The board of directors of The Monitoring Association (TMA) today announced its decision to transition the organization’s 2020 Annual Meeting and Ops-Tech (formerly known as Fall Operations Management Seminar and Technology Summit) to a virtual format.
The new course builds upon TMA’s popular Operator Online Level 1 training program by offering six advanced modules that support the skills and standards of professionalism needed to be an effective contributor in the monitoring center.
UL now seeks feedback from industry stakeholders that rely on UL certifications as part of their own risk management programs to review the updated guideline revisions, which are intended to better define virtual workplace security measures.
The Monitoring Association (TMA) has assumed control of the Installation Quality Certification Program (IQ Certification), the only quality control program for installations, maintenance and service of electronic security systems.
The Monitoring Association (TMA) onboarded its 63rd PSAP in the United States — the Metropolitan Nashville Davidson County Tenn. Department of Emergency Communications. 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.
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.