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Public consultation

Consultation on Certification of Alarm systems and system components

Policy field(s)

Industrial Policy

Target group(s)

All industry stakeholders, national authorities, citizens and relevant organisations are welcome to contribute to this consultation.

Period of consultation

From 17.04.2013 to 10.07.2013

Objective of the consultation

The objective of this consultation is to collect the views and opinions of all relevant alarm systems stakeholders on the possibility of creating a harmonised certification procedure for alarm systems and system components at the EU level. Moreover, it will gather the respondents' views and opinions on the main advantages of defining harmonised standards and introducing legally binding conformity assessment of alarm systems and system components in terms of reduction of costs and time to market. Stakeholders are also consulted on the effect of such a procedure on the opening of national markets and on the enhancement of global competitiveness.

After analysing the results of this consultation, the Commission services will publish the findings on this website. The findings of this public consultation will be part of the impact assessment report that will accompany the possible Commission's legislative proposal to establish an EU harmonised certification procedure for alarm systems and system components.

How to submit your contribution

Respondents should submit their contribution by accessing the online questionnaire.

Received contributions will be published on the Internet. It is important to read the specific privacy statement attached to this consultation for information on how your personal data and contribution will be dealt with.

View the consultation document

You are advised to read the Background paper pdf - 349 KB [349 KB] before completing your contribution.

View the questionnaire

The maximum time to complete the questionnaire allowed by the system is limited to 90 minutes. Partial responses will not be saved. This means once you start filling in the questionnaire, you have to answer all compulsory questions to submit your reply. If you exceed the time allowed, your reply will be lost. You can, however, preview/print a PDF version of the online questionnaire to help you to prepare your response.

Reference documents and other, related consultations

Contact details

responsible serviceDG Enterprise and Industry, Unit G3 Security Research and Industry
postal addressAvenue d'Auderghem 45, 1040 Brussels, Belgium

View the contributions

In the interests of transparency, organisations have been invited to provide the public with relevant information about themselves by registering in the Interest Representative Register and subscribing to its Code of Conduct. If the organisation is not registered, the submission is published separately from the registered organisations.

Results of the consultation

Protection of personal data

Specific privacy statement pdf - 259 KB [259 KB]

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