Quarterly report pursuant to Section 13 or 15(d)

Subsequent Events (Details)

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Subsequent Events (Details) (USD $)
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Mar. 31, 2012
New Senior Notes
Jun. 30, 2013
New Senior Notes
Mar. 25, 2013
Incremental Term Loan
Nov. 07, 2012
Incremental Term Loan
Mar. 23, 2012
Incremental Term Loan
Jun. 30, 2013
Incremental Term Loan
Jun. 30, 2013
Subsequent event
Security Networks Acquisition
Jul. 10, 2013
Subsequent event
Security Networks Acquisition
Forecast
Jul. 17, 2013
Subsequent event
Security Networks Acquisition
New Senior Notes
Jul. 10, 2013
Subsequent event
Security Networks Acquisition
Incremental Term Loan
Forecast
Jul. 10, 2013
Subsequent event
Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
Security Networks Acquisition
Intercompany Loan
Forecast
Jul. 10, 2013
Subsequent event
Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
Security Networks Acquisition
Series A common stock
Forecast
Jul. 17, 2013
Subsequent event
Ascent Capital Group, Inc.
Security Networks Acquisition
Series A common stock
Convertible Notes
Subsequent events                          
Estimated purchase price, cash               $ 487,500,000          
Estimated purchase price, shares                       253,333  
Agreed value of shares                       20,000,000  
Recurring monthly revenue received               8,800,000          
Wholesale monitoring revenue               100,000          
Incremental borrowings 410,000,000     145,000,000 550,000,000       175,000,000 225,000,000 100,000,000   103,500,000
Interest rate (as a percent)   9.125%             9.125%       4.00%
Legal and professional services expense related to acquisition             1,438,000            
Initial conversion rate of Common Stock per $1000 principal amount of Convertible Notes (in shares)                         9.7272
Principal amount used for debt instrument conversion ratio                         1,000
Initial conversion price (in dollars per share)                         $ 102.804
Variable interest rate spread (as a percent)     4.25%     3.25%         9.868%    
Reference rate for variable interest rate     LIBOR     LIBOR       LIBOR      
Quarterly required principal payments percentage                   0.25%      
Termination fee required to be paid under the agreement               $ 45,000,000