On June 4th, will take place in Bucharest, Romania the yearly Euralarm Symposium. This conference is the place to be this year to get insights about where the fire safety and security industry is heading in the near future. The annual
event is organised by Euralarm, the industry’s main European representative body and trade association.
In the intimate setting of the Athenee Palace Hilton Hotel in Bucharest, the Euralarm Symposium will bring together fire and security experts from across Europe to share insights, network and listen to market changes impacting their professional activities.
The conference itself contributes to the development of the European industry as a key player worldwide. The Euralarm Symposium’s broad and inclusive approach will allow the security and fire safety community to discuss a variety of up-and-coming topics impacting the industry.
This year, the Symposium will be addressing developments in both the digitisation and regulatory landscapes, and their influence on our industry. In 2018, it will be continued to give this more meaning by looking at the shift in skill sets, data security requirements and construction product regulation.
Qualifying to Compete: In today’s market, one has to qualify to compete. The EN 16763 Services Standard was the first stepping stone. National players must now begin to outline training programs that will support the continuous development of skills, experience and knowledge as well as establish qualification schemes that are accepted ‘across Europe’.
Keeping Security Secure: The ever evolving risks for fire safety and security systems demand that additional measures are defined and implemented to protect these against cyber-attacks, data theft and similar. Information Communication Technology (short ICT) has opened new integration possibilities, but also threats.
Regulating Construction Products: The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) lays down harmonised rules for the marketing of construction products in the EU. The implementation has however hindered the publication of harmonised EN’s from the CEN Technical Committees 72 and 191 resulting in a complicated blockade.