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Fire Alarm System – Calgary

CAN/ULC-S561 Fire Alarm Signaling

Union Alarm stands as a premier ULC Fire Alarm Systems Company, recognized among the leading commercial fire alarm signaling providers in western Canada. Our certification in ULC protective signaling underscores our commitment to excellence. We conduct ULC certified fire alarm installations across the Calgary and Edmonton regions, ensuring top-notch service and reliability.

  • Typically, Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs) mandate a ULC certificate for a fire alarm signalling panel combined with ULC monitoring. In other words, buildings outfitted with a listed fire annunciator panel necessitate ULC monitoring, with each installation requiring certification.
  • The ULC certificate program offers AHJs, insurance entities, and building code inspectors a dependable method to verify the compliance of fire alarms with codes. Simultaneously, the program utilizes the ULC mark to signify compliance, displaying it on the installation through a certificate.

In this scenario, the alarm hardware installed must possess its own ULC listing and up-to-date labeling. Additionally, the monitoring station must undergo listing and certification processes before it can receive alarm signals from the fire panel. Signals are transmitted to the station with dual-path redundancy.

Union Alarm holds listing and certification as a commercial fire alarm signaling company in Calgary and Edmonton. Our proficient and certified technicians conduct ULC installations using fire alarm hardware listed by DSC Fire Alarm, Honeywell Fire Alarm, and our partners at ICT Solutions.

Commercial Fire Alarm Signaling


Frequently Asked Question

Fire Alarm Systems & Monitoring – Q&A

Absolutely, we do! For instance, numerous office buildings in Calgary are equipped with existing fire alarm systems from ADT, TYCO, or Chubb. We not only provide servicing for these systems but also offer monitoring services regardless of the initial installation company. Moreover, we offer upgrades for outdated fire alarm panels.

In Calgary, many Chubb Edwards fire alarm systems may necessitate updates to older equipment. Union Alarm can undertake the recertification of your system and reprogram your fire alarm system for monitoring within our central station.

After the installation of a Fire Alarm System, testing and certification become necessary steps. Upon successfully meeting all test criteria, Union Alarm provides a registered ULC Certificate, indicating compliance with the necessary Municipal/Government agencies and Authorities Having Jurisdiction.

This encompasses entities such as the City of Calgary, Calgary Fire Department, and the Alberta Building Codes. Furthermore, certificates necessitate a 5-year service contract to ensure continual annual maintenance, thereby keeping the Fire Alarm System up-to-date.

The cost of a fire alarm system is contingent upon whether it is safeguarding a new construction or an existing building. In certain instances, we have the capability to assume control of an existing fire alarm system. Alternatively, for other applications, we undertake the installation and certification of a new system before the issuance of an installation certificate.

The process of constructing new buildings is relatively straightforward. The site will necessitate compliance items such as power, telco lines, and electrical conduits. Subsequently, we proceed to install the Fire Alarm System, inclusive of a secondary path of communication. Feel free to reach out to us for further information.


ULC Listed Fire Alarm System

Protect Your Condominium or Commercial Buildings

When it comes to life safety issues, seconds count. Alarm signals are sent fast, secure and detailed when fire events emerge on the system. This reduces the time from fire detection to an on-site response from your local fire station.

By choosing DSC’s new HS32-612LEC fire signalling system for the installation and monitoring of your Fire Alarm Signals, you have the assurance of prompt intervention at your premises, 24 hours a day, 7 days a week.

The cellular kit meets the requirements of CAN/ULC-S561 Standard for Fire Monitoring applications. It can help to provide sufficient warning so that occupants can evacuate safely as well as protect buildings and their contents.

With ULC installations and services available in Calgary, Red Deer, Edmonton, Lethbridge, and Medicine Hat, DSC Fire Alarm Systems are available from the experts at Union Alarm.

ULC Certificated Fire Alarm System

Fire alarm systems with ULC certification necessitate maintenance through the care and inspection services provided by the issuing alarm service company. A ULC Certificate signifies that the installation has undergone inspection, testing, and is presently maintained by the Listed alarm service company.

It is crucial not only for installation companies to be listed but also to request individual systems to be certified and subjected to ULC’s annual inspection process to ensure code compliance.

Union Alarm installs and monitors ULC Fire Systems throughout Alberta.

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What is CAN/ULC-S561 Fire Alarm Monitoring?

When new clients reach out regarding fire systems, a common question is, “What does CAN/ULC-S561 entail, and how can we guarantee compliance for our local fire department?” As required throughout much of Alberta, ULC-S561 is a monitoring standard established by the Underwriter’s Laboratories of Canada (ULC), a globally acknowledged standards organization. It serves as the benchmark in both the NFPA Fire Code and Canada Building Code for buildings mandating fire alarm or sprinkler system monitoring. This standard delineates the following aspects:

  • Identify the equipment type utilized
  • Describe the Signals Receiving Centre (SRC) construction
  • Elaborate on the physical installation process of the fire alarm panel on site
  • Clarify the communication method between the fire alarm panel and SRC
  • Illustrate the procedure followed by the SRC upon receiving fore alarm signals

ULC Listed Fire Alarm Equipment?

The CAN/ULC-S561 standard requires manufacturers to test and manufacture equipment in accordance with CAN/ULC-S559 standards for fire alarm system monitoring. This mandate applies to all equipment utilized within your building, as well as the equipment deployed in the Signals Receiving Centre (SRC) for signal reception from your building.

The standard ensures that the equipment is constructed properly and equipped to proficiently manage signals related to fire alarms. For example, fire monitoring panels compliant with CAN/ULC-S559 must give priority to fire alarm signals over others and transmit such signals to the SRC within 60 seconds of activation.

A priority when it concerns the life safety of others


Upon searching for a professional alarm company that could provide card access control, alarm systems, and ULC fire alarm monitoring in Calgary, we contacted Union Alarm. After explaining our situation, their representatives were quick to attend our facility, reviewed our list of requirements and followed up with a written proposal. Since then, their team has returned to install a ULC Fire Alarm System and they now monitor our building security in Calgary. We are very pleased with the service and installation we have received from Union Alarm. | Monitored Fire Alarm System

Griffin Webster

Bridgeland Seventh Day Adventist ChurchReligious Organization / Calgary