Euralarm publishes list of major Priorities and Challenges for 2019-2024

Euralarm, the association representing the fire safety and security industries, has presented its Priorities and Challenges for 2019-2024. ‘Working Together for a Safer and More Secure Future’ is the name of the document that describes areas of co-operation to achieve a safer and more secure society for Europe and build an industry that contributes towards sustainable growth on the continent. 

One of the most basic requirements for each of us is defence against harm, no matter what form it takes. Without protective measures, the individuals that make up society are at risk. For decades, the fire safety and security industries have worked diligently to develop solutions designed to prevent and limit the consequences from threats such as fire, theft, property damage and others. In collaboration with public authorities, policy-makers, standards and certification bodies and industry associations, the industry works to address society’s needs for safety and security in Europe and, indeed, globally.

The members of the European fire safety and security industry want to contribute to driving sustainable growth that will strengthen the European Union’s Single Market, attract investment to Europe and expand global markets for European companies.

To do this, Euralarm’s members are always assessing the opportunities and the challenges that they’re facing to identify the priorities that will allow Europe to advance as a prosperous, safe society and global actor.

The association’s priorities for 2019 to 2024 are as follows:

*develop a strong Single Market and expanding global markets for quality products and services

*raise standards for industry professionals through training and qualification

*turn emerging technologies into sustainable solutions

*advance knowledge and innovation

Euralarm aims to accomplish this by focusing on market-oriented standards for products and services and on a pan-European testing and certification of products. Accomplishing the priorities also requires a strong focus on training and qualifications, digitalisation including cyber security, the Internet of Things and Artificial Intelligence as well as partnering with research bodies.

*Copies of ‘Working Together for a Safer and More Secure Future’ can be downloaded via the Euralarm website

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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