Brian Sims

BSIA moves to expand membership of Euralarm

THE BRITISH Security Industry (BSIA) has expanded its membership of Euralarm to include its dedicated Services Section. This BSIA Membership Section provides a direct link to all services associated with the installation, maintenance and monitoring of security and fire systems across Europe and on the international stage.

The BSIA was already an active member of Euralarm’s Security Section, which itself represents the interests of manufacturers in regulatory and standardisation matters. The BSIA also represents the views of its members in their horizontal compliance, cyber security and marketing task groups.

Being a member of Euralarm allows the BSIA to participate actively and influence the work of the former on European and international standards impacting intruder and hold-up alarm regimes, access control, video surveillance, fire alarms and other associated sectors.

Via its membership, the BSIA has a direct input into Euralarm’s position on matters connected with the European Union (eg directives and regulation, such as those impacting cyber security, data privacy and Artificial Intelligence, etc).

Other benefits include direct input into Euralarm’s discussions with the CENELEC Contact Management Centre (whose constituent representatives set the rules for standards development), the development of position papers on topics associated with the Membership Section’s work, direct influence on the development and implementation of Euralarm’s strategy and an opportunity to share knowledge and present the work of the BSIA to other national Trade Associations, members and invited guests of the organisation.

Keep pace

The expanded membership affords the BSIA an opportunity to keep pace with work associated with European security services (eg standards, qualifications and training) and also delivers a further ‘vote’ for the BSIA in Euralarm’s General Assembly. BSIA members have the opportunity to directly engage in Euralarm.

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

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

Euralarm members are national associations and individual companies from across Europe.

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