The Anoka County MN Emergency Communications Center (ECC) the 82nd ECC in the United States and 2nd ECC in the state of Minnesota to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP). Anoka County went live with Vivint, Vector Security, Rapid Response Monitoring, Tyco (Johnson Controls), and Quick Response initially on Wednesday, March 3rd followed by Security Central, Guardian Protection, Stanley Security, Affiliated Monitoring, Brinks Home Security, Securitas, National Monitoring Center, Protection One, AT&T Digital Life and ADT on Thursday, March 4th.
“ASAP will definitely take some of the call load off of our dispatchers, which keeps them more available for emergency calls”, said Kari Morrissey, Communications Coordinator with the Anoka County Emergency Communications Center. “We are excited to be a part of this program. It’s a win-win for all involved. Our public safety partners will receive their calls quicker, which ultimately means a faster response to alarms from initial trip time. This benefits the citizens and businesses to which we provide service.”