Is AlarmGrid Compliant with Nationally Recognized Industry Standards?
In this video, Michael talks about how Alarm Grid is compliant with Nationally Recognized Industry Standards. Nearly all of the products sold on the Alarm Grid website have been approved by at least one Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory. Our monitoring Partner CMS is also approved by 2 NRTLs.
Making sure that the equipment you purchase is compliant with Nationally Recognized Industry Standards is very important. This is the best way to ensure that your equipment is reliable and trustworthy. Your alarm system is very important, and you will want to make sure that it sure that it works correctly every single time. As a result, you will want to avoid using any system or sensors that are not compliant with Nationally Recognized Industry Standards.
In order to be compliant with Nationally Recognized Industry Standards, a piece of equipment must have been approved by at least one Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory (NRTL). These are third-party organizations that have been approved by the United States Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA). In order to be approved by OSHA and be formally recognized as an NRTL, an organization must meet a set of guidelines that OSHA has mandated. All NRTLs follow the same guidelines and test equipment to the same standards.
These guidelines are not actually set by OSHA. Instead, they are set by various standards organizations. These standards organizations include the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and the the National Fire Protection Agency (NFPA), among others. Any NRTL is required by law to meet these standards. OSHA enforces this policy very strongly, and the administration will revoke NRTL status for any organization that is no longer compliant.
Nearly all of the equipment sold by Alarm Grid is certified by at least one NRTL. Occasionally, we may sell equipment that is still in the process of being certified by an NRTL. However, it is our policy to only sell equipment from professional manufacturers. We stand behind our manufacturers, and we are confident that they would never release equipment to the public that hasn't been thoroughly tested for safety.
Our alarm monitoring partner, Criticom Monitoring Services, is also certified by two (2) NRTLs. The company is UL-listed and FM approved. This is important for anyone who has central station monitoring service through Alarm Grid.
Hi, DIYers. Michael from Alarm Grid here. Today I'm going to answer the question of whether or not Alarm Grid is compliant with nationally recognized industry standards. Yes, Alarm Grid is compliant with nationally recognized industry standards. You may be wondering, what our nationally recognized industry standards? Well, it's basically regulations put into place to make sure that the equipment you buy and that the services you receive are of quality, and that they're trustworthy, and that your product is not going to blow up in your face, and that it's going to work well. Now, most of the products we sell, nearly all of them, are certified by a Nationally Recognized Testing Lab. What's a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory? Well, it's an organization, a third party organization, that is approved by OSHA, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, United States at the start of that, Occupational Safety and Health Administration. So they don't set the standards that an NRTL, a Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, has to meet. It's actually other companies, such as the American National Standards Institute, ANSI. And another one is National Fire Protection Agency I believe. So organizations like that, they set the standards. They work together to set them. And then the NRTL basically has to meet them. So you can see on some products here, I have the Lyric C1, the camera. This is certified by UL, Underwriters Laboratories. You can see the logo right there, the UL. And just for clarification, all NRTLs have to meet the same standards. They're all set forth by OSHA. And any Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory, going to meet the same standards. So just because it's not certified by UL, it's certified by a different one, they all meet the same standard. They're all equal. Most of our products are UL listed, like this one right here, the Lyric C1. But some of them will be certified by a different laboratory, such as Lyric right here, the Lyric controller. It's certified by Intertek, formerly Edison Testing Labs. You can see the ETL logo right there on it. Hopefully, that's in there all right. So basically, most of the equipment that we sell on our site is going to meet one of those standards. It's going to be certified. We can't promise that all of it will. There is occasionally going to be equipment that's in the process of being certified. It hasn't been approved yet. But we stand behind our manufacturers. And we're sure that they're going to offer safe and trustworthy equipment. And just because it's not certified right now doesn't mean it won't be later. Now, when we take over a system, if you already have it, you bought it from somewhere else, we can't be sure that it's going to be certified. We didn't sell it. It's not our responsibility. But the odds of you coming across a system that's not approved-- like I said, we can't guarantee it-- but it's pretty unlikely. Stuff's pretty well regulated. And it's going to work out pretty well. And also I need to mention that our monitoring partner for those who have central station monitoring, Criticom, Criticom Monitoring Services, CMS, is certified. They're UL listed. They are also FM approved. That's Factory Mutual Insurance. They're approved. That's another Nationally Recognized Testing Lab. So that's two NRTLs that have approved Criticom. So yes, we are compliant with Nationally Recognized Industry Standards, or the equipment we sell is certified. And our monitoring partner is certified as well. If you have any questions, you can shoot us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org. You may also give us a phone call at 888-818-7728. We're open Monday through Friday, 9:00 AM to 8:00 PM Eastern Standard Time. And that's it. If you please like, comment, and subscribe. Have a great day. Bye.