Protect America Home Security System

"Affordable home security systems for everyone."

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What Sets Protect America Apart

Protect America could be your best home security deal over a three-year period. Protect America equipment is provided at no additional cost. (In contrast, other alarm companies lease or sell the equipment you'll use.) You can start with a free 14-day trial. then get a price match guarantee on alarm monitoring if you choose long-term service.

Key Features

The best features of this system

  • Cellular Monitoring
  • Landline Monitoring
  • DIY Installation
  • Intrusion Protection
  • Remote Control

Protect America Price & Packages

Insider Tips: Protect America has five security equipment kits and three emergency monitoring plans. The Protect America equipment kits only differ by number of sensors. Each set can be enhanced with cameras and other gadgets that are sold separately. The three Protect America monitoring plans are wireless, landline and broadband. The wireless option is usually most reliable. Landline connections to emergency dispatchers can be physically cut, and broadband monitoring won’t work during power outages.

Protect America Package Costs

Protect America offers three different equipment packages: the Copper, Silver and Platinum. There is no upfront cost for any of these packages. However, a three-year monitoring plan is required. The monthly plans range from $19.99 a month to 54.99 per month.

Protect America PackageUpfront Package CostMonthly Plan CostMore Details
Copper$0$19.99 – $41.99See More
Silver$0$37.99 – $49.99See More
Platinum$0$42.99 – $54.99See More

Copper

The Copper package is the most affordable equipment package from Protect America. This plan provides simple and affordable home security for small to medium-sized apartments or homes. The Copper Package includes enough floor and window sensors to cover an entryway door and a large main floor window. It also includes a motion sensor to protect a hallway. So, even if an intruder manages to somehow get past the window and door sensors, the motion sensor will detect their movement as they attempt to pass through your home. These components work together to provide secure coverage for most small homes. If any of the sensors are triggered, the control panel will send an alert to the 24-hour central monitoring station. The 24-hour monitoring station will send the proper authorities whenever you need help.

Protect America’s equipment is self-installation. It requires no special skills to install. Nearly anyone can do it. Installation does not require any special tools or drilling. Just place and plug in the components and your home is covered.

The Copper package includes the following equipment:

  • Motion sensor
  • Standard control panel
  • 3 door and window sensors
  • 4 door and window stickers
  • 1 Yard sign

Silver

This package is the most popular home security package from Protect America. It provides all-around home security. Like the other plans, this one requires 24/7 professional monitoring. Perfect for most sized-homes, the Silver package from Protect America includes the following equipment:

  • Motion detector
  • 9 window and door sensors
  • 4 window and door stickers
  • 1 Yard sign
  • 1 Standard control panel

Platinum

This package comes with everything needed to protect larger homes. With 14 door and window sensors, it provides complete home security protection for homes that have multiple entry points. The Platinum package includes:

  • 1 Standard control panel
  • 1 Motion detector
  • 14 door and window sensors
  • 4 door and window stickers
  • 1 yard sign

Protect America Monthly Prices & Plan Costs

Protect America offers three different base plans: a landline, broadband and a cellular. The landline-based plan is the most affordable. The Cellular plan is the most expensive but also the most reliable. The Broadband and Cellular plans both have home automation capabilities.

Protect America PlanLandline Monitoring CostBroadband Monitoring CostCellular Monitoring CostMore Details
Copper$19.99$41.99$41.99See More
Silver$37.99$49.99$49.99See More
Platinum$42.99$54.99$54.99See More

Landline

With Landline monitoring, your security system is connected to your home telephone line. When the alarm is triggered, it utilizes your telephone connection to communicate with the professional monitoring facility. The advantages of landline monitoring includes the fact that it simply connects to your current home telephone line. This type of monitoring is perfect for homes that do not have high-speed internet or that are located in cellular dead zones. To get Landline monitoring, your home must already have a landline phone connection. The Landline monitoring prices are:

  • $19.99 a month with the Copper package
  • $37.99 a month with the Silver package
  • $42.99 a month with the Platinum package

Broadband

Protect America’s Broadband plan is ideal for customers that have broadband internet. This service connects right to your modem or router. With Broadband, you don’t need to have home telephone service to get protected. One of the major advantages of Broadband is that it provides a much faster connection to the monitoring facility then Landline service. In fact, Broadband monitoring service is as much as four times faster than in landline connection.  It takes just two seconds from the time your alarm sounds for the monitoring station to receive a notification. However, you must have home internet for broadband monitoring to work. Here are the costs for Broadband monitoring:

  • $41.99 a month with the Copper equipment package
  • $49.99 a month with the Silver equipment package
  • $54.99 a month with the Platinum equipment package

Cellular

With Protect America’s Cellular monitoring, your home is professionally monitored wirelessly through a cellular connection. It uses the same cellular towers that are used by a cell phone to send signals. When an alarm is triggered, the alert is sent through the cellular connection. One of the advantages to Cellular monitoring is that it is very reliable. Cellular monitoring protects against the worst. So, even if your phone or power goes out for some reason, your alarm system will stay online and fully operational.

