Life safety and security
With more than 100 years of life safety and security experience, UL has the expertise to help protect lives and property. UL applies modern test methods and analyses and is dedicated to working with regulatory authorities, manufacturers, insurers, retailers and other partners. A dedicated team of life safety professionals, the widely referenced UL safety Standards and directories, world-class facilities and comprehensive services combine to make UL the most prominent and trusted source for the industry.
Life safety and security product categories
Within each life safety and security product category listed here, you will find product-specific information and resources, such as:
- Product listings and related Standards
- Testing and certification services
- Installation codes and standards developing organizations
- Suitable use of equipment
- Related presentations, articles, brochures and online resources
Alarm system services
UL engineers are experts in the complex technology of alarm systems. UL has primary designated engineers dedicated to electronic security equipment. The UL Mark is the most trusted symbol of product integrity among organizations that demand third-party certification for mission-critical systems. Learn more.
Fire equipment services
To protect firefighters perform their duties safely, UL evaluates a variety of equipment for compliance with the requirements of the appropriate National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) standards, or with the requirements of the appropriate ULC standards. UL offers the broadest, most comprehensive fire equipment evaluations in the industry. Learn more.
Personal flotation devices
Personal Flotation Devices worn on watercrafts in the United States are required to conform with standards set by the U.S. Coast Guard Lifesaving and Fire Safety Standards Division. L and the U.S. Coast Guard partner through a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) to provide a UL Listing and Coast Guard approval for life jackets, vests, seat cushions, deck suits and all other flotation devices. Learn more.
Personal protection equipment
Every day firefighters, hazardous material response teams and other emergency responders rely on personal protective equipment such as gloves, safety shoes, helmets, protective eyewear and other garments to guard against hazards. UL offers compliance testing, evaluation and certification of this specialized equipment. Learn more.
Security and signaling
UL is the leading third-party certification agency for security and signaling products and systems. UL certification provides the quickest and surest route to product acceptance by regulatory authorities, insurers, law enforcement organizations, government, retailers and consumers. Learn more.