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Protection 1

Learn more about the home security solutions that Protection 1 has to offer for keeping your family and home safe.

What Sets Protection 1 Apart?

What Sets Protection 1 Apart?

Protection 1 provides home security solutions for over 1 million customers across America. One of the biggest benefits you’ll find with Protection 1 is the ability to either self-install your security system or have a professional install it for you. This gives customers more choice and flexibility based on their budget. Protection 1 also has a range of security system packages to choose from, including features like home environmental monitoring, camera-enabled motion detection, smart home control, video surveillance, and geo-fencing. You won’t have to pay for any equipment upfront, and you’ll get access to a $1,000 Theft Protection Guarantee. Monitoring costs range from $34.99/mo. – $54.99/mo.


  • Professional installation
  • $1,000 Theft Protection Guarantee
  • No landline required for use


  • Contract required
  • No DIY installation
  • Early termination fees
Protection 1 Packages

Protection 1 Packages

    Secure Package

    Starting at $34.99/mo

    Our take

    The Secure Package provides you with the basics for intrusion detection like a touchscreen control panel, sensors, and signage. You’ll also have access to 24/7 professional monitoring. You can also opt into home environmental monitoring and life safety features with this package. These features may carry an additional charge. You can purchase the Secure Package for $34.99/mo.

    Package Features

    • Color touchscreen control panel
    • 3 Door/window sensors
    • 1 Motion sensor
    • Keychain remote
    • Yard sign
    • 3 Window decals

    Secure+ Package

    Starting at $49.99/mo

    Our take

    Get all of the basics plus a cellular monitoring connection and two-way voice communication with the Secure+ Package. There’s more security with a cellular monitoring connection, preventing you from easily losing power in the event your phone line and or home Internet is down. Two-way voice allows you to speak with a monitoring specialist through your control panel, so you don’t have to reach for your phone in the event of an emergency. You can purchase the Secure+ Package for $44.99/mo.

    Package Features

    • Everything in the Secure Package
    • A cellular monitoring connection
    • Two-way voice communication

    Smart Control Package

    Starting at $49.99/mo

    Our take

    Want to use smart devices in your home and have remote control? Protection 1’s Smart Control Package would be optimal for you. This package comes with everything found in the Secure+ Package, plus access to smart home control (equipment is not included), web/mobile app control, and a camera-enabled motion sensor. You’ll have heightened visibility in your home and the ability to automate day-to-day tasks like making sure your door is locked and adjusting your thermostat. The Smart Control Package can be purchased for $49.99/mo.

    Package Features

    • Everything in the Secure+ Package
    • Smart home control (equipment is not included with package)
    • Online and mobile control
    • Motion sensor with camera

    Video Package

    Starting at $54.99/mo

    Our take

    Get video surveillance for your home the Protection 1 Video Package. While this package doesn’t come with a security camera, you can add on indoor and outdoor cameras to suit your needs. With video surveillance, you’ll be able to watch recordings through your phone or online. Protection 1’s indoor security camera also comes with night vision, allowing you to see clearly even in low lighting. You can purchase the Video Package for $54.99/mo.

    Package Features

    • Everything in the Smart Control Package
    • Video surveillance
Protection 1 Equipment and Features

Protection 1 Equipment and Features

Equipment price starts at No upfront cost No upfront cost No upfront cost No upfront cost
24/7 Professional monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes
Pro. monitoring starts at $34.99/mo. $44.99/mo. $49.99/mo. $54.99/mo.
Motion detection Yes Yes Yes Yes
Home environmental monitoring Yes Yes Yes Yes
Two-way voice No Yes Yes Yes
Smart home control No No Yes Yes
Video surveillance No No No Yes
FAQs About Protection 1

FAQs About Protection 1

Does Protection 1 require a contract?

Yes, Protection 1 requires a 36-month contract for service.

Does Protection 1 offer both DIY and professional installation?

No, Protection 1 only offers professional installation.

Does Protection 1 have an installation fee?

Protection 1 installation typically costs $99, but this price may vary depending on your equipment, configuration, and services chosen.

Does Protection 1 have a trial period?

No, Protection 1 does not have a trial period.


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Jalesa Campbell

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