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TMA‐AVS‐01 Alarm Validation technical review period is now open

Monitoring

TMA‐AVS‐01 Alarm Validation technical review period is now open

May 17, 2022SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) Standards Committee has opened a Preliminary Technical Review Period for its TMA‐AVS‐01 Alarm Validation Standard. Initiated in 2020, the standard provides a method of creating an alarm scoring or classification metric for unauthorized human activity detected by alarm systems that will assist law enforcement with resource allocation and Call‐for‐Service prioritization. The purpose of this optional review process is to allow interested...

alarm verification, Larry Folsom, Mark McCall, The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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Also Noted

Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response announces 2022 board members

December 6, 2021SSN Staff

FRESNO, Calif.—The Partnership for Priority Verified Alarm Response (PPVAR), an organization established to promote the value of verification and validation of alarm events during the emergency response process, recently announced the appointment of its new 2022 board members. The 2022 term will be led by President David Holl, Director of Public Safety for Lower Allen Township, PA. Two Vice President positions have been added - one from the alarm industry, Mark McCall of Stanley Security,...

Andy King, Bob Finney, David Holl, Frank Fernandez, Jeanne Palmer-Wulforst, Joey Rao-Russell, John Chiaramonte, Larry Folsom, Mark McCall, Nicola Oakie


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General News

News Poll: Cybersecurity is becoming a physical security matter

March 25, 2015Spencer Ives

YARMOUTH, Maine—As cybersecurity becomes a common topic of conversation among physical security systems installers, Security Systems News asked its readers whether they're concerned about cybersecurity threats and what their companies are doing to safeguard themselves and their customers.Jeff Frye, Interface Security Systems VP, says that there are multiple reasons to be concerned with cybersecurity. “Internet of Things devices raise new threats. Many manufacturers lack a security practice....

Brad Zellers, BSN Security, Contava, Curtis Nikel, Cybersecurity, Interface Security Systems, Jeff Frye, Mark McCall, News Poll, Security Central


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Monitoring

Monitoring in the IP age

July 9, 2014Leif Kothe

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—Good advice on running a central station was in no short supply at ESX. The show's entire lineup of monitoring track seminars covered virtually every aspect of what it takes to thrive as a central station in 2014 and beyond.One of those panels, titled “IP, the Central Station and All that Jazz,” deftly explored what security companies need to know now about cloud-based signal processing and the network technologies that continue to reshape the industry.Weighing...

alarm monitoring, Mark McCall, Morgan Hertel, OneTel, physical security, Rapid Response Monitoring, Sascha Kylau, Security Central, SSN


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General News

Talking keypads and panels with Mark McCall

April 23, 2014Leif Kothe

SAN ANTONIO—Mark McCall, director of information technology at United Central Control, entered the security industry in somewhat of an indirect fashion. With a background firmly in IT, McCall was asked by a friend, who owns Pensacola, Fla.-based SentryNet, to write a white paper evaluation of the company, highlighting its strengths and weaknesses, particularly with respect to IT infrastructure and staffing issues. “I gave a road map for his business for things that, in my professional...

DSC, Mark McCall, Telular, United Central Control


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Monitoring Matters

ASAP to PSAP: Full speed ahead

July 3, 2012Rich Miller

For central stations wondering if they'll ever be part of ASAP to PSAP, there was good news from ESX 2012: Progress continues to be made. Show attendees got an update on the protocol at a seminar led by Mark McCall of United Central Control, Glenn Schroeder of the Security Network of America, Pam Petrow and Anita Ostrowski of Vector Security, and Melissa Courville of DICE Corp. While ASAP might not be advancing fast enough to satisfy everyone in the industry, the panelists in Nashville listed a number...

Anita Ostrowski, ASAP to PSAP, CSAA, dice, ESX, Glenn Schroeder, Mark McCall, Melissa Courville, monitronics, Pam Petrow


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