Certified by Underwriters Laboratories, Inc. (UL)
Only those products bearing the UL Recognized Component Marks for the U.S. and Canada have met the appropriate U.S. and Canadian requirements. The UL Mark on a HD Camera USA product means that UL has tested and evaluated representative samples of our products and determined that it meets ULs stringent standards for safe operation. Under a variety of programs products are periodically checked by UL at our manufacturing facility to make sure we continue to meet UL requirements. To determine if a product has been certified by UL, check for the UL Mark on the product itself, not the packaging. Only products that have been evaluated by UL and found to meet their safety standards are eligible to carry the UL Mark.
Federal Communications Commission (FCC)
The FCC is responsible for rating personal computers and other equipment as either Class A or Class B. A digital device is a device or system that generates and uses digital timing signals operating at greater than 9,000 cycles per second (9 kHz). Many types of electronic equipment and consumer products are digital devices because they contain circuitry using such digital timing signals. Examples of digital devices include, but are not limited to, security alarm systems, LCD monitors, Public View Monitors and DVRs.
- Class A digital devices are ones that are marketed exclusively for use in business, industrial and commercial environments.
- Class B digital devices are ones that are marketed for use anywhere, including residential environments.
The CE Mark is a mandatory conformity symbol required for products sold in the European Economic Area. The CE mark indicates conformity to the legal requirements of the European Union (EU) Directive with respect to safety, health, environment, and consumer protection. The trading region defined by the EU is called the European Economic Area (EEA). If a manufacturer wants to sell their products to any of the countries in the European Economic Area they must obtain CE certification: this law has been in effect since January 1996. CE certified products are identified by the CE Mark. A product bearing the CE Mark has been tested to all of the relevant standards that the EU demands. The purpose of CE certification is to form one body of product safety regulations that can be used to protect all the citizens living and working within the EEA. This regulation allows manufacturers to sell products to all of the countries in the EEA with the only limitation being the requirement that each product carry the CE Mark.
ENERGY STAR is the trusted, government-backed symbol for energy efficiency helping us all save money and protect the environment through energy-efficient products and practices. The ENERGY STAR label was established to:
- Reduce greenhouse gas emissions and other pollutants caused by the inefficient use of energy
- Make it easy for consumers to identify and purchase energy-efficient products that offer savings on energy bills without sacrificing performance, features, and comfort.
Products can earn the ENERGY STAR label by meeting the energy efficiency requirements set forth in ENERGY STAR product specifications.
RoHS is European Union Directive 2002/95/EC on the Restriction of Certain Hazardous Substances in Electrical and Electronic Equipment. The RoHS directive aims to restrict certain dangerous substances commonly used in electronic and electronic equipment. Any RoHS compliant component is tested for the presence of Lead (Pb), Cadmium (Cd), Mercury (Hg), Hexavalent chromium (Hex-Cr), Polybrominated biphenyls (PBB), and Polybrominated diphenyl ethers (PBDE). For Cadmium and Hexavalent chromium, there must be less than 0.01% of the substance by weight at raw homogeneous materials level. For Lead, PBB, and PBDE, there must be no more than 0.1% of the material, when calculated by weight at raw homogeneous materials. Any RoHS compliant component must have 100 ppm or less of mercury and the mercury must not have been intentionally added to the component.