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Protection One Alarms and Monitoring

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Protection One is national security company that sells packages and monitoring for homes, business, and apartment blocks. Second only to ADT in company size, and a strong BBB rating are high trust factors for many home security buyers. Prices are comparable with large nationwide security providers.

How is Protection 1 Monitored

They offer landline based alarm monitoring, broadband monitoring as well as cellular/GSM monitoring. Monitoring connects to one of their 5 UL Certified monitoring stations in the USA.

Basic Monitoring Services Provided by Protection One

  • Traditional Burglary systems / entry detection
  • Fire alarms
  • Medical protection

Protection 1 eSecure Service

Adding home automation features to their suite of products. With the esecure system they come up with the standard features of alarm company automation systems:

  • Remote access to all alarm elements with their iPhone or Android app
  • Control door locks
  • Control wireless security cameras
  • Control your outdoor and indoor lights
  • Manage your heating and cooling
  • Remote Text Alerting / email alerts

Areas Serviced by Protection One

ProtectionOne services all of the United States.

How much does Protection One Cost?

  • Basic System with Landline Monitoring
    • 3 door/window detectors
    • 1 motion detector
    • 1 control panel
    • 1 keychain remote
    • $99.00 installation fee
    • $34.99 monthly alarm monitoring fee for a 3-year contract
    • You will own the equipment at the end of the contract, but there is no warranty with this package
  • Internet Monitoring System - eSecure Automation Features (Requires Broadband Internet)
    • eSecure Mobile Access (home automation features)
    • 3 door/window detectors
    • 1 motion detector
    • 1 touch screeen control panel
    • 1 keychain remote
    • $149.00 installation fee
    • $39.99 monthly alarm monitoring fee for a 3-year contract
    • You will own the equipment at the end of the contract
    • All equipment includes warranty
  • Cellular/GSM Monitoring System - eSecure Automation Features (Requires Broadband Internet)
    • eSecure Mobile Access (home automation features)
    • 3 door/window detectors
    • 1 motion detector
    • 1 touch screeen control panel
    • 1 keychain remote
    • Remote home automation features
    • $149.00 installation fee
    • $49.99 monthly alarm monitoring fee for a 3-year contract
    • You will own the equipment at the end of the contract
    • All equipment includes warranty

Additonal Automation and Security Products

Protection One also offers Carbon Monoxide detectors, smoke alarms, remote door locks, remote light controls, remote temperature control and camera systems. Each feature adds costs to your package. Additional Product Costs:

  • Remotely Accessible Indoor Camera cost: $100 during install, and an additional $10 per month
  • Monitored Smoke Alarm Costs: $120 during install for the Smoke Alarm, and an additional $1 per month
  • Monitored CO (Carbon Monoxide) Monitor Costs: $170 during install, and an additional $1 per month

Consumer Thoughts and Reviews of Protection One

Protection One Alarms has a live chat on their website, which is helpful. "Protection One is also the only security provider named one of America's Most Trustworthy Companies by Forbes" is one of the prewritten responses.

Their BBB rating is a stellar A+.

In the complaints department, there are typical ones like contracts being difficult to cancel. Further, their prices are higher than average. There are more complaints than praises for Protection One Security Systems but most are a result of contracts consumers signed. Contract renewals are a big contention for many subscribers.