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8.26.22 – SSI Staff – McLEAN, Va.

The addition of Fort Worth and the Irving, Texas brings the total number of public safety communications centers implementing the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol to 113.

The Monitoring Association (TMA) announces it added two new U.S.-based PSAP/Emergency Communication Centers (ECC) to its ASAP-to-PSAP service in mid-August.

The Fort Worth, Texas and the Irving PD, Texas Emergency Communications Centers (ECC) are the 112th and 113th public safety communications centers, respectively, in the country and the 13th and 14th agencies in the state of Texas to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP).

Launched in 2011 as a public-private partnership, TMA’s ASAP service is designed to increase the accuracy and efficiency of calls for service from alarm companies to ECCs.

The Fort Worth ECC went live the week of Aug. 15, 2022, with: Vector Security, Rapid Response Monitoring, Security Central, Stanley Security, Securitas, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Guardian Protection, Brinks Home Security, Affiliated Monitoring, Vivint, Alert 360, United Central Control, Protection One and the National Monitoring Center. ADT will go-live with Fort Worth in the near future.

Irving PD ECC went live on Tuesday and Wednesday, Aug. 16 & 17, 2022, with: Rapid Response Monitoring, Alert 360, Stanley Security, Securitas, Guardian Protection, Protection One, Vector Security, Tyco (Johnson Controls), United Central Control, Vivint, Security Central, Brinks Home Security, National Monitoring Center and Affiliated Monitoring. Allstate Security and ADT will go-live in the near future.

ASAP was developed in partnership between TMA and the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials (APCO), with Vector Security President and CEO Pam Petrow (also an SSI Hall of Famer) serving as founding co-chair of the committee.