Protect America Cost Per Month

Protect America cost per month starts at $19.99 per month and goes up in price from there to a high of $42.99 per month. How much you pay per month depends on what type of add-ons you get. Some popular ones are the fire and smoke protection add-on. Let’s go through their packages and list out the costs of each one:

Protect America Cost per month – Copper Package

Cost per month – $19.99 per month

What’s included in the Protect America Copper Package:

  • 1 Simon XT Alarm System Panel
  • 3 Door / Window sensors
  • 1 Motion Detector

While some consumers might find this security package to not have a lot of sensors, it is aggressively priced though compared to the competition. Other companies do not have this many sensors in their systems.

Protect America Cost per month – Bronze Package

Cost per month – $35.99 per month

What’s included in the Protect America Bronze Package

  • 1 Simon XT Alarm System Panel
  • 6 Door / Window sensors
  • 1 Motion detector

I think this system is very nice for this price point. 6 Door / window sensors can actually cover a good amount of space. Plus, the motion detector adds a good deal of coverage if you place it in the proper location.

Protect America Cost per month – Silver Package

Cost per month – $37.99 per month

What’s include in the Protect America Silver Package

  • 1 Simon XT Alarm System Panel
  • 9 Door / Window sensors
  • 1 Motion Detector

Protect America Cost per month – Gold Package

Cost per month – $39.99 per month

What’s included in the Protect America Gold Package

  • 1 Simon XT Alarm System Panel
  • 11 Door / Window sensors
  • 1 Motion Detector

Protect America Cost per month – Platinum Package

Cost per month – $42.99 per month

What’s include in the Protect America Platinum Package:

  • 1 Simon XT Alarm System Panel
  • 14 Door / Window sensors
  • 1 Motion Detector

 

So given the other alarm system companies, how do these packages compare?  On the number of sensors, they are very good. It is difficult to get this many sensors with other systems without paying a much larger cost. ADT will charge approximately $75 to install an additional sensor.  While I am on this subject, I’ll discuss placement of your motion detector. One motion detector can help with securing your house if it is placed in the proper location.  You should analyze your floor plan and try to place the motion detector somewhere that would be likely for thieves to pass by. This would be in transition areas such as from one room to another. You could have it facing high value areas such as where some of your valuables are located at.

Given the other sensors you have, I would recommend placing them on doors first and then on windows second. Burglars usually will kick your door in if they are given the chance. It’s much easier to carry out valuables through a door than it is through a window. So place all of your sensors on your lower level doors and windows if possible. Most burglars if they get into a house and an alarm doesn’t go off, they will proceed through the house until they set off an alarm. Most motion sensors are designed to be instant response. This means that the alarm company will be instantly contacted once the motion detector goes off. This is because, under normal circumstances, homeowners will come through the door when coming back into their house.

Other Protect America costs to consider

Garage Door Sensors – These can alert you if your garage door is not closed. Many burglars will go through the garage to access the inside of the house. The garage also may often contain many valuable items such as power tools or other tools. A garage also hides burglars if it is open because you can only see so far into the garage.

Video Cameras – These are a great addition to a security system but they need a good alarm system panel to connect into. This optional add on can integrate in with your Simon XT control panel. The Protect America video cameras come with online storage and are also pet-friendly. This means that pets won’t set them off. Usually the cameras are motion activated. This type of system works by comparing the current camera image with a previous camera image. When the two images are different, motion has occurred. Pets of course will cause motion to occur but the system software can filter out pets.  That is valuable to have to prevent false alarms.

There are other alarm system options Protect America offers as well. You can view some of those options here – http://www.protectamerica.com/equipment/home-security.