Users of monitored home and business security alarms in Montgomery, Ala. will benefit from faster, more accurate emergency response as the city becomes the latest municipality to implement Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), a technology designed to automate communication between alarm monitoring central stations and public safety dispatch/ 911 centers.

Electronic data transmission results in less phone calls to emergency response centers, quicker processing times and greater accuracy of information transmitted for residents and first responders. 

Vector Security residential and commercial alarm customers in Montgomery will benefit from improved emergency response times via ASAP. Vector Security assisted the city by helping to perform extensive testing prior to the system going live.

“What a great way for public safety answering points in Montgomery to head into the new year by improving emergency response for its residents,” said Anita Ostrowski, vice president of Central Station Services, Vector Security. “We’ve come a long way since being the first alarm company to introduce ASAP in Richmond, Va. in 2012, and we are glad to see the technology make its way into more municipalities across the nation, for the greater safety of our communities. We look forward to helping more agencies go online with ASAP in 2019.”

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.

The City of Montgomery joins Morgan County as the second agency in Alabama to implement ASAP technology. Nationwide, nearly 50 agencies have implemented, or are in the process of implementing ASAP. For a current list, click here. For more information on the benefits and features of ASAP, visit