UL 1023
Standard for Household Burglar-Alarm System Units

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Edition Number:6SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:1996-11-25DOD Approved: --
Price Code:CANSI Approved: 2013-07-01
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover burglar-alarm system units intended for use in residences to protect a complete multiroom residence, one room of a residence, or one opening or area in a residence.

    1.2 Household burglar-alarm system units covered by these requirements consist of one or more unit assemblies of electrical components that are designed to detect the presence, movement, sound, or other activity of an intruder. Provisions are made for the connection of a power supply, remote control, and signal circuits by a prescribed method of wiring. These system units usually operate within the limits of Class 2 remote control and signal circuits as defined by Article 725 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.

    1.3 These requirements also apply to the use of combination systems, such as a combination fire-burglar-alarm system control unit. A combination system is connected in such a manner that fault conditions (shorts, opens, grounds) in the burglar-alarm system circuit wiring, or interconnections between the fire- and burglar-alarm system circuits, will not interfere with the supervision of the fire alarm system or will not prevent intended alarm signal operation.

    1.3.1 A combination household fire and burglar alarm system shall also comply with the Standard for Household Fire Warning System Units, UL 985.


    1.3.1 added June 1, 1999

    1.4 These requirements cover accessories that are external to the control unit and that are dependent upon the control unit function, such as end-of-line devices, annunciators, remote switches, and the like.

    1.5 Intrusion detection devices, such as motion detectors or sound detectors, are covered by the Standard for Intrusion-Detection Units, UL 639.


    1.5 revised February 23, 1999

    1.6 A household burglar alarm system shall provide supervision of the initiating device circuits, so that if there is an open in the circuit or failure of a transmitter device's ability to communicate with its receiver, the open or failure to transmit will be indicated to the alarm system user.


    1.6 revised effective December 30, 2006

    1.7 Only alarm equipment determined acceptable for household burglar alarm service may be installed under the requirements contained in the Standard for Installation and Classification of Residential Burglar Alarm Systems, UL 1641.


