Dallas – Monitronics, the nation’s second-largest residential security provider, announced today that it has selected Icontrol Networks for a partnership that will add powerful new products and services for Monitronics’ network of more than 600 authorized dealers.
Icontrol, a leading provider of advanced security and home automation technology, offers an interactive solution that combines a 3G radio, Wi-Fi, Z-Wave and video technologies for use with security control panels from leading manufacturers.
Icontrol Networks’ platforms currently manage more than 26 million sensors and devices worldwide. The platforms provide an open, standards-based system designed to integrate with existing smart devices, as well as the steady stream of new technology that continues to emerge at a rapid pace.
Bruce Mungiguerra, senior vice president of Operations for Monitronics, said Icontrol’s proven record of success, quality and technological innovation were all major factors in its selection as a partner. He said the company’s dealers will soon have yet another attractive option for creating technology solutions that are tailored to a customer’s needs and lifestyle.
“One of the great benefits of the Monitronics Dealer Program is our dealers’ freedom to choose from quality products from the best manufacturers and distributors out there,” Mungiguerra said. “We want to give them attractive options in the products they offer, and Icontrol is an exciting new way for our dealers and our customers to take advantage of the latest security and smart home technology.”
Bob Hagerty, chief executive officer of Icontrol Networks, said there is huge potential for growth of both companies. Monitronics’ base of more than 1 million residential customers represents a ripe opportunity, particularly for home automation.
“According to our 2014 State of the Smart Home Report, security is going to be one of the top drivers of smart home automation,” Hagerty said. “We’re excited to help Monitronics and their dealers meet this growing consumer demand now and in the future.”
ISC West attendees can learn more about the new offerings by finding Monitronics at Booth #10045.
About Monitronics International, Inc.
A subsidiary of Ascent Capital Group, Inc., Monitronics is one of the nation’s largest and fastest-growing home security alarm monitoring companies. Monitronics’ 24/7 Alarm Response Center provides reliable and uninterrupted security monitoring service while consistently meeting or exceeding all UL, National Fire Protection Association and Central Station Alarm Association standards. Monitronics most recently received the Frost & Sullivan award as 2014 Company of the Year in the North American Residential Services Industry. It was the company’s fifth Frost & Sullivan award (2008, 2010, 2011 and 2013).
About Icontrol Networks
Icontrol Networks’ vision is to provide a connected home solution for every household so people worldwide spend less time managing their lives and more time living them. Icontrol is making the connected home a reality through its software platforms, which are deployed by home security companies and service providers, and the all-in-one Piper home security, video monitoring and automation device for consumers. Icontrol is further pioneering the next generation of connected living through its OpenHome™ Developer Program, the first community for application and device makers to partner on a common platform. Venture investors in Icontrol include Charles River Ventures, the Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers iFund, and Intel Capital, with strategic investments from a variety of service providers including ADT, Comcast Ventures, Comporium and Rogers Communications. For more information about Icontrol Networks and Piper, visit icontrol.com and getpiper.com.