Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) technology goes live at county’s 911 center.
PITTSBURGH, May 5, 2020 – DeKalb County, GA has implemented Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) to automate communication between alarm monitoring central stations and Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) / 911 centers, resulting in faster, more accurate emergency response for users of monitored alarms.
The benefits of ASAP for monitored alarm users and first responders include:
Monitored alarm users throughout DeKalb County will benefit, including customers of Vector Security and its authorized dealers.
Because ASAP delivers alarm notification information directly from the alarm monitoring centers to PSAPs via computer rather than by phone, all pertinent data goes directly to first responders in a process that takes only about five seconds. Many agencies using ASAP can expect alarm response times to potentially drop to as little as 90 seconds or less.
ASAP was developed in partnership between The Monitoring Association (TMA) and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO), with Vector Security President and CEO Pam Petrow co-chairing the committee. Vector Security was the first alarm company to debut ASAP in Richmond, VA in 2012.
Vector Security assisted with implementation in DeKalb County by helping to conduct extensive testing prior to the system going live.
“We continue to see more and more PSAPs recognizing the value of this technology and implementing it in order to better protect citizens of their communities,” said Anita Ostrowski, VP, Central Station Services for Vector Security. “As one of the pioneers of ASAP, our company is proud to play a role in helping more communities benefit from this program.”
Nationwide, more than 80 agencies have implemented, or are in the process of implementing ASAP. For a current list: https://tma.us/asap/.
For more information on the benefits and features of ASAP, visit www.vectorsecurity.com/asap.
For more than 50 years, Vector Security, Inc. (www.vectorsecurity.com) has been a premier provider of intelligent security solutions tailored to the needs of the customer. Headquartered in Pittsburgh, the company offers a full suite of electronic security services for residential, business and national account customers across North America and the Caribbean through a network of branches, authorized dealers and their ADS Security division. The Vector Security Networks division offers customized physical security and managed network services to multi-site commercial customers. Vector Security is a sister company of the Philadelphia Contributionship, a mutual insurance company founded in 1752, and currently provides cost-effective, technology-based security and automation solutions to nearly 400,000 homes and businesses across 58 branch locations.