Monitronics International, Inc. is a national provider of security alarm monitoring services, with the ability to monitor signals from nearly all types of security systems. The Company monitors signals arising from burglaries, fires and other events for over 485,000 subscribers under contracts that are typically three years in duration and have automatic renewal provisions. Monitronics International, Inc. utilizes its nationwide dealer network to sell and install the security systems it monitors. The Company purchases monitoring contracts from these dealers and provides its subscribers with a range of security alarm services, including monitoring services, customer service and technical support. The Company’s alarm monitoring service is its sole business segment, and it provides this service through its central monitoring station in Dallas, Texas.