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6 Municipalities Implement TMA Automated Secure Alarm Protocol

McLEAN, Va. — The Monitoring Association (TMA) has put into operation six new local PSAP/emergency communication centers (ECCs) from across the United States to its ASAP-to-PSAP service since Dec. 20, 2021.

These include: Albemarle County-UVA-City of Charlottesville, Va.; Thurston County, Wash., 911 Communications; Talladega County, Alabama, 911; Valley Communications Regional 911 Center, Wash.; City of Colonial Heights, Va., ECC; and Elk County, Pa., Emergency Services.

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 ECCs.

“In an emergency situation when every second counts, TMA’s ASAP service is reducing response time for our first responders by increasing the speed of communication from the security provider to the local ECC,” says TMA President Morgan Hertel. “As we’ve seen over the course of recent months, this communication protocol is gaining broad adoption across the United States as municipalities learn more about its life-saving benefits firsthand from public safety peers. It’s rewarding for all of those within TMA who have contributed immeasurable hours and technical expertise, as well as financial support, to the development and advancement of this important service.”

Full details on each of the latest municipalities to join the program, along with affiliated wholesale central stations, follows:

Elk County, Pa.

Elk County Pennsylvania Emergency Services became the 99th ECC in the United States and the sixth ECC in the state of Pennsylvania to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP). Elk County went live on Feb. 3 with Vector Security, Rapid Response Monitoring, Securitas, Affiliated Monitoring, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Protection One, Brinks Home, Vivint, Stanley Security, Quick Response, Security Central, Guardian Protection and ADT.

City of Colonial Heights, Va.

The City of Colonial Heights ECC is the 98th public safety communications center in the U.S. and the 20th agency in the state of Virginia to implement ASAP. The Colonial Heights ECC went live on Feb. 2, with Rapid Response Monitoring, CPI Security, Stanley Security, Securitas, Guardian Protection, Protection One, Vector Security, Tyco (Johnson Controls), United Central Control, Vivint, Security Central, Brinks Home, National Monitoring Center, Affiliated Monitoring, Richmond Alarm and ADT.

Valley Communications, Wash.

The Valley Communications Regional 911 Center, based in Kent Wash., also known as Valley Com 9111, is the 97th public safety communications center in the U.S. and the third agency in the state of Washington to implement ASAP. Valley Com went live on Feb. 1. and Feb. 2 with Vector Security, Rapid Response Monitoring, Guardian Protection, Security Central, Securitas, Stanley Security, United Central Control, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Affiliated Monitoring, National Monitoring Center, Brinks, Vivint, and Protection One. ADT and Washington Alarm will be live with Valley Comm later in February.

Talladega County, Alabama 911

On Jan. 27, Talladega County Alabama 911 became the 96th ECC in the U.S. and the third ECC in the state of Alabama to implement ASAP. Talladega went live on Jan. 27 with Rapid Response Monitoring, Vector Security, Securitas, Affiliated Monitoring, ADS, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Security Central, Protection One, Brinks Home, Vivint, Stanley Security, Guardian Protection, Alert 360 and National Monitoring Center. ADT will be brought online at a later date.

Thurston County, Wash., 911 Communications

The Thurston County WA 911 Communications, also known as TCOMM911, is the 95th public safety communications center in the U.S. and the second agency in the state of Washington to implement ASAP. TCOMM911 went live on Jan. 24-25 with Vector Security, Rapid Response Monitoring, Guardian Protection, United Central Control, Securitas, Security Central, Tyco (Johnson Controls), National Monitoring Center, Affiliated Monitoring, Protection One, Brinks, Vivint, ADT and Stanley Security.

Albemarle County, Univ. of Virginia-City of Charlottesville, Va.

The Albemarle County-University of Virginia-City of Charlottesville, Va., ECC is the 94th public safety communications center in the U.S. and the 19th agency in the state of Virginia to implement ASAP. The service went live on Dec. 20, 2021, with Vector Security, Rapid Response Monitoring, Security Central, CPI Security, Securitas, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Richmond Alarm, Wegmans Security, Guardian Protection, Affiliated Monitoring, Stanley Security, National Monitoring Center, Brinks Home Security, Vivint, United Central Control, Protection One and ADT.

To learn more about TMA’s ASAP service, go here.

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