Euralarm News

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...

Euralarm hires Joakim Söderström as new chairman of the Security section

During the section meetings following the Euralarm General Assembly, Joakim Söderström has been appointed chairman of the Security Section. As chairman he will also join the board of Euralarm as Vice President. Following in the footsteps of David Wilkinson, he will continue the journey that the section started. Milan Ceeh, vice chairman of the section and representative of the Czech association AGA will remain in his position. Security solutions expert Joakim Söderström is...

Euralarm widens False Alarm study scope to counter false alarms in fire detection and alarm systems

After the successful study and publication of its book ‘False Alarm Study’, the Fire Division of Euralarm recently decided to continue the study and ask its Technical Group False Alarms (TG False Alarms) as to how the reduction of false alarms can be further progressed. A new European standard might be one of the proposals. Studying false alarms in fire detection  False alarms from fire detection and fire alarm systems is a topic that Euralarm’s Technical Group False Ala...

Euralarm calls on building renovations to be aimed towards achieving higher energy efficiency rating, as per EPBD

Following the new Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD), many renovations of existing buildings are to be expected in the coming years. These renovations must lead to buildings that are more energy efficient than they are today. This will require the installation of Building Automation systems for commercial buildings above 290 kW installed power. Although each country needs to develop its own renovation plan to tackle the expected renovations, one thing is certain that with automatio...

Euralarm appoints Paul van der Zanden as the new General Director

Paul van der Zanden is the new General Director of Euralarm. Paul holds over 30 years of experience in the global security market. The new General Director is committed to making Europe a safer place where more people have access to reliable fire protection- and security systems as well as services. Existing economic models are changing rapidly and new technologies and regulation will create both risks and opportunities. This will have an impact on the security and fire safety industry. Euralar...

EUSAS-Euralarm Conference by Airbus showcases fire detection & security in the aviation sector

EUSAS and Euralarm, hosted by Airbus, recently organised their second joint conference, which was this year on the topic of aviation safety and security. It showed once again the importance of technological development for an industry endeavoured to protect lives with a particular relevance to the aeronautics and air transport sectors. Aviation safety & security The US Federal Aviation Administration reports yearly over 100 false fire alarms on airplanes, resulting in unplanned landings an...

Modern public security systems enhance safety and security for citizens

It can be taken as proven that the trends in urbanisation, the mobility of the population and the demographics, have had and will continue to have tremendous impact on our daily lives. These impacts were and are supported by disruptive technology changes (such as the evolution of the internet and mobile communication) and result in higher dependencies of almost all economic and social processes. Compared with former generations, we are spending most of our time in buildings or closed mobile con...

Smart cities revolution incomplete without safety and security of public and infrastructure

The city of the future needs smart, secure and resilient infrastructure solutions According to the United Nations, the world population will reach almost 8.5 billion by 2030. As populations grow, so do cities. Even now more than half of the world’s inhabitants live in urban areas, and more than one million move from the country to the city every week. This trend places enormous demands on people and infrastructures. Because only when communication, energy, safety, s...

BSIA Annual Review 2014 - 2015

According to David Wilkinson ensuring that members are represented throughout standards development is one of the core BSIA functions The British Security Industry Association (BSIA) has published its Annual Review for 2014-15, revealing that the trade body continues to expand its influence in the development of British and European standards. Member representation on more than 30 BSI committees In the past 12 months, the BSIA has contributed to the development and review of...