TMA 2017 Year in Review
Here are the highlights from a most eventful year. TMA thanks our members for your support and participation!
January: Bucks County is the first ASAP implementation in the state of Pennsylvania, kicking off a year of significant growth for the service.
March: CSAA becomes The Monitoring Association (TMA).
April: TMA welcomes its first Non-Listed Non-Alarm member, Eyewitness Surveillance, and its first Security Technology Services Provider member, Guardian Alarm of Florida, LLC dba Guardian Hawk Security.
May: Doyle Security goes live with ASAP; Rochester/Monroe County is the first ASAP implementation in New York State.
June: TMA co-hosts the 10th annual Electronic Security Expo (ESX) in Nashville, TN.
June: At ESX, TMA announces the 2017 TMA Excellence Awards winners:
- Monitoring Center of the Year: Vivint SmartHome
- Monitoring Center Operator of the Year: Craig Pierce, Safe Systems
- Monitoring Center Manager of the Year: Keith Godsey, Dynamark
- Monitoring Center Support Person of the Year: Laura Jacobson, Cooperative Response Center
June: Rochester/Monroe County, NY’s John Merklinger receives the 2017 TMA Public Sector Award for his efforts to bring ASAP to New York State.
July: Dane County is the first ASAP implementation in Wisconsin.
August: TMA welcomes its first Non-Listed Alarm member, Western Alarm Services, Inc.
September: Johnson Controls Building Solutions, North America goes live with ASAP.
October: TMA holds its annual meeting in Scottsdale, AZ, highlighted by increased numbers of new members, first time attendees, and “TMA NextGen” professionals joining long-time attendees.
October: Rapid Response’s Morgan Hertel receives the Stanley C. Lott Award, TMA’s highest honor.
October: Onetel’s Sascha Kylau receives the TMA President’s Award.
October: TMA members at the Annual Meeting donate more than $2000 to the Hurricane Harvey relief effort in support of ASAP partner the Houston Emergency Response Center.
October: Sentinel Alarm’s Ivan Spector becomes TMA’s first Canadian president.
November: TMA releases a new training course for monitoring center operators, created to address the challenges of 21st-century monitoring.
November: Hamilton County/Chattanooga is the first ASAP implementation in Tennessee.
November: “Evolutionary Monitoring,” the TMA Fall Operations Management Seminar, features tours of UL headquarters’ testing laboratories and Walgreens’ Security Operations Center.
December: TMA announces the inaugural “TMA Technology Summit” to be held in March 2018 as part of its strategic goal to assist its members with technology challenges.
December: The number of students who have registered for TMA’s online training since the program’s inception reaches nearly 25,000.
December: 129 companies in 145 locations earned TMA Five Diamond® designation in 2017.