ST. LOUIS, MO -- October 25, 2007 -- Hackett Security, the St. Louis areaâ€™s leading security systems company, today announced the firm has received one of the highest designations possible from Underwriters Laboratories. The firm is the first in the nation to receive the prestigious 2050 National Industrial Security System monitoring certificate.
The certificate is part of a new category established by Underwriters Laboratories. It is designed to cover facilities operated by government contractors and others engaged in monitoring security systems for which a National Industrial Security System certificate has been issued. Entities eligible for this listing include monitoring stations not only operated by government contractors but also by commercial central stations.
â€œThis new listing enables Hackett Security to provide security monitoring, products and services to businesses, defense contractors, and government entities at the highest levels,â€ said Michael J. Hackett, CEO & President. â€œIt will help us expand the firm into different areas as we continue to increase market penetration on a regional and national basis.â€
Underwriter Laboratories Inc. is the leading third party certification agency for security and signaling products and systems. A UL certification provides the quickest and surest route to product acceptance by regulatory authorities, insurers, law enforcement organizations, government, retailers and consumers. The new standard is based on several requirements for central monitoring stations to include sound engineering principles, research, records of test and field experience, and an appreciation of the problems of installation, operation, maintenance, and use derived from consultation with and information obtained from system operators, users and others having specialized experience.
Hackett Security, Inc. has been installing and monitoring burglar and fire alarm systems in the greater St. Louis and Southwestern Illinois areas since 1977. The firm has evolved into a total security systems integrator with expertise in card access, gaming, CCTV, high-def photo ID badging, and the latest digital video recording and transmitting technologies. Hackettâ€™s home office is a 24/7 UL listed central station located in St. Louis, MO. The firm operates branch offices in Southern Missouri, Alton, IL and Chicago, IL. For additional information contact Hackett Security online, www.hackettsecurity.com, or call 314-432-4200.