The Monitoring Association (TMA) will conduct a meeting with security industry automation vendors to discuss implementation of the TMA-AVS-01 standard. 

The meeting will be held March 28, 3:30-5 p.m., in Las Vegas at the Keep Memory Alive Event Center. For those unable to join in-person, TMA is exploring a virtual alternative, according to an announcement. 

TMA-AVS-01 provides a standardized 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.

The meeting goals are: 

  • introduce the five levels of alarm metrics as defined in the standard;
  • explore the use of different types of external data used to determine levels, using presence detection or other platforms like customer video, apps, SMS, etc.;
  • gain an understanding as to when to calculate the score;
  • discuss compliance, reporting, self-evaluations and more;
  • review how to send a standardized CAD update message with the priority levels in it while the ASAP-to-PSAP 2021 edition is being implemented. 

There will also be time reserved for Q&A period.

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For additional details on AVS-01, check out SDM’s podcast with Mark McCall, director of global operations for IMMIX and current vice president of PPVAR, here. McCall highlights the standard’s technology aspects, the cross section of industries and public service making it all happen, benefits to the public, and more. You can also find information about the standard from TMA here and PPVAR here

To RSVP for the meeting, go here.