CertAlarm formally answers EU Impact Assessment on Harmonised Certification for Alarm Systems

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CertAlarm has now delivered its answer to the "European Commission's Inception Impact Assessment on the Proposal for an EU Initiative Establishing a Harmonised Certification Scheme for Alarm System Components".CertAlarm is now hoping for a workable harmonised solution to simplify certification across Europe for security components.Download CertAlarm's position here:

ALTER TECHNOLOGY TÜV NORD issues first certificate and announces extension of scope

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ALTER TECHNOLOGY TÜV NORD, as a contracted certification body and recognised test laboratory, has conducted the first certification process according to the CERTALARM scheme to the Cellular Alarm Communicator from DSC, Model 3G8080.  The tests were performed in the Madrid laboratory and the assessment of the production process and factory audit took place in Canada.
At the same time, ALTER TECHNOLOGY TÜV NORD has extended its scope of accreditation by ENAC (Spanish Accreditation Authority) as Testing Laboratory and Certification Body to include the following standards:

CertAlarm now accepted in France / CertAlarm désormais accepté en France

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The French testing and certification body CNPP (Centre National de Prévention et de Protection) recently released a new version of APSAD rule R81 for intrusion detection. The CertAlarm certification scheme is now recognized according to the requirements set up in Annex 2 of R81. Therefore, CertAlarm certified security products can now fully be accepted as an alternative to NF-A2P products and NF Service & APSAD approved installers can issue a “declaration of installation”. Please refer to APSAD R81 – Ed.

Why system 5 product certification makes the difference

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CertAlarm’s president Wouter Blom explains why the CertAlarm rules require a system 5 certification scheme combining factory inspection, quality management review, product testing and ongoing surveillance in one package.
What is system 5 product certification?
To certify products is in principle an independent possibility. Everybody is entitled to declare that a product is meeting some mentioned specification(s). Even the supplier or manufacturer himself may issue such a certificate. Of course such a self-declaration is of little to no market value.