Annual Report can be downloaded here.
Euralarm member SäkerhetsBranschen (Security Industry) is a Swedish industry organization for security companies with over 500 members. The members combined employ 33,000 people and have an annual turnover of 5,7 billion euro. We talked with Joakim Söderström, managing director of SäkerhetsBranschen and chair of the Euralarm Security Section.
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.
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 is delighted to invite you to the virtual debate 'On the road to the EU Recovery' on 18 November 2020, 14:00 - 15:30 CET.
In the light of the ongoing German Presidency of the Council of the EU and the crucial for the future of the European industry discussions about the Recovery Fund, we would like to gather policymakers and industry to discuss the role of the fire safety and security industry.
The recent publication of the Renovation Wave Strategy is a unique opportunity to introduce a holistic approach towards fire safety and security when renovating buildings. With around 250 million homes across the EU that need energy renovation, now more than ever, it is time for the EU to invest in renovating homes, offices, schools and other private and public buildings.
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.
On November 18th, 2020 Euralarm will organise a online Euralarm Policy Event. Theme of the event is "On the road to the EU Recovery". The event runs from 14:00 - 15:30 h CET.
Following the Euralarm General Assembly on October 29, 2020, an industry webinar has been organised that will run from 16:00 - 16:50 (CET). We are excited to invite you to this online Event. The webinar is intended to look at the key regulations and standards that affect gaseous extinguishing systems in Europe and to distinguish between approved gaseous fire extinguishing systems and approved components, which is the subject of the recent Euralarm document titled, Guidance on Gaseous Systems : approved systems versus approved components.
Gaseous fire extinguishing systems are a very effective way to protect critical hazards and high value assets, when it is important to have no collateral damage caused by the extinguishant or residues. But how should the efficiency and reliability of a gaseous fire extinguishing system be assessed? And what is the role and the influence of the various standards, regulations and approvals that are used to validate the efficacy of the systems. This Event will make you aware of the major differences between voluntary and mandatory standards quality marks and will help you to make a decisions based on clear and balanced information.
Attendees should register for the event in advance here. Prior to the event a separate link to the webinar will be sent to you. In case one or more of your colleagues would be interested in joining us, please do not hesitate to forward them the invitation.
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.
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"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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