Euralarm News

Euralarm Releases Position Paper On EC Proposal For A Regulation On Artificial Intelligence

Euralarm recently released a Position Paper on the EC proposal for a Regulation on Artificial Intelligence. The Position Paper follows some informal discussions with DG CONNECT and contains proposals on several articles in the Regulation on Artificial Intelligence. Following the release of the Position, Paper Euralarm spoke to Gabriele Mazzini, lawyer of DG Connect, and in the lead for the proposal. First-ever legal framework on AI When asked to briefly explain the Regulation on Artificial In...

Euralarm Launches New Logo And Website

Euralarm, representing the fire safety and security industry, has launched a new logo and website. The new website reflects Euralarm’s core values where the new logo signifies the industry that Euralarm represents – multi-faceted, diverse, challenging, connected, transparent and proactive. The new website is designed to present Euralarm’s expertise and leadership for the industry, market, policymakers, and standards bodies. It features a clean and responsive modern design, enh...

Euralarm Welcomes FirePro As New Member

  Following the decision of its Board, Euralarm has welcomed FirePro as a new member. The company will join the Extinguishing Section of Euralarm which activities cover automatic extinguishing systems using gas, water, foam, powder and aerosols, oxygen reduction systems, portable equipment, and other manual means of fire-fighting as well as fire-fighting agents used in either fixed automatic systems or in portable equipment. FirePro will now benefit from Euralarm’s services...

Euralarm Votes On EN 50710 To The Provision Of Secure Remote Services

Euralarm’s Services Section reports an important step forward for service providers and end-users of remote services: the very positive vote on the EN 50710, Requirements for the provision of secure remote services for fire safety systems and security systems. The successful vote is the icing on the cake of the section’s efforts to guarantee more certainty for a future in which remote services play an increasingly important role. Jon Könz, Chair of Euralarm’s Services Sec...

Euralarm Shares Fact Sheet To Increase Fire Safety By Understanding False Alarms

In the case of hazard warnings, it is possible that there are no signs of this hazard at the suspected location of the event. Such cases are also indicated as "false alarms". They occur in diverse environments and in connection with different procedures and technologies. In fire protection, false alarms occur in all alarm paths and are often discussed in the context of installed fire detection and fire alarm systems. False Alarms For some years now, the ratio of false alarms related to the nu...

Euralarm Releases Annual Report 2020-2021

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 from the companies website.  

CEN CENELEC Webinar On Harmonized European Standards

    A harmonized standard is  a European standard elaborated on the basis of a request from the European Commission to a recognized European Standards Organisation (CEN, CENELEC or ETSI) to develop a European standard that provides solutions for compliance with a legal provision. Manufacturers and other economic operators or conformity assessment bodies can use harmonised standards to demonstrate that products, services or processes comply with relevant EU legislation. The...

CEN CENELEC Webinar On Harmonized European Standards

    A harmonized standard is  a European standard elaborated on the basis of a request from the European Commission to a recognized European Standards Organisation (CEN, CENELEC or ETSI) to develop a European standard that provides solutions for compliance with a legal provision. Manufacturers and other economic operators or conformity assessment bodies can use harmonised standards to demonstrate that products, services or processes comply with relevant EU legislation. The...

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...

Save The Date: Combined AUBE '21 And SupDet 2021

    The AUBE is the largest and oldest conference of its kind in the science and research surrounding fire detection and alarm. This year the event will be organized from September 21-23, 2021. As in 2014 and 2017, the 17th International Conference on Automatic Fire Detection (AUBE ’21) is combined with SupDet; an annual conference on Suppression, Detection and Signaling Research and Applications. It will be either a hybrid event at the University of Duisburg-Essen, Duisb...

Euralarm Welcomes Innohome To Join Their Fire Section To Gain Expertise On Standardization

Following a decision of its Board, Euralarm has welcomed its new member Innohome. The company will join the fire section of Euralarm. Innohome will now benefit from Euralarm’s services in terms of representation towards European institutions and standardization organizations. This includes the monitoring of legislative and standardization issues relevant to the industry. Innohome will have access to the extended network of national associations and major companies in the electronic fire s...

