Protect Your Building with ULC-Certified Fire Alarm Monitoring

Our team of fire monitoring experts is here to set up ULC fire panel monitoring for your business or a property you manage.

Here’s Why ULC-Certified Fire Alarm Monitoring is Important for Commercial Buildings

Depending on the scale and use of a commercial building, many properties will require ULC fire alarm monitoring, specifically ULC-561. With new buildings and older buildings whose fire panels are due for an upgrade, a ULC Certificate is becoming a common requirement.

ULC fire monitoring systems are more prominently installed in hotels, schools, apartment buildings, malls, daycares, long-term care facilities, car dealerships, churches, and grocery stores as part of their comprehensive alarm systems.

With ULC Fire Alarm Monitoring, The Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) sets the standards for the installation, maintenance, communication, and response times related to the monitoring system.

ULC fire alarm monitoring standards have requirements such as:

  • Maximum response time to an alarm signal
  • Maximum allowance for alarm service issues to be resolved
  • Mandatory annual inspections

When all ULC specifications are met and agreed to, a ULC certificate will be issued. This certificate is typically required to obtain occupancy for your building. Fire panel monitoring ensures immediate action is taken on an alarm signal, helping to save lives and minimize property damage by avoiding false alarms.

Since 1970, TELSCO Security has provided fire panel monitoring for various commercial facilities in Edmonton and area

The Advantage of Dual Path ULC-Certified Fire Alarm Monitoring

As new construction projects come to the fore, or with existing buildings located in remote areas, it can be challenging to secure reliable phone lines to meet the two-path communication requirement in the ULC Standard.

The challenges associated with securing a phone connection can delay opening a new building or add to operating costs for existing facilities.

With TELSCO’s Dual Path ULC Fire Alarm Monitoring, you can achieve ULC-certified fire monitoring without a phone line, meeting all fire alarm phone line requirements. This improves the project flow and can result in long-term savings by eliminating the need for a dedicated phone line, which is a crucial aspect of fire alarm system installation.

The difference between a fire alarm panel and fire alarm monitoring

A local fire panel, also known as a fire protection system, is designed to detect a fire in your building and alert the occupants that they need to evacuate. Sprinkler systems are similar but have the added ability to suppress fire. A fire protection service company provides these systems.

Without fire alarm monitoring, a local firepanel will ring onsite. Still, no external party is made aware of the risk, and the fire department cannot be dispatched as an early response to the alarm condition.

How TELSCO’s ULC-561 Certified Fire Alarm Monitoring System Works

TELSCO monitors the fire alarms by connecting a fire alarm communicator to the local fire panel, integrating the fire alarm systems for commercial buildings.When the fire panel registers a fire alarm, the alarm communicator sends an alert to our monitoring centre using a phone line or cellular connection. The fire department is dispatched immediately.

In addition to fire alarms, TELSCO monitors 24/7 for fire panel trouble conditions, ensuring any issues with the firepanel are identified and addressed quickly.

Because ULC mandates a 4-hour response time for service, TELSCO can provide ULC-561 Fire Alarm Monitoring for most locations in Edmonton, Alberta.

Do you need ULC Fire Alarm Monitoring?

Your insurance company or fire code may dictate that you require ULC Fire Alarm Monitoring for your building. Although a ULC certificate may not be a requirement, TELSCO highly recommends ULC fire alarm monitoring to maximize the safety of your building and it’s occupants.

ULC Certified fire alarm monitoring can also help:

  • Decrease insurance costs
  • Future proof your protection as regulations are updated
  • Gain confidence with clients, investors, or tenants

Marks Matter

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ULC fire alarm monitoring may be part of a larger custom security plan for your business or property. TELSCO serves businesses of every size and offers custom-designed security systems based on the type of business you own and the valuables you want to protect.