The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced the recent addition of three Minnesota-based PSAP/Emergency Communication Centers (ECCs) to its ASAP-to-PSAP service.

The City of Bloomington, Dakota County and Rice-Steele Counties became the 105th, 106th and 107th ECCs in the United States and the third, fourth and fifth agencies in the state of Minnesota to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP).

The City of Bloomington went live on May 3; Dakota County went live on May 4; and Rice-Steele Counties went live on May 5.

Launched in 2011 as a public-private partnership, TMA’s ASAP service is designed to increase the accuracy and efficiency of calls for service from alarm companies to ECCs.   

“TMA’s ASAP-to-PSAP service has added 21 ECCs in the last 12 months. The rate of adoption is rapidly increasing across the U.S.,” said TMA President Morgan Hertel. “The recent addition of major metropolitan cities like Atlanta and Denver is a testament to the protocol’s high level of effectiveness and efficiency in life-saving scenarios. ASAP-to-PSAP now services 12% of the U.S. population. ”

Each PSAP went live with Vector Security, Rapid Response Monitoring, Guardian Protection, Security Central, Quick Response, Stanley Security, United Central Control (UCC), Tyco (Johnson Controls), Protection 1, Brinks Home, Affiliated Monitoring, Vivint, National Monitoring Center (NMC), and ADT. 

To learn more about TMA’s ASAP service, go here.