The city of Chesapeake, Va. recently implemented Vector Security’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), a technology designed to automate communication between alarm monitoring central stations and public safety dispatch/ 911 centers. ASAP was formed in partnership between The Monitoring Association and The Association of Public Safety, with Vector Security President and CEO Pamela J. Petrow co-chairing the committee. 

“Virginia is where we debuted ASAP for the first time in 2012,” said Vector Security’s Vice President of Central Station Services Anita Ostrowski. “We’ve come a long way since being the first alarm company to introduce ASAP in Richmond, and we are glad to see the technology make its way into more municipalities across the nation, for the greater safety of our communities.”

Vector Security says the electronic data transmission of ASAP technology allows for less phone calls to emergency response centers, quicker processing times since data doesn’t have to be input manually and greater accuracy of information transmitted. 

More than 900 Vector Security customers in Chesapeake will benefit from the ASAP technology. The city of Chesapeake joins Richmond and Newport News, Va., as well as the counties of York, James City, Henrico and Loudon, Va. as the latest emergency response center in the state to go live with ASAP technology. Nearly 50 agencies in the U.S. have implemented or are in the process of implementing ASAP.