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Should you dread a UL audit?

Not if you’ve done your homework and you know what to expect, two specialists tell the CSAA
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02/05/2013

VIENNA, Va.—For central stations pursuing UL certification or expecting their first audit, there can be uncertainty and maybe even a touch of anxiety. It’s an important benchmark—will your facility be able to stand up to the scrutiny?

UL, Intertek announce support for ASAP

The testing labs find the program to speed the delivery of alarm notifications meets national standards
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11/22/2011

CAMAS, Wash. and FAIRFIELD, N.J.—The monitoring industry’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) got a big boost recently when Underwriters Laboratories and Intertek both announced that the new program meets the requirements of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72).

NRTLs deliver Web tools for improved certificating

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07/07/2011

CHARLOTTE, N.C. and CHICAGO—The security industry's two main NRTLs (nationally recognized testing laboratories), Underwriters Laboratories and Intertek ETL have each announced online tools designed to make the certificate process quicker and more accurate.

Brothers Fire Protection earns UL listing

Company says listing will open up new markets
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05/09/2011

ELK RIVER, Minn.—Brothers Fire Protection announced in April that its fire alarm and life safety team has been granted an Underwriters Laboratory (UL) listing for the company's fire alarm and monitoring services.

Getting to know AHJ builds understanding

A CSAA-sponsored seminar provides tips on effective relationships with AHJ’s
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05/06/2011

VIENNA, Va.—Stopping by your AHJ’s office just to say “Hi” and chat could help increase understanding when it comes time to determine whether a fire alarm meets code.

Dynamark returns with new monitoring center

$130K in government grants helps pay for cost
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02/24/2011

HAGERSTOWN, Md.—Dynamark Security Centers, a well-known name in the security industry whose monitoring aspect disappeared through a series of acquisitions several years ago, is ready to make a monitoring comeback with a new central station slated to open here by the end of summer.

Video monitoring firm Westec goes the extra mile with UL

Proprietary automation platform vetted
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09/09/2010

DALLAS—Westec Intelligent Surveillance, which earlier this year became one of the first interactive video surveillance companies to get behind new-to-security nationally recognized testing lab Intertek ETL, has taken the extra step of getting additional listings from UL, the company announced Sept. 1.