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Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP)


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.