The Monitoring Association (TMA) Standards Committee has received confirmation from ANSI that the public comment period for its TMA-AVS-01 Alarm Validation Standard is officially now open through Sept. 13. 

Initiated in 2020, the standard provides a method of creating an alarm scoring or classification metric for unauthorized human activity detected by alarm systems that will assist law enforcement with resource allocation and call-for-service prioritization. 

It establishes standardized methods for calculating an alarm score, or classification level, that results in a repeatable metric that estimates the validity or potential threat level of a burglar alarm activation using historical and real-time data. 

All comments must be received through the TMA website no later than 8 p.m. EDT on Sept. 13. All interested persons may access the draft document here and the TMA online comment form here

To learn much more about the standard, interested parties can view an informational AVS-01 webinar that TMA hosted earlier this year. 

Questions about the standard can be addressed to Bryan Ginn at

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