Illinois town to require radio monitoring of new fire alarms

Business owners to be charged $90 monthly monitoring fee

"We're not involved in the monitoring fees or anything, we're just allowing wireless radio alarms," said Mount Prospect Fire Chief John Malcolm when reached for comment. "Basically, the change was that our current code did not allow radio and we've had a lot of customers asking for it, so we changed the code to allow radio networks and the only piece is that it has to go back to our 911 center."

An email seeking further comment from Malcolm was not returned as of press time Friday.