Company Background: Protection 1 lists their company as the ‘2nd largest security company’ in the nation with 95.5% customers satisfaction and an A+ rating from the Better Business Bureau. They are located in Witchita, KS. They specialize in customized security products and systems rather than a one-size-fits all solution to alarm systems.
Monitoring Services: Protection 1 provides monitoring services for a number of security issues including fire, smoke, carbon monoxide, intrusion, and remote access options. The company also offers identity theft protection through its LifeLock service. Medical emergency monitoring is available through wearable pendants.
Benefits: Protection 1 offers new customers a free in-home security evaluation and a price estimate based on specific situations. The company also offers the Tech Tracker service, a mobile app which tracks the company’s technicians so you can anticipate their arrival time for services.
Technology: Protection 1 offers multiple technologies for home security and monitoring systems including wireless smoke detectors and wireless platforms accessible through cellular phones. Their technologies also employ motion detectors which provide full home security that are pet-friendly. Glass break detectors are available to alert homeowners to intruders which activate before entry is gained. Wireless pendants are available to for medical emergencies or ‘panic’ situations. Door and window sensors send alerts if power is disrupted or if a sensor is misaligned. Remote access technologies are also used for addition protection and monitoring.
Cost: Security and monitoring products and service prices are only available through a personal consultation. A free in-home evaluation is available with a free security system quote.
Overall Impression: Protection 1 offers a wide range of security services for home and businesses, including multi-unit residences. The company hires their own security consultants across the nation and never contracts to outside dealers. The company operates five UL Listed monitoring centers which also have a Disaster Recovery Center.
The company does not list pricing for products or monitoring services on their website but do make note that for as low as $24.99 a month, homeowners can add protection to their home. The website offers online payments and free resources and information about home security and personal protection.
Protection 1 also offers protection from identity theft through a LifeLock membership which provides alerts anytime your personal information is used for fraudulent reasons such as credit applications or for other service procurement. LifeLock also assists with lost wallet protection, and advanced Internet monitoring