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The Monitoring Association launches revised IQ Certification program

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The Monitoring Association launches revised IQ Certification program

April 9, 2021Paul Ragusa, Editor

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) has revised the Installation Quality Certification Program “IQ Certification,” noting that its the only quality control program for installations, maintenance and service of electronic security systems. The program was initially developed by the Electronic Security Association’s (ESA) False Alarm Committee as a means to reduce the occurrence of false alarms and has been broadly endorsed by security industry associations including...

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WHIRC renews designation as a “TMA Five Diamond Monitoring Center”

March 29, 2021SSN Staff

ROCKFORD, Minn.—WH International Response Center (WHIRC) announced it has renewed the prestigious “TMA Five Diamond Monitoring Center” designation from The Monitoring Association (TMA) for the 18th straight year. WHIRC first earned the “Five Diamond” designation in 2004. It is granted annually to monitoring centers that satisfy all of the requirements of the “five points of excellence.” These are: Commitment to ongoing job-related education and testing...

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Come together, right now

March 24, 2021Cory Harris, Managing Editor

It was just two weeks ago when my blog offered a cautionary tale about the Verkada security breach and stressed the importance of making the necessary investment to prevent cyberattacks like that from happening to other businesses. Fast forward to today, and while I have no idea if my blog ignited a spark, I have been extremely pleased by the overwhelming response of the security industry recently in the battle against cyber threats. Let’s start with the first collaboration announced...

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Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway (Ret.) to keynote TMA’s 2021 Mid-year Meeting

March 22, 2021SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) has announced that Marine Corps Gen. James T. Conway (Ret.) will deliver the opening keynote address, Leadership Lessons from an Old Jarhead, at the association’s 2021 Mid-year Meeting. The three-day meeting will be held virtually April 20-22. General Conway’s comments will reflect on his extensive experience as a military leader. He will speak on Tuesday, April 20, at 11 a.m. ET. “Leadership, which has always played...

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Vector helps Cumberland County, Pa. launch ASAP to PSAP

February 15, 2021SSN Staff

PITTSBURGH—Cumberland County, Pa., joins a growing number of municipalities across the nation to implement Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) at its Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP). ASAP automates communication from alarm monitoring central stations to PSAPs and 911 centers resulting in faster, more accurate emergency response by delivering alarm notification information directly from the alarm monitoring centers to PSAPs via computer rather than by phone. All pertinent data...

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TMA’s ASAP-to-PSAP Program Marks its 79th and 80th ECCs

February 1, 2021SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced the addition of its 79th and 80th municipalities to go live with its expanding ASAP-to-PSAP program, welcoming the Cayuga County NY 9-1-1 Center and Paradise Valley AZ Police Communications Center. Launched in 2011 as a public-private partnership, TMA’s ASAP-to-PSAP service is designed to increase the accuracy and efficiency of calls for service from alarm companies to PSAPs. “TMA’s ASAP-to-PSAP program experienced...

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Google’s Thorsen to keynote TMA’s 2020 annual meeting Oct. 27

October 12, 2020SSN Staff

McLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) is pleased to announce Wayne Thorsen, managing director, Hardware Business Development for Google, will deliver the keynote address at its upcoming 2020 Annual Meeting. Thorsen will speak virtually via Zoom on Tues., Oct. 27 at 11:10 a.m. (ET). Full details and registration options are available here. “This has been a year like no other where we are reminded of how essential our service is to the homes and businesses of this country and...

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The Monitoring Association reveals results of compensation study

August 6, 2020SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced the release of its latest Wage & Comp Survey, which provides monitoring and security services companies with salary and benefits information to guide hiring and compensation decisions. The Survey was created in partnership with TRG Associates, Inc., a consulting firm that specializes in the security alarm industry. Participation in the Survey was open to all security monitoring companies. Company specific information is not published to...

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SSN editor part of upcoming TMA Virtual Town Hall

May 27, 2020Ginger Hill, Managing Editor

YARMOUTH, Maine—To continue to drive community and togetherness, as well as offer practical, usable information to the industry during uncertain times of COVID, The Monitoring Association (TMA) started hosting the “Weekly Virtual Town Hall.” On Monday, June 1, at 11 am EST, TMA will be hosting a special Virtual Town Hall panel presentation featuring leading trade publication Security Systems News’ Editor, Paul Ragusa, along with four other editors from leading industry trade publications....

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Industry associations assess COVID’s impact

May 6, 2020Paul Ragusa, Editor

Trying to gauge how badly the security industry is being affected by the coronavirus, and figuring out ways to best help us all get through this, is top of mind for everyone. In the last few weeks, The Monitoring Association (TMA), the Electronic Security Association (ESA) and the Security Industry Association (SIA) joined together to conduct a nationwide survey of members in order to better understand the impact COVID-19 has had on electronic security and life safety businesses. This survey confirms...

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