Newport News, VA Goes Live with Automated Secure Alarm Protocol

Newport News, VA became the latest municipality to go live with the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP). That’s progress. SIAC salutes this step and we continue to encourage other jurisdictions to adopt this technology.


The technology automates communication between alarm monitoring central stations and 911 centers, resulting in improved accuracy and speed of emergency response. That’s good for everyone – emergency responders, security companies, and homes and businesses that have alarm systems.

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Within Virginia alone, the city of Richmond, James City County, York County and Henrico County already utilize the ASAP technology. As the success of ASAP spreads, we expect it should become easier for more to follow suit and learn from the experiences of those who have already implemented the system.


We’d be remiss if we didn’t salute Vector Security in this effort since they have been integral in pushing ASAP through The Monitoring Association (TMA) and the efforts of Pam Petrow, President of Vector. Leadership makes things happen, and Pam and Vector continuously demonstrate by being in front of issues, influencing others to take up mantle. Thank you. For additional ASAP information, click here on the TMA web site.


Other municipalities that have implemented ASAP include Houston and High Point, TX; Washington D.C.; Tempe and Chandler, AZ; Boca Raton, FL; Cary and Guilford County, NC; Kernersville and Durham County, NC; Johnston County, NC; Denton County and Grand Prairie, TX; Morgan County, AL; Delaware County, OH; Bucks County, PA; and Highland Park, TX.

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