UL 639


Intrusion-Detection Units

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UL 08/31/2007 98


UL 639 – Intrusion-Detection Units

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Intrusion-Detection Units

UL 639


1.1 These requirements cover intrusion-detection units intended to be used in burglary-protection signaling systems. These units are intended to be used in indoor or outdoor locations to automatically indicate the presence of an intruder by actuating electrical control circuits.

1.2 An intrusion detector, as covered by these requirements, consists of one or more unit assemblies of electrical components that are designed to detect the presence, movement, sound or other activity of an intruder. Provision is made for connection to the assembly of power supply, remote control, and signal circuits by a prescribed method of wiring.

1.3 Intrusion-detection units covered by these requirements are intended to be installed in accordance with the Standard for Installation and Classification of Burglar and Holdup Alarm Systems, UL 681.

1.4 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.

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