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Long-Term Debt (Details)

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Long-Term Debt (Details) (USD $)
9 Months Ended 3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 9 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 9 Months Ended 0 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2013
Sep. 30, 2012
Dec. 31, 2012
Sep. 30, 2013
Interest rate swap
Designated as hedging
item
Dec. 31, 2012
Interest rate swap
Designated as hedging
item
Nov. 07, 2012
Subscriber accounts
item
Aug. 16, 2013
Security Networks Acquisition
Oct. 01, 2013
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Sep. 30, 2013
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Jul. 17, 2013
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Dec. 31, 2012
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Mar. 31, 2012
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Aug. 16, 2013
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Security Networks Acquisition
Sep. 30, 2013
9.125% Senior Notes due April 1, 2020
Ascent Capital
Aug. 16, 2013
9.868% Promissory Note in favor of Ascent Capital due October 1, 2020
Security Networks Acquisition
Sep. 30, 2013
9.868% Promissory Note in favor of 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. 23, 2012
Term loans, mature March 23, 2018, LIBOR plus 3.25%, subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.00%
Sep. 30, 2013
Term loans, mature March 23, 2018, LIBOR plus 3.25%, subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.00%
Dec. 31, 2012
Term loans, mature March 23, 2018, LIBOR plus 3.25%, subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.00%
Nov. 07, 2012
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
Sep. 28, 2013
$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%
Sep. 30, 2013
$225 million revolving credit facility, matures December 22, 2017, LIBOR plus 3.75%, subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.00%
Dec. 31, 2012
$225 million revolving credit facility, matures December 22, 2017, LIBOR plus 3.75%, subject to a LIBOR floor of 1.00%
Mar. 23, 2012
$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%     9.868%                        
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   $ 150,000,000 $ 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 1,614,926,000   1,108,383,000           585,000,000   410,000,000         100,000,000     904,326,000 685,583,000         25,600,000 12,800,000    
Less current portion of long-term debt (9,166,000)   (6,950,000)                                                  
Long-term debt 1,605,760,000   1,101,433,000                                                  
Debt instruments issued                   175,000,000   410,000,000           550,000,000     145,000,000 225,000,000            
Principal amount of debt securities                           5,000,000                            
Proceeds from issuance of debt 591,375,000 998,100,000                     175,000,000   100,000,000             225,000,000            
Discount rate (as a percent)                                   1.00%       0.50%            
Principal payments                                     2,292,000                  
Commitment fees on unused portion of facility (as a percent)                                                 0.50%      
Number of Subscriber Accounts Acquired           93,000                                            
Purchase price           131,000,000 501,614,000                                          
Increase in maximum borrowing capacity under the facility                                                       75,000,000
Remaining balance on the Credit Facility Revolver                                                 199,400,000      
Amount borrowed on credit facility                                             25,600,000          
Interest payment due               $ 26,691,000                                        
Number of interest rate swap agreements       2 2