Chester County Implements Automated Secure Alarm Protocol as Part of 9-1-1

Chester County Implements Automated Secure Alarm Protocol as Part of 9-1-1

WEST CHESTER, PA — Earlier this week, Chester County became the third 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP) in Pennsylvania to implement an Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP-to-PSAP service (ASAP®).  

Launched in 2011, ASAP is a public-private partnership designed to increase the accuracy and efficiency of calls for service from alarm companies to 9-1-1 Public Safety Answering Points. The ASAP service uses industry-standard protocols developed cooperatively by the Association of Public-Safety Communications Officials and The Monitoring Association.

Commenting on this new service, Chester County Department of Emergency Services Director Robert Kagel said, “Deploying ASAP-to-PSAP is another tool for Chester County to provide our citizens with the most efficient 9-1-1 service possible.

Having the information from alarm companies being entered into the computer-aided-dispatch system will save as much as two to three crucial minutes, and will help save lives and protect property.”

READ:  May 18 Coronavirus Update: 2,153 Cases and 227 Deaths in Chester County from COVID-19

Vector Security was the first alarm monitoring company to go live with Chester County. Additional alarm companies are scheduled to go live in the upcoming days.

Source: County of Chester, 313 West Market Street, West Chester PA 19380

Thanks for visiting! MyChesCo brings reliable information and resources to Chester County, Pennsylvania. Please consider supporting us in our efforts. Your generous donation will help us continue this work and keep it free of charge. Show your support today by clicking here and becoming a patron.

Buy Us a Cup of Coffee