Protection 1 Adopts ASAP
Protection 1 recently adopted the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) program offered through CSAA International. ASAP was launched in 2011 as an initiative by the alarm industry to increase the efficiency and reliability of emergency electronic signals from central station alarm companies to Public Service Answering Points (PSAPs). It was developed as an American National Standard in a cooperative effort between the Association of Public Communications Officials (APCO) and the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA). With ASAP, critical life safety signals and accurate information is processed in seconds, not minutes, through the NLETs system of state-to-state PSAP communication, insuring that critical time is not lost, and that complete and accurate information is transmitted to the PSAP every time. The ASAP program also helps reduce false alarms, saving the PSAPs and emergency services potentially millions of dollars.