TMA Welcomes Pair of ECCs to ASAP-to-PSAP Program

The newest communications centers to join the program are Cayuga County in New York and the Paradise Valley, Ariz., Police dispatch center.

McLEAN, Va. — The Monitoring Association (TMA) announces the addition of two more municipalities to go live with its expanding ASAP-to-PSAP program.

TMA welcomed its 79th emergency communication center, the Cayuga County, N.Y., 911 center, which becomes the sixth ECC in the state to implement ASAP. Cayuga County first went live with Vector Security and Rapid Response Monitoring.

A second wave of companies including ADT, Amherst Alarm, Affiliated Monitoring, AT&T Digital Life, Guardian Protection, Brinks Home Security, National Monitoring Center, Protection One, Security Central, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Vivint, and Doyle went live with Cayuga County just days later.

“This is a seamless procedure allowing alarm companies to transfer alarm activations and the data associated directly to our computer aided dispatch system”, said Denise Spingler, Cayuga County 9-1-1 Administrator. “This allows for a more expedited dispatch of emergency services.”

The Paradise Valley, Ariz., Police Communications Center is the 80th ECC in the United States and fourth in the state to implement ASAP. Paradise Valley went live with Affiliated Monitoring, AT&T Digital Life, ADT, Alert 360, Guardian Protection, Brinks Home Security, National Monitoring Center (NMC), Protection 1, Rapid Response Monitoring (plus A3 Smart Home), Security Central, Johnson Controls, Vivint and Securitas over a two-day period in mid-December.

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.

“TMA’s ASAP-to-PSAP program experienced nice momentum in 2020 with a new annual adoption record of 18 ECCs across the country,” states TMA President Don Young. “As the network of ASAP compatible ECCs continues to grow, those not yet using the service are learning firsthand from their colleagues about the time and accuracy improvements that come with ASAP and therefore the enhanced capability for saving lives in the alarm response process.”

Young continues, “TMA remains proud to deliver this unique service to its members and accomplish their mission for providing professional monitoring capabilities to help better protect life and property in both residential and commercial settings.”

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