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ADT – Knoxville, TN receives TMA Five Diamond Monitoring Center designation

ADT – Knoxville, TN receives TMA Five Diamond Monitoring Center designation

VIENNA, Va. – The Monitoring Association (TMA) has announced that ADT – Knoxville, TN has received the prestigious TMA Five Diamond Monitoring Center designation, granted annually to monitoring centers that satisfy all of the requirements of the “five points of excellence.”

TMA noted that the five points of excellence are:

  • Commitment to ongoing job-related education and testing by having 100% of its monitoring center operators certified using the TMA online training series on industry best practices.
  • Commitment to random inspections and quality criteria standards by a nationally recognized testing laboratory such as FM Approvals, Intertek/ETL and UL.
  • Commitment to raising the industry standards through TMA membership and participation in its activities.
  • Commitment to reducing false dispatches.
  • Commitment to the highest levels of customer service.

The Five Diamond designation means that a monitoring company has demonstrated an exceptionally high degree of responsibility to their local community and their customers through the investment of time, money and commitment to quality operator training.

“Operators serve as the life-saving link between residential or business properties and the police, fire and emergency services in local areas,” TMA wrote. “The TMA Monitoring Center Operator course covers virtually all phases of monitoring center communications with customers, police, fire and emergency services communications centers. In order to achieve the Five Diamond designation, every operator must not only pass the course and recertify every three years, but demonstrate proficiency in alarm confirmation process, proficiency in communications with Public Service Answering Points, knowledge of electronic communications equipment, an understanding of the codes and standards, and proficiency in the area of emergency preparedness under a wide scenario of possibilities.”

In 2022, Five Diamond expanded to include TMA Member video monitoring companies that are hosted by a UL827 registered TMA member data center and fulfill all other program requirements. There are approximately 2,700 monitoring centers in the United States that communicate and interact with police, fire and emergency services agencies. Of this group, fewer than 130 monitoring centers have achieved the Five Diamond designation.


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