The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced the addition its 86th, 87th and 88th municipalities to its expanding Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) service network. 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 PSAPs.
Volusia County Fla. Sheriff's Office Communication Center (Fla.)
The Volusia County Florida Sheriff's Office Communication Center is the 86th Emergency Communications Center (ECC) in the United States and the 9th ECC in the state of Florida to implement ASAP. Volusia County went live on Monday, May 17 with Rapid Response Monitoring; Vector Security; Security Central; Securitas; Tyco (Johnson Controls); Quick Response; ADS (Nashville, Tenn.); Alert 360; Guardian Protection; Affiliated Monitoring; National Monitoring Center; AT&T Digital Life; Protection One; Vivint; and, Brinks Home Security. Those companies were followed by Stanley Security and ADT on Tuesday, May 18.
Iredell County Emergency Communications Center (N.C.)
The Iredell County Emergency Communications Center is the 87th ECC in the United States and 10th ECC in the State of North Carolina to implement the ASAP. Iredell County went live with Rapid Response and Vector Security on Thursday, May 20 followed by Quick Response; Securitas; Stanley Security; Guardian Protection; Affiliated Monitoring; Tyco (Johnson Controls); ADS Security; Vivint; Alert360; National Monitoring Center; AT&T Digital Life; Brinks Home Security; Protection One, and ADT. CPI Security and Security Central will be online with the agency in the near future.
“This partnership with the public sector alarm monitoring providers will reduce phone calls by sharing information via computer,” said Iredell County ECC Director Miller. “Additionally, this will improve accuracy eliminating the need for manual entry, allowing the emergency signals to be processed within seconds and shared to the emergency responders.”
Prince William County Virginia Public Safety Communications Center (Va.)
The Prince William County Virginia Public Safety Communications Center (PSCC) is the 88th ECC in the United States and the 16th ECC in the state of Virginia to implement ASAP. Prince William County went live on Tuesday, May 25 with Vector Security; Rapid Response Monitoring; Stanley Security; Security Central; Richmond Alarm; National Monitoring Center; Vivint; Wegmans Security; Protection One; AT&T Digital Life; Guardian Protection; and, Brinks Home Security. Those companies were followed by Securitas, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Affiliated Monitoring and ADT on Wednesday, May 26.
Learn more about TMA’s ASAP service online at www.tma.us/asap/.