Fire & Life Safety
TMA publishes new ANSI standard
This standard defines methods by which false dispatches can be greatly reduced.
In its effort to reduce the occurrence and impact of false dispatches, The Monitoring Association (TMA) has released the latest revision of its ANSI-accredited standard, TMA CS-V-01-2020.
The association says this standard takes alarm verification and confirmation to its next level by defining multiple-attempt confirmation, biometric, audio and video confirmation.
“I am passionate about standards. Having had the experience of both contributing to the development of industry-wide standards and implementing them within security-focused organizations, I am intimately familiar with the distinct value and benefits standards offer,” said TMA President Don Young in a prepared statement. “This standard, as ANSI’s development guidelines stipulate, represents the collective contributions of stakeholders who have a role in ensuring the accuracy and efficiency of the alarm response process – including monitoring center staff, emergency response professionals, and law enforcement.”