Ascent Capital Group Inc is a provider of security systems and security monitoring services. The company operates two segments: monitronics and livewatch. Monitronics offers security alarm services, including monitoring signals arising from burglaries, fires, and medical alerts, and provides customer services and technical support. The company outsources the installation and most field services to its dealers and focuses on fees charged under alarm-monitoring contracts. Livewatch is a do-it-yourself home security provider that generates revenue through the sale of equipment and monitoring contracts.