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Checkpoint sells CheckView; Richmond honored for ASAP

March 27, 2013Rich Miller

Checkpoint Systems, a global supplier of loss-prevention products and solutions for the retail industry, announced earlier this month that it was negotiating the sale of its CheckView integration and monitoring business. On Monday, the buyer was ID'd: Platinum Equity, a California-based private equity firm, which will make the deal for $5.4 million. In a blog Tuesday, Seeking Alpha analyst Brenon Daly called the deal “one of the more financially lopsided divestitures we've seen in some time....

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ASAP getting closer to reaching 'critical mass'

February 1, 2013Rich Miller

YARMOUTH, Maine—After big strides in 2012 that put an array of technical and logistical challenges behind it, the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol is getting closer to reaching “critical mass” nationwide, according to ASAP proponent Ed Bonifas.Bonifas, co-chairman of the Central Station Alarm Association's ASAP Program Committee, said implementation is getting easier for public safety answering points and alarm companies as the program evolves. Six PSAPs were participating by the...

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Monitoring

D.C. implements ASAP

January 9, 2013Rich Miller

WASHINGTON—The District of Columbia has implemented the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol, becoming the sixth U.S. municipality to take the step toward faster and more efficient alarm call management.ASAP works to eliminate errors in communication between central stations and public safety answering points, or PSAPs, by sending 911 information directly via computer instead of being transmitted verbally by phone. The program was founded through a partnership between the Central Station Alarm Association,...

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Monitoring Matters

Head of fire chiefs' group casts vote for ASAP

October 17, 2012Rich Miller

It's the season of spin. But no matter how you slice it, the opening paragraph of last week's commentary by Hank Clemmensen, president of the International Association of Fire Chiefs, isn't a ringing endorsement of central stations. “I always had supported remote station monitoring for my city's fire alarms, both because I believed it would provide faster notification and because I believed central stations always take too long,” wrote Clemmensen, the fire chief in Inverness, Ill., on...

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Monitoring

Going phone-free: A ringing endorsement for ASAP

April 11, 2012Rich Miller

LAS VEGAS—For Bill Hobgood, it's easy to sum up the effectiveness of the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol: “We hate telephones ringing. We love ASAP.”As project manager for the Department of Information Technology's Public Safety Team in Richmond, Va., Hobgood knows firsthand how well the system works to eliminate errors in communication between central stations and public safety answering points, or PSAPs. When 911 information flows automatically via computer instead of being transmitted...

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Monitoring

CSAA sets Jan. 31 deadline for ASAP charter membership

December 1, 2011Rich Miller

VIENNA, Va.—Thinking about getting on board with the CSAA to take advantage of the new Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) program? To be among the stations at the front of the line, you'd better act soon–a Jan. 31 deadline will separate the haves from the have-nots.That's the word from Ed Bonifas, immediate past president of the CSAA (Central Station Alarm Association) and co-chairman of the group's ASAP committee. To help cover the cost of implementing the program and ensure that technical...

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Monitoring

UL, Intertek announce support for ASAP

November 22, 2011Rich Miller

CAMAS, Wash. and FAIRFIELD, N.J.—The monitoring industry's Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) got a big boost recently when Underwriters Laboratories and Intertek both announced that the new program meets the requirements of the National Fire Alarm and Signaling Code (NFPA 72).ASAP, developed by the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials, has been deployed in Houston, Richmond, Va., and York County, Va., with plans to take...

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General News

CSAA ready to press ahead with ASAP-to-the-PSAP program

June 2, 2011Daniel Gelinas

VIENNA, Va.—The Central Station Alarm Association is preparing to advance a next generation 911 communications program that benefits the security industry, emergency response centers (public safety answering points or PSAPs), and the public with a new protocol initiative. CSAA is calling the initiative ASAP-to-the-PSAP. ASAP stands for Automated Secure Alarm Protocol and once fully functional will allow central stations to use the Monitoring Station to PSAP Data Exchange Program to deliver...

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