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Central stations have more options to get UL-listed

January 27, 2016Spencer Ives

NORTHBROOK, Ill.—Underwriters Laboratories now allows central stations using newer technologies—such as virtualization—ways to become UL-listed.Specifically, central stations will “have new options for compliance with 827, [and] those options should be better aligned with current technologies,” Steve Schmit, engineering manager for UL, told Security Systems News. “The technologies that central stations want to implement now, because it makes sense for them to do...

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UL introduces standard for managed video

June 26, 2015Spencer Ives

BALTIMORE—UL announced a new standard for managed video services, UL-827 b."[We're] trying to establish a baseline of requirements for the industry, while the [managed video] industry is still fairly young, emerging and growing,” Steve Schmit, UL engineer manager, told Security Systems News."We think ... that video is going to be such an important part of security in the future. The services that are being offered today are really just a precursor of much more advanced services to come,"...

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Monitoring Matters

UL talks about cybersecurity in UL827

May 6, 2015Spencer Ives

When I asked UL's engineering manager, Steve Schmit, how the ISC West show was going, he said he spent a fair bit of the show discussing the recent updates to UL827, now including requirements for cybersecurity. “Now with [cybersecurity] in the standard, we're going to have conversations about [central station's] network security, how they keep their customers safe,” Schmit told Security Systems News. Cybersecurity is something previous standards hadn't formally �required,...

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UL certifies first cloud-based automation platform, SBN Cloud

January 28, 2015Spencer Ives

DALLAS—Innovative Business Software, a provider of central station software, says its SBN Cloud could reduce the amount of infrastructure needed for a UL-listed central station, cutting costs of building a new monitoring center by up to 75 percent.SBN Cloud became UL- listed on Jan. 15. This is the first cloud-based monitoring software certification of its kind, said UL engineering manager Steve Schmit.“By putting automation and receivers in the cloud [a central station could consist...

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