• Smoke detectors will soon also be mandatory in existing buildings

    17 March 2022

    As in many other European countries, from 1 July 2022, every home in The Netherlands must be equipped with smoke detectors on every floor. This obligation has been applicable to new-build homes since 2003, but will also apply to existing homes from this summer. Although smoke detectors are currently installed in three quarters of homes, millions of new smoke detectors will be purchased as a result of the new legislation. What should you pay attention to when purchasing such a device?

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  • Working in times of corona: test engineer Guusje Fonville

    17 March 2022

    Guusje Fonville is test engineer at Kiwa Netherlands. Here she tells what she does at Kiwa and how she works in times of corona.

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  • 5S at Kiwa Fire Safety & Security

    17 March 2022

    The Kiwa Fire Safety and Security lab works according to the 5S philosophy. As 5S leads to a better and more efficient workplace and therefore a shorter turnaround time of the tests it improves our services to you. In this article we discuss the basics of 5S.

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  • Cybersecurity for Fire Protection Systems: a compliance and risk based approach

    7 December 2021

    Recently SFPE Europe released a publication on the topic of cybersecurity for fire protection systems. This article, based on a recent research of the Fire Protection Research Foundation, highlights just and accurate reasons regarding the importance of cybersecurity for fire protection systems.

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  • Kiwa and KPN Security: prevent cyber-attacks on smart devices

    4 November 2021

    Cybercriminals are increasingly attacking IoT consumer electronics. If it is up to Kiwa and KPN Security, this will soon change. The two companies have combined their expertise to help manufacturers and suppliers who wish to independently assess and certify their IoT consumer electronics. This ensures consumers that certified products meet standard safety requirements.

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  • Test engineer Rinus van het Bolscher loves a challenge

    14 October 2021

    After years of developing and testing distribution networks for low and medium voltage, Rinus van het Bolscher made the switch to Kiwa FSS Products in early 2021. Here he works as a test engineer, currently mainly on sensors for security installations. ‘It is a challenging and dynamic field in which you have to keep learning.’

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  • Whitepaper: Creeping killer caught in the act

    14 October 2021

    Our experts published a whitepaper about carbon monoxide and co detector quality standards like the EN 50291. Download the whitepaper!

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  • Introducing: Kiwa FSS Products team lead Jan-Willem Verwoert

    7 April 2021

    Jan-Willem Verwoert is Kiwa FSS Products’ new team lead. In that role he succeeds Sabyne van Mourik, who started as business development manager at Kiwa's Products & Installations division earlier this year. Jan-Willem has been working at Kiwa for years as a test engineer and product manager and will therefore be no stranger to most of you.

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  • Swiss alarm transmission expert TUS first to obtain Kiwa RARS certificate

    14 December 2020

    Like many other modern telecom related devices, alarm transmission systems are increasingly being connected to the web. This offers numerous possibilities when it comes to availability and remote operating, but can also entail security risks. Swiss alarm transmission expert TUS Telekommunikation und Sicherheit can boast decades of experience when it comes to end-to-end secure alarm chains and was recently the first to certify against Kiwa’s scheme Remote Access for Remote Services (RARS).

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