AICC forms new subcommittee

The Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC) announced recently that it has formed a subcommittee to help central monitoring companies deal with issues related to licensing for interstate commerce.

According to a statement, the AICC subcommittee plans on introducing a bill in Congress that would create a "National Monitoring License," permitting companies to monitor accounts across state lines without impediments such as requiring firms to provide duplicate background checks or forcing them to travel to numerous states to take licensing exams.

The subcommittee is co-chaired by Jim McMullen of COPS Monitoring and Bill Cooper of ADT.

The AICC is also asking for input from national monitoring providers and other industry professionals to draft a comprehensive bill that establishes the criteria of what defines a "Nationally Recognized Monitoring Company." For more information, visit