The Monitoring Association (TMA) has welcomed seven new emergency communications centers (ECCs) to the list of its Automation Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP-to-PSAP) users in 2023. The latest additions bring the nationwide total to 127. 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 seven new ECCs (in order by live date) are:

  1. Snohomish County, Wash. [#121, Live 1/23]
  2. New River Valley (Montgomery County), Va. [#122, Live 2/23]
  3. Genesee County, N.Y. [#123, Live 3/23]
  4. Deschutes County, Ore. [#124, Live 3/23]
  5. Fairfax County, Va. [#125, Live 3/23]
  6. Henry County, Ga. [#126, Live 4/23]
  7. El Paso County, Colo. [#127, Live 5/23]

ASAP utilizes ANSI standard protocols developed cooperatively by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) and TMA. With ASAP, critical life safety signals and accurate information are processed in seconds, not minutes, through the Nlets system of state-to-state PSAP/ECC communication, insuring that complete and accurate information is transmitted to the PSAP/ECC every time, according to TMA.

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