100th CertAlarm certificate published

Brussels, April 3, 2013 – CertAlarm, an organization offering a pan-European quality mark in the fire protection and security systems industry, today announced the publishment of its 100th certificate.  “The fact that we have reached the 100 certificates milestone proves that we are on the right way to becoming the pan-European mark for the fire and security industries recognised across the EU”, says Wouter Blom, Director of the CertAlarm Board.

Ever since the launch of the quality mark in 2010, the number of participating manufacturers has steadily increased, with Tyco Fire Protection Products and Tyco Safety Products Canada as its most recent entries. Today, CertAlarm has 18 registered manufacturers including Bosch, Siemens and UTC and more companies are to join soon.

The 100th certificate has been issued for a security product of UTC Fire & Security. “We are pleased that it is one of our products receiving the 100th CertAlarm certificate”, says Luc Joosens, Product Management Leader Intrusion Detection EMEA of UTC Fire & Security. “At the moment a security product is tested to a European standard for use in one particular country and nearly always requires separate paperwork, and sometimes even separate tests to be marketed in another European country. We therefore strongly believe in the concept of a single, independent testing scheme recognised throughout Europe such as the CertAlarm quality mark. This will ultimately improve efficiencies and increase the speed to introduce new products and technologies across Europe”, he adds.

CertAlarm is the only European certification scheme which has been endorsed by the European co-operation for Accreditation (EA) according to system 5. This positions CertAlarm as a true EU-wide quality mark helping clients to demonstrate compliance wherever they plan to sell their product in Europe.