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June 14, 2022

New Edition of Standard for Alarm and Electronic Security Systems Published in Canada

CCTV Security CamerasUL Standards & Engagement published the Second Edition of ULC 60839-11-1 - Alarm and Electronic Security Systems – Part 11-1: Electronic Access Control Systems – System And Components Requirements, a modified National Adoption of Canada based on the International Electrotechnical Commission (IEC) standard, IEC 60839-11-1:2013, which bears the same name.

The Standard covers the minimum requirements and test methods for electronic access control systems and components for physical access (entry and exit) in and around buildings and protected areas. The new edition features updated requirements for equipment such as request-to-exit devices, motion detectors, momentary contact switches, touch sensitive devices, access point sensors and access point actuators. It also features updated testing requirements for rain, corrosion, moist hydrogen sulphide air mixture exposure, moist carbon dioxide/sulphur dioxide air mixture exposure, salt spray, fog, dust, jarring, and endurance.

ULC 60839-11-1 was modified for adoption by the ULC Standards Technical Committee (TC) on Security and Burglar Alarm Equipment and Systems, TC S300A. The technical committee is also working to adopt IEC 60839-11-2, Alarm and Electronic Security Systems – Part 11-2: Electronic Access Control Systems – Application Guidelines, which is targeted for publication in the next few months. 

Proposals for ULC 60839-11-1 and the adoption of IEC 60839-11-2 can be submitted at s.ul.org/ULCSDS.