Protect America Review

With no installation or activation fees and free home security equipment, Protect America is a solid option if you're looking for low upfront costs. However, if you're looking for a complete suite of surveillance options, you may need to look elsewhere.

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The Good

Several Affordable Packages

Protect America offers five different standard home security packages ranging from $19.99 to $42.99 per month. Note that these prices are for landline monitoring, and that broadband and cellular monitoring are more expensive. The main factor that changes with the plans is the number of door and window sensors.

Price Transparency

Finding pricing information online in the home security industry can be difficult. Not all organizations are straightforward in their pricing, with many of them forcing you to contact a sales representative in order to get even the most basic information. Protect America is relatively transparent with pricing, as information can easily be found on the website so you know right away if their services are within your budget.

Easy Equipment Transfer During Relocation

Professionally installed home security systems typically include a wall-mounted keypad and other equipment that becomes a fixture of the home, which becomes a problem if you decide to move residencies. Home security systems you install yourself can usually be packed up and easily transferred to a new home.

No Installation Or Activation Fees

As long as you meet credit requirements and sign a three-year contract, Protect America gives you home security equipment for free. This is a strategy followed by a handful of home security service providers, but some systems also come with an installation or activation fee. Protect America does not charge these fees at all. If you’re looking to get a home security system with minimal upfront costs, Protect America is a good choice.

Free Lifetime Warranty

Protect America offers a free lifetime warranty that covers any home monitoring security system equipment for as long as you remain a customer. Replacement parts are shipped to you at no charge so you never have to worry about taking on additional costs for equipment that malfunctions.

The Bad

Monitoring Outsourced

Protect America does not provide internal home security monitoring, choosing to outsource monitoring to a company called Criticom. When it comes to home security monitoring, the most important factor is whether or not the monitoring is reliable. Criticom provides monitoring services for thousands of home security dealers and is reasonably well known in the industry. However, companies that provide internal monitoring are responsible for your entire home security experience and may have a more holistic approach to customer satisfaction. In addition, if problems ever arise, having to contact two different organizations may be unnecessarily difficult.

Limited Surveillance Options

Protect America offers access to a wide variety of home security equipment products but, relative to other top home security companies, the surveillance options are limited. Protect America does offer a quality pan-and-tilt camera, but in many cases, a fixed camera is totally sufficient. Protect America also does not offer an outdoor camera. If you’re interested in a home security system with diverse surveillance capabilities, Protect America may not be the best option for you.

The Details

The Details

  • Contract Length 3 years
  • Equipment Manufacturer GE, Protect America
  • Monthly Monitoring Fee $19.99 - $42.99
  • Total Installation Cost $0

Pricing

Copper Security

  • Monthly Plan: $19.99
  • Total Installation: $0
  • Standard Contract: 3 years

Bronze Security

  • Monthly Plan: $35.99
  • Total Installation: $0
  • Standard Contract: 3 years

Silver Security

  • Monthly Plan: $37.99
  • Total Installation: $0
  • Standard Contract: 3 years

Gold Security

  • Monthly Plan: $39.99
  • Total Installation: $0
  • Standard Contract: 3 years

Platinum Security

  • Monthly Plan: $42.99
  • Total Installation: $0
  • Standard Contract: 3 years
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