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Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 9:07 pm
by jjwool
I happened to be scanning FPS the other day and thought I heard unit 947 calling Denver. Did I miss something or are they remotely dispatched? :?:


Posted: Fri Mar 06, 2009 11:53 pm
by Brian
Federal Protective Service
In 2000, FPS transitioned all alarm monitoring and dispatching capabilities from several regional control centers to four MegaCenters. Currently, each MegaCenter monitors multiple types of alarm systems, closed circuit television, and wireless dispatch communications within federal facilities throughout the entire nation. The centers—located in Michigan, Colorado, Pennsylvania, and Maryland—are equipped with state-of-the-art communication systems and in operation 24-hours a day, 7-days a week.

The centers are fully redundant—if there is a partial or catastrophic failure at one center, all operations can be remotely switched and monitored at a “peer” location without disruption to field service.


Posted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 9:58 am
by jjwool
Tks for the reply Brian. Also for the link. it had some interesting information. At least I know I'm not hearing things!