ASAP to PSAP
Our Central Dispatch recently upgraded and is now utilizing the ASAP to PSAP protocol system (see https://tma.us/programs/asap/). Yesterday, one of the local TV stations had a story regarding the advantages of the new system. They interviewed the director of the dispatch center. He related a real-world example of just this past Monday (the first day the new system was fully operational), they received a smoke alarm from a local company and initiated a fire department response. Forty seconds after the automatic alarm, they finally received a 911 call from the company and they were able to inform the company fire trucks had already been dispatched. THAT is pretty neat!
I happen to know personally the director. I sent him an email to inquire about SimpliSafe's participation in this new protocol. He said it is his understanding that SimpliSafe is interested in the new system but have not yet signed up to participate. He suggested I let them know of my desire for this new system.
I am suggesting everyone who has a SimpliSafe monitored system request SimpliSafe participate in this new system. Lives could be saved. Maybe yours!