ESSA - The International Security Association

ESSA is the leading association of the security industry and links the banking industry, insurers, public authorities, manufacturers and distributors

Key tasks of the ESSA:
  • Support of the ECB•S certification
  • Contact point for industrial, commercial and private users
  • Public relations activities
  • Positioning of sector-related subjects with the relevant target groups
  • Organisation of seminars and lectures 
Main services of the ESSA:
  • Platform for the exchange of experience and cultivation of contacts
  • Public relations activities supporting company-specific PR activities
  • Interest representation at an international level (CEN/TC 263, etc.)
  • Information about the situation of the market and European standardization activities for security products
Thanks to the intense commitment of the ESSA, the fundamental national testing regulations could be combined in the CEN European Committee for Standardization and harmonized as European standards. This constitutes the basis of uniform testing procedures in Europe. The ESSA pursues the aim of ”one-stop-testing/one-stop-certification” for the whole market.

ESSA represents the economic, tecnical and scientifical interests of the members towards international and national stakeholders and authorities.