The Monitoring Association (TMA) has put out the call for professionals from across a range of industries to participate in the development of its newly proposed ANSI standard — Monitoring Center Notification of Active Threat Detection (TMA-ATN-01). 

TMA is actively seeking participation from the security industry, public safety, emergency communications, schools, systems manufacturers and others from large public/private management. 

As monitoring centers are increasingly monitoring shot detection, weapons detection and manual lockdown notification systems, as well as other innovative threat technologies today, a standardized workflow is needed to assure timely and accurate notification various entities. 

TMA-ATN-01 will develop an efficient means for the monitoring center to provide responding authorities with information that assists with an efficient and safe response. 

Membership in TMA is not required to participate as a committee member. Additionally, anyone may offer comments on the draft standard without being a committee member or a TMA member. ANSI and TMA procedures require equal consideration of all comments. 

TMA leadership will determine the number of committee members with consideration to the number of applications received, balanced with the need to assure the group can work effectively and efficiently. 

The committee will be asked to complete their initial draft of the standard within 120 days of the first committee meeting. Following completion of the draft document, committee participation for an additional three to a six-month period will be required during the public review and comment phase, and for completion of the final draft. 

To complete an interest form, go to TMA’s website here. Learn more about this and other TMA standards activities at here.   

Direct any questions you may have to, or contact Bryan Ginn, TMA Staff Liaison for standards at or by telephone at (703) 660-4919.