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NJELSA Challenging New State Law

The New Jersey Electronic Life Safety Association (NJELSA) is legally challenging a new NJ law that prohibits licensed alarm dealers from working in any facility receiving public funds unless they were participating in an approved apprenticeship program with an ERISA certified pension trust fund. This bill effectively forces all alarm dealers to either stop doing […]

FirstNet Expands

FirstNet®, America’s public safety network, now covers more than 2.71 million square miles. As public safety’s network partner, AT&T* has moved quickly to bring more coverage, boost capacity and drive new capabilities for first responders and the communities they serve – rural, urban and tribal. In 2020, we added nearly 100,000 square miles to the FirstNet coverage […]

TMA Welcomes it 81st ECC to its ASAP-to-PSAP Service

The Cumberland County PA Department of Public Safety is the 81st Emergency Communications Center (ECC) in the United States and 5th ECC in the state of Pennsylvania to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP). Cumberland County went live with Vector Security and Rapid Response Monitoring initially on Wednesday, January 27th followed by Stanley Security, […]

TMA’s ASAP-to-PSAP Program Marks its 79th and 80th ECCs

The Monitoring Association (TMA) is pleased to announce the addition its 79th and 80th municipalities to go live with its expanding ASAP-to-PSAP program. Launched in 2011 as a public-private partnership, TMA’s ASAP-to-PSAP service is designed to increase the accuracy and efficiency of calls for service from alarm companies to PSAPs. “TMA’s ASAP-to-PSAP program experienced nice […]

TMA Welcomes New Team Member

The Monitoring Association [TMA] is pleased to announce the addition of Ms. Tara R. Compher to its headquarters’ staff. In her new role as TMA’s Programs and Administrative Coordinator, Ms. Compher will oversee TMA’s Five Diamond, IQ, and FirstNet programs, in addition to assisting with CRM data management and other projects and serving as the […]

Important Message for Washington, DC Service Providers

Area Code Overlay Approved for the Washington, DC 202 Area Code Attention: Alarm and Security Service/Equipment Providers To ensure a continuing supply of telephone numbers, the Public Service Commission of the District of Columbia approved the addition of the new 771 area code to the geographic region served by the 202 area code.  This process […]

National Suicide Prevention Lifeline – New Dialing Code

Please read the announcement regarding changes needed to be made by intrusion and fire services companies in preparation for the nationwide implementation of 988 as the 3-digit abbreviated dialing code for the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline. It is imperative that alarm companies reprogram alarm panels in customers’ premises if they currently are programed to dial […]