Overall Winner: Protect America
Monthly monitoring starts at
Minimum contract length
|36 month contract||3 or 5 years|
Extended no-risk return period
|15 day return policy for a full refund||6-Month Money-Back Guarantee|
|Price Match Guarantee||$500 Theft Protection Guarantee|
|Free lifetime warranty on equipment||None|
Frequently Asked Questions about Protect America and Guardian Protection
Guardian Protection offers its base package with equipment starting at $250. You’ll get all the basics of home security, but you can upgrade this package by adding smart home devices if you’d like. Protect America offers three monitoring packages, each of which can be upgraded to include additional equipment, such as added surveillance cameras. They don’t have an upfront equipment price.
Protect America’s monitoring starts at $19.99/mo. and goes up to $54.99/mo., depending on the amount of equipment you need. Guardian Protection offers award-winning monitoring starting at $45.99/mo. and it requires a three-to five-year service contract.
Neither offers a self-monitoring option, and a long-term professional monitoring service contract is required.
Protect America is a good choice for renters because they can install the wireless equipment themselves and reinstall it if they move anywhere in the country. Guardian Protection’s installation fees and limited availability make it less ideal for renters.