CSAA to hold free UL2050 webinar

Attendees will learn how to get in on opportunity
Tuesday, July 20, 2010

YARMOUTH, Maine - CSAA, in conjunction with UL will be holding a free webinar on July 21 about UL2050 listing. The webinar will take place from 2-3 p.m. Eastern and will be conducted by UL section manager, Alarm Certificate Services Pete Tallman, who was one of the principal engineers of UL2050. Attendees of the webinar will receive details about the categories of service within this program, the U. S. government manuals that require its use, and how one may prepare to become UL2050 listed.

Registration is ongoing up until the moment the webinar starts.

According to CSAA vice president of marketing and programs Celia Besore, the webinar will be a valuable educational tool for central stations looking to branch out and become more relevant in today's more security conscious environment. "There are two categories that have to do with UL2050: The National Industrial Security Systems and National Industrial Monitoring Station categories,” Besore said. "Pete will talk about both of these and let people know whether or not UL2050 designation is for them and how to do it … There's a lot of opportunity here for members of our industry, and we want our members to be aware and know about this opportunity.” Besore also noted this webinar will not be recorded, nor will it be available for later on-demand viewing.

In a 2007 Security Systems News story on UL2050 designation, Tallman clarified some common misconceptions. "Many central station folks are wondering, ‘How do we do this?' But actually the dealer will have to facilitate it because he's the medium between the government contractor and the central station ... The prime contractor, aka the government contractor, needs to sponsor the central for clearance. The vehicle to do that is the DD254 contract,” Tallman said. "So the alarm company, who sits in the middle of all of this, needs to say to the government contractor, "I want to use this central station to do our monitoring, please initiate a DD254 to get them started in getting a clearance.'”

Registration for the free webinar is still ongoing at CSAA's website.

SSN has written about UL2050 listing before and has followed the news reporting with blog entries on the topic.