There’s only one way to know if it will work in an emergency…
Hopefully, it will never be used. But unlike every other system in your building, this one can never fail.
And so you routinely test it. Not only because the law requires it to be, but because you care about your tenants and your property.
More than just tested – it’s UL Certified.
Metro Alarm & Lock is one of the few alarm service companies in Minnesota that meets all of the UL criteria and is able to certify that your fire system is installed, maintained and tested in accordance with UL 72 requirements.
Our technicians are factory-trained, licensed by the State of Minnesota, NICET certified, and are continually training to improve their fire system knowledge.
Even if your local municipality doesn’t require a UL 72 certificate, many insurance companies either require it, or offer discounts if you have one.
What is a UL 72 Certificate?
The State of Minnesota has adopted National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 72 as the standard for the installation of ALL fire alarm systems. The difference between a fire system that carries a UL 72 Certificate and one that does not is the “runner service.” With a UL 72 certified system, a service technician must be onsite within two hours following a fire or supervisory alarm to ensure the fire system has been reset; the service technician has a four-hour window to initiate repairs on the fire system for any trouble signal.
Also, UL does random inspections of certified fire systems, to make sure they are installed and maintained per NFPA 72.
The standards in NFPA 72 are the minimum requirements and any city in Minnesota can write their own local ordinances that go above and beyond the basic requirements listed in NFPA 72. Currently there are 13 cities in Minnesota that require UL 72 Certificates: Brooklyn Center, Brooklyn Park, Burnsville, Chanhassen, Chaska, Coon Rapids, Eden Prairie, Golden Valley, Maple Grove, Plymouth, Shakopee, St. Cloud and St. Anthony.
Metro Alarm & Lock can issue you a UL 72 Certificate that acknowledges your fire system has been installed, maintained and tested in accordance with UL’s requirements.