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TMA-AVS-01 provides 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.
It establishes standardized methods for calculating an alarm score, or classification level, that results in a repeatable metric that estimates the validity or potential threat level of a burglar alarm activation using historical and real-time data.
Once completed and implemented, calls for Service to Emergency Communications Centers (ECCs)/Public Safety Answering Points (PSAPs) that include a standardized scoring metric that will assist public safety departments with their alarm response policies.
- Alarm Level 0 – No Call for Service
- Alarm Level 1 – Call for Service with limited to no additional information
- Alarm Level 2 – Call for Service with confirmed or ‘highly probable’ human presence with unknown intent
- Alarm Level 3 – Call for Service with confirmed threat to property
- Alarm Level 4 – Call for Service with confirmed threat to life
Public Safety Engagement
Professionals from across the public safety community have been highly engaged since the inception of this standard as their stakeholders are accountable for life safety for owners and occupants – both commercial and residential.
This standards will provide for enhanced:
- Officer Safety – Prearrival Info
- Situational Awareness – Ongoing Updates
- Response Intel – Verified and Validated
- Response Logistics
- Apprehension Potential
Current Status of Development
- Preliminary Technical Review Period – All comments must be received through the TMA portal no later than 8:00 PM, June 17, 2022. Access the TMA online comment form at https://tma.us/avs01commentform
- Word Version of Current Draft
- PDF Version of Current Draft
- Adopt UL optional Best Practice
- 14-day comment period
- Committee assess “Preliminary Review” comments
- File with ANSI and commence 30-day Public Comment Period
- Committee assess and act on Public Comments per ANSI guidelines
- Next step determined by committee actions on Public Comments.