Napco commercial alarm system receives UL approval

Electronic security equipment manufacturer Napco Security Technologies announced Monday that its Gemini GEM-C Series commercial alarm system platform has received approval from Underwriters Laboratories.

According to a statement released by the company, the commercial grade GEM-C platform can provide "8 to 255 points of addressable or conventional, wired or wireless commercial fire or intrusion, as well as unique UL-compliant combination 'combo' panels that provide intrusion/access and fire together in one."

Richard Soloway, Napco's chairman and president, said in a statement that the UL approval establishes a new category of commercial products for the company.

"We have worked diligently on this product with over three years in development and UL testing," he said. "Potentially, it will be a major contributor to Napco's revenues and profits as the market for commercial fire/life safety products is estimated at over a billion dollars, with average installations costing more than $16,000, most commonly in office buildings, factories, shopping centers, retail stores, hospitals, schools and universities, respectively."