Vivint Connects to ASAP Program in Richmond, Va.

Implementation of the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol continues to build across the nation. Recently, Boca Raton became the first connected PSAP in Florida.

PROVO, Utah – Vivint, with more than 850,000 customers, is the latest national alarm company to go live with the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) program.

“We are excited to be live with our first PSAP – Richmond, Va.” Amy Becht, Vivint’s director of central stations, said in press release. “We plan on steadily adding additional PSAPs in the coming weeks.”

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Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) recently announced that Vector Security and Rapid Response went operational in production with Boca Raton, Fla., as of Dec. 16, followed by Monitronics on Dec. 17. This marked the first ASAP implementation in the state of Florida.

“We had great momentum throughout 2015 and look forward to the continuation of added PSAPs and connected alarm companies in 2016,” said CSAA President Pamela J. Petrow.

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ASAP was launched in 2011 as a public-private partnership, designed to increase the efficiency and reliability of emergency electronic signals from central station alarm companies to Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs). ASAP utilizes ANSI standard protocols developed cooperatively by the Association of Public Communications Officials (APCO) and CSAA.

With ASAP, critical life safety signals and accurate information is processed more quickly, through the Nlets system of state-to-state PSAP communication, insuring that complete and accurate information is transmitted to the PSAP every time. The ASAP program has the potential to save PSAPs and emergency services millions of dollars, according to CSAA.

For more information on ASAP or to access ASAP resources (videos, Webinars, training and outreach materials), contact CSAA at [email protected] or (703) 242-4670, or visit

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