Police Dispatch

Read: North Carolina County Latest to Implement ASAP to PSAP Service

North Carolina County Latest to Implement ASAP to PSAP Service

Vector Security assisted with implementation of ASAP-to-PSAP in Wake County, N.C., by helping to conduct extensive testing prior to the system going live.

Read: How ASAP to PSAP Provides Faster, More Accurate Dispatches

How ASAP to PSAP Provides Faster, More Accurate Dispatches

The Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) to public safety answering point (PSAP) initiative is realizing its mission to increase the efficiency and reliability of central stations’ emergency communications.

Read: Demands to Defund the Police Are a Call to Action for Alarm Industry

Demands to Defund the Police Are a Call to Action for Alarm Industry

Industry veteran Tony Smith explains why the alarm industry would be wise to strengthen its existing police relationships in the wake of national protests.

Read: SIA Issues ANSI-Approved CP-01 False Alarm Reduction Standard

SIA Issues ANSI-Approved CP-01 False Alarm Reduction Standard

First released in 2014, the 2019 version aims to reduce unnecessary police dispatches with various improvements and adjustments for current technologies.

Read: The Best and Worst Police Response Times of 10 Major U.S. Cities

The Best and Worst Police Response Times of 10 Major U.S. Cities

A new report reveals which major cities have the best and worst police response times, as well as police response times based on the type of crime.

Read: False Alarm Fine Increase Led to Reduction in Dispatches, Memphis Police Say

False Alarm Fine Increase Led to Reduction in Dispatches, Memphis Police Say

The increase in false alarm fines has resulted in a 20% reduction in false alarms since a new ordinance went into effect.

Read: Ohio Municipality Adopts False Alarm Ordinance, Dealers Must Register With City

Ohio Municipality Adopts False Alarm Ordinance, Dealers Must Register With City

Located near Cleveland, the city of Lorain passed legislation that aims to drastically curtail police dispatches to more than 40,000 false alarms each year.

Read: Princeton University an Early Adopter of RapidSOS NG911 System

Princeton University an Early Adopter of RapidSOS NG911 System

The 911 location service will be operational later this year with the rollout of the next generation of Apple’s operating system, iOS 12.

Read: Sandy Springs False Alarm Ordinance Revised Yet Again

Sandy Springs False Alarm Ordinance Revised Yet Again

The Sandy Springs City Council voted 6-0 to approve amendments to the fee structure and appeal process for false alarms.

Read: Sandy Springs Stiffens Compliance Penalty Against Alarm Companies

Sandy Springs Stiffens Compliance Penalty Against Alarm Companies

Should an alarm company run afoul of the city’s controversial ordinance, its permit will remain suspended for three months after it comes into full compliance.

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