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					Presse Release November 2008 – No. 14/08




ESSA/ECB•S: News 2008

      European Security Systems Association (ESSA)

 In demand at home and around the world
      65 members from 19 nations – 30 percent growth this year




                                                                                   Legend Graphic, Safe and
                                                                                   Certification mark:
                                                                                   The demand for certification marks
                                                                                   for burglary resistant products has
                                                                                   consistently risen since 2002. So far
                                                                                   in 2008, already more than 100,000
                                                                                   certification marks have been
                                                                                   provided.


Legend General Assembly (Photo right)
About 100 security specialists attended the
General Assembly 2008 of ESSA in Frankfurt. With
approx. 850 valid ECBS certificates in the market
ESSA is the leading certification services provider
in Europe.



Photos: ESSA/ECBS
Free for reprint – but, please, only with reference to source and in
connection with information about the ESSA/ECBS.




Further information: ESSA/ECBS, Lyoner Str. 18, D-60528 Frankfurt
Phone +49 69 6603-14 56, Fax +49 69 6603-16 75, info@ecb-s.com, www.ecb-s.com
Additionally you can find this press release for downloading at: www.ecb-s.com

Press office: Eva Machill-Linnenberg, mali pr, Schlackenmühle 18, D-58135 Hagen,
Phone +49 2331 46 30 78, Fax +49 2331 4 735 835, ecb-s@mali-pr.de.
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General Assembly of the European Security Systems Association (ESSA)

In demand at home and around the world
65 members from 19 nations – 30 percent growth this year


FRANKFURT/M. – November 2008. The manufacturers of security products increasingly join forces
with the “European Security Systems Association (ESSA)”. This year alone, this neutral
certification body has so far recorded a 30 percent rise in membership. In 2008, more than 100,000
certification marks have been provided for burglary resistant products – just one year ago, only
64,000. That`s the positive result presented by the ESSA during this year’s General Assembly. This
topical event in Frankfurt was attended by about 100 security specialists from manufacturers and
users as well as representatives of the insurance industry from 16 countries.


Topical subjects of the meeting were, among others, “Trade barriers in the European Union” and
“Business success in Russia”. The speaker giving the EU paper was Holger Kunze from the VDMA
European Office in Brussels. Russia was the topic of Yvonne Heidler from the VDMA Foreign Trade
Department and Oxana Gancheva from the ESSA representative office in Moscow. Further items on the
agenda were above all the development of the ECBS-certification by the ESSA, European
standardization as a basis of the ECBS certification, the PR activities to strengthen the market position of
the ECBS, and the research project about gas attacks on ATM safes.


Already 15 new members in 2008
In total, the Frankfurt-based ESSA has 65 members from 19 nations. In 2008, this globally oriented
institution could welcome 15 new members. Particularly international interest in this certification body is
growing. The most recent new members come from Belgium, France, Germany, Great Britain, Greece,
India, the Netherlands, the PR China and the USA. Interest has furthermore been signalled by potential
members from Austria, Germany, the Netherlands, India, Italy, and Spain.




Further information: ESSA/ECBS, Lyoner Str. 18, D-60528 Frankfurt
Phone +49 69 6603-14 56, Fax +49 69 6603-16 75, info@ecb-s.com, www.ecb-s.com
Additionally you can find this press release for downloading at: www.ecb-s.com

Press office: Eva Machill-Linnenberg, mali pr, Schlackenmühle 18, D-58135 Hagen,
Phone +49 2331 46 30 78, Fax +49 2331 4 735 835, ecb-s@mali-pr.de.
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850 valid ECBS certificates in the market
At present, the ESSA has approx. 850 valid ECBS certificates in the global security market, and it is, as a
result, the leading certification services provider in Europe. As an accredited certification body according to
EN 45011, it tests, certifies and audits products providing protection against burglary and fire as well as
high security locks. Its ECBS certification is based on the requirements set out in the European
standards and is internationally recognized.


100,000 certification marks for burglary resistant products
The certification marks provided by the ESSA to the certificate holders are for the most part for burglary
resistant secure storage units. In the six years since its market launch, the number of marks provided per
year has soared. In 2002, 14,000 certification marks were delivered; in 2005 their number already rose to
37,000, and in the current year it has already exceeded the 100,000 milestone.


The “ECBS brand” as a synonym of security
The “ECBS brand” was launched on the security market in 2002 and replaced the previously valid
national RAL certification. The fact that the number of members has continuously risen reflects the
continuously growing acceptance of the ESSA by the market. Its “ECBS brand” has become a synonym
of security. For the users, this certification is an important criterion in their investment decision.
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Background ESSA/ECBS
The European Security Systems Association (ESSA) e.V. with headquarters in Frankfurt/Main is a neutral certification body in accordance with EN
45011. ECBS is the “brand” of the ESSA. Pursuant to its guiding principle “Quality provides Security”, the ESSA with its ECBS certification mark
guarantees maximum security properties to European standards. At present approx. 850 valid ECBS certificates are in the security market




Further information: ESSA/ECBS, Lyoner Str. 18, D-60528 Frankfurt
Phone +49 69 6603-14 56, Fax +49 69 6603-16 75, info@ecb-s.com, www.ecb-s.com
Additionally you can find this press release for downloading at: www.ecb-s.com

Press office: Eva Machill-Linnenberg, mali pr, Schlackenmühle 18, D-58135 Hagen,
Phone +49 2331 46 30 78, Fax +49 2331 4 735 835, ecb-s@mali-pr.de.

				
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