Two Alabama Sheriff’s Departments have recently added the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) to their response systems. The change typically helps jurisdictions improve response times and reduce human error. SIAC supports the use of ASAP and is glad to see it gaining traction in communities across North America.
In this most recent case, the Limestone and Morgan County Sheriff’s Departments made the upgrades to improve response times, record-keeping and the handling of security alarms. The technology allows the direct transmission of the alarm signal to the departments rather than requiring the use of an operator to route the calls.
The new systems record the information, address and telephone number of the caller, and place a time stamp on the call. By eliminating the need to write this information by hand, calls should be dispatched more quickly and effectively than was done previously.
It’s good to see ASAP making inroads with police and sheriff’s departments. The technology is an aid to law enforcement agencies, particularly as they look for new ways to continue providing the services citizens have come to expect, and to do so efficiently.