Intertek receives ESX Maximum Impact Award

Chicago, IL – Intertek, a global leader in testing, inspection and certification, was awarded the ESX (Electronic Security Expo) Maximum Impact Award for its Alarm System Certification Program. The Maximum Impact awards program is the industry’s first and only awards program to critically examine the business impact of a product or service as the foremost criterion for praise. The awards recognize recently introduced products in a wide variety of electronic security product and service categories.

Intertek’s Alarm System Certification Program was selected as the Best Service in the Dealer Marketing Services category for helping customers grow revenue and profits, while providing long term quality and value.

"The Maximum Impact Award judging team was pleased to recognize Intertek for their ETL Listed Alarm System Certification Program – for providing the industry with additional options for product and central station listings," said Steve Walker, ESX Chair, 2010 Maximum Impact Awards.

The ETL Listed Alarm System Certification program provides alarm service companies and central station owners and operator’s greater options and therefore potential savings in equipment and components. Alarm service companies can now expand the selection of products they install in their facilities, as long as the product has been tested and certified by an OSHA-recognized "Nationally Recognized Testing Laboratory" (NRTL) such as Intertek.

This program has been established to assist the Fire and Security industries in their efforts to implement and maintain the highest levels of alarm system reliability. The ETL Alarm System Certification program assures Authorities Having Jurisdiction (AHJs), such as fire inspectors and insurance underwriters, that the alarm system has been properly installed, is being maintained, and is subjected to annual third-party surveillance by an NRTL. This ensures full compliance with all federal, national and local standards and codes.

"Providing great service and adding value to our clients’ products and services drives everything we do," said Tom Connaughton, Director, Life Safety and Security, Intertek. "That’s why winning an award that focuses on our clients success means so much to our organization."

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