Euralarm issues Annual Report 2019-2020 to coincide with 50th Anniversary
08 June 2020
EURALARM HAS released its Annual Report for 2019-2020. The publication of the document coincides with the organisation’s 50th Anniversary. As a result of the ongoing COVID-19 crisis, the report is released in the wake of an Extraordinary General Assembly which took place online.
The Annual Report covers the period running between the General Assemblies held by Euralarm. The report follows the structure of Euralarm, with every section and committee of the association summarising their activities over the previous year and, where appropriate, providing forecasts and plans for the future.
Whereas 2020 threatens to be the year of stagnation due to the COVID-19 crisis, 2019 was a year of major change. At the European level, a new European Parliament was elected and a new European Commission appointed by the end of the year. Within Euralarm, the strategic objectives of the organisation were translated into a concrete marketing plan.
Also in 2019, the catastrophic fire at Notre Dame proved that fire safety cannot be taken for granted.
The pandemic the world is suffering from underlines the importance of a Government that can ensure a secure and safe society. That notion of that secure and safe society is precisely what runs through the Annual Report as a central theme. For 50 years, Euralarm has been proactively contributing towards standardisation processes, providing guidance in the digitalisation of the industry, raising the standards of training and qualifications to address society’s needs for safety and security and partnering with research institutes in order to turn emerging technologies into sustainable solutions based on knowledge and innovation.
Set against this backdrop, it’s important for Euralarm to create and maintain wide acknowledgement among European politicians and policy-makers alike and to keep these and other relevant stakeholders involved in the industry. This will ensure that Euralarm’s voice is heard in Brussels as well as other cities across Europe.
Update on membership
Over the 2019-2020 period, Euralarm engaged with 3M and Drax Technology as new members. Continuous growth in membership, which is in line with the trend of the previous years, is a sign of trust in Euralarm, its organisation, vision and strategy, all of which are detailed in the report.
As an organisation, 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 provision of systems and services for fire detection and extinguishing, intrusion detection, access control, video monitoring, alarm transmission and Alarm Receiving Centres.
Founded back in 1970, Euralarm currently represents over 5,000 companies within the fire safety and security industry collectively valued at 67 billion Euros. Euralarm members are a mixture of national associations and individual companies from across Europe.
*The Euralarm Annual Report 2019-2020 can be downloaded from the Euralarm website at https://www.euralarm.org/euralarm-publications/annual-report/annual-report-2019-2020