Monitronics and Form Alliance

DALLAS and MCLEAN, Va., Oct. 30 /PRNewswire/ -- Monitronics and today announced an agreement that will allow security dealers participating in the extensive nationwide Monitronics Authorized Dealer Program to offer's wireless and web-enabled security and monitoring technology and services to their customers.

Today's discriminating security consumer has moved beyond the traditional alarm system and now seeks an intelligent, "always-on" security system that communicates wirelessly without the need for a phone line or internet connection, and that provides real-time information and alerts via web, PDA, and cell phone interfaces. pioneered the development of these enhanced capabilities and together with Monitronics will enable more than 800 high quality Dealers to provide its advanced solution to consumers in the U.S. and Canada . The solution is available with the award-winning GE Security platform and is tightly integrated with the GE Security Concord, Simon, Simon XT, and NetworX product families.

Steve Trundle , CEO and President of, said, "Together, Monitronics,, and GE Security, with our respective Dealers, are redefining consumer expectations of security monitoring. Monitronics is an aggressive industry leader that provides its Dealers with the most cutting edge technical capabilities, giving them a significant edge in the marketplace. I am pleased that Monitronics has chosen to make a serious commitment to the technology. is looking forward to a meaningful long-term alliance with Monitronics."

"The Monitronics alliance is a major endorsement of the best-of-breed technology and services that GE Security and are offering the growing number of consumers that are demanding more than traditional alarm offerings," said Jim Paulson , Global Marketing Leader, GE Security. "Monitronics represents the gold standard for dealer programs in North America , and we are especially excited to broaden our alliances with both Monitronics and with the addition of hundreds of new nationwide dealers and the consumers they will reach and serve."

Monitronics recently completed a major capital expansion, and the Monitronics Authorized Dealer Program is recognized as a leading Dealer Program in the U.S. Monitronics will implement redundant IP and analog connections between its 5-Diamond Monitoring Center and the network operations center, and its customer support staff will be trained in's web-based AirFX(TM) remote troubleshooting utilities, allowing them to service customers more effectively and efficiently.

"As evidenced by the tens of thousands of consumers who have adopted its technology and products already, has established itself as the leading provider of remote monitoring and alarm signaling solutions," said Mitch Clarke , Vice President of Marketing and Market Development at Monitronics. "Our growing network of dealers will benefit greatly by having the capabilities in their arsenal when communicating Monitronics' value proposition to today's connected consumers, and we are excited to be able to roll out this enhanced offering."

Monitronics Dealers who are interested in enhancing their offering with the evolved capabilities of should contact Amy Hambrick ( Dealers who are interested in the Monitronics Dealer Program should contact Reginald Blakely (

About Incorporated provides wireless and web-enabled security and activity monitoring technology to residential and commercial customers throughout the United States and Canada . security systems are offered through a network of over 500 licensed Security Dealers. systems are used to remotely monitor and protect houses, offices, stores, retail chains, model homes, vacation properties, long term care facilities, data centers, and more. technology is compatible with GE Security equipment and has been tested by ETL to comply with UL 985, UL 1023, and UL 1635 (ULC S545 and ULC 1023 in Canada ) for residential security installations. The company is headquartered outside of Washington, DC . is a trademark of Incorporated. Other product and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.

About Monitronics

Monitronics is a national leader in the deployment of security monitoring solutions for homes and businesses. As the country's fourth largest provider of alarm monitoring services, Monitronics serves over half a million customers through a network of nationwide security professionals. Our vision is to provide a better life for our customers, employees, partners and investors. To learn more about Monitronics, visit

About GE's Security Business

GE Security, a wholly owned indirect subsidiary of the General Electric Company (NYSE: GE), is a leading supplier of security and life safety technologies, with operations in more than 35 countries and $1.8 billion in annual sales. GE Security offers one of the industry's broadest product portfolios, covering explosives and narcotics detection, intrusion and access control, video surveillance, key management, and fire detection. GE Security's products are used to protect people and property across a wide range of industries, including aviation, law enforcement, banking, education, healthcare, mass transit, residential and retail. For more information about GE Security and our products, please visit GE Security, making the world safer.