LiveWatch was founded in 2002 by a former paramedic, Chris Johnson. Originally named SafeSmart, the company sold and distributed third party security devices made by other companies, such as Honeywell. The name was changed to LiveWatch in 2010 when Johnson hired current CEO Brad Morehead.
The company offers a variety of wireless security devices, including cameras, motion sensors, emergency response units and home automation. In 2014, the company launched a new program called ASAPer, which is a proprietary emergency response system, allowing clients to communicate with their home security system and opens private chat rooms that enable clients to talk to their emergency contacts.
LiveWatch was purchased by Monitronics in March of 2015 for $67 million and acts as a stand alone subsidiary. Currently, the company has 200,000 clients and has 180 full time employees.