Enhanced Call Verification Gets Endorsements in Tennessee, Georgia

Police chiefs associations endorse ECV policy for reducing false alarm dispatches


Georgia and Tennessee are one step closer to universal acceptance of the Enhanced Call Verification (ECV) protocol now that endorsement from leaders from each state's Association of Chiefs of Police has been secured.

SIAC, a key player in the promotion of the protocol, was able to secure support for ECV from these associations as a way of reducing false alarm dispatches. SIAC, will be presenting the news at ISC East on Thursday, Aug. 25.

"The endorsements reflect a growth in support from police executives that cooperation between law enforcement, alarm users and the industry is the best way to protect our communities and ensure public safety,” said Glen Mowrey, SIAC’s national law enforcement liaison and a retired deputy police chief, in an early statement announcing the support for EVC.

ECV was jointly developed by the NBFAA along with the International Association of Chiefs of Police (IACP) and the National Sheriffs Association (NSA). SIAC (the Security Industry Alarm Coalition) has been the key proponent in promotion of this protocol. The ECV protocol requires that monitoring stations put in at least two attempts to reach alarm owner to verify the accuracy of a potential alarm before notifying police.