UL 609
Standard for Local Burglar Alarm Units and Systems

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Edition Number:12SCC Approved:--
Edition Date:2018-03-09DOD Approved: --
Price Code:BANSI Approved: 2018-03-09
Type:ulstd

  • SCOPE

    1 Scope

    1.1 These requirements cover construction, performance, and maintenance of local burglar-alarm units and systems for use in mercantile premises, mercantile safes and vaults, and bank safes and vaults.

    1.2 As covered by these requirements, a local alarm system consists of protective circuits and devices, connected through control apparatus to an enclosed tamper-protected sounding device mounted on an outside wall of the building in which the protected property is situated. Intrusion into or disturbance of the units or wiring causes the sounding device to be actuated. The sounding device continues to operate until it is stopped by using the proper control key, by exhaustion of the power supply, or by action of an automatic timing element that is preset for a definite operating period. These systems usually operate within the limits of Class 2 remote control and signal circuits of Class 2 remote control and signal circuits as defined by Article 725 of the National Electrical Code, NFPA 70.

    1.3 The operation of a local alarm system is partially under the control and domination of the owners or others interested in the property. However, it is required that systems be maintained under the care and regular inspection service of the installing company. The installing company is expected to respond to troubles or calls for service promptly on report of the owner. See Maintenance, Sections 61 and 69. It is the responsibility of the owner to switch the system ON and OFF duty and to report malfunctioning of the system to the service company.

    1.4 Local mercantile burglar-alarm systems are intended for the protection of mercantile premises or mercantile safes and vaults.

    1.5 Local bank burglar-alarm systems are intended for the protection of bank safes and vaults.

    1.6 Equipment intended for combination burglar-alarm and fire-protective signaling systems shall comply with the Standard for Control Units and Accessories for Fire Alarm Systems, UL 864.

    1.7 Devices installed on individual properties are further classified as to extent of protection at each location. Rules covering installation and classification (of extent) of alarm equipment at individual locations are published in the Standard for Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems, UL 681, which should be consulted by burglar-alarm installers.

