Kirk MacDowell, an executive with a 39-year career in the electronic security industry, has been selected as the new chairman of the board for the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC). SIAC is the industry’s liaison with law enforcement for dispatch reduction and alarm management issues. SIAC’s model alarm ordinance, developed in conjunction with national law enforcement leaders, is being adopted nationwide.
Protecting life and property is the founding principal of the alarm monitoring industry. For over a century, our services have provided for the early detection of fire, intrusion and other life safety events.
What began as a collective effort on the part of eight forward-thinking security industry leaders on a cold night in 1949 has grown and evolved over seven decades to become The Monitoring Association (TMA), the internationally recognized non-profit trade association that represents professional monitoring companies, security systems integrators and providers of products and services to the alarm industry.
Mark Hillenburg has been named chairman of the associate members’ liaison committee for The Monitoring Association (TMA). Hillenburg is the executive director of marketing at DMP and a longtime member of TMA. As chair of the committee, he will represent associate members on the TMA board of directors.
The Monitoring Association’s (TMA) highest honor, the Stanley C. Lott Memorial Award for Exemplary Service, was presented to former TMA president and past executive director Jay Hauhn at the 2019 Annual Meeting in Napa, Calif. on October 16. The award honors Hauhn’s dedication and service to TMA and the monitoring industry over the course of his career, which spans more than 40 years.
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 Monitoring Association (TMA) announced that Don Young, CIO and EVP of operations at ADT, is the new president of the association, and officially began his two-year term today at the conclusion of TMA’s 2019 Annual Meeting.
In an effort to provide security professionals with the latest news and information through a variety of communication channels, The Monitoring Association (TMA) launched a weekly news brief that can be accessed quickly and easily every Wednesday — just ask your Amazon Alexa!
The Cumberland County and Fayetteville, North Carolina Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) are the latest agencies to implement Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), technology that automates communication between alarm monitoring central stations and PSAPs/911 centers, resulting in faster, more accurate emergency responses for users of monitored alarms.