Monitronics International Will File for Bankruptcy

By Rodney Bosch · May 24, 2019 • Monitronics will be merged with its holding company Ascent Capital Group pending stockholder approval.

Resideo’s Security, Home-Automation IPO: Comparing REZI, CTRL, ALRM

By Julie Jacobson · October 30, 2018 • After IPO, Honeywell spinoff Resideo (NYSE: REZI) joins Control4 and as the only pure-play, pro-centric security and smart-home stocks. We compare 12 publicly traded competitors.

What Happens When Amazon Acquires a ‘Real’ Security Company Like Vivint, Guardian or Brink’s?

By Julie Jacobson · May 18, 2018 • Acquiring a national alarm company could help Amazon increase recurring monthly revenue (RMR), but also pave the way for Amazon to become a chief security officer (CSO) and managed service provider for the home.

MONI CEO on New Brink’s Branding, ‘We will be a Clear No. 2’

By Rodney Bosch · March 8, 2018 • Two years after rebranding to MONI, the former Monitronics will now be known as Brink's Home Security via a licensing agreement with The Brink's Co. CE Pro sister publication Security Sales & Integration speaks with CEO Jeff Gardner about the move.

Nest’s New Security and Home Automation System: Implications for Thread, Weave, Insurtech

By Julie Jacobson · September 21, 2017 • Nest Secure, a new UL-listed DIY security and home automation system with professional monitoring by MONI, seems humdrum until you consider implications for IoT protocols Thread and Weave, as well as smart-home installers and the insurance industry (insurtech). (Julie Jacobson / CE Pro)

MONI Offsets Q1 Attrition Rate with Higher Livewatch RMR

By Jason Knott · May 8, 2017 • Security monitoring company MONI reports gaining traction with DIY Livewatch smart home and security system. Net revenue drops 1.4% in Q1.

Security Monitoring Giant Monitronics (Ascent Capital) Appoints New CEO

By CE Pro Editors · August 27, 2015 • Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) names Jeffery Gardner CEO of Monitronics, replacing Michael Haslip, who is retiring.

Icontrol One Scores First Big Win via Partnership with Monitronics

By Julie Jacobson · April 8, 2015 • Ascent Capital Group's (ASCMA) Monitronics, the second-largest residential security monitoring service, inks deal with Icontrol for providing security and home automation platform (SHaaS) to 600 dealers.

Monitronics Acquires Security, Home Automation Provider LiveWatch for Huge Multiples

By Julie Jacobson · March 9, 2015 • Monitronics acquires LiveWatch for $67 million, proving spectacular valuation of hybrid DIY/pro security and home automation business models.

Media Firm Dumps Content Business, Buys Monitronics

By Julie Jacobson · December 22, 2010 • Finding security revenues more predictable than content distribution, Ascent drops media businesses and acquires Monitronics for $1.2 billion.