The Monitoring Association (TMA) will reopen a review of the TMA CS-V-O1 standard, Alarm Confirmation, Verification and Notification Procedures. This standard defines methods by which false notifications for signals received from security systems can be greatly reduced. It has been proven that confirming and verifying an alarm signal by a supervising station will drastically reduce false notifications.
The City of Cincinnati is the latest agency to implement Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), technology that automates communication between alarm monitoring central stations and Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs)/ 911 centers, resulting in faster, more accurate emergency responses for users of monitored alarms.
ADT, a smart home security provider serving residential and business customers ranked No. 1 on the SDM 100, has taken another step to enhance its owned and operated professional monitoring services by acquiring I-View Now, a video alarm verification service.
The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced the onboarding of its 53rd PSAP in the United States: Charlotte County, Fla. Launched in 2011 as a public-private partnership, TMA’s ASAP-to-PSAP service is designed to increase the accuracy and efficiency of calls for service from alarm companies to PSAPs.
The Security Industry Association (SIA) has released the American National Standards Institute (ANSI)-approved ANSI/SIA CP-01-2019, a security systems standard for false alarm reduction features. The standard leverages technology, industry experience and common knowledge to pinpoint the causes of and decrease the frequency of false alarm dispatches, detailing recommended design features applicable to both residential and commercial properties protected by electronic security systems.
Resideo Technologies Inc., a global residential provider of comfort and security solutions and distributor of low voltage and security products, is donating $100,000 to help promote the work of the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC).
On March 5, an appeal was filed on behalf of the Georgia Electronic Life Safety & System Association (GELSSA) in response to a District Court decision to not hear the case filed by ESA members in Georgia over an ordinance that fines alarm companies for allegedly false dispatches.