DALLAS, Aug. 11, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Monitronics, a subsidiary of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCMA) and leading international home security alarm monitoring company headquartered in Dallas, today launched a relationship with AARP that will offer its 38 million members an exclusive discount on professionally installed residential security alarms and monitoring.
New customers with a valid AARP membership number will receive equipment and free activation up to $149, as well as $5 off their monthly monitoring fee. Existing Monitronics customers with a valid AARP membership can receive a 25% discount on additional equipment, including medical monitoring devices, smart video doorbells, and other smart home technology.
"We are thrilled at the opportunity to bring safety and security to one of our country's fastest growing age segments," said Jeff Gardner, Monitronics President and CEO. "AARP has a highly regarded social mission and a well-deserved reputation as an advocate for today's 50-plus population, and we are incredibly pleased to be part of this strategic relationship."
Security is top of mind for many AARP members, and Monitronics delivers world-class products, customer service, and innovative smart home solutions to its 1.2 million customers. As the new exclusive provider of professionally installed residential security and monitoring for AARP members, the company is excited to extend these benefits to this growing population at a discounted rate.
"AARP is pleased to announce this new relationship with Monitronics, which demonstrates a commitment to providing customers with the very best security the industry has to offer. Security is important to our members, who are busy exploring the world and taking on new challenges every day," said Victoria Borton, Vice President, Lifestyle Products for AARP Services, Inc. "This program can give our members peace of mind while they pursue their goals, helping to keep them free of worry about their homes and property, and delivering immediate help in the case of an emergency."
To take advantage of Monitronics' residential security installation and monitoring offer, please visit the AARP Member Advantages website, AARPAdvantages.com. AARP Member Advantages is a collection of discounts, products and services available to AARP's millions of members through third parties, not by AARP or its affiliates.
About Monitronics International, Inc.
A subsidiary of Ascent Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ: ASCMA), Monitronics is one of the nation's largest and fastest-growing home security alarm monitoring companies. Headquartered in Dallas, it provides monitored home and business security system services to over 1 million residential customers and commercial client accounts through its network of independent Authorized Dealers in the U.S., Canada and Puerto Rico.
AARP is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization, with a membership of nearly 38 million that helps people turn their goals and dreams into 'Real Possibilities' by changing the way America defines aging. With staffed offices in all 50 states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the U.S. Virgin Islands, AARP works to strengthen communities and promote the issues that matter most to families such as healthcare security, financial security and personal fulfillment. AARP also advocates for individuals in the marketplace by selecting products and services of high quality and value to carry the AARP name. As a trusted source for news and information, AARP produces the world's largest circulation magazine, AARP The Magazine and AARP Bulletin. AARP does not endorse candidates for public office or make contributions to political campaigns or candidates. To learn more, visit www.aarp.org or follow @aarp and our CEO @JoAnn_Jenkins on Twitter.
About AARP Services Inc.
AARP Services, Inc., founded in 1999, is a wholly-owned taxable subsidiary of AARP. AARP Services manages the provider relationships for and performs quality control oversight of the wide range of products and services that carry the AARP name and are made available by independent providers as benefits to AARP's millions of members. The provider offers currently span health products, financial products, travel and leisure products, and life event services. Specific products include Medicare supplemental insurance; credit cards, auto and home, mobile home and motorcycle insurance, life insurance and annuities; member discounts on rental cars, cruises, vacation packages and lodging; special offers on technology and gifts; pharmacy services and legal services. AARP Services also engages in new product development activities for AARP and provides certain consulting services to outside companies.