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Euralarm’s “year of change” outlined in Annual Report 2018-2019

Euralarm has released its Annual Report for 2018-2019. The period is described as “a year of change” for the organisation. With a new president, Board, general director and section leaders in place and the final integration of the Extinguishing Section in the overall structure, the association is now “ready to move forwards” into the future. 

The Annual Report covers the period between the General Assemblies of the association and follows the structure of Euralarm, with every section and Technical Committee of the association summarising their activities over the previous year and, where appropriate, providing forecasts and details of plans for the future.

A running theme of the document is Euralarm’s work on building strategic alliances. Throughout the Annual Report, the activities of the Euralarm sections underline the importance and necessity of co-operation in the fire safety and security business. Such co-operation ensures that Euralarm’s voice is heard in Brussels both on the political and the standardisation side of the equation.

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New technologies, changes in the macroeconomic environment, the new EU Parliament and the reshaping of the international landscape will afford Euralarm both challenges and opportunities. Set against this background, it’s important for Euralarm to generate far-reaching acknowledgement of what it does among European politicians and policy-makers and to keep these and other relevant stakeholders involved in the industry.

Across 2018-2019, there has been an ongoing growth in membership for Euralarm with Eaton Electrical Products and Halma plc joining as new members of the Fire Section. This continuous growth, in line with the trend of the previous years, is “a sign of trust” in Euralarm, its organisation, vision and strategy, all of which are detailed in the Annual Report.

*Euralarm’s Annual Report 2018-2019 can be downloaded from the Euralarm website: https://www.euralarm.org/euralarm-publications/annual-report/annual-report-2018-2019

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Halma plc joins Fire Section at Euralarm

The Board of Euralarm has announced the newest member of the organisation. Halma plc is to join the Fire Section of Euralarm and 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 to the industry.

Halma plc will have access to the extended network of national associations and major companies in the electronic fire safety and security sectors which form Euralarm’s membership. The new membership for Halma plc will create opportunities for both sides as it also strengthens the association.

Halma plc is a global group of technology companies. Its Fire and Security Division provides products that protect both lives and property. Within the fire detection and alarm sector these products include wired and wireless fire detection (smoke, heat, gas, multi), audible and visual warning devices, beam and flame detectors, single or networked control and indicating systems.

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In the field of security, the company offers wired and wireless security product solutions covering end user applications from small residential projects through to large-scale commercial premises.

Companies joining Euralarm gain a unique insight into what’s happening on other European markets and the opportunities that they might offer. They not only tap into the political expertise and understanding of the EU policy, but can also make personal connections with technical and political experts and potential business partners.

Being a member of Euralarm enables companies and associations to gain expertise on standardisation. Members have their voice heard in Brussels and can support and direct standardisation and legislative processes.

Euralarm represents the electronic fire and security industry, providing leadership and expertise for industry, market, policy-makers and standards bodies. Founded in 1970, Euralarm represents over 5,000 companies valued at 67 billion Euros. Euralarm’s members are national associations and individual companies from across Europe.

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Eaton Electrical Products becomes member of Euralarm

Euralarm has welcomed Eaton Electrical Products as its newest member. The company will join the Fire Section of Euralarm, which focuses on subjects including fire detection, notification and building evacuation in the event of a blaze.

Eaton Electrical Products will now benefit from Euralarm’s services in terms of representation in front of European institutions and standardisation organisations and the monitoring of relevant legislative and standardisation issues. The business will also have access to Euralarm’s extended network of national associations and major companies in the fire safety and security sector.

Eaton’s technologies help customers manage electrical, hydraulic and mechanical power more reliably, efficiently, safely and sustainably. Eaton Electrical Products’ solutions include fire alarm devices, fire detection systems, PA and voice alarm systems as well as security systems and intruder alarms.

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Insight in European markets

One of Euralarm’s objectives is to provide an open, transparent and equal platform for Members of all sizes, including by monitoring trends in European and global markets, informing members on developments and promoting action where appropriate.

Additionally, Euralarm uses professional advocacy – when appropriate – to achieve its goals, including building close relations and constructive dialogue with related industries, associations, standardisation, testing and certification bodies and political authorities (including relevant European Commission Directorates).

Companies joining Euralarm gain expertise into ‘political’ issues impacting the industry and its markets and have an opportunity to influence the industry by having a say directly into Brussels.

Euralarm represents the fire and security Industry, providing leadership and expertise for policy makers and standards bodies. Its members make society safer and secure through systems and services for fire detection, intrusion detection, access control, video monitoring and alarm transmission.

Founded in 1970, Euralarm represents over 5,000 companies within the fire safety and security industry valued at 67 billion Euros. Members are national associations and individual companies from across Europe.

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Euralarm publishes results of study on false alarms

Euralarm, the European association representing the electronic fire and security industry, has carried out a European study on false alarms. The results have now been issued in paperback format by specialist publisher Eric Schmidt Verlag, with the finalised document – entitled ‘False Alarm Study: False Alarm Data Collection and Analysis from Fire Detection and Fire Alarm Systems in Selected European Countries’ – available on Amazon.

The study on false alarms was conducted by a Task Group of Euralarm consisting of experts in the field of fire safety technologies, with Sebastian Festag (Editor of the new publication) from Heaktron serving as chairman.

The study focuses on false alarm data collection and analysis from fire detection and fire alarm systems in selected European countries.

