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Fire safety is paramount in building management, and reliable fire alarm monitoring systems play a crucial role in safeguarding lives and property. In Canada, the Underwriters Laboratories of Canada (ULC) provides certification and standards for fire alarm systems.

ULC Fire Monitoring Certificates

ULC fire monitoring certificates serve as proof that fire alarm systems comply with national standards. As a ULC Listed company, a.p.i. ALARM is authorized to issue these certificates for fire alarm systems utilizing our ULC-certified fire monitoring services.

Here are the key points about ULC certificates:

  1. Verification of Compliance: There are two ULC certificates that apply to fire alarm systems, one for the installation and configuration, the other for the monitoring. Both confirm that fire alarm systems adhere to ULC Standards and other recognized codes.
  2. Issued by ULC Listed Companies: Only ULC Listed companies can issue these certificates. These companies undergo evaluation to demonstrate compliance with ULC Standards for monitoring certificates and their installation methods and qualified personnel.
  3. Ongoing Maintenance and Inspection: Certificated systems must be regularly maintained and inspected by the issuing service company to ensure continued compliance.

The CAN/ULC-S561 standard governs fire alarm monitoring. To comply, your system should receive monitoring from a ULC-certified service provider, attesting to proper installation and ongoing monitoring.

ULC fire alarm monitoring services play a crucial role in maintaining safety and compliance across Canada. Whether you’re a building owner, code authority, or insurer, ULC certificates provide confidence in the effectiveness of fire protection systems.

In some cases, a ULC fire monitoring certificate is not required.  However, this scenario is becoming rare as many cities and municipalities are adopting requirements for ULC certified fire alarm monitoring services to be integrated in most, if not all commercial buildings within their jurisdictions.

a.p.i. ALARM provides both basic fire monitoring services and ULC fire monitoring services across Canada.  Our extensive network of fire alarm technicians are standing by to integrate your buildings fire protection system with our monitoring station.  In some cases, we can provide same day or next day installation and integration of monitoring services.  Contact us today for more information.

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