For over 30 years our Central Station has monitored our own banks and ATMs, now all of a sudden I've got a new boss at the helm and he doesn't understand why we are not UL listed?
Trying to explain that Banks are federally regulated and insured, and within the Bank Protection Act we simply need to have our alarm system be capable of alerting the police or fire to respond, and that there is no requirement federally or on the state level where we would have to pursue UL.
Can anyone give me some direction as to where I can go that gives a clearer understanding of why federal banks that maintain their own central station that monitor only their banks, ATMs or offices are not required to be UL listed? Is there anything that you are aware of that the State of Michigan or the State of Illinois requires?
When I spoke to the UL Listing Agent, the first question he had for me is why are you pursueing this? I've yet to see any Bank that monitors their own alarms, such as Wachovia, Bank of Hawaii, Fifth Third, Comerica, and the list goes on where they have gone through UL Listing their central station.