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Many alarm service providers find expanding their business means venturing into installations or monitoring for commercial clients. If your business is at this stage, you may also find certain clients must have a ULC certificated alarm to meet requirements set by AHJs, government bodies and insurance providers. This is often the case where your clients need to protect higher value goods. ULC certificated alarm systems help insurance providers reduce their exposure to risk and assist AHJs and government bodies to manage life and property safety within their jurisdiction.

We are often told that ULC certificated alarm systems have a better record than non-certificated systems when it comes to critical issues such as response times and false alarms. This is likely owing to the fact that each element of the entire system functions as defined by ULC Standards national equipment, installation and monitoring standards, and where applicable, guard response standards, so the resulting service meets defined performance criteria.

Becoming a ULC Listed alarm service provider enables your organization to offer ULC certificates on qualified alarm systems. Getting listed is a simple process that involves a ULC audit of 3 installation sites that meet applicable requirements of the following standards:

  • Installation and Services for Fire Signal Receiving Centres and Systems (CAN/ULC-S561-13)
  • Signal Receiving Centre Burglar Alarm Systems and Operations (CAN/ULC-S301-09)
  • Standard for the Installation, Inspection and Testing of Intrusion Alarm Systems  (CAN/ULC-S302-14)
  • Inspection and Testing of Fire Alarm Systems (CAN/ULC-S536-13)

ULC Listed alarm companies are included in ULC’s Online Directories of Equipment and Materials where they can refer their customers to view their ULC listing online.

To find out more about becoming listed, please complete the attachment below and return to