EFSG European Fire and Security Group
Multiple certification for intrusion alarm system components
EFSG works by your side to promote your intrusion alarm systems on the markets
Most often, intrusion alarm systems are a major element of security systems within a protected premises or area. The reliability and correct functioning of these systems essentially relies on good design and their compliance with recognised industry standards.
Unlike fire detection products, intrusion alarm system components do not have to be certified by a third party. Therefore, a risk that products with sub-standard characteristics are sold on the market prevails, whether intentionally or not.
Through its members, EFSG provides manufacturers all the benefits of certification by an independent third party organisation while minimizing testing operations, formalities and costs involved in multi-country certification.
Third party certification by EFSG members of intrusion alarm system components provides impartial consideration and differentiation from 'self-certified' products, with minimal labour and cost.
Signatories to the mutual recognition agreement
for intrusion alarm system components
Mutual Recognition Agreement (MRA)
Standards with the scope of the Mutual recognition agreement:
Intrusion alarm system components:
EN 50131-2-2 - Requirements for passive infrared detectors
EN 50131-2-3 - Requirements for microwave detectors
EN 50131-2-4 - Requirements for combined passive infrared and microwave detectors
EN 50131-2-5 - Requirements for combined passive infrared and ultrasonic detectors
EN 50131-2-6 - Requirements for Opening contacts (magnetic)
EN 50131-3 - Control and indicating equipment
EN 50131-5-3 - Requirements for interconnections equipment using radio frequency techniques
EN 50131-6 - Power supplies
EN 50131-10 - Application specific requirements for Supervised Premises Transceiver (SPT)
EN 50136-2 - Requirements for Supervised Premises Transceiver (SPT)
A common approach to conformity assessment
EFSG establishes a common approach to conformity assessment in the form of mutual recognition agreements to support manufacturers that need to obtain multiple certifications marks to gain access to European and worldwide markets.
Specializing in the field of fire safety and security, EFSG provides a network of highly experienced certifiers delivering quality certification services that focus on the needs of specifiers seeking reliable products and equipment manufacturers that must bring their products to market quickly.
The certifier members of EFSG with their well-respected certification marks work together with the associated test laboratories to help their clients obtain multiple certification with minimal duplication and cost.