Today we will be comparing home security providers Guardian Protection and Protect America, and see how they stack up! We’ll go over equipment, monitoring plans, and more!
Being a homeowner is a great feeling, but owning a home comes with quite a bit of responsibility. Most homeowners know that owning a home comes with unexpected expenses. One unexpected expense that a homeowner worries about is the loss of property from a home invasion. The best way to keep yourself and your family safe from home invasions, is to invest into a home security system. There are several really great security companies that can provide you with a personalized security solution. Today we will be looking and comparing what Guardian Protection and Protect America have to offer you with their security products and security solutions.
Guardian Protection has a really easy to use control panel that has a lot of standout features. Guardian Protection offers their Guardian IQ2 which is a 7-inch full HD touchscreen control panel. It has a thin rectangular shape design that looks great inside any style of home. The Guardian IQ2 Panel is powered through an AC power source, and it includes a 24-hour backup battery. The Guardian IQ2 is a cellular system which means it transmits your data via a cellular chip that is installed inside the control panel. The Guardian IQ2 panel also connects to your home’s WIFI network as a backup connection. It has a front facing 5 MP camera that can be set to take a snapshot when your system is being armed and disarmed. It includes Bluetooth arming and disarming of your system which is a feature that arms or disarms your system automatically when you leave or return home. You can control all the features and devices for your Guardian Protection security system right from the Guardian IQ2 Panel. The Guardian IQ2 Panel includes a built-in glass break sensor and motion sensors. It has a Micro SD card slot for storage of any pictures taken by its front facing camera, and it has a built-in internal siren that will sound if your system or devices are triggered by an event. The Guardian IQ2 Panel has a Z-Wave protocol that allows you to use home automation and other smart devices with it making it very expandable.
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Protect America offers a thin designed 7-inch full colored touchscreen. Their full color touchscreen is cellular, but it also connects to your home’s WIFI as an extra backup connection. It is powered by an AC power source, and it includes a 24-hour backup battery just in case your power goes out. All of the features of your control panel, system, and any connected devices can be controlled right from the Protect America’s 7-inch full colored touchscreen. Most features of your system, like arming and disarming your system, can be done with the touch of a button right on the touchscreen. The touchscreen will also display your local time and temperature. A unique feature of Protect America’s control panel is that it has a 5 MP front facing camera that can take snapshots of when your system is being armed and disarmed. It includes Bluetooth arming and disarming as well. You can store your pictures on an SD card due to Protect America’s control panel including a Micro SD slot. A Micro SD card is not included with the panel. It has a built-in glass break sensor and motion sensors. If your system or any connected devices are triggered, Protect America’s control panel will sound its internal siren. Protect America’s control panel is very expandable and it includes a Z-wave protocol that lets you use lots of great home automation devices with it.
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I am sure that our readers can tell that Guardian Protection and Protect America offer the same control panels. We really love that their control panels have a built-in glass break sensor and motion sensors. We also really love that their control panels have a front facing 5mp facing camera. Due to both Guardian Protection and Protect America offering the exact same control panels, we are calling this category a tie. Because Guardian offers a more modern control panel, we are giving them the win for this category. By the way, Qolsys panel is the exact same we use here at Link (and it costs less too). Check it out >
Guardian Protection offers a really nice selection of basic sensors to provide your home with protection against home invaders. Guardian Protection offers door/window sensors that are battery operated and wireless. These sensors will provide protection for your doors and windows in which they are placed. They also offer a sensor called their door/window sensor called the Smart Sensor. Guardian Protection’s Smart Sensor is similar to their door/window sensors with the exception that they are primarily meant to be used with doors. Guardian Protection offers motion sensors which are battery operated and wireless. Their motion sensors will provide motion detection protection for large areas of your home. Guardian Protection offers glass break sensors to protect the windows in your home. Their glass break sensors are wireless and battery operated. Their glass break sensors will listen for the sound of breaking glass, and trigger your system if this sound is heard. Guardian Protection offers key fob remotes which are battery operated and allows you to quickly arm and disarm your system with a touch of a button. Guardian Protection offers wireless and battery-operated smoke/heat, CO, and flood sensors to keep your home safe from environmental dangers. All equipment offered by Guardian Protection is professionally installed, so you don’t have to worry about setting up the equipment yourself.
