Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Long-Term Debt (Details)

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Long-Term Debt (Details) (USD $)
3 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 3 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 3 Months Ended 0 Months Ended
Mar. 31, 2014
Mar. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2013
Mar. 31, 2014
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Dec. 31, 2013
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Jul. 17, 2013
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Mar. 23, 2012
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Aug. 16, 2013
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Security Networks Acquisition
Aug. 16, 2013
9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020
Security Networks Acquisition
Mar. 31, 2014
9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020
Ascent Capital
Dec. 31, 2013
9.868% Promissory Note to Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020
Ascent Capital
Mar. 25, 2013
Term loans, mature March 23, 2018, LIBOR plus 3.25%, subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.00%
Mar. 31, 2014
Term loans, mature March 23, 2018, LIBOR plus 3.25%, subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.00%
Dec. 31, 2013
Term loans, mature March 23, 2018, LIBOR plus 3.25%, subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.00%
Aug. 16, 2013
Term loans, mature March 23, 2018, LIBOR plus 3.25%, subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.00%
Security Networks Acquisition
Mar. 31, 2014
$225 million revolving credit facility, matures December 22, 2017, LIBOR plus 3.75%, subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.00%
Mar. 25, 2013
$225 million revolving credit facility, matures December 22, 2017, LIBOR plus 3.75%, subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.00%
Mar. 31, 2014
$225 million revolving credit facility, matures December 22, 2017, LIBOR plus 3.75%, subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.00%
Dec. 31, 2013
$225 million revolving credit facility, matures December 22, 2017, LIBOR plus 3.75%, subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.00%
Aug. 16, 2013
$225 million revolving credit facility, matures December 22, 2017, LIBOR plus 3.75%, subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.00%
Security Networks Acquisition
Long-term debt instruments                                        
Percentage of debt instrument       9.125% 9.125% 9.125%   9.125%   9.868% 9.868%                  
Reference rate for variable interest rate                       LIBOR LIBOR       LIBOR LIBOR    
Variable interest rate spread (as a percent)                       4.25% 3.25%       4.25% 3.75%    
Maximum borrowing capacity under the facility                               $ 225,000,000   $ 225,000,000   $ 225,000,000
Interest rate description floor rate (as a percent)                       1.25% 1.00%       1.25% 1.00%    
Long-term debt including current portion 1,622,764,000   1,606,793,000 585,000,000 585,000,000         100,000,000 100,000,000   900,264,000 902,293,000   37,500,000   37,500,000 19,500,000  
Less current portion of long-term debt (9,166,000)   (9,166,000)                                  
Long-term debt 1,613,598,000   1,597,627,000                                  
Debt instruments issued       585,000,000   175,000,000 410,000,000               225,000,000          
Proceeds from issuance of debt 42,900,000 24,700,000           175,000,000 100,000,000           225,000,000          
Discount rate (as a percent)                             0.50%          
Principal payments                         2,292,000              
Commitment fees on unused portion of facility (as a percent)                                   0.50%    
Increase in maximum borrowing capacity under the facility                                       75,000,000
Remaining balance on the Credit Facility Revolver                               187,500,000   187,500,000    
Amount borrowed on credit facility                               33,000,000        
Interest payment due                               $ 26,691,000   $ 26,691,000