Protection 1 Review

Monthly Monitoring Fees

  • Protection 1 – $44.99
  • LiveWatch – $29.95
  • ADT – $28.99
  • Protect America – $41.99

Minimum Contract Period

  • Protection 1 – 3 Years
  • LiveWatch -1 Year
  • ADT – 3 Years
  • Protect America – 3 Years

Number of 24-hr Plans

  • Protection 1 – 4 Plans
  • LiveWatch – 4 plans
  • ADT – 3 Plans
  • Protect America – 3 Plans

Customer Service Availability

  • Protection 1 – 100%
  • LiveWatch – 61%
  • ADT – 100%
  • Protect America – 80%


Door Control

Storm Alarm

Video feed

Mobile Control

In-depth Review

Protection 1 offers nationwide service offering home security monitoring services and equipment. It has a diverse selection of packages, including wireless monitoring options. Its comprehensive coverage makes Protection 1 one of the best home security monitoring services.

Fees & Policies

When it comes to flexibility, Protection 1 is top dog in the home security market. They can craft a plan to fit your needs no matter how large or small, and offer enough connection options to ensure that they can cover every customer.

Protection 1 requires that you use a professional installation, but this service comes free, setting it apart from other home security monitoring companies that we’ve reviewed. They offer a range of packages and each one has its own fee structure and policy, with the most basic package offering a good deal of protection and the more expensive packages offering more advanced features for a higher fee. In addition to the basic packages, you can choose to add individual devices to your service to customize your package to your needs, but depending on the device you may accrue additional fees.

Monitoring Services

Protection 1 has a main monitoring facility in Kansas and a backup facility in case something happens to the main service facility. They can monitor your home via cellular service, broadband connection, or a land-line connection, which expands their reach into even the most remote areas of the country.

There are four different alarm packages on offer. The most basic comes with 3 yellow window stickers, 3 door or window sensors, a motion sensor, a yard sign, as well as alerts for fire, flooding, or carbon monoxide.

Installation & Support

Some customers may be put off by the lack of self-installation options for Protection 1. However, the service is free which should calm some nerves. This is in comparison to other companies that simply send you the equipment and require you to install everything, so if you’re not too handy or don’t have time to set up your security system, Protection 1 might be an excellent choice for you. For an added level of security, Protection 1 runs background checks on all of its employees.

Customer support is one area where Protection 1 shines through, you can connect by phone or email, and they even offer live chat support. Customer service representatives are friendly and knowledgeable, and their website offers a number of FAQ’s to help you manage your system.


Protection 1 is a great company if you are looking for free installation and basic service options. Additionally, it is an excellent choice if you live somewhere that doesn’t have reliable cell coverage or broadband internet. The lack of a self-installation option can be annoying, but this is offset by the fact that the installation service is offered free of charge.
Protection 1