Home Security Questions

When it comes to home security, Protection 1 takes nothing for granted — and neither should you. That's why we've compiled a list of frequently asked questions with the goal of leaving you better informed.

Take a minute to review the following home security FAQs. Whether you're new to home security or an experienced alarm system user, expanding your knowledge will help you make better choices about the protection of your family, property and valued belongings.

  • How does home security monitoring work?

    A monitored security system links your home to a monitoring center, by a wireless signal or a landline phone connection. In the event of an alarm, a dispatcher will first attempt to contact you to confirm the emergency. The dispatcher will notify local authorities if you verify the alarm or if you cannot be reached.

  • What about false alarms?

    With high-quality equipment and professional installation, the risk of false alarms drops considerably. Having a pet-friendly motion detector helps too, since these devices can differentiate between a pet and an actual intruder.

  • What is home automation?

    Home automation technology lets you manage various household systems electronically. For instance, you can program your thermostat to adjust the temperature in your house when no one is home, so you can save on your energy bills. Many security providers, including Protection 1, offer alarm systems that incorporate home automation features.