Code of Ethics PDF Print E-mail
All companies participating in the IQ program and their employees, individually and collectively, agree to maintain the highest level of ethical conduct through adherence to the following code.

  • We will further the public interest by contributing to the development of a better understanding and use of the capacities, abilities and technical skills of the electronic security and life safety industry of the United States of America and neighboring countries, and by accepting our responsibilities to the communities within which we live and work.
  • We will present our qualifications to prospective clients solely in terms of our ability, experience and reputation and will strive continuously to improve our knowledge, skills and techniques to make available to our clients the benefits of our professional attainments.
  • We will always be mindful of the trust placed in us by our customers and of our responsibility to render services at the highest level of quality.
  • We will ensure that all of our employees are carefully oriented so that they will clearly understand company operations, policies and procedures and their relationship with subscriber companies and employees.
  • We will apply uniform and equitable standards of employment opportunity and assure that the best possible use is made of the abilities, technical and other, of our employees regardless of race, creed, color, sex or age.
  • We will endeavor to provide opportunity for the professional advancement of those employees who enter the electronic protection industry by assisting them to acquire additional knowledge and competence in their technical skills and to keep up with significant advances in the state of the art.
  • We will maintain a wholly professional attitude toward those we serve, those who assist us, toward other firms in the industry, toward the members of other professions, and toward the practitioners of allied arts and sciences.
  • We will respect the reputation and practice of other firms in the electronic security and life safety industry, but we will expose, without hesitation, conduct which may be unethical to the proper IQ Certification Board authority.
  • We will support all reasonable individual and cooperative efforts among alarm users, the police, fire officials, government and the electronic security and life safety industry to reduce false or unnecessary police and fire dispatches



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