Euralarm News

Euralarm welcomes Viking as their new member

Following a decision of its Board, Euralarm has welcomed its newest member Viking, a dependable partner in fire protection with almost 100 years of experience. The company will join the Extinguishing Section of Euralarm. The Extinguishing Section represents the active fire extinguishing sector and covers existing, new, and emerging technologies, covering automatic extinguishing systems using gas, water, foam, powder and aerosols, oxygen reduction systems, portable equipment, and other manual me...

EUSAS conference shows how Artificial Intelligence can support or optimise fire detection and security

EUSAS recently organised a successful online European Conference on the topic ‘Artificial intelligence in fire detection and security – without the hype’. It showed once again the importance of technological development for an industry endeavoured to protect lives with particular relevance to the fire and security industry. The conference opened with a discussion on what Artificial Intelligence (AI) is. The general concepts as well as the history and starting blocks of AI were...

Euralarm announces support for resolution put forth by the European Parliament to set higher standards for construction products

Euralarm, the globally renowned fire and security solutions organisation, has announced support for a resolution of the European Parliament that asks for quick solutions from the European Commission to improve the standardisation of construction products, while also pushing for a transition to a sustainable and more circular economy. Standardisation of products MEPs (Members of the European Parliament) have recently called in the resolution, adopted with 686 votes in favour (4 votes against an...

Euralarm urges to consider harmonised standards as basis for green and digital transition

Euralarm congratulates the Portuguese EU Council Presidency and fully supports the Presidency's objectives of supporting the European Single Market and leading the European Union towards a more resilient, global, greener, fair and more digital society. Since 1970, the association has worked hard to contribute to the European ideals by representing the interests of the fire safety and security industry in the areas of standardisation development and legislation. Over the past years, Euralarm has...

Open Security & Safety Alliance joins Euralarm to accelerate IoT integration across security and safety standards

The Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA), an industry body comprised of stakeholders from all facets of the security, safety and building automation space, 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 pro...

Euralarm depicts its stance on upcoming delegated act for internet-connected and wearable radio equipment

Euralarm, the European association of the fire safety and security industry, has commented on the upcoming delegated act (DA) for internet-connected and wearable radio equipment, as part of the Radio Equipment Directive. The comments and proposals are given in view of the activation of the delegated act pursuant to article 3(3) of the RED (d, e and f) and cover the scope of the delegated act, the definition of ‘internet-connected devices’ and the implementation period. Relevant tec...

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...