ARK is fully qualified, and UL approved to certify the operation of your fire and security systems. Whether ARK performed the installation or not, we’re the company to contact for your certification needs.
We maintain separate certification crews for the ultimate in expertise, responsiveness and efficiency, and we’re UL 2050 listed for industrial highsecurity systems.
For your voice, data, video and wireless, we offer BICSI- and RCDD-certified engineers, thoroughly trained to handle a variety of manufacturers.
For your critical systems, ARK offers first class preventive maintenance, including full documentation. If problems are discovered in your system’s operation, we’ll present you with a written estimate of what it will take to correct them.
ARK Systems “Test and Inspection” division is unlike any other. A department maintaining independent testing crews, independent administration staff and ARK’s monitoring services. The Testing and Inspections department provides services to some of the largest federal, state and local governments, public and private K-12 county and private school systems, colleges, universities, medical institutions, and commercial buildings are also included within the department’s portfolio.
Our Test and Inspection department is unlike no other as a result of our secure online automated test and inspection reports. ARK provides a comprehensive test summary and certification report. As an ARK testing technician arrives on-site they will download site information to their hand held barcode PDA. After a series of tests are performed by device, on system components, the testing information is then uploaded to the report server database, where a certification report is generated. If for any reason a testing technician should fail to test any one of the system components, a message will be generated by the reporting software of the missed device description along with the device location to ensure all devices are tested prior to the technician moving to another site. During the first test, ARK will provide and install a barcode on each device; the bar code allows the ARK PDA barcode readers to recognize the system device within the report. Every barcode installed is given a proper device location and part description within the testing software which is utilized for system inventory and the associated detailed certification report. This report is available in hard copy and online following a secure login.
As an industry standard or as required by local or national codes, ARK shall test and clean the required Fire Alarm, Sprinkler, Suppression, and/or Security Alarm devices to ensure proper operation. A detailed itemized report of all devices by model and location are electronically compiled into a certification report to reflect the following: building information, inspectors information, monitoring information, inspection summary (device qty and types), itemized time stamp by device, industry testing parameters, noted deficiencies and any known manufacture recall information. Within each facilities certification report, if a deficiency exists, it is listed with an individual estimate by deficiency. The customer can check/approve the “fix” box adjacent to the noted deficiency whereby an electronic service request is automatically generated and an ARK technician is scheduled with the customer and dispatched as required.