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