The Monitoring Association (TMA) welcomed two new PSAP/Emergency Communication Centers (ECCs) to its ASAP‐to‐PSAP service in mid‐August.

In Texas, the Fort Worth and the Irving police departments are the 112th and 113th public safety communications centers, respectively, in the United States and the 13th and 14th agencies in the state of Texas to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP).

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.

The Fort Worth ECC went live the week of Aug. 15 with: Vector Security, Rapid Response Monitoring Services (RRMS), Security Central, Stanley Security, Securitas, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Guardian Protection, Brinks Home, Affiliated Monitoring, Vivint, Alert 360, United Central Control (UCC), Protection 1 and National Monitoring Center (NMC). ADT will go‐live with Fort Worth in the near future, according to an announcement.

The Irving PD ECC went live on Aug. 16-17 with: RRMS, Alert 360, Stanley Security, Securitas, Guardian Protection, Protection 1, Vector Security, Tyco (Johnson Controls), UCC, Vivint, Security Central, Brinks Homey, NMC and Affiliated Monitoring. Allstate Security and ADT will go‐live in the near future, according to the announcement.

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