Keeping Top Secrets under wraps is… well, it’s complicated, to say the least.
Sensitive Compartmented Information Facilities (SCIFs) and Closed Rooms must meet stringent criteria set forth by the Department of Defense (DoD). To make certain they do, each unit or facility must be routinely inspected and accredited, confirming that it has been built to specifications. UL 2050 delineates these standards.
Only authorized UL 2050 providers can award a SCIF a UL 2050 certificate. These specialists have jumped through a rigorous series of hoops to receive validation from the Underwriters Laboratory allowing them to consult, construct, inspect, monitor, and certify such classified constructs.
It’s all incredibly technical, but the bottom line is this: you want to hire the most qualified UL 2050 provider to handle your agency’s security measures.
Here are just four reasons to make sure you do.
- Experience: It should probably go without saying, but safeguarding that Top Secret classified data we mentioned above? It’s probably better left to a specialist who has been field tested (and approved). The Secom team, for example, has more than 50 years of cumulative experience as a UL 2050 provider and can execute all aspects of design, installation, and service for SCIFs, secured containers, alarmed rooms, and closed areas.
- Expediency: Facility Security Officers (FSOs) are entrusted with the safety and sanctity of their organization’s facilities and buildings, as well as fostering a secure environment for staff, guests, and other agents and associates. Waiting for hours on end for guard response is simply not an option. Speed is paramount, making a UL 2050 provider is a must. Qualified firms will be able to guarantee 15, 20, and 30-minute response times. Confirm response times ahead of time and hire an authorized UL 2050 provider to fulfill them.
- Efficiency: Most vendors deal strictly in takeover services, making their money by piling on considerable and frequently unnecessary fees. Don’t be bogged down by bullying tactics. Find a security contractor who services existing systems. Secom, for example, has a distinct advantage over most other UL 2050 certified government security contractors. Our team services existing security measures for defense contractors and typically charges no upfront costs when taking over system maintenance.
- Inspections: UL 2050 providers must also perform semi-annual inspections for secure facilities, and most can directly issue all UL certificates quickly within 24 hours and without the need for a third party’s involvement.
Secom, LLC, routinely provides UL 2050 and DoD monitoring services to existing SCIFs, typically with no upfront costs, and our crews can service any government security system within a 4-hour radius of our headquarters in Columbia, Maryland. We have never failed a UL audit. Contact us today to find out how we can serve you.