Smoke alarm devices save lives – new seal of quality awarded for first time
More than 600 people lose their lives each year in Germany through fire. As a response to this, TÜV NORD CERT and the Kriwan Test Center have now developed a completely new seal of quality for smoke alarm devices. The test criteria extend far beyond the EU minimum requirements, with the main focus on reliability. A product from the company PX Technologies has now been awarded the "Certified Smoke Alarm Device" seal of quality.
Fires can break out when people are asleep in their homes at night. This is the most dangerous situation when it comes to fire and can quickly lead to catastrophe if no smoke Alarm device are installed. Normally, residents only have four minutes in which to escape, and even one lungful of toxic smoke can be fatal. Good smoke alarm devices save lives.
For a long time now, experts have been asking for all houses to be fitted with smoke alarm devices, where a loud warning tone sounds automatically when a certain smoke density is present.
Consumers can now recognise the smoke alarm device with the highest quality standard in Europe by means of the new TÜV NORD CERT seal of quality. The relevant tests were developed over the period of one year together with the Kriwan Test Center. The new quality label covers more than the standard European requirements (EN 14604; CE mark).
Covering three important aspects of quality, the emphasis is on battery life, the robust nature of the device and the smoke detector system itself (e.g. in order to avoid false alarms).
The label, which is unique in Europe, has now been awarded for the first time - to the PX-1 smoke alarm of the Berlin company PX Technologies.
About TÜV NORD Group
With over 10,000 employees TÜV NORD Group is one of the largest technical service providers in Germany. It also operates in over 70 countries in Europe, Asia, Africa, and the Americas. The Group owes its leading market position to its technical competence and a broad range of advisory, service, and testing services in the Mobility, Industrial Services, International, Natural Resources and Training and Human Resources fields. TÜV NORD Group is firmly committed to its guiding principle and watchword: "Making our world safer".
About TÜV NORD CERT
TÜV NORD CERT is a provider of comprehensive inspection and certification services based on national and international standards. The work of the company is not limited to the traditional industrial sectors but extends to service organisations and institutions in all areas of our modern industrial and service society. The company holds around 120 national and international accreditations and supports more than 28,000 customers worldwide in all matters relating to certification.
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