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UL launches Cybersecurity Assurance Program

New standard provides objective approval on products’ cybersecurity
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04/05/2016

NORTHBROOK, Ill.—UL today announced its new Cybersecurity Assurance Program, a standard by which companies can have their products tested and verified by UL for guard against well-known cyber risks.

Central stations have more options to get UL-listed

Centrals using newer tech, like virtualization, now have path to certification
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01/27/2016

NORTHBROOK, Ill.—Underwriters Laboratories now allows central stations using newer technologies—such as virtualization—ways to become UL-listed.

UL introduces standard for managed video

UL-827 b introduced at ESX 2015
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06/26/2015

BALTIMORE—UL announced a new standard for managed video services, UL-827 b.

UL talks about cybersecurity in UL827

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Wednesday, May 6, 2015

When I asked UL’s engineering manager, Steve Schmit, how the ISC West show was going, he said he spent a fair bit of the show discussing the recent updates to UL827, now including requirements for cybersecurity.

Dice’s hosted monitoring certified

Service complies with UL standards
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03/18/2015

BAY CITY, Mich.—Dice, a provider of central station software, announced that it gained UL certification for its hosted monitoring center platform.

UL certifies first cloud-based automation platform, SBN Cloud

IBS: Product can dramatically reduce UL certification cost
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01/28/2015

DALLAS—Innovative Business Software, a provider of central station software, says its SBN Cloud could reduce the amount of infrastructure needed for a UL-listed central station, cutting costs of building a new monitoring center by up to 75 percent.

Emergency messaging explained

New guidelines to help installers and end users in all 'rapid onset events'
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05/13/2014

QUINCY, Mass.—Emergency communication systems (ECS) were developed because a fire alarm alone is not always sufficient to tell building occupants what to do in case of an emergency. But what exactly should an ECS message say? There have been no guidelines for that—until now.

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).

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