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What are ULC and which code

does matter to your building?


Underwriters’ Laboratories Of Canada (ULC) is a not-for-profit organization incorporated in 1920 by letters patent issued by the Canadian Government and accredited by the Standards Council of Canada as a Certification Organization.

Out of a long list of standards, in terms of monitoring concern, CAN/ULC-S561, “The Installation and Services for Fire Signal Receiving Centers and Systems” is the one that does matter to your building.


Does your building require ULC Fire Monitoring?

The CAN/ULC-S561 standard is referenced in the National Building Code and National Fire Code and therefore it is by law that buildings are required to be monitored for fire by a third party shall be monitored “by way of signals to a central station”


But the question is, does the above standard apply to your property?


The new Ontario Building Code Section clearly states that If your building meets one of the following conditions it must be monitored for fire:


• High rise buildings higher than 6 storeys or 18 meters

• Occupant load more than 300

• If there is a Sprinkler System

• Requested by Authority Having Jurisdiction (AHJ) and/or insurance company

Who is Polyway and what we can offer?

Polyway Technology Ltd. has been providing ULC installation and monitoring services in GTA and surrounding areas for over 30 years. As a local professional technology company, all of our technicians are well-trained and certified in accordance with CAN/ULC-S561 standards.


If your properties fall into one of the above conditions, give us a call today and one of our business consultants would like to contact you for a no-cost, no-obligation review of your properties need.

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