Independent Audit Verifies COPS Monitoring’s Internal Controls and Processes
KirkpatrickPrice announced today that COPS Monitoring, the largest provider of professional monitoring services in North America, has received its independent Service Organization Control (SOC) 2 Type attestation engagement report. Completion of this certification provides clear evidence of COPS Monitoring’s ongoing commitment to deliver high quality services to its clients by complying with the highest standards.
KirkpatrickPrice’s SOC 2 service audit report demonstrates that COPS Monitoring’s controls and operating effectiveness meet or exceed standards for, security, systems availability, processing integrity, confidentiality, and privacy as set forth in the AICPA’s Trust Services Principles.
“The growing wake of large company data breaches provides strong evidence that it’s more important than ever to have the right controls in place,” said Jim McMullen, president & COO of COPS Monitoring. “We’ve spent millions on technology and infrastructure and will continue to do so into the future to ensure the security and reliability of our network of central stations. Our independent SOC 2 report underscores our investments and sets us apart by clearly illustrating that we have the security, systems and control procedures in place to reliably safeguard our dealers, subscribers, and their sensitive information.”
“A SOC 2 audit is especially important for companies that handle sensitive information,” said Joseph Kirkpatrick, Managing Partner with KirkpatrickPrice. “COPS Monitoring delivers trust-based services to their clients, and by communicating the results of this audit, their clients can be assured they’re doing business with a service provider that adheres to high auditing standards set forth by the AICPA.”
About COPS Monitoring
COPS Monitoring is the #1 provider of professional monitoring services in the United States. Its award-winning network of 6 central stations with locations in New Jersey, Florida, Arizona, Tennessee, Texas, and Maryland is the largest in the industry and is trusted by more than 3,500 independent alarm dealers to safeguard over 2.4 million homes and business in the United States, Canada, and Puerto Rico. COPS is UL listed, FM approved, IQ certified, TMA Five Diamond certified, and has been named Central Station of the Year by The Monitoring Association. For more information, visit www.copsmonitoring.com.
About KirkpatrickPrice, LLC
KirkpatrickPrice is a licensed CPA firm, PCI QSA, and a HITRUST CSF Assessor, registered with the PCAOB, providing assurance services to over 600 clients in more than 48 states, Canada, Asia, and Europe. The firm has over 11 years of experience in information security and compliance assurance by performing assessments, audits, and tests that strengthen information security and internal controls. KirkpatrickPrice most commonly provides advice on SOC 1, SOC 2, HIPAA, HITRUST CSF, PCI DSS, ISO 27001, FISMA, and CFPB frameworks. For more information, visit www.kirkpatrickprice.com, follow KirkpatrickPrice on Twitter (@KPAudit), or connect with KirkpatrickPrice on LinkedIn.