Montgomery, Ala. goes live with ASAP with Vector Security’s help

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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

PITTSBURGH—Users of monitored home and business security alarms in Montgomery, Ala. will benefit from faster, more accurate emergency response as the city becomes the latest municipality to implement Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP), a technology designed to automate communication between alarm monitoring central stations and public safety dispatch/911 centers.

Vector Security, a full service security provider based here, assisted the city by helping to perform extensive testing prior to the system going live. Vector Security’s residential and commercial alarm customers in Montgomery will benefit from improved emergency response times via ASAP.

“What a great way for public safety answering points in Montgomery to head into the new year by improving emergency response for its residents,” Anita Ostrowski, vice president of Central Station Services, Vector Security, said in the announcement. “We’ve come a long way since being the first alarm company to introduce ASAP in Richmond, Virginia in 2012, and we are glad to see the technology make its way into more municipalities across the nation, for the greater safety of our communities. We look forward to helping more agencies go online with ASAP in 2019.”

ASAP was formed in partnership between The Monitoring Association and The Association of Public Safety, with Vector Security president and CEO Pamela J. Petrow co-chairing the committee.

The City of Montgomery joins Morgan County as the second agency in Alabama to implement ASAP technology. Nationwide, nearly 50 agencies have implemented, or are in the process of implementing ASAP.

Electronic data transmission results in fewer phone calls to emergency response centers, quicker processing times, and greater accuracy of information transmitted. Electronic transmission of data reduces chances for errors.

For more than 40 years, Vector Security Inc. offers a full suite of electronic security services for residential, business and multi-site customers across North America and the Caribbean through a network of branches and authorized dealers. Through Vector Security Networks, the company also offers customized managed broadband services that lay the foundation for business intelligence.