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Two Texas ECCs go live with TMA’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol

August 25, 2022SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) announced it has welcomed two new U.S.-based PSAP/Emergency Communication Centers (ECCs) to its ASAP-to-PSAP service in mid-August. The Fort Worth, Texas, and the Irving PD, Texas ECCs are the 112th and 113th public safety communications centers, respectively, in the United States and the 13th and 14th agencies in the state of Texas to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP).   Launched in 2011 as a public-private...

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TMA opens virtual attendance option for its 2022 OPSTech

August 22, 2022SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) has announced that beginning today, security industry professionals have the option to register to take part virtually in its 2022 OPSTech educational sessions that are being delivered in-person Sept. 11-16, 2022, in Charlotte, N.C. The full, five-day program features operations, technology, and video tracks. Registrants attending the meeting in-person will also have the opportunity to take part in roundtable discussions and networking events,...

2022 OPSTech, CPI Security, Morgan Hertel, The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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On The Editor's Desk

DEI is A-OK

August 17, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

Long time, no blog. I admit, I have been on the blogging sidelines for several weeks now while my new comrade, Managing Editor Ken Showers, has settled in and immediately given his thoughts on various relevant security industry topics under my old blogging banner, Monitoring Matters. As I’m now officially the editor of Security Systems News, my blogs will now fall under the title of On the Editor’s Desk, which you obviously know since you found me and are reading this right now. Now...

Atakama, Celia T. Besore, CPI Security, Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) Leadership, Lisa Oliveri, National Democratic Institute, SSN 40 under 40 Class of 2021, Stephanie Weagle, Steve Butkovich, The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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New Hanover County ECC goes live with TMA’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol

July 29, 2022SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) welcomed its 111th Emergency Communication Center (ECC) in the United States on Monday, July 25, 2022. The New Hanover County ECC in North Carolina became the 12th ECC in the state of North Carolina to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP). The New Hanover County ECC went live with Rapid Response Monitoring, Vector Security, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Stanley Security, Guardian Protection, Securitas, ADS, United Central...

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Renowned futurist Jack Uldrich to keynote TMA’s 2022 Annual Meeting

July 28, 2022SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) has announced that acclaimed global futurist, speaker, and best-selling author Jack Uldrich will deliver the keynote address at its 2022 Annual Meeting on Monday, Oct. 31, 2022, at 11:00 a.m. ET. The annual meeting will take place in person at the JW Marriott Marco Island Beach Resort in Marco Island, Fla. from Oct. 29-Nov. 2, 2022.   “As business leaders, what could be more valuable than to have access to the insights of someone...

2022 Annual Meeting, Jack Uldrich, Morgan Hertel, The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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AICC announces new leadership

July 7, 2022SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC) recently announced that it has appointed Tiffany Galarza, Director of Telecommunications, ADT, and Sascha Kylau, Vice President, OneTel Security, as co-chairs of the Committee. Galarza and Kylau assumed leadership of the Committee earlier in June following the resignation of its longtime Chair Lou Fiore. The AICC is a committee of The Monitoring Association (TMA) comprised of representatives of TMA, the Electronic Security...

ADT, Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC), Electronic Security Association (ESA), Lou Fiore, OneTel Security, Sascha Kylau, Security Industry Association (SIA), The Monitoring Association (TMA), Tiffany Galarza


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Rockwall, Texas ECC goes live with TMA’s Automated Secure Alarm Protocol

July 5, 2022SSN Staff

MCLEAN, Va.—The Monitoring Association (TMA) welcomed its 110th Emergency Communication Center (ECC) in the United States on June 22, 2022. The City of Rockwall Emergency Communication Center ECC in Texas, servicing the cities of Rockwall, Fate, and Heath, became the 12th ECC in the state of Texas to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP). The Rockwall ECC went live with Rapid Response Monitoring, Vector Security, Tyco (Johnson Controls), Security...

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Monitoring Matters

Equality and Inclusivity

June 8, 2022Cory Harris, Editor

Celebrate good times, c’mon! I’m channeling Kool and the Gang for this week’s blog because June is typically THE month for celebrations, whether it’s a graduation, a wedding, or just heralding the start of summer. We here at Security Systems News have a few reasons to celebrate during this second week of June, as we recently announced another award that we’re so proud to be a part of, and we’re also adding another prominent security professional to our Advisory...

celia besore, Elisa Mula, EM Designs (EMD), Moms in Security Global Outreach (MISGO), The Monitoring Association (TMA)


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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...

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


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

May 10, 2022Paul Ragusa

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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