Alarm monitoring is in the midst of sweeping changes in communications trends and technologies. Two of the top priorities for providers is understanding wireless alternatives and the municipal monitoring environment.
By Bob Dolph · October 13, 2011
At the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) International conference in Philadelphia, FCC Chairman Julius Genachowski announced what he said were three top priorities toward implementing next-generation 9-1-1 (NG 9-1-1).
August 14, 2011
As one of only three monitoring companies selected to participate in a new computer-aided dispatch program, Monitronics Int’l will now monitor calls for Richmond, Va., and the Houston Emergency Center (HEC).
Ashley Willis · August 02, 2011
A new dispatch system called Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) may help public safety answering point (PSAP) Houston Emergency Center (HEC) save up to $2 million annually.
July 06, 2011
Tri-Com Central Dispatch, a public service answering point (PSAP) for the Chicago suburbs of Batavia, Geneva and St. Charles, Ill., has decided not to monitor business emergency alarms due to lack of funds ...
December 28, 2010
Giving priority response to enhanced video alarms is gaining traction in Boston and New York and could soon be approved statewide in Iowa and elsewhere, according to advocates who want the concept adopted as a law enforcement classification.
By Rodney Bosch · February 28, 2010
The Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO) Int’l announces the approval of an American National Standard (ANS) that will provide ...
February 03, 2009
The Public Safety Data Interoperability (PSDI) program has had a successful conversion of the ...
November 18, 2008