Euralarm News

Euralarm welcomes new member Verisure to the association

Following a decision of its Board, Euralarm has welcomed its newest member Verisure, the renowned European provider of professionally monitored security systems. The company will join both the Security and Services Section of Euralarm. Monitoring standardisation issues Verisure will now benefit from Euralarm’s services in terms of representation towards European institutions and standardisation organisations. This includes the monitoring of legislative and standardisation issues relevant...

CertAlarm announces the appointment of Dr. Benoît Stockbroeckx as new Chair of its Technical Advisory Group

CertAlarm, an organisation offering a pan-European quality mark in the fire protection and security systems industry, has appointed Dr. Benoît Stockbroeckx as new Chair of its Technical Advisory Group (TAG). The TAG is CertAlarm’s organ to provide technical guidance on issues such as the interpretation of the respective standards or on the monitoring of the competence and integrity of the participating certification bodies and test laboratories. Dr. Benoît Stockbroeckx, who is...

Vanderbilt announced becoming the latest member of Euralarm’s security section of the board

Vanderbilt has recently been welcomed as the latest member of Euralarm, joining the security section of the board. Euralarm’s security section This section represents the intrusion, access, and video sector and is a key stakeholder in organisations such as CertAlarm, CEN-CENELEC, IEC, and the European Commission. “As the newest member of Euralarm, Vanderbilt looks forward to working with a diverse number of stakeholders across the European continent. We are particularly looking fo...

Will cyber security be included in the Radio Equipment Directive?

The Radio Equipment Directive which is applicable for most wireless equipment also in the fire and security industry looks to be prepared for an update where cyber security requirements will become part of the directive and with that part of the CE-marking. While Euralarm supports the need for increased cyber security, the fire and security industry will preferably support a horizontal cyber security regulation. Nevertheless, if embedded in the RED, Euralarm wants to ensure that the technical a...

Euralarm announces welcoming Vanderbilt as new member of its Security Section

Following a decision of its Board, Euralarm has welcomed its newest member, Vanderbilt. The company will join the Security Section of Euralarm. The Security Section represents the intrusion, access and video sector and is key stakeholder in organisations such as CertAlarm, CEN-CENELEC, IEC and the European Commission. Euralarm’s Security Section Together with a diverse number of stakeholders in Europe, the Security Section collaborates on finding solutions to meet present and future chal...

Euralarm shares its views on the ambitious EU Recovery Plan needed for a safer and more secure society

Now that Europe is taking the first steps towards economic and social recovery after the COVID-19 crisis, it is also time to rethink the future. European politicians and institutions are now joining forces to present a recovery plan that builds on existing plans and ambitions to make the society healthier, more environmentally friendly, more energy efficient and safer. Euralarm calls on policymakers to take measures to increase the security of renovated buildings and to strengthen the cohesion...

Euralarm urges European Commission to postpone end date of the co-existence period for LVD standards owing to COVID-19 crisis

The COVID-19 crisis causes a burden for companies that have to finish their testing and certification programs because of standards that will be superseded. Examples are the EN 60950-1:2006 and EN 60065 that are used for conformity testing of fire and security products for the Low Voltage Directive 2014/35/EU. Euralarm, therefore, urges to postpone the end date of the co-existence period of the EN 60950-1:2006 and EN 60065 with nine months. Test houses and notified bodies affected by COVID-19...

Euralarm releases communiqué with recommendations on available

Euralarm released a communiqué with recommendations on updating National Codes (like a Building Code, Fire Code, etc.) when new Standards become available. Ratification of Standards The development of new or revised standards follows a certain process that is finalised with the ratification of the standard by the standardisation body (CEN, CENELEC, etc.). Following the ratification, there are dates that the new or revised standard is available, announced and published followed by a date...

Euralarm appoints two technical managers for the security and services sections

The professional team of Euralarm has been strengthened with two new Technical Managers. Michael Scharnowsky has been appointed Technical Manager of the Fire and Extinguishing sections; Benoit Stockbroeckx will be the new Technical Manager for the Security and Services sections. Michael Scharnowsky is well-known within Euralarm. In recent years he has amongst others held the position of chairman of the marketing committee and represented Hekatron within the Fire section. Michael has a long trac...

IFSEC announces IFSEC Europe to expand and enhance global standing

IFSEC hosts globally renowned security content and events, with shows in the United Kingdom, India, Bangladesh, Malaysia, Thailand, South Korea and the Philippines. Soon, the IFSEC brand will extend into mainland Europe with the launch of IFSEC Europe, a brand-new biennial security event providing a new gateway to the European integrated security market. Taking place for the first time on 20-22 September 2021 at RAI Amsterdam Convention Centre, IFSEC Europe will create a pan-European home for i...

Confederation of European Security Services and Euralarm publish joint brochure, ‘Cybersecurity - Threat or Opportunity? It’s up to you!’

Confederation of European Security Services, CoESS and Euralarm have published a joint brochure on cyber security. The first copy of the brochure ‘Cyber security - Threat or Opportunity? It’s up to you!’ was launched during the General Assembly of CoESS held on 11 October in Rome. Cyber security breaks up the borders between product development, design, installation, operational continuity and alarm response. The guidelines highlight that when addressing cyber security, it is...

Fire safety and security experts meet at Euralarm Symposium 2019 to discuss new strategies and product standardisation policies

Many Euralarm members and other interested people gathered on May 13th, 2019 in Madrid for the annual Euralarm Symposium. It was the moment that Euralarm presented its priorities and challenges for the upcoming years. General Director Paul van der Zanden introduced Euralarm’s new strategy document for 2019 to 2024 to the audience by putting it into perspective with the developments within Brussels. Fire safety and security industry There is so much going on in Brussels that is not commun...