What are EU norms?
EU norms or EN (European norms) are technical standards developed and maintained by CEN (European Committee for Standardisation) and CENELEC (European Committee for Electrotechnical Standardisation). Their aim is to form common specifications that meet the needs of business sectors as well as consumer expectations.
The notion of European standardisation is a key concept within the European Union economy, as it is meant to foster innovation and promote the adoption of new technologies. As a leading European industrial group, DOM Security is fully in line with this approach and all the group's subsidiaries are committed to ensuring that the products they manufacture strictly comply with the ENs and certifications in force for each product category.
All types of products in all economic sectors are indeed covered by these European standards, which include in particular locking systems with a key, also called cylinders (EN 1303) and mechanical locks & strikes (EN 12209). They complement national policies already existing in these areas.
In brief, European standards offer major advantages, such as reducing costs for both suppliers and purchasers of a product, improving product safety and performance for the benefit of end consumers, increasing energy efficiency levels, protecting workers in production and preserving the environment.