If you own a business, then the safety of your employees and customers should be your number one priority. It is crucial that the equipment your employees and customers surround themselves with on a regular basis is working properly and more importantly, manufactured and installed correctly to avoid malfunctioning and unwanted injuries. How exactly do you know if it is and how can you be sure? That answer is a lot more simple than you can imagine: you only purchase and install UL Certified equipment.
What is UL Certification?
Underwriter Laboratories (UL) is one of the oldest safety certification companies around. They certify products, facilities, processes or systems based on industry-wide standards. By doing so, they issue over twenty different UL Certifications for a wide-range of categories. Certain UL Marks are country specific and will never be used or seen in the United States and vice versa. There is no such thing as general UL approval, instead they break up their certification into being listed, recognized, or classified.
UL Listed Service is given to manufacturers that produce products that meet UL’s standards and gives the manufacturer authorization to test products and apply the UL mark themselves.
UL Recognized Service is applied to products used to produce another product, which indicates that it is safe to use in further production and it is not a mark that is seen on an end product.
UL Classification Service can be placed on products by a manufacturer that makes products that comply with UL’s standards and maintains follow-up with UL to ensure quality and accuracy.
Why is it Important?
Obtaining UL Certification is important because it demonstrates manufacturers and service providers competency. Consumers want to know the company they hire to install their equipment is qualified to do the job right, and that they take the time to ensure that all of the products they install are tested and meet safety standards. UL Certification also shows that a company meets all local and federal safety and environmental regulations. You can rest assured knowing that your employees and customers are safe.
Here at LaMarco Systems, we not only design and install quality fire, security and surveillance systems to keep your business and home safe, we are also a UL Listed Alarm Service Company. This means that we test and certify every installed system with skilled and certified LaMarco Systems technicians in compliance to the requirements of the local authorities. We are also authorized to issue UL Certificates of Compliance for our installations and are continuously monitored by UL to ensure we are meeting those standards. You will not only receive quality installation and top notch customer service, but peace of mind knowing that you are protected and in compliance with safety regulations.