UL Standard for Safety Local Burglar Alarm Units and Systems
|Publication Date:||9 March 2018|
These requirements cover construction, performance, and maintenance of local burglar-alarm units and systems for use in mercantile premises, mercantile safes and vaults, and bank safes and vaults.
As covered by these requirements, a local alarm system consists of protective circuits and devices, connected through control apparatus to an enclosed tamper-protected sounding device mounted on an outside wall of the building in which the protected property is situated. Intrusion into or disturbance of the units or wiring causes the sounding device to be actuated. The sounding device continues to operate until it is stopped by using the proper control key, by exhaustion of the power supply, or by action of an automatic timing element that is preset for a definite operating period. These systems usually operate within the limits of Class 2 remote control and signal circuits of Class 2 remote control and signal circuits as defined by Article 725 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.
The operation of a local alarm system is partially under the control and domination of the owners or others interested in the property. However, it is required that systems be maintained under the care and regular inspection service of the installing company. The installing company is expected to respond to troubles or calls for service promptly on report of the owner. See Maintenance, Sections 61 and 69. It is the responsibility of the owner to switch the system ON and OFF duty and to report malfunctioning of the system to the service company.
Local mercantile burglar-alarm systems are intended for the protection of mercantile premises or mercantile safes and vaults.
Local bank burglar-alarm systems are intended for the protection of bank safes and vaults.
Equipment intended for combination burglar-alarm and fire-protective signaling systems shall comply with the Standard for Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems, UL 864.
Devices installed on individual properties are further classified as to extent of protection at each location. Rules covering installation and classification (of extent) of alarm equipment at individual locations are published in the Standard for Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems, UL 681, which should be consulted by burglar-alarm installers.