Newly-formed committee aims to reduce false alarm dispatches.
PITTSBURGH, October 24, 2017 – Vector Security’s Amy Simpson, District Vice President for the company’s North District, is one of several representatives appointed to the newly-formed Pennsylvania Chiefs of Police Association (PCPA) Alarm Management Committee.
The goal of the committee is to reduce false alarm dispatches by researching alarm management issues and making recommendations to PCPA’s Executive Board and general membership for adoption of effective strategies for local agencies.
Establishment of the new committee was facilitated by the Security Industry Alarm Coalition (SIAC) working with the PCPA, and the Pennsylvania Electronic Security Association.
The committee includes three Pennsylvania police chiefs, a representative from SIAC, and three alarm industry representatives, including Simpson.
“This is a wonderful opportunity for the alarm industry to collaborate with Pennsylvania’s police chiefs,” she said.
One top priority for the group will be to urge alarm companies to implement electronic call verification (ECV) procedures to be used by monitoring centers prior to requesting law enforcement dispatch on all intrusion signals from customer alarms.
Two key projects of focus are an Enhanced Call Confirmation (ECC) procedure and developing a Model Alarm Ordinance. Both are keys to managing alarm systems effectively.
Simpson, who has 33 years of experience in the security industry, is District Vice President for Vector Security’s North District, which includes six offices throughout Eastern Pennsylvania, New York and New Jersey.
For nearly 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.