The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced the emergency communications center in Rockwall, Texas, has become the 12th ECC in the Lone Star State of Texas to implement the automated secure alarm protocol (ASAP). 

Rockwall is a city located in Rockwall County, which is part of the Dallas/Fort Worth Metroplex. The municipality’s ECC — the 110th such facility in the United States to employ the ASAP-to-PSAP service — serves the cities of Rockwall, Fate and Heath. 

The Rockwall ECC went live with Rapid Response Monitoring, Vector Security, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Security Central, Alert360, Stanley Security, Guardian Protection, United Central Control (UCC), National Monitoring Center, Brinks Home Security, Vivint, Affiliated Monitoring, Protection One and ADT. 

Securitas will be on boarded in the near future, according to TMA. 

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 continues its rapid growth across the U.S.,” stated TMA President Morgan Hertel. “The Irving, Texas, ECC, which serves a population of approximately one million, is anticipated to go live soon.”