Central Station Alarm Association Approves CSAA/Verisk Data Exchange Project

The project is “is the most important collaboration between the alarm industry and the insurance industry in a generation,’ according to CSAA President Pam Petrow.

VIENNA, Va. — The Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) Board of Directors formally approved the CSAA/Verisk Data Exchange Project at its Oct. 11 annual meeting in Sonoma, Calif., the CSAA announced on Monday.

The project goal is to study the impact of professionally monitored alarm systems on insurance risk. This will be accomplished by combining CSAA member alarm system data with Verisk’s proprietary insurance, according to the CSAA.

Verisk Analytics is a leading data analytics provider serving customers in insurance, energy, healthcare, financial services, government and risk management.

CSAA President Pam Petrow, president/CEO of Vector Security, said the project “is the most important collaboration between the alarm industry and the insurance industry in a generation. Working together with Verisk will quantify the value of security solutions to reduce the risk and give the insurers a reason to offer their policy holders incentives for professionally monitored alarm systems.”

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Anthony Canale, vice president of Verisk Crime Analytics, added, “We’re excited to work with CSAA and use alarm system data to create risk models for our insurance stakeholders to help them quantify risk, reduce losses and improve their customers’ experience.”

Jay Hauhn, executive director of the CSAA, stated that the CSAA/Verisk Exchange Committee (CVEC) will drive the data collection and analysis project and include several subcommittees.

Keith Jentoft, president of Videofied and a strong advocate of insurance/security alliances, has been appointed to chair the CVEC and is working with CSAA members to organize the committees and define project milestones. Don Young, COO of Protection 1, has been appointed as the board liaison giving the CSAA Board oversight and direction to the CVEC.

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