Another advantage of the Cooper monitoring plan is that it is completely wireless. You don’t need home internet or a landline for your security system. This also means that burglars cannot disable your alarm system by simply cutting your telephone lines or destroying your modem.

Cellular monitoring also includes home automation capabilities through the SMART connect app from Protect America. So, you can arm and disarm your system anytime using the convenient app. You can also check up on your home from anywhere in the world with the SMART app. The costs of the Cellular plan is:

  • $41.99 a month with the Cooper equipment package
  • $49.99 a month with the Silver equipment package
  • $54.99 a month with the Platinum equipment package

Current Deal

Protect America provides up to $1400 in home security equipment. With free installation too, you'll only pay for emergency monitoring.

Copper

$19.99/mo

+ $50 application fee Upfront Costs*

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  • 24/7 Professional Monitoring
  • 100% Wireless & Cellular
  • Disaster Protection
Equipment
  • Simon XT Control Panel
  • 3 Door/Window Sensors
  • Motion Detector
Options
  • HD Video Service (Optional)
  • Smoke & Fire Monitoring (Optional)
  • Smart Door Lock Control (Optional)
  • Garage Door Control (Optional)
  • Smart Lighting (Optional)

Silver

$37.99/mo

+ $50 application fee Upfront Costs*

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Services
  • 24/7 Professional Monitoring
  • 100% Wireless & Cellular
  • Disaster Protection
Equipment
  • Simon XT Control Panel
  • 9 Door/Window Sensors
  • Motion Detector
Options
  • HD Video Service (Optional)
  • Smoke & Fire Monitoring (Optional)
  • Smart Door Lock Control (Optional)
  • Garage Door Control (Optional)
  • Smart Lighting (Optional)

Platinum

$42.99/mo

+ $50 application fee Upfront Costs*

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Services
  • 24/7 Professional Monitoring
  • 100% Wireless & Cellular
  • Disaster Protection
Equipment
  • Simon XT Control Panel
  • 14 Door/Window Sensors
  • Motion Detector
Options
  • HD Video Service (Optional)
  • Smoke & Fire Monitoring (Optional)
  • Smart Door Lock Control (Optional)
  • Garage Door Control (Optional)
  • Smart Lighting (Optional)

About Protect America Security

Protect America provides some of the best home security systems for homes seeking long-term solutions. For those who aren't see our list of favorites. Following a 14-day trial, you'll decide whether to sign a three-year contract. For the duration of your contract Protect America will provide the security equipment, replacing it if needed. The newest Protect America security systems are 100% wireless and send emergency alerts using a powerful 4G cellular network. You can choose a Simon control panels with push buttons, or a Simon XT panel with touch screen. Protect America has been headquartered in Austin, Texas since startup in 1992. See our full review of Protect America.


MOBILE ALERTS

Protect America can be used with a free smartphone/tablet app called SMART Connect. Use the app to monitor and control your home’s alarm system, energy use and more. SMART Connect works with iPhone and Android devices.

24/7 MONITORING

Protect America provides security monitoring 24 hours/day for customers with landline, broadband and cellular security connections.

WIRELESS EQUIPMENT

Protect America equipment is 100% wireless and portable. Installation doesn’t add holes to walls, making wireless security ideal for renters concerned about damage fees at move-out time.

SURVEILLANCE CAMERAS

Optional video cameras from Protect America let you monitor home activity from anywhere with a web connection. Video streams live when a sensor is triggered and the footage is stored in an online account.

DIY INSTALLATION

Protect America makes DIY security easy. You can set up the equipment in less than an hour and without tools, then call Protect America for activation.

SMART HOME OPTIONS

Cellular and broadband security monitoring from Protect America come with the industry’s standard Z-Wave home automation. You can conveniently use the same system to arm your home, control lights, run appliances and more.

DISASTER PROTECTION

For comprehensive home protection Protect America offers monitored environmental sensors in addition to monitored intrusion sensors. Get alarms and text alerts in case of threat from smoke or carbon monoxide.

REMOTE CONTROL

Keychain remote controls give extra protection and peace of mind. A keychain remote not only works for arming/disarming your system but also has a panic button for emergency calls.

LIFETIME WARRANTY

Protect America provides security equipment use at no separate cost to customers with monitoring contracts. This helps ensure that the equipment is always up-to-date and functional.

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