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Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP)

ASAP to PSAP Protocol

The purpose of the APCO/CSAA ANS 2.101.2 2014, also known as ASAP 3.3, documentation is to provide a standard data exchange for transmitting information using automation between an Alarm Monitoring Company and a Public Safety Answering Point (PSAP).  There are three primary uses for this IEPD:

  • Initial notification of an alarm event by an alarm monitoring company to a PSAP
  • Update of status by the PSAP’s Computer-Aided Dispatch (CAD) system to the alarm monitoring company
    • Alarm Notification Accepted, call-for-service created
    • Alarm Notification Rejected due to invalid alarm location address, invalid event type, alarm notification too old, or other reason(s)
  • Bi-directional update of other events between an alarm monitoring company and a PSAP
    • Requests for cancellation by the alarm monitoring company
    • Updates concerning key-holder information by the alarm monitoring company
    • Notice by the PSAP that the primary response agency has been dispatched
    • Notice by the PSAP that the primary response agency has arrived on scene
    • Notice by the PSAP that the event has been closed (with a disposition if applicable)
    • Updates from the PSAP telecommunicator or field resource requesting additional information such as an estimated time of arrival for the key-holder

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