Monitronics Adds SkyBell HD as Part of Aggressive Smart-Home Strategy


We are excited to announce that the SkyBell HD video doorbell will be available through Monitronics’ authorized network of more than 600 dealers. SkyBell has partnered with some of the largest home security providers in the world, and we proud to partner with Monitronics as well.

“SkyBell HD has become the most desired video doorbell for the leading home security platform providers,” said Andrew Thomas, Co-Founder of SkyBell and VP of Business Development and Partnerships. “SkyBell HD gives third-party partners the ability to add a video doorbell that works seamlessly with their app and user experiences – and works like any other camera on their platform.”


SkyBell Connect API Hits Another Milestone
Third party partners can quickly add SkyBell HD into their existing platform thanks to the SkyBell Connect API program. The device becomes an extension of their current platform – working like any other video product. Also, SkyBell’s patented power management solution allows the Wi-Fi to be “always on” – providing bi-directional communications between SkyBell HD and the platform. Monitronics joins an elite list of strategic partners who have integrated, or will integrate, with the SkyBell Connect APIs. This list includes Honeywell,, Amazon Echo, Works with Nest, Icontrol and IFTTT.


About Monitronics International
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. Monitronics 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.

Andrew Thomas

Andrew Thomas (@apthomas) is a co-founder of SkyBell - a smart home security company that is making homes and neighborhoods safer – starting with the front door. The SkyBell Video Doorbell allows homeowners to see, hear and speak to the visitor at their door from a smartphone. Learn more:

SkyBell has raised millions in funding, was named as a 2014 CES Innovations Award Nominee and is sold via Amazon, Best Buy and Home Depot. Andrew is responsible for SkyBell’s strategy, partnerships and business development – leading SkyBell’s integration plans with Honeywell, Nest,, Amazon Echo, Apple, Comcast and IFTTT.

Before SkyBell, Andrew directed web and mobile development projects for clients after beginning his career as a member of Google’s search engine team and later providing SEO services. A sense of adventure led him to Shanghai, China where he managed web development projects for a large Chinese video game company. Andrew graduated from USC with a BBA in Finance.

Andrew shares his experience and expertise by writing and speaking. His articles have appeared on Forbes,, and Huffington Post – covering topics including startups, the Internet of Things, crowdfunding and personal growth. Andrew has been interviewed on national TV, print and industry podcasts. He is regarded as a top IoT expert and one of the rising stars in the smart home space.