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New European standards:

VdS accredited and notified for harmonised EN 54-5 and 54-7


The EU has harmonised its standards for point heat detectors and point smoke detectors. They will be mandatory from August 31st 2022. VdS now also offers these certifications – approved detectors usually already meet all new requirements.


Cologne/Germany, December 1st 2020. The Technical Committee CEN/TC 72 has harmonised the two common standards EN 54-5: 2017 + A1:2018, “Heat detectors – Point heat detectors”, and 54-7: 2018, “Smoke detectors – Point smoke detectors that operate using scattered light, transmitted light or ionization”. New are, above all, increased demands on the EMC-resilience of the products. The updated standards will be mandatory throughout the EU from the end of the transition period on August 31st 2022.

VdS has been accredited by the German state as well as notified by the EU for tests in accordance with these two norms and can now fully support manufacturers in achieving these certificates. Almost all VdS-approved detectors have already been compliant with the new EN requirements for years.

“We want to provide our partners with comprehensive and time-saving support – among other things by offering all relevant testing services as a one-stop solution. So we directly also cover these new certification requirements”, explains Ulrich Rabe, Deputy Head of the VdS Laboratories for Fire Detection Technology. “As usual, VdS-approved products always comply with all relevant standards and are also fully compatible with installations according to NFPA codes.“

Details on the new harmonised EN are available on www.vds.de/en54-5-7-en