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ASAP to PSAP

The Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) is a national service that is the next generation for the processing of information from alarm monitoring stations needing emergency dispatch. This protocol was founded through the joint partnership of APCO, CSAA and NLETS – receiving government recognition and funding since 2010.

The Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) program is a computer-aided dispatch system designed by the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA) and the Association of Public Safety Communications Officials (APCO Int'l). The protocol reduces the two- to three-minute relay currently in place by allowing a computer at the dispatch center to process data.

As of June 2016,  at least 17 alarm monitoring companies were active with 16 PSAPs online. More alarm companies were in testing or onboarding, with at least seven PSAPS in testing or implementation. For the most current information, see CSAA's
list of most current activity.

ASAP in the News

11/29/17
The Hamilton County, Tennessee, Emergency Communications District became the 30th agency in the United States and the first PSAP in Tennessee to implement the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol program on Nov. 1. Tennessee became the 11th state plus the District of Columbia to open the...
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08/10/17
Bucks County PA Becomes First PSAP in Pennsylvania to Launch the ASAP Program The State of Pennsylvania became the seventh state to open the state message switch to Nlets to facilitate the Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP) with the Bucks County 9-1-1 PSAP being the first...
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04/14/16
Grand Prairie, Tex., Implements ASAP The Grand Prairie, Tex., 9-1-1 PSAP is the newest PSAP and third in Texas to launch the ASAP program. Grand Prairie went live with the ASAP program on March 21, 2016. Grand Prairie uses a SunGard ONESolution CAD system. Eight alarm-monitoring central...
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03/17/16
As some of the nation’s largest central station alarm-monitoring companies join the ASAP to PSAP program, 9-1-1 centers are as well. Becky Lane, vice-president of membership and programs at the Central Station Alarm Association (CSAA), told attendees at APCO’s Emerging Technology Forum in Kansas City, Mo.,...
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02/10/16
Florida Opens Switch for ASAP Transactions Florida became the newest state to open the state Message Switch to Nlets to facilitate the exchange of ASAP data between alarm central stations and 9-1-1 PSAPs. The City of Boca Raton became the first 9-1-1 PSAP in the state...
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