ULC listing certifies that a monitoring and alarm system provider has been tested and meets the standards set by the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC). These standards are set to ensure that products are safe and reliable for use. ULC listing is recognized by insurance companies, building code officials, and other organizations as a sign that a system has been independently evaluated and meets established safety standards.
To be ULC listed, a monitoring and alarm service provider must undergo audits of three installation sites to demonstrate that each component of their systems meets four rigid quality and performance standards:
- CAN/ULC-S561-13: Installation and Services for Fire Signal Receiving Centres and Systems
- CAN/ULC-S301-09: Signal Receiving Centre Burglar Alarm Systems and Operations
- CAN/ULC-S302-14: Standard for the Installation, Inspection and Testing of Intrusion Alarm Systems
- CAN/ULC-S536-13: Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems
Some industries will require their affiliated organizations and businesses to work with a ULC-listed monitoring station. This is especially the case if you need to protect more sensitive information or higher-value goods.