The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced the addition its 91st and 92nd municipalities to its 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.
The Beaumont, Texas, Police Department 9-1-1 Operations Center became the 91st ECC in the United States and the 11th ECC in the state of Texas to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP). Beaumont went live on Tuesday, Aug. 10 with Rapid Response Monitoring, Vector Security, Securitas, Security Central, Stanley Security, Guardian Protection, Affiliated Monitoring, AT&T Digital Life, Tyco (Johnson Controls), National Monitoring Center, Protection One, Brink’s Home Security, Alert 360 and Vivint. ADT and United Central Control (UCC) will be brought online soon.
The Chesterfield County, Va., Emergency Communications Center is the 92nd public-safety communications center in the United States and the 18th agency in the state of Virginia to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP). Chesterfield County went live on Monday, Sept. 13 with Vector Security, Rapid Response Monitoring, Stanley Security, CPI, AT&T Digital Life, Guardian Protection, Protection One, Securitas, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Affiliated Monitoring, United Central Control, National Monitoring Center, Vivint, Richmond Alarm, Wegmans Security, Brink’s Home Security and Security Central. ADT went live with Chesterfield County on Sept. 29.
Tommy Tucker, Chesterfield’s director of emergency communications, said they are excited to bring this advancement in service to the community by, “increasing our ability to assist in saving lives and protecting property by decreasing the amount of time it takes to respond to and subsequently dispatch in-progress alarm calls.”
Learn more about TMA’s ASAP service online at www.tma.us/asap/.