By Rodney Bosch · May 24, 2019 • Monitronics will be merged with its holding company Ascent Capital Group pending stockholder approval.
By Julie Jacobson · October 30, 2018 • After IPO, Honeywell spinoff Resideo (NYSE: REZI) joins Control4 and Alarm.com as the only pure-play, pro-centric security and smart-home stocks. We compare 12 publicly traded competitors.
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.
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.
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)
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.
By CE Pro Editors · August 27, 2015 • Ascent Capital Group (ASCMA) names Jeffery Gardner CEO of Monitronics, replacing Michael Haslip, who is retiring.
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.
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.
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.