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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.
TMA-AVS-01 Alarm Verification Standard (under development)
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: Entering ANSI Public Comment Period on July 2022
Learn more about TMA-AVS-01 Alarm Verification Standard.
Register now for upcoming TMA Virtual Town Halls to join discussion and Q&A on this proposed standard.
At conclusion of the Public Comment period, the AVS committee will review all submittals and act on each in full compliance with ANSI requirements. A schedule for next steps in the ANSI process will then be published as soon as appropriate.
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