Product certification

VdS-approval for smoke detectors

Highest reliability proven at first glance - by Europe's largest institute for fire prevention and protection.

Save lives - but safely: Make it easy for your customers to decide directly for you: More than 110 years of worldwide trust in our fire prevention and protection expertise goes directly into your approved smoke alarms.

With the synonym for safety and security, the quality seal of VdS.

  • Top purchase criterion for safety professionals (WIK/ASW-Enquete, the largest industry survey in Europe - for many years in a row).
  • The time-consuming CE/CPR procedure is always directly included (important information for manufacturers).
  • Voting rights in more than 90 standards committees worldwide - we make your developments future-proof.
  • The only German certification body with EFSG services: One test - all other relevant EU certificates.

No more complicated explanations necessary: With VdS approval, your detectors are recommended by all relevant fire prevention and construction experts, by national and international authorities and insurers. Fire brigades also advise you to always look out for the VdS logo on the packaging when buying - for your decisive competitive advantage:

We have been testing smoke alarms since they were first used. Our core objective is to save lives and minimise damage - with clearly proven safety and security. A pleasant side effect: the optimisation of your sales success.

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Further advantages for manufacturers

We bundle the well-known VdS competences for you from the very beginning in comprehensive support - and bring, among other things, the high complexity of modern detectors in line with the often strict standard requirements (currently especially in the booming smart building sector).

We are a 100% - independent - subsidiary of the German Insurance Association (GDV). Why is this important? Because insurers naturally attach particular importance to reliable security in the event of fire damage payments of over €2 billion every year.

The highest level of testing rigour regularly audited and certified by international EFSG experts.

Unique expertise for your comprehensive support - gained, among other things, from well over 30,000 audits every year.

100 % independence + highest objectivity certified by the state and numerous other accreditations (ISO, IEC, DAkkS, DIBt, EU-Notification).

Comprehensive support also for wireless, externally powered, smart etc. detectors - everything from one source.

Always included: Worldwide accepted test report, which lists the strengths of your detectors in detail.

We look forward to contributing to your success with certainty:

Simply describe briefly which type of detector (and if applicable, which additional function) you want to have approved. The appropriate expert will then contact you.


Customer Service Fire Alarm Technology

+49 (0)221 77 66 - 6444