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

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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...

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TMA and Security Systems News announce Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Award

May 10, 2022Paul Ragusa, Editor

McLEAN, Va. and YARMOUTH, Maine—The Monitoring Association (TMA) and Security Systems News have partnered to create a Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) Leadership Award with the goal of promoting and fostering a more inclusive workforce throughout the security industry. Today’s business world requires that businesses create, foster, and encourage diversity and inclusion in the workplace to be successful. Doing so stimulates innovation; drives better decisions; makes teams...

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TMA’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol welcomes Denver as its 104th ECC

May 9, 2022SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) welcomed its 104th U.S.-based PSAP/Emergency Communication Center (ECC) to its ASAP-to-PSAP service on April 12, 2022.  The Denver 9-1-1 Communications Center is the second agency in the state of Colorado to implement ASAP-to-PSAP. Launched in 2011 as a public-private partnership, TMA’s ASAP service is designed to increase the accuracy and efficiency of calls for service from alarm companies to Emergency Communication...

ASAP to PSAP, Morgan Hertel, The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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TMA introduces new online education offerings

April 12, 2022SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced it has expanded its online library of education and training courses offered on its Learning Management System (LMS) at TMATraining.org. More than 75 hours of course work have been added as a result of a formal collaboration with SecurityCEU.com. Topics vary widely and include customer service; sales; access control; IP video; IP networking; perimeter security detection; troubleshooting; writing effective incident reports;...

Connie Moorhead, Jerry Lenander, Morgan Hertel, National Training Program, The CMOOR Group, The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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National Monitoring Center (NMC) announces Installation Quality (IQ) certification

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National Monitoring Center (NMC) announces Installation Quality (IQ) certification

April 11, 2022SSN Staff

LAKE FOREST, Calif.—National Monitoring Center, one of the premier third-party monitoring companies in the United States, today announced that is has successfully met the requirements to renew its Installation Quality (IQ) certification. As the only quality control program for electronic security system installation, monitoring, maintenance, and service, The Monitoring Association’s (TMA) IQ certification demonstrates NMC’s pledge to adhere to a stringent code of ethics...

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TMA’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol nears its 100th ECC with six new locations

February 9, 2022SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced it has welcomed six new local PSAPs/Emergency Communication Centers (ECCs) from across the United States to its ASAP-to-PSAP service since Dec. 20, 2021. The new ECCs are Albemarle County-UVA-City of Charlottesville VA; Thurston County WA 9-1-1 Communications (WA); Talladega County Alabama 9-1-1; Valley Communications Regional 9-1-1 Center (WA); City of Colonial Heights VA Emergency Communications Center (ECC) (VA); and Elk...

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TMA’s ASAP welcomes its first PSAP/ECC in the State of Washington

November 19, 2021SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) went live on Nov. 9, 2021, with its 93rd municipality to join its expanding Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) service network. The Kitsap County WA (CENCOM) is the first agency in the state of Washington to implement the service.  Launched in 2011 as a public-private partnership, TMA’s ASAP service is designed to increase the accuracy and efficiency of calls for service from alarm companies to Emergency Communication...

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Microsoft Azure Vision AI Principal Manager to keynote TMA virtual event

November 15, 2021SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—The keynote for The Monitoring Association’s (TMA) upcoming 2021 Virtual OPSTech is Rouzbeh Aminpour, Microsoft Azure Artificial Intelligence Platform's Computer Vision Business & Strategy Principal Manager. Aminpour will share how Azure’s Cognitive Services are enabling users to deliver breakthrough experiences through the use of industry-leading Vision AI models. Top-of-mind topics such as industry trends, use of edge and cloud infrastructures, enterprise grade...

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SSN Exclusive Interview: New TMA President Morgan Hertel

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SSN Exclusive Interview: New TMA President Morgan Hertel

October 27, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—Morgan Hertel, Vice President of Technology and Innovation, Rapid Response Monitoring, Inc., was recently inducted as The Monitoring Association’s (TMA’s) new President, succeeding Don Young, ADT's EVP and COO. Hertel has hit the ground running since taking over the TMA helm, with an agenda that includes realignment of the association, as well as enhancements of TMA’s education, training, and standards that have become a benchmark of the association...

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TMA presents Pennsylvania public safety professional with Public Sector Award

October 22, 2021SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) has presented its 2021 Public Sector Award to David Holl, Director of Public Safety, Lower Allen Township in Camp Hill, Pa. This special honor, established in 2015, is presented by TMA to a public safety professional whose contributions have supported the monitoring industry’s mission to protect and save life and property. The award was presented virtually via Zoom at the conclusion of the Spotlight on Public Safety Panel Presentation...

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