Alarm Companies

  • Elevate client safety expectations
  • Provide value-added service at modest additional cost
  • Distance yourself from competitors

What Alarm Dealers Should Know (PDF)


OPEN ACCESS TM is a new fire alarm protocol offered to UL/ULC compliant alarm monitoring companies.

  • Proven to save an average of 114.7 seconds
  • Improves accuracy, reliability and integrity

See article "Putting Out The Fire" under News & Endorsements.


  • Means monitoring services can offer customers a superior level of fire protection
  • Does not compete with alarm monitoring services or stations. It offers them new capabilities
  • Does not eliminate the need for monitoring operators. It places them in a role of oversight
  • Means "open architecture", compatible with industry certified automation software used at UL/ULC listed central stations and emergency services E 911 CAD systems
  • Can be added economically to current UL/ULC alarm monitoring station technologies. No hardware changes required
  • No changes or additions to alarm equipment required at customer site


  • A new level of alarm capability
  • A new level of protection from litigation
  • Ensures compliance with CAN/ULC-S561 fire alarm dispatching requirements on every fire alarm signal


  • Annual registration fee per monitored system


  • "Pay as you go" — a modest one-time registration fee and charge per call when Fire Department responds
  • Monitoring stations bill back customers directly