Protection 1 overview

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current deal

Get $850 in security equipment when you choose a three-year monitoring agreement from Protection 1.

what sets Protection 1 apart

Protection 1 is the only company on our security review site to offer up to $1000 in the event of a break-in. Customers with good credit can get $850 worth of wireless security equipment with no money down, plus Protection 1 can install and monitor hardwired security systems. Systems include 14-day free trials.

key features

The best features of this system

  • Wireless & Cellular
  • Pro Installation
  • Intrusion Protection
  • Environmental Protection
  • Home Automation
  • Remote Control
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Protection 1 price & packages

Insider Tip: The most popular security plan from Protection 1 is the $44.99/month Smart Control plan. It supports home automation and most types of security devices. For image capture it is limited to still images. For another $5/month a video camera can be included.

SERVICESSecureSecure +Smart ControlVideo
Reliable 24/7 monitoring centers
A live person answers the phone
Environmental & Life Safety
Smoke & Carbon Monoxide
Advanced Protection Logic (Smash Protection)
EQUIPMENTSecureSecure +Smart ControlVideo
Color Touchscreen Control Panel
3 Door/Window Sensors
Motion Sensor
Keychain Remote
OPTIONSSecureSecure +Smart ControlVideo
2-Way Voice
Cellular Alarm Signal
No Land-line Required
Web & mobile control
Real-time text and email alerts
Image Motion Sensor
Receive alerts even when the system is disarmed
Advanced GEO Fencing Technology
Control your thermostat
Remotely lock/unlock doors
Control and program lighting and appliances
View video via phone or web
Indoor, night-vision video camera
Peek in on kids or your pets
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about Protection 1 security


Protection 1’s mobile app lets customers control and monitor their alarm systems remotely. A special feature is text alerts in case a sensor is triggered.


Protection 1 security systems are monitored 24 hours/day by a network of monitoring centers to provide fast dispatching of emergency personnel.


The majority of new Protection 1 security customers choose completely wireless security systems. Installation of wireless entry sensors, video cameras and other devices leaves no permanent marks.


Protection 1 security systems support video surveillance with up to six indoor and outdoor cameras. Each account includes 100 MB of cloud storage for video clips, which are created automatically in response to motion.


With smart security from the start, Protection 1 sends the customer a photo of their technician. Real-time tracking lets customers know when the technician will arrive.


Top security plans from Protection 1 are enhanced with home automation. Examples of home automation devices are thermostats, door locks and lights that can be centrally controlled with the wall panel or mobile app.


Extra convenience comes with Protection 1 keychain remotes. A keychain remote enables remote arming/disarming. Protection 1 keyfobs usually don’t include panic buttons, as these can bring false alarms, but a button for emergency calls is optional.


For complete home safety each Protection 1 wireless set includes sensors for carbon monoxide, water leaks, smoke and fire.


Wireless panic buttons can be pressed to alert Protection 1 in case of home intrusion or when emergency medical help is needed.

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