In some European countries, the impact of budget cuts, coupled with a perceived high rate of false alarms, has realised changes in the typical reaction of fire services. In some countries, for example, verification is required before intervention forces are deployed in order to avoid unjustified costs. However, this calculation is limited to the impact of false alarms on fire services alone. It could lead to an increase in risk around life safety and inflict more cost overall to society. The study seeks to establish the true cost of false alarms from country to country.

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Evaluation basis

Through its scientific approach, the study offers a clarification of false alarms as a phenomenon. It includes a description of the processes to initiate fire service intervention and formulas to calculate false alarm ratios, as well as a methodology of the overall analysis. This allows for a precise picture of the situation in selected European countries as regards false alarms. Germany, Great Britain/England, Switzerland, Sweden and Austria/Vorarlberg are covered in the study.

The study also contains recommendations and strategies to reduce false alarms, which are based on carefully examined statistics on fires and, in particular, the number of fire alarms due to the detection of actual fires by fire alarm systems compared to the false alarm rate.

The Euralarm Task Group argues that the topic of false alarms must be increasingly integrated into fire protection and fire alarm strategies. Handling false alarms must become an active part of the management of a site. The Euralarm study gives recommendations to realise this end goal.

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Euralarm publishes Annual Report 2017-2018

Euralarm has issued its Annual Report for 2017-2018. Publication of the report coincides with the end of the current Euralarm Board’s three-year mandate. That being so, beyond the usual account of the past year’s activities, the document also offers a review of the work achieved during that three-year period, and particularly so in terms of “invigorating the Euralarm community”.

One of the highlights of the past year was the opening of the new Extinguishing Section of Euralarm and the de facto expansion of the representation of Euralarm to the whole field of active fire protection. Organised as an umbrella association, Euralarm already comprises an electronic Fire Alarm Section, as well as a Section for Electronic Security and another for services related to both Fire Safety and Security.

The report follows the structure of Euralarm, with every Section and Technical Committee of the association summarising their activities over the previous year and, where appropriate, providing forecasts and plans for the future.

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A running theme of the report is Euralarm’s work on building strategic alliances. There are short interviews with stakeholders, industry leaders and other prominent partners in the fire safety and security business sector throughout the Annual Report. A major development in that area is a new co-operation agreement with CEN, the European standardisation platform.

Over the 2017-2018 period covered by the report, running between the General Assemblies of the association usually taking place in May or June, Euralarm can also testify to an ongoing growth in membership with Teletek as a new Member in the Fire Section hailing from Bulgaria and the dynamic German association BHE extending its membership from the Services Section to the Fire and Security Section. This continuous growth, in line with the trend of previous years, is said to be “a sign of trust” in Euralarm, its organisation, vision and strategy.

In a concluding section of the document, Euralarm’s outgoing President Enzo Peduzzi looks back on the three years of his mandate and how the association has been set on course for successful future development.

*Download the Annual Report by visiting the Euralarm website

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Details unveiled for Euralarm and EUSAS Conference on Fire Detection and Security in the Aviation Sector

The conference on Fire Detection and Security in the Aviation Sector, organised by Euralarm and EUSAS, takes place in Bremen on Tuesday 10 and Wednesday 11 July. Those professionals interested in participating in the event can download a leaflet from the Euralarm and EUSAS websites and register directly. 

The joint event is aimed at representatives of airports, the aviation industry, the fire and security industry, test institutes, standards developers, practitioners and scientists interested in the engineering and technologies underpinning fire safety and security in the aviation sector.

This conference is about sharing experiences in the field of research, application and testing of fire safety and security technologies with the focus on aircraft and airport applications, but will also include aspects relating to passenger safety.

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The first session focuses on various aspects of fire detection and fire extinguishing in an aircraft. The second changes the focus from fire detection to more integrated safety and security solutions as well as evacuation and fire extinguishing in airports and aircraft.

During the second day’s third and fourth sessions, the focus switches to early and effective fire detection technologies for different applications at airports, such as aircraft hangars or cable tunnels. After looking into current questions of security in luggage areas, the final session is set to focus on evacuation and related human behaviour in crowded public areas.

The conference will highlight a variety of today‘s aviation and airport-specific safety and security issues, providing attendees with an overview and deeper insights on special topics as well as inspiring fruitful discussions.

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Next Generation Networks is focus of Euralarm Task Group Forum

The Europe-wide transition of traditional (ie PSTN) telecom networks towards all-IP communications networks that’s in different stages is having a significant impact on alarm signalling systems across countries. With this in mind, Euralarm’s Task Group on Next Generation Networks is now focusing on that transition.

Euralarm members the British Security Industry Association (BSIA) and the Fire Industry Association are hosting a high-profile forum on how changes to the UK telecommunications network may affect the fire and security industry. The event will be held on Thursday 15 March at the offices of UBM in central London and offers the opportunity to hear from the experts about what the impact of the transition will be.

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Euralarm’s Task Group is also running a Workshop prior to the conference. To be held the day before, the Workshop is centred on developing an understanding of progress around Next Generation Networks across Europe. Members of the Task Group will consider what guidance and direction is of value to industry members and their customers going forward.

Euralarm members and other stakeholders and interested parties are invited to participate in the open forum, while the Workshop is for Euralarm members only.

More details about the Workshop can soon be found on the Euralarm website. Further information on the forum is available on the BSIA’s website.

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