CHARLOTTE, N.C.—The Central Station Alarm Association held its general membership meeting on June 7 at the ESX show, and the message to attendees was that while the economy is tough, the monitoring industry's association is doing okay and is pushing for action in the form of a nationwide initiative to radically revamp public safety communications.
VIENNA, Va.—The Central Station Alarm Association is preparing to advance a next generation 911 communications program that benefits the security industry, emergency response centers (public safety answering points or PSAPs), and the public with a new protocol initiative.
CSAA is calling the initiative ASAP-to-the-PSAP. ASAP stands for Automated Secure Alarm Protocol and once fully functional will allow central stations to use the Monitoring Station to PSAP Data Exchange Program to deliver a data-slim link to bandwidth-rich multi-media content like video and audio to PSAPs and first responders.
ALISO VIEJO, Calif.—National Monitoring Center on Jan. 26 announced the appointment of Chancy Pray as director of sales, Southern Region. Pray will support the growth of NMC and will be based at their Irving, Texas central station facility.
SAN ANTONIO—United Central Control is ready to roll out advanced RMR generators to dealers, beginning with video monitoring services from SureView and OzVision in mid-October. The video offerings will allow dealers to provide more services, and by extension more value to their accounts. Furthermore, UCC SVP Mark Matlock said video is just the first step in creating a new suite of advanced, a la carte offerings under the brand UCC iConnect.