The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced the first law enforcement agency in the state of California to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP).

The Riverside Police Department went live with the ASAP program during a pilot session, Dec. 12-13.

The state of California became the 22nd state in the U.S. to participate in the ASAP program. 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 emergency communication centers (ECCs).

“We are excited to introduce our leading-edge technology to our first California ECC,” stated Pam Petrow, cochair, TMA ASAP-to-PSAP Committee. “The team at the City of Riverside PD has been extraordinary partner throughout the implementation process. We’re looking forward to a positive pilot program and the opportunity to welcome additional ECCs from across the state of California in 2023.”

The Riverside Police Department went live with: Affiliated Monitoring, Rapid Response Monitoring Services (RRMS), Vector Security, United Central Control (UCC), Guardian Protection, Securitas, Security Central, Stanley Security, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Vivint, Brinks Home Security, Protection 1 and National Monitoring Center (NMC). ADT will go-live with Riverside during a second implementation phase later in January.

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