Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) is an independent product safety testing, certification, and inspection organization. They are responsible for testing products for public safety, and they are accredited by the Standard Council of Canada and the International Accreditation Service, Inc.
ULC Fire Monitoring
ULC has established standards for fire monitoring services. These standards govern how fire monitoring equipment is installed, how it communicates, and how it’s maintained. They also govern how fire monitoring stations are built and how they receive signals from your home or business.
If you’re shopping for a home or business security system, you need to make sure that the security company you choose is in full compliance with all of ULC’s standards. A security product that earns the ULC mark is one that has been judged to be safe and approved to be sold and used in Canada.
How Does a ULC Monitoring System Work?
While alarm systems vary from one company to another, they generally have the following interior and exterior monitoring options to choose from.
- a wired or wireless central control panel
- motion sensors
- exterior lighting
- door and window sensors so you’re alerted if anyone is entering your home
- wired or wireless surveillance cameras inside and outside the home
- water sensors for flooding
- freeze sensors for cold weather
- fire, smoke, natural gas, and carbon monoxide sensors
When your home security system is connected to a ULC compliant monitoring station, you can be secure in the knowledge that your home will be protected 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. When any of the sensors are triggered, a signal is sent to the monitoring station. Since most false alarms are caused by children or pets accidentally triggering them, the monitoring station may call to determine if it’s a false alarm or a real emergency.
If the monitoring service determines that it’s not a false alarm, a notification will be sent to the local authorities so that emergency personnel can be dispatched to your home or business immediately.
Security systems come in a wide variety of shapes, sizes, and prices, giving you the flexibility to choose the must have features you need to feel secure. While a complete home security system isn’t cheap, the peace of mind you receive by knowing that your home and family are receiving round the clock protection is well worth the price.
For your commercial, residential, or industrial security needs, you can turn to the professionals at Accurate Security. For over 50 years we have helped homes and businesses throughout British Columbia remain safe and secure. Your safety, as well as the safety of your family or employees, is our top priority No matter your security needs, our team will provide competitive prices and premier security solutions you can trust.