Annual report pursuant to Section 13 and 15(d)

Long-Term Debt (Details)

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Long-Term Debt (Details) (USD $)
12 Months Ended 3 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 0 Months Ended 12 Months Ended 0 Months Ended
Dec. 31, 2013
Dec. 31, 2012
Dec. 31, 2011
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
Dec. 31, 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. 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
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. 23, 2012
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%
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
Mar. 25, 2013
$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%
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 1,606,793,000 1,108,383,000           585,000,000   410,000,000       100,000,000     902,293,000 685,583,000       19,500,000 12,800,000    
Less current portion of long-term debt (9,166,000) (6,950,000)                                              
Long-term debt 1,597,627,000 1,101,433,000                                              
Debt instruments issued                 175,000,000   410,000,000         550,000,000     145,000,000 225,000,000          
Proceeds from issuance of debt 630,575,000 1,277,900,000 78,800,000                 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           131,000,000 500,557,000                                    
Increase in maximum borrowing capacity under the facility                                                 75,000,000
Remaining balance on the Credit Facility Revolver                                           $ 205,500,000      
Number of interest rate swap agreements       2 2