Fire and security standards


Emphasis on closer collaboration with industry in new fire and rescue standard for non-residential buildings

The Fire Standards Board has launched a new initiative to improve the fire safety standards of non-residential buildings. Read More

New BS 9518:2021 released for processing of alarm signals by an alarm receiving centre

A new British Standard code of practice has been published for the processing of alarm signals by an alarm receiving centre (ARC). Read More

Euralarm vote signals fire and security industry ready to embrace secure remote servicing with new EN 50710 standard

Euralarm has passed a vote on EN 50710, related to secure remote services for fire safety and security systems. Read More

ONVIF releases Profile M for metadata and events for video analytics

Profile M is designed to address the video analytics market, and expand the pathway for the increased use of metadata and event handling. Read More

NSI updates Access Control Systems Code of Practice in third edition

The NSI has published the latest revision of its Code of Practice for the Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Access Control Systems. Read More

Global Fire Equipment awarded EN 54-13 approval

Global Fire Equipment (GFE) has been awarded EN 54-13:2017+A1:2019 system compatibility approval for its solutions. Read More

Euralarm calls for associate members to join organisation

Prior to organising its Extraordinary General Assembly and following a decision of its members, Euralarm has opened the doors for Associate Members to work with the organisation. Read More

Euralarm urges postponing end date of the co-existence period for LVD standards

Due to the COVID-19 crisis, Euralarm is urging the European Commission to consider postponing the end date of the co-existence period for LVD standards. Read More

Euralarm to host EN 50131-1 roundtable

Euralarm is hosting a roundtable to discuss revisions to EN 50131-1, regarding how new technologies can be incorporated into the standard so that it maintains its relevance within the sector. Read More

Tony Porter launches Secure by Default requirements for video surveillance systems

Surveillance Camera Commissioner Tony Porter launched Secure by Default minimum requirements for video surveillance technology at IFSEC 2019, as well as the inaugural National Surveillance Camera Day. Read More

Secured by Design launches alarm standard on its 30th anniversary

Secured by Design (SBD), the national police crime prevention initiative, marked its 30th Anniversary with the launch of a new […] Read More

Nedap Security Management gains ISO data security certification

Nedap Security Management has been certified to ISO 27001 – making its entire range of products and services compliant with an internationally renowned benchmark for information security. Read More

Three BS EN 54 myths debunked: Why temporary construction products are exempt

Bradley Markham, director at Bull Products, argues that products used only temporarily on construction sites do not fall within the scope of EN 54. Read More

What’s so good about open standards in access control? An industry round table responds

Each lock manufacturer has its own approach to writing and reading cards, but customers installing offline locks from brands that subscribe to the OSS–SO are guaranteed interoperability. ASSA ABLOY spoke to a round table of manufacturers and integrators about the standard’s importance - and its future. Read More

Face-pixellating module is first video surveillance product to be declared ‘GDPR-ready’ by EuroPriSe

KiwiVision Privacy Protector, which pixellates the faces of persons captured in video surveillance footage in real time, has been declared 'GDPR ready'. Read More

Cowboy operators beware: Certification scheme breaks new ground

Endorsed by organisations across the industry, the CTSP Register certifies individuals rather than their employers. Is this the long advocated breakthrough needed to combat rogue traders? Read More



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