Chair: Glenn Schroeder
Meets: days and times vary
TMA promotes and produces standards to help guide alarm companies in operating their monitoring centers within ANSI guidelines. Requests for new standards or for revisions of existing standards may come from member organizations, individuals or non-members. The committee reviews requests and acts upon them based upon time availability of committee members, and in adherence to formal and published procedures.
TMA-ATN-01 Monitoring Center Notification of Active Threat Detection
Overview: Monitoring Centers are increasingly the recipient of what may be classified as non-traditional alerts, shot detection as an example. These events require immediate notification to Public Safety. The alert, as well as situational information, may be received in the monitoring center from a human source, technology initiated, or a combination of both. Monitoring centers are increasingly monitoring shot detection, weapons detection, manual lockdown notification, as well as other innovative threat technologies. Human interaction initiated as part of the alert may indicate an active shooter situation. These detection technologies and subsequent alerts are typically from facilities with high human presence.
ANSI TMA-AVS-01 Alarm Verification Standard
Overview: A standardized 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.
APCO/TMA ANS 2.101.3-2021 Alarm Monitoring Company to Emergency Communications
Center (ECC) Computer – Aided Dispatch (CAD) Automated
Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP)
ANSI/TMA CS-V-01-2022: Alarm Confirmation, Verification and Notification Procedures Standard
Committee Chair: Glenn Schroeder, NetOne International
Staff Liaisons: Bryan Ginn, Celia Besore