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.
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 system.
ULC fire alarm monitoring standards have requirements such as:
- Maximum response time to an alarm signal
- Maximum allowance for 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.
Since 1970, TELSCO Security has provided fire panel monitoring for various commercial facilities in Edmonton and area