Protection One

Protection One Security

About Protection One

Protection 1 Security Solutions, sometimes called Protection One Alarming Monitoring, provides security and home automation services for more than 1 million residential and business customers across North America. Founded in 1988, the company is headquartered in Romeoville, Illinois.

The company bills itself as America’s largest full-service security provider. Protection One Security Solutions also boasts a customer satisfaction score of 97.3 percent and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. The company claims to have no automated telephone systems, choosing instead to have customer service representatives answer calls in person.

Availability of Protection One Security

Protection One offers home security in all 50 states and Washington, D.C. Home automation top service locations include more than 60 U.S. cities. More information on service areas is available on the Protection One security website.

Select your state from the list below to get more information on Protection One.

Protection 1 Home Security Package

The company offers the Home Security Package for residential customers. Highlights include:


The following components come standard with the monitored security and home control system:

  • Touch-screen control panel
  • Three door/window sensors
  • One image motion sensor
  • One keychain remote
  • One yard sign
  • Three window decals

Optional equipment that can be added to the base package includes:

  • Motion detector
  • Emergency button
  • Glass-break detector
  • Smoke and fire detector
  • Carbon monoxide detector
  • Water and flood sensor
  • Indoor night vision camera
  • Outdoor camera
  • Remote thermostat control
  • Remote door locks
  • Lighting and appliance control
  • Garage door sensor
  • Wireless doorbell


Home Security Package features include:

  • 24/7 professional monitoring
  • Tamper-resistant equipment
  • Mobile app for remote management
  • Real-time email and text alerts
  • Cellular monitoring (no landline required)
  • Backup battery and cellular connection
  • 2-Way Voice

Additional details

Image Motion Sensor: This device is designed to capture color images when triggered by movement and send the images to the customer by text or email. Users can also access the Image Motion Sensor remotely.

Text notifications: Customers can receive instant text alerts about activity at their homes even when their systems are disabled. Activities are also recorded on an event history screen.

Mobile access: The free mobile app provides remote access to security system and home automation (lights and thermostats) through iPhone, iPad, BlackBerry, Android and Windows phone devices. Users can create customized event triggers.

Loss protection: Protection 1 promises to reimburse paid homeowners insurance deductibles up to $1,000 in the event of a burglary or a fire. Some restrictions apply to the $1,000 Deductible Protection feature – see the company website for complete details.

Protection One for Businesses

Protection One offers security services for several different types of businesses in addition to residential customers. The categories of services for small, medium and large businesses include:

  • Multifamily housing (apartment buildings, senior housing, etc.)
  • Banking and financial institutions
  • Commercial and industrial
  • Retail
  • Energy and utilities
  • Restaurant, food and beverage
  • Health care and pharmaceuticals
  • Transportation and logistics
  • Telecommunications
  • Professional services

Services for business customers range from alarm monitoring, access control and intrusion protection to communications and fire safety.

See How Protection One Security Compares to Other Providers

Consulting Protection One reviews and other online resources can help you get an idea of what the company has to offer. To get an even fuller understanding, you can compare Protection One with other security providers and see how the various competitors stack up against each other. Research holds the key to finding the best solution for your home, family, budget and lifestyle.

Sources and Research

Data Collected 8/25/2014 from