Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL)
Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL) was founded in 1894 to provide testing services and ensure public safety. UL examines and tests devices, systems and material to determine how their performance affects life, fire, casualty, hazards and crime prevention.
Many companies are required to have their security and fire alarm system meet the standards of Underwriters Laboratories for installation and ongoing service and monitoring. DGA is capable of satisfying any UL insurance requirement. DGA is listed by UL in several categories including Central Station Burglar Alarm, Central Station Protective Signaling Services, and Mercantile Burglar Alarm Systems.
DGA is also listed as a UL 2050 National Industrial Security System Central Station Alarm Company. This accreditation enables us to install, maintain and monitor security systems for US Department of Defense facilities and other government facilities that house classified materials, personnel and military equipment. DGA is one of only a handful of security system companies to receive this designation.
Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY)
The Fire Department of the City of New York (FDNY) adopts rules setting forth fire safety requirements including permits and certificates for fire systems installed within New York City. DGA is an FDNY Approved Central Station Fire Alarm Company. Our systems meet all applicable regulations as well as the department’s rigorous inspection and procedural requirements. Additionally, DGA is an FDNY Approved Smoke Detector and Fire Alarm Service Company. This approval is extended to only those companies who meet the requirements set forth by the FDNY established under Fire Department Rule 3, RCNY Section 17-06.
The Monitoring Association
Five Diamond Monitoring Center
DGA’s monitoring centers are Five Diamond certified by The Monitoring Association (TMA), indicating DGA’s full compliance with the monitoring, customer care and education requirements of this widely respected certification.
DGA monitoring associates are individually tested and certified by TMA after an extensive training program. Certifications are renewed annually and demonstrate DGA’s commitment to monitoring excellence through continuing training and education.
DGA is proud to be a NetOne owner company. NetOne is a network of recognized privately owned and managed security companies throughout the United States and Canada. Each shareholder company is the security leader in its operational area and meets the strict requirements for NetOne participation. NetOne customers get the best of both worlds: personalized service by highly trained locally-based employees combined with the resources and expertise of a network of technologically leading security companies.
The Monitoring Association
Founded in 1950, the Monitoring Association (TMA) is the preeminent trade association representing the electronic alarm monitoring industry. The TMA fosters positive relationships between its members and law enforcement groups to help reduce false alarms and develop industry standards. DGA actively participates in this association, assisting in its endeavors and working on many of its committees.
National Institute for Certification in Engineering Technologies
DGA’s NICET certified fire protection consultants voluntarily submit to regular testing and verification of their fire system knowledge and project experience by this widely respected examining body.
National Fire Protection Association
The National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) is a global nonprofit organization, established in 1896, devoted to eliminating death, injury, property and economic loss due to fire, electrical and related hazards.
NFPA delivers information and knowledge through more than 300 consensus codes and standards, research, training, education, outreach and advocacy; and by partnering with others who share an interest in furthering its mission.
DGA has long been a supporter of the NFPA and its mission. Many in the DGA management team are NFPA members, strongly supporting the organization and its goals.
New York Fire Alarm Association
DGA is a member of the NYFAA, a group of fire protection organizations dedicated to working with local government agencies to improve the understanding and development of fire safety practices.
Licensed and Approved
Some states and localities require alarm security companies to be licensed in order to install and service intrusion and fire alarm systems. For licensing information for your geographic area, please contact DGA Customer Care.