  • TABLE OF CONTENTS
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    • Cover
    • Transmittal
    • Table of Contents
      • Body
        • INTRODUCTION
          • 1 Scope
          • 2 Components
          • 3 Units of Measurement
          • 4 Undated References
          • 5 Terminology
          • 6 Glossary
          • 7 Installation and Operating Instructions
          • 8 Installation and Operating Instructions Physical Media
          • 9 Electric Shock
        • CONSTRUCTION
          • ASSEMBLY
          • 10 General
            • 10.1 Product assembly
            • 10.2 Electrical protection
          • 11 Protection of Service Personnel
          • 12 Enclosures
            • 12.1 General
            • 12.2 Doors and covers
            • 12.3 Enclosure openings
            • 12.4 Screens and expanded metal
            • 12.5 Cast metal
            • 12.6 Sheet metal
            • 12.7 Product enclosure mounting
            • 12.8 Polymeric materials
          • 13 Corrosion Protection
          • FIELD WIRING CONNECTIONS
          • 14 General
          • 15 Cord Connected Products
          • 16 Permanently Connected Products
            • 16.1 General
            • 16.2 Field-wiring terminals
            • 16.3 Field wiring leads
            • 16.4 Polarity identification
          • 17 Grounding
            • 17.1 General
            • 17.2 Cord Connected Appliances
          • INTERNAL WIRING
          • 18 General
          • 19 Wiring Methods
          • 20 Separation of Circuits
          • 21 Bonding for Grounding
          • COMPONENTS, ELECTRICAL
          • 22 General
            • 22.1 Mounting of components
            • 22.2 Insulating materials
            • 22.3 Fuseholders
            • 22.4 Current-carrying parts
            • 22.5 Power-on indicator
          • 23 Overcurrent protection
          • 24 Semiconductors
          • 25 Switches
          • 26 Transformers and Coils
          • SPACINGS
          • 27 General
          • 28 Components
        • PERFORMANCE – ALL UNITS
          • 29 General
            • 29.1 Test units and data
            • 29.2 Test samples and miscellaneous data
            • 29.3 Test voltages
            • 29.4 FCC requirements
          • 30 Normal Operation Test
          • 31 Current Protection Test
          • 32 Input Test
          • 33 Output Measurement Test
          • 34 Electrical Supervision Test
          • 35 Undervoltage Operation Test
          • 36 Overvoltage Operation Test
          • 37 Variable Ambient Test
          • 38 Humidity Test
          • 39 Leakage Current Tests for Cord-Connected Products
          • 40 Electric Shock Current Test
          • 41 Overload Test
            • 41.1 General
            • 41.2 Separately energized circuits
          • 42 Endurance Test
            • 42.1 General
            • 42.2 Separately energized circuits
          • 43 Jarring Test
          • 44 Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 45 Temperature Test
          • 46 Abnormal Operation Test
          • 47 Electrical Transient Tests
            • 47.1 General
            • 47.2 Supply line transients
            • 47.3 Internally induced transients
            • 47.4 Input/output circuit transients
          • 48 AC Induction Test
          • 49 Polymeric Materials Test
          • 50 Battery Replacement Test
          • 51 Drop Test
          • 52 Strain Relief Test
            • 52.1 Supply Cord
            • 52.2 Field-wiring leads
          • 53 Ignition Through Bottom-Panel Openings Tests
            • 53.1 General
            • 53.2 Hot flaming oil
            • 53.3 Molten pvc and copper
          • 54 Mechanical Strength Tests for Enclosures
          • 55 Special Terminal Assemblies Tests
            • 55.1 General
            • 55.2 Disconnection and reconnection
            • 55.3 Flexing test
            • 55.4 Millivolt drop test
            • 55.5 Temperature test
        • PROTECTED PREMISES EQUIPMENT
          • 56 Subscriber's Control Units
          • 57 Outside Alarm Devices
          • 58 Intrusion Detection
        • MERCANTILE PREMISES ALARM SYSTEMS
          • GRADE A REQUIREMENTS
          • 59 Construction
          • 60 Circuit and Operation
          • 61 Maintenance
          • 62 Attack Tests
            • 62.1 General
            • 62.2 Test method
          • 63 Tamper Protection
          • 64 Circuit and Operation
        • MERCANTILE SAFE AND VAULT ALARM SYSTEMS
          • DETAILS
          • 65 General
          • 66 Circuit and Operation
        • BANK SAFE AND VAULT ALARM SYSTEMS
          • DETAILS
          • 67 General
          • 68 Circuit and Operation
          • 69 Maintenance
          • 70 Attack Test
          • 71 Tamper Protection
        • POWER SUPPLIES
          • DETAILS
          • 72 General
          • RECHARGEABLE (SECONDARY) BATTERIES
          • 73 General
          • NONRECHARGEABLE (PRIMARY) BATTERIES
          • 74 General
        • PERFORMANCE
          • 75 Power Failure Test
        • SHORT RANGE RADIO FREQUENCY (RF) DEVICES
          • 76 General
          • 77 Time to Report Alarm
          • 78 Inoperative Transmitter Reporting
          • 79 Battery Status Indication
          • 80 Tamper Protection
          • 81 Interference Protection
          • 82 Reference Level Determination
            • 82.1 General
            • 82.2 Method I
            • 82.3 Method 2
          • 83 Interference Immunity
          • 84 Frequency Selectivity
          • 85 Clash
          • 86 Clash Error
          • 87 Error (Falsing) Rate
          • 88 Throughput Rate
          • 89 Transmitter Stability Test
          • 90 Transmitter Accelerated Aging Test
          • 91 Installation Instructions and User Manual
        • MANUFACTURING AND PRODUCTION LINE TESTS FOR HIGH-VOLTAGE PRODUCTS
          • 92 General
          • 93 Production Line Dielectric Voltage-Withstand Test
          • 94 Production Line Grounding Continuity Test
        • MARKING
          • 95 General
          • 96 Marking Permanency Tests
        • OUTDOOR USE EQUIPMENT
          • 97 Assembly
            • 97.1 General
          • 98 Construction
            • 98.1 General
            • 98.2 Corrosion protection
          • 99 Field-Wiring Connections
          • 100 Internal Wiring
          • 101 Components, Electrical Insulating Material
        • PERFORMANCE
          • Sub-Section
          • 102 Rain Test
          • 103 Dust Test
          • 104 Variable Ambient Test
          • 105 Metallic Coating Thickness Test
          • 106 Corrosion Tests
            • 106.1 General
            • 106.2 Salt spray (Fog)
            • 106.3 Moist hydrogen sulfide (HS) – air mixture
            • 106.4 Moist carbon dioxide (CO) – sulfur dioxide (SO) air mixture
          • 107 Ultraviolet Light and Water Exposure Test
          • 108 Accelerated Aging Tests for Gaskets, Sealing Compounds, and Adhesives
          • MARKING
          • 109 General
        • ACCESSORY EQUIPMENT
          • 110 General
          • 111 Construction
          • 112 Performance (Installation) Test
          • 113 Markings
    • APPENDIX A