Euralarm releases Annual Report 2020-2021
Euralarm has released its Annual Report 2020-2021. Traditionally, the annual report covers the period running between the General Assemblies of the association. This year however, due to the COVID-19 crisis, the General Assembly will take place end of November. Nevertheless, it was decided to release the Annual Report, as always, in May.
The Annual Report follows the structure of Euralarm, every section and committee of the association summarising their activities over the previous year and, where appropriate, providing forecasts and plans for the future.
For Euralarm 2020 was also an important year. The professional team was extended, enabling the association to be more present and proactively participate in projects and meetings from the Commission, CEN, CCMC and Orgalim. This positive step forward has also been noticed by key stakeholders from the different organisations. Euralarm plans to continue to expand its presence in those areas which are important for the members and ensure their voice is heard.
Last year has also been a year of many changes. ‘Online’ has become increasingly important and nowadays is the standard for the working life of many of us. The trend towards online itself underlines how fast digitalisation and digital technologies can be converted into opportunities and challenges.
Since its foundation 50 years ago, Euralarm has been proactively contributing to standardisation processes, providing guidance in the digitalisation of our industry, raising the standards for training and qualifications to address society’s needs for safety and security and partnering with research institutes to turn emerging technologies into sustainable solutions based on knowledge and innovation.
Over the 2020-2021 period Euralarm testified of an ongoing growth in membership with Vanderbilt, Verisure, Kiwa and the Open Security & Safety Alliance (OSSA) as new members. This continuous growth, in line with the trend of the previous years, is as a sign of trust in Euralarm, its organisation, vision and strategy, which are all detailed in the report. The new report can be downloaded from the Euralarm website. Apart from the downloadable version the Annual Report can also be read as an E-book on the Euralarm website.