UL 2050
Standard for National Industrial Security Systems

Edition Number:5SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2010-11-05DOD Approved: --
Price Code:XANSI Approved: --


    1 Scope

    1.1 This Standard states technical requirements for the installation, maintenance, testing, and operation of alarm equipment that is installed in an area or on an object that contains material for which physical security protection is necessary. This Standard also states requirements for the records of these activities. Alarm and monitoring systems are operated by a contractor (government contractor) who supplies protection services to a Cognizant Security Agency (CSA) of the US Government under the security requirements stated in the applicable Intelligence Community Standard or in the applicable US Department of Defense Manual. The Certificate required in the DCI Directive or in the DoD Manual is provided by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. (UL) to a Service Center of an Alarm Service Company (ASC) that supplies equipment and services complying with this Standard as evidenced initially during a qualifying inspection and subsequently during periodic field countercheck inspections.

    1.2 The requirements for classified materials that are in a special access program or are Sensitive Compartmented Information (SCI) are based on the Intelligence Community Standard Number 705-1, titled "Physical and Technical Standards for Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIF)", (ICS 705-1). The requirements for classified materials that are in a special access program supporting Air Force, Army, or Navy programs are in the Joint Air Force-Army-Navy manual "Physical Security Standards for Special Access Program Facilities" (JAFAN 6/9). The requirements for unclassified and classified materials that are in a security risk category [conventional (non-nuclear) arms, ammunition, and explosives] are based on the Manual for Physical Security of Sensitive Conventional Arms, Ammunition, and Explosives (AA&E Manual), DoD 5100.76-M. The requirements for classified materials in the industrial security program are based on the National Industrial Security Program Operating manual (NISPOM), DoD 5220.22-M. The UL 2050 Standard does not establish requirements based on any document(s) other than the US Government manuals named in this paragraph.

    1.3 Lists of the UL 2050 requirements that are based on the ICS 705-1 and JAFAN 6/9, and the NISPOM, or solely on the AA&E Manual are located in Appendix C.

    1.4 Commanders of US military bases and heads of US Government installations or facilities occupied by the US Government provide the specifications, directives, or standards that govern alarm systems for government contractor facilities of such bases, installations, or facilities. The UL 2050 Standard applies at the discretion of those having jurisdiction over security at such bases, installations or facilities.

    1.5 Where the application of a requirement in UL 2050 is intended to be limited to the protection of materials in a security risk category, or is intended only for the protection of materials not in a security risk category, the requirement includes a statement of this intent. A requirement not including this statement applies equally for the protection of materials in a security risk category and for the protection of materials not in a security risk category.

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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • 1 Scope
        • 2 Units of Measurement
          • 2.2 Reference publications
        • 3 References