Alarms: Designing for Compliance to UL 681


This one hour eLearning module will help you gain a basic understanding of the fundamental installation and service requirements of UL681 ‘Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems.'  The course covers premise protection, protection of security containers, holdup installations, control units, alarm sounding devices and service maintenance requirements. In addition, participants will learn the fundamentals of alarm transmission methods requiring standard line security.


Course Topics

  • History of alarm systems
  • Technical fundamentals and system design
  • Control units, sounding devices and general wiring
  • Premise
  • safe and vault protection
  • Holdup alarm installations, service territory and line security
  • UL 681 glossary of terms
  • Scope, proper installation, service and maintenance


  • Identify the proper installation and service techniques found in UL 681
  • Identify the critical information needed to site survey an alarm system request in keeping with UL 681 guidelines
  • Design certificated security alarm systems that comply with guidelines found within UL 681
  • Review the glossary of terms, service territory and extent of protection sections of Standard UL 681, The Standard for Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems
  • Review the proper installation and proper service techniques found in Standard UL 681
  • Review critical information needed to scope an alarm system request in keeping with Standard guidelines
  • Line security technology

Target Audience

  • Product safety engineers
  • Compliance engineers
  • Product designers
  • Insurance companies
  • List and alarm service employees
  • Police departments
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Time Requirement


Web-Based 1 Hour $128.00

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