Euralarm publishes ‘Manifesto for a Safer and More Secure Europe 2016-2019’

Euralarm – the association of European manufacturers, installers and service providers dedicated to the ongoing betterment and development of the electronic fire safety and security business sectors – has just published and presented its detailed ‘Manifesto for a Safer and More Secure Europe 2016-2019’.

Euralarm’s Manifesto document presents the electronic fire, safety and security industries’ views on six key policy areas where the European Union’s (EU) institutions should take action in the coming years in order to ensure that EU citizens are safer and live in a secure society, and also that the marketplace is both “efficient and dynamic”.

Euralarm will be an “engaged and constructive partner” for the EU’s institutions, helping policy-makers to craft the necessary legislation that meets these societal and economic objectives as well as shaping an open, efficient and dynamic marketplace for the electronic fire, safety and security industries within the EU.

According to a recent EU Commission report, this is a market that’s scheduled to grow by a substantial 11% over the next five years.

Key policy areas to be addressed

The six key policy areas to be addressed are:

*a market-driven standards system that works for consumers and the industry

*a ‘Single Market’-style approach towards testing, auditing and certification in the fire safety and security industries

*improving fire safety levels within tourist accommodation to prevent unnecessary deaths and injuries

*a Europe-wide system designed to recognise skills and qualifications

*a ‘Single Market’ for the provision of services for both fire safety and security systems

*Smart cities that include aspects of fire safety and security

For each of these areas, Euralarm offers its “full support” to the EU institutions involved.

This new publication is another Euralarm initiative that backs the EU’s goals of boosting employment, growth and investment, while at the same time strengthening and deepening the Single Market.

With the right political, legislative and regulatory environments in place, the fire safety and security industries can play an important role in achieving these goals.

Provision of leadership and expertise

Euralarm directly represents the electronic fire and security sectors, providing leadership and expertise for the industry in general, the market as a whole, policy-makers and standards bodies alike.

Its members make society safer and more secure through the development of 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 industries presently valued at 67 billion Euros.

Euralarm’s constituent members are national associations and individual companies from right across Europe.

About the Author
Brian Sims BA (Hons) Hon FSyI, Editor, Risk UK (Pro-Activ Publications) Beginning his career in professional journalism at The Builder Group in March 1992, Brian was appointed Editor of Security Management Today in November 2000 having spent eight years in engineering journalism across two titles: Building Services Journal and Light & Lighting. In 2005, Brian received the BSIA Chairman’s Award for Promoting The Security Industry and, a year later, the Skills for Security Special Award for an Outstanding Contribution to the Security Business Sector. In 2008, Brian was The Security Institute’s nomination for the Association of Security Consultants’ highly prestigious Imbert Prize and, in 2013, was a nominated finalist for the Institute's George van Schalkwyk Award. An Honorary Fellow of The Security Institute, Brian serves as a Judge for the BSIA’s Security Personnel of the Year Awards and the Securitas Good Customer Award. Between 2008 and 2014, Brian pioneered the use of digital media across the security sector, including webinars and Audio Shows. Brian’s actively involved in 50-plus security groups on LinkedIn and hosts the popular Risk UK Twitter site. Brian is a frequent speaker on the conference circuit. He has organised and chaired conference programmes for both IFSEC International and ASIS International and has been published in the national media. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk UK at Pro-Activ Publications in July 2014 and as Editor of The Paper (Pro-Activ Publications' dedicated business newspaper for security professionals) in September 2015. Brian was appointed Editor of Risk Xtra at Pro-Activ Publications in May 2018.

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