First-of-its-Kind Web Portal Empowers UL Customers to Manage Certification Process On-Line
NORTHBROOK, Ill., June 3, 2011 — UL (Underwriters Laboratories), a world leader in advancing safety, announced the availability of ULwebCerts, a new on-line service of its Alarm Certificate Services division that allows alarm service providers to manage their UL Alarm Certificates and certificate applications on-line.
A first-of-its-kind, this new service is designed to enable UL customers to manage their UL compliance work quickly and efficiently via UL’s secure website, MyHome @UL. With ULwebCerts, UL Alarm Certificate Service customers can now request alarm certificates and receive immediate delivery of their certificate serial number and a "proof of Certificate request", quickly satisfying AHJ (Authorities Having Jurisdiction) requests.
"This new service demonstrates UL’s ongoing commitment to its customers by making the Alarm Services certification application and management process even more accessible, accurate and user friendly," said Bob Jamieson, UL’s Global Director, Life Safety & Security. "In an era where speed to market is critical, the new ULwebCerts service provides the industry’s quickest means for an Alarm Service provider to request a Certificate and receive confirmation exactly when they need it."
ULwebCerts streamlines the certification process, allowing UL customers to request a certificate and receive confirmation 24/7. The new system also helps eliminate transcription errors by using "smart forms" that only display valid protection detail choices, allowing customers to correct typos and errors within 90 days of issue, free of charge and without new customer-signed requests.
Other key features of ULwebCerts include a Log-on Alert feature that provides an automatic reminder of expiring Certificates, and an Advanced Sorting feature enabling the user to produce a downloadable list of all active Certificates with protection detail.