EUSAS Conference Shows How Artificial Intelligence Can Support Or Optimize Fire Detection And Security

EUSAS recently organized 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 that endeavored 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...

Euralarm Supports The European Parliament’s Resolution For Quick Solutions To Improve Standardization Of Construction Products

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

Open Security & Safety Alliance Joins Euralarm To Accelerate IoT Integrations

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

Open Security & Safety Alliance Joins Euralarm To Drive IoT Integration And Industry Harmonization Across Safety Marketplace

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

Euralarm Organizes Online Industry Webinar On Gaseous Fire Extinguishing Systems

Following its General Assembly, Euralarm will organize an industry webinar that will run from 16:00 - 16:50 (CET) on October 29, 2020. 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. Free registr...

Euralarm Releases A Document Outlining The Difference Between Approved Gaseous Extinguishing Systems And Components

The Extinguishing Section of Euralarm has published a guidance document explaining the differences between approved gaseous extinguishing systems and components. The aim of the guideline is to make any person involved in the choice of a gaseous extinguishing system aware of the major differences between quality marks and to help them make a decision based on clear and balanced information. gaseous fire extinguishing systems Gaseous fire extinguishing systems are a very effective way to protect...

Fire Products Certification Company Kiwa Becomes The First Associate Member Of Euralarm

Euralarm has welcomed its first associate member: Kiwa, a trusted and proven partner in the field of fire safety and security. The autonomous global company is specialized in testing, inspection, certification, training and consultancy services. With these services Kiwa contributes among others to the quality, safety and sustainability of organization’s products, services and processes. The associate membership is a result of Kiwa’s Fire Lab, located in Apeldoorn, The Netherlands, t...

To Hinder Or Not To Hinder - That Is The CPR Question

Standards for products and services are at the heart of success of the fire safety industry. Euralarm’s members need a fast and flexible standards-setting system because it is not only the best way to serve the interests of customers, the industry and society but also is a basic requirement for a safe and secure society. The company’s standardization system helps them to continue to deliver the highest levels of safety and security to citizens. However, for the competitiveness of th...

Euralarm Announces Inclusion Of 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 organizations 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 Releases A Guide On Periodic Testing Of Transportable Gas Cylinders Used In Fixed Firefighting Systems

The Extinguishing Section of Euralarm has published a guidance document on the important aspects relating to the periodic inspection of cylinders used in fixed gaseous fire extinguishing systems and especially in respect to hydrostatic testing. The guidance note is intended to identify some critical areas that are often not fully understood and does not prescribe the full processes involved in the testing or the physical handling of the cylinders. Transportable cylinders under the TPED (Transpo...

Euralarm Opens Up Doors For Associate Members To Work With Them To Keep Europe Safe

Prior to organizing its Extraordinary General Assembly and following a decision of its members, Euralarm opened the doors for Associate Members to work with them to keep Europe a safe place to live, work and relax. 50 years after their founding, Europe is in a time of change. New technologies, digitization, new standards and regulations will move them in a new era. Life safety and security for European citizens at home, at work or traveling throughout Europe, are key for the future. The fire sa...

FIA Shares Various Updates Regarding Work With Government, Councils And Committees

Beyond keeping the industry updated on the latest updates on the most important topics, the FIA is actively involved in these topics through its work with Government, councils and committees. The section aims to serve as a collection of the FIA’s involvement with a variety of topics and will be continuously updated moving forward with links to the relevant news story where available. This will allow one to see what FIA have done and are doing to improve the industry for the members. COVID...

Euralarm Recommends Date Of Withdrawal As The Effective Date Of Implementation In National Codes

Euralarm released a Communiqué with recommendations on updating national Codes (like a Building Code, Fire Code, etc.) when new Standards become available. The development of new or revized standards follows a certain process that is finalized with the ratification of the standard by the standardization body (CEN, CENELEC, …).  Following the ratification there are dates that the new or revized standard is available, announced and published followed by a date that the former s...

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