VdS Conference Fire Detection and Alarm Systems

5th December 2019

Cologne Exhibition Centre, Congress Centre East

For the 29th time the VdS conference "Fire Detection and Alarm Systems" awaits you again this year. As usual, experienced experts will provide you with the latest information on the technology, functions and normative principles of these important fire protection systems. Topics this year include MLAR and fire alarm systems, adaptive protection concepts to optimise rescue and control of extinguishing systems.

This year, too, there will be an R&D report. Of course, this conference also offers ample opportunity for exchange and networking.

The conference will be held in German language.


  • New approach to the performance description of products from the EN 54 series
  • What do the updated declarations of performance mean for the product application?
  • Adaptive protection concepts to optimize the rescue process
  • Control of extinguishing systems
  • FAQ about MLAR
  • Liability situation and responsibilities in the event of damage to defects in fire protection systems
  • New operating concepts and IoT integration for fire alarm systems - solutions and impulses
  • News from directives and standards

Target groups:

  • Manufacturers and installers of fire detection and alarm systems and fire extinguishing systems
  • Designers and users of fire detection and alarm systems
  • Fire and safety engineers, experts and fire officers in industry administration, authorities and service providing companies for loss prevention
  • Officers of the insurance industry
  • As well as for all parties dealing with matters of fire protection

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