    1.7 revised effective December 30, 2006

    1.8 A product that contains features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems new or different from those covered by the requirements in this standard, and that involves a risk of fire or of electric shock or injury to persons shall be evaluated using appropriate additional component and end-product requirements to maintain the level of safety as originally anticipated by the intent of this standard. A product whose features, characteristics, components, materials, or systems conflict with specific requirements or provisions of this standard does not comply with this standard. Revision of requirements shall be proposed and adopted in conformance with the methods employed for development, revision, and implementation of this standard.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
    • UL Foreword
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 General
            • 2.1 Components
            • 2.2 Units of measurement
            • 2.3 Undated references
            • 2.4 Terminology
          • 3 Glossary
          • 4 Instructions and Drawings
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • ASSEMBLY
          • 5 General
          • 6 Test Features
          • 7 Enclosures
            • 7.1 General
            • 7.2 Openings
            • 7.3 Cast metal
            • 7.4 Sheet metal
            • 7.5 Nonmetallic
            • 7.6 Doors, covers, and guards
            • 7.7 Screens and expanded metal
          • 8 Electric Shock
          • 9 Protection Against Corrosion
          • FIELD-WIRING CONNECTIONS
          • 10 General
          • 11 Cord-Connected Products
          • 12 Permanently-Connected Products
          • 13 Special Terminal Assemblies
          • 14 Polarity Identification
          • INTERNAL WIRING AND ASSEMBLY
          • 15 General
          • 16 Separation of Circuits
          • 17 Bonding for Grounding
          • 18 Equipment Grounding Connection
          • ELECTRICAL COMPONENTS
          • 19 General
            • 19.1 Mounting of parts
            • 19.2 Current-carrying parts
            • 19.3 Capacitors
            • 19.4 Overcurrent protection
            • 19.5 Semiconductors
            • 19.6 Switches
            • 19.7 Secondary power supply
          • 20 Insulating Materials
            • 20.1 General
            • 20.2 Bushings
          • 21 Batteries
          • 22 Lampholders and Lamps
          • 23 Transformers, Coils, and Relays
          • SPACINGS
          • 24 General
        • PERFORMANCE
          • GENERAL
          • 25 Common Requirements
            • 25.1 F.C.C. requirements
            • 25.2 Test units and data
            • 25.3 Test samples and miscellaneous data
          • 26 Operation Test
          • 27 Electrical Supervision Test
          • 28 Input Test
            • 28.1 Input circuit
            • 28.2 Output circuit
          • 29 Power-Limited Circuits
            • 29.1 General
            • 29.2 Maximum voltage
            • 29.3 Maximum current
            • 29.4 VA (not inherently limited circuits only)
          • 30 Undervoltage Operation Test
          • 31 Overvoltage Operation Test
          • 32 Variable Ambient Temperature Test
          • 33 Humidity Test
          • 34 Leakage Current Test for Cord-Connected Products
          • 35 Electric Shock Current Test
          • 36 Overload Test
            • 36.1 General
            • 36.2 Separately energized circuits
          • 37 Endurance Test
            • 37.1 General
            • 37.2 Separately energized circuits
          • 38 Jarring Test
          • 39 Vibration Test
          • 40 Dust Test
          • 41 Component Malfunction Test
          • 42 Rain Test
          • 43 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 44 Static Discharge Test
          • 45 Temperature Test
          • 46 Charging Current Test
            • 46.1 General
            • 46.2 Discharged battery
            • 46.3 Charged battery
            • 46.4 Discharged battery – second trial
          • 47 Abnormal Operation Test
          • 48 Electrical Transient Tests
            • 48.1 General
            • 48.2 Supply line transients
            • 48.3 Internally induced transients
            • 48.4 Input/output circuit transients
          • 49 AC Induction Test
          • 50 Tests on Polymeric Materials
          • 51 Audibility Test
          • 52 Battery Replacement Test
          • 53 Drop Test
          • 54 Strain Relief Test
            • 54.1 General
            • 54.2 Field-wiring leads
          • 55 Ignition Through Bottom-Panel Openings Tests
            • 55.1 General
            • 55.2 Hot flaming oil
            • 55.3 Molten polyvinyl chloride (PVC) and copper
          • 56 Mechanical Strength Tests for Enclosures
          • 57 Special Terminal Assemblies Tests
            • 57.1 General
            • 57.2 Disconnection and reconnection
            • 57.3 Mechanical secureness
            • 57.4 Flexible test
            • 57.5 Millivolt drop test
            • 57.6 Temperature test
          • SHORT-RANGE RADIO FREQUENCY DEVICES
          • 58 General
          • 59 Reference Level Determination
            • 59.1 Method 1
            • 59.2 Method 2
          • 60 Interference Immunity
          • 61 Frequency Selectivity
          • 62 Time to Report Alarm
          • 63 Inoperative Transmitter Reporting
          • 64 Clash
          • 65 Error (Falsing) Rate
          • 66 Throughput Rate
          • 67 Maximum Duration of Transmission
          • 68 Battery Status Indication
          • 69 Transmitter Stability Tests
          • 70 Transmitter Accelerated Aging Test
          • 71 Installation Instructions and User Manual
          • SHORT-RANGE WIRELESS DEVICES
          • 72 General
          • 73 Time to Report Alarm
          • 74 Inoperative Transmitter Reporting
          • 75 Clash
          • 76 Error (Falsing) Rate
          • 77 Throughput Rate
          • 78 Maximum Duration of Transmission
          • 79 Battery Status Indication
          • 80 Transmitter Stability Tests
          • 81 Transmitter Accelerated Aging Test
          • 82 Installation Instructions and User Manual
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION TESTS
          • 83 General
          • 84 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Tests
          • 85 Grounding Continuity Tests for Cord-Connected Products
        • MARKINGS
          • 86 Details
        • ACCESSORY EQUIPMENT
          • 87 General
          • 88 Construction
          • 89 Performance (Installation) Test
          • 90 Markings
    • APPENDIX A