The Alarm Industry Communications Committee (AICC), a committee of The Monitoring Association (TMA), has appointed Tiffany Galarza, director of telecommunications, ADT, and Sascha Kylau, vice president, OneTel Security, to co-chair the committee. 

Galarza and Kylau assumed leadership of the AICC in June following the resignation of its longtime chairman, Lou Fiore. 

"I am excited to build on the legacy that Lou earned through his time as chair of AICC,” Galarza stated. “The accomplishments of AICC through the years are impressive, and I know that was possible because of its committee members' active involvement and engagement." 

Kylau concurred with Galarza, adding, “I’ve been a member of AICC for nearly 20 years. I am both excited and humbled to have the opportunity to be in a position to impact the future growth of the committee in partnership with Tiffany. Our mutual goal is to take the committee forward in a direction that will advance the entire industry.” 

The AICC is comprised of representatives of TMA, the Electronic Security Association (ESA), the Security Industry Association (SIA) and major security industry alarm companies and manufacturers. Among its work, the committee provides coordination in a variety of areas between the alarm industry and the FCC, other regulatory agencies and members of Congress, when needed. 

The AICC also monitors developments at the federal level affecting the ability of the alarm industry to use telecommunications technology in providing protection services to the public.