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Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response announces 2023 board members

Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response announces 2023 board members

FRESNO, Calif. – The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR), an organization promoting the value of verification and validation of alarm events during the emergency response process, just announced its new board president and secretary for the 2023-2024 term.

According to the PPVAR the president for the 2023-2024 term will be Mark McCall, the director of global Operations for IMMIX. The secretary role is set to be filled by Kristy Johnson, director of integrations at ADT.

Mark McCallMcCall inherits the roll from David Holl, director of public safety for Lower Allen Township, Pa. PPVAR said that its board is structured to alternate the role of president between the alarm industry and public safety each term.

“I have long believed that PPVAR is in a unique position to bridge the gap between the security industry and public safety and push forward topics that were important to both,” McCall said. “They certainly have proven that over the past few years, as evidenced, in part, by pushing for and working with TMA in the creation of the AVS-01 Standard. I am honored to be a part of PPVAR and look forward to working with our members to advance our mission.”

Kristy Johnson“The electronic security industry plays a vital role in protecting life and property,” Johnson said, addressing her new role. “However, it is just one piece of a larger picture, heavily reliant on collaboration with law enforcement and public safety partners. When I joined the industry in 2012, I discovered a significant issue concerning false alarms leading to unnecessary police dispatches. This realization motivated me to work passionately on bridging the gaps within our industry, and in my various roles throughout my time in the industry, I’ve remained dedicated to correct this discrepancy. My mission is to enhance the sector by focusing on solutions that make the best use of our combined resources and form true partnerships with public safety. My commitment to prioritized and verified alarm responses drives my enthusiasm to assume a more formal role within PPVAR (Priority Partners Verified Alarm Response) and actively contribute to these ongoing efforts.”

PPVAR’s board constitutes a mix of professionals from the public safety, electronic security, alarm monitoring industries and consultants in those fields.

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