ULC Fire Alarm Monitoring Services

CAN/ULC-S561 Fire Alarm Monitoring

Herbert Williams Fire Equipment Ltd. is a ULC (Underwriters Laboratories of Canada) listed company that delivers fire monitoring services through our ULC listed Signals Receiving Centre. Our ULC fire monitoring systems are ideal for facilities such as schools, hospitals, multi-unit residential or any commercial building that is required to be monitored under the Ontario Fire Code. ULC monitoring can installed to monitor new or existing fire alarm systems (panels) as well as stand alone fire sprinkler systems.

What is ULC Certification and What Does it Provide?

CAN/ULC-S561 is the standard for fire alarm monitoring, and to verify that your facility is achieving this standard, you must be able to provide your ULC Certificate to the Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) or Insurance Company. Only a ULC Certified monitoring company can produce and issue a ULC Certificate. This ULC Certificate is the only physical proof that the monitoring installation and service at your facility is in compliance with the CAN/ULC-S561 standard.

Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) has established a standard that alarm companies must adhere to in order to be listed by them for fire alarm monitoring. This standard provides guidance and requirements for power supplies, response times, staffing, security levels, and much more.

A ULC Certification provides proof to Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and insurance companies that your monitoring system has been installed, tested, and is being maintained to the highest standard.

Once a monitoring company has been certified, the ULC lists them to demonstrate their compliance with ULC standards. It is only once a monitoring company completes their evaluation process that they will be capable of issuing ULC certificates. The certificates are generally issued when mandated by a requesting body to ensure compliance to National Standards.

The benefits of a ULC system include but are not limited to the following:

  • ULC Certification confirms that the facility receives annual inspection by a qualified technician and is subject to audit by a ULC auditors. They will ensure the system is compliant with ULC standards and guidelines.
  • The monitoring provider commits to following designated alarm response protocols, and they may be subject to penalty if they fail to uphold these standards.
  • Potential to improve insurance benefits and reduce premiums.
  • ULC certification indicates that the installation is inspected, tested, and maintained by the Listed alarm service company.

Our station is ULC listed for fire and burglary, with highly trained courteous staff.
We offer shared-listing ULC account set up in accordance with ULC regulations.
We pride ourselves on offering the personal touch when assisting our customers.

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