As an ANSI Accredited Standards Developing Organization (SDO), The Monitoring Association (TMA) develops and maintains American National Standards (ANS) for the benefit of member companies and the customers they serve. This page provides information on TMA standards activity where TMA is the SDO of record or, is a credited partner in the creation and maintenance of a partner SDO’s American National Standard.
ANSI/TMA AVS-01-2023 Alarm Validation Scoring (AVS) 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.
Committee Chair: Mark McCall
Committee Co-Chairs: David Holl, Larry Folsom
Status: ANSI-approved (01/23)
ANSI/TMA AVS-01 2023 Alarm Validation Scoring (AVS) Standard Download
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TMA Automation Summit
March 28, 2023 | Las Vegas, NY
TMA-ATN-O1 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 lock down 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.
Status: Call for Participation Open – APPLY NOW
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