Speaker line-up for Euralarm Symposium 2017 focuses on EN 16763 and digital market

With little more than one month to go before the event, the speaker line-up for the Euralarm Symposium 2017 has now been announced. The event will take place at the Kensington Close Hotel in London on Monday 8 May, gathering together professional end users, facility and property managers, fire and security solution installers, system integrators, manufacturers and representatives of various certification bodies.

The first session of the Euralarm Symposium will focus on the new European Services Standard. This document is designed to ensure that all players across Europe answer to the same requirements and afford a quality experience for customers. During this session, an overview will be given of the EN 16763 Services Standard. Both end users’ and installers’ perspectives will be presented together with detail around plans for cross-border certification.

Speakers during the first session will be Lance Ruetimann (senior manager for industry affairs at Siemens), John Battersby (managing director at Sunfish Services) and Alex Carmichael, CEO at the Security Systems and Alarms Inspection Board.

The focal point of the second session will be the already existing fire and security digital market. During this session, an overview will be given of remote services in both the fire and security sectors. The end users’ perspective will be presented together with that of monitoring centre managers and system installers.

Speakers during this session include Dr Rolf Sigg, CEO at Sigg Security Consulting, Bob Bantock (heritage building fire safety specialist at The National Trust) and Rob King, head of strategic engagement at Kings Security.

Registration for the Euralarm Symposium is now open. Access the Euralarm General Assembly and Symposium online registration portal to make bookings.

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

Founded back in 1970, Euralarm presently represents over 5,000 companies within the fire safety and security industry. Collectively, those businesses are valued at 67 billion Euros.

Euralarm members are both 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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