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Guardian Protection offers a lot of great add-on equipment you can use with their system. Guardian Protection has a really wide variety of home automation devices that you can buy directly from them. They offer a really nice smart thermostat that has a push button design, and it works for the majority of HVAC heating and cooling systems. Their smart thermostat allows you to remotely control your heating and cooling system as well as set timers for when it comes and goes off. Guardian Protection offers smart door locks as well. Their automated door locks allow you to create customized user codes and their smart locks can be controlled remotely. Guardian Protect offers garage door controllers as well. Their garage door controllers will alert you to when your garage doors have been open or shut and allow you to remotely shut and open your garage door on the go. Guardian Protection has a light switch module that can help you cut down on your home’s energy consumption per month. This module is powered through an AC power source and it allows you to set times for when your lights come and go off and they can be controlled on the go.
Guardian Protection has a nice selection of video equipment as well. They offer a video doorbell, outdoor, and indoor camera. All of their cameras are powered through an AC power source, and they work by connecting to your home’s WIFI network. Their indoor, doorbell, and outdoor cameras allow you to capture video and stream in HD and they include night vision technology. Their doorbell camera has a 2-way audio feature that allows you to directly communicate with whomever is around your doorbell camera. Guardian Protection offers an image sensor as an alternative to having a video surveillance camera. Their image sensor is motion activated and pet friendly. It will snap an image anytime motion has been detected around it.
Protect America offers all the basic equipment you need to give your home total protection. They offer wireless and battery-operated intrusion and environmental safety sensors. To protect the interior of your home, Protect America offers a few different styles of door/window sensors, a motion sensor, and a glass break sensor. Door/window sensors will alert if a door or window to your home has been opened or shut. Protect America’s motion sensor will trigger your system if motion is detected. Their glass break sensors will listen for the sound of break glass, and they will trigger your system if this sound is heard. To keep your home safe from environmental dangers, Protect America offers smoke/heat, CO, and water leak sensors. These environmental sensors will make audible alerts if their designed environmental factor is detected while triggering your system. Protect America also offers extra keypads and key remotes for another way to arm and disarm your system as well as control it. They have external sirens for an extra way for you to hear your system being triggered. They even offer medical alert pendants that work like a panic button that will send emergency services when it is pressed. For a more complete list of all of their equipment you can visit their website. All equipment offered by Protect America is DIY (do it yourself), but all their equipment includes a startup guide.
Protect America has a great variety of add-on equipment. Protect America offers several different brands of smart locks for you to choose from. Their smart locks can be controlled on the go and allow you to create different user codes for different users. You can also unlock any smart lock purchased through Protect America through their app as well as receive push notifications for when your smart locks have been locked and unlocked. Protect America offers the Linear Garage Door Controller which will allow you to remotely shut and open your garage doors while on the go. You will get alerts for when you garage door has been opened or shut through their app. Protect America offers a few types of smart thermostats including the Alarm.com Smart Thermostat which is great at cutting down on your home’s energy consumption per month. They also offer a smart outlet and a light switch control which are also devices that help you cut down on your home’s energy consumption per month. These devices can be controlled remotely through the Protect America app, and you can set custom timers for when they come on and go off.
Protect America also has a nice selection of video surveillance cameras you can use with their system as well. They offer an indoor, outdoor, and video doorbell camera. These cameras include night vision, 2-way audio, motion sensors, and the ability to record video in HD. Protect America’s video surveillance cameras work by connecting wirelessly to your home’s WIFI network.
Guardian Protection and Protect America offer a lot of similar basic equipment. They both offer wireless and battery-operated intrusion and environmental safety sensors. We do like the fact that Guardian Protect made a sensor just for doors. We love the fact that Protect America offers several different styles of door/window sensors and medical alert pendants. Due to Protect America having a slightly larger selection of basic equipment than that of Guardian Protection, we are making Protect America our winners for this category.
Guardian Protection and Protect America both offer a really great selection of add-on equipment. We really like the fact that Guardian Protection offers an image sensor as an alternative to adding video surveillance equipment to your system. Protect America offers a lot of great brands of smart locks which are well known and built to last. This is another category we are going to have to call a tie for due to their add-on equipment selection and amount of that equipment being very similar.
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Guardian Protection and Protect America offer professional, self, and video monitoring services to monitor your system and any connected devices. Their self-monitoring services are done through their apps which are free to download and work for smartphone, PC, and Apple devices. Their self-monitoring service apps allow you remote control over your system and any connected devices. You will be able to arm/disarm your system, stream live and recorded video, add/remove sensors and devices, and receive push-notifications for any events triggered by your system while on the go. However, Protect America’s app is powered by Alarm.com which means you will have a lot of premium features you can use with their app including a lot of in-depth home automation control. Their professional monitoring services work the same in where you have a professional monitoring station watching over your home 24/7 for emergencies. Their month to month monitoring fees and equipment costs about the same with the exception you will need to pay an installation fee for your equipment with Guardian Protection.
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Guardian Protection and Protect America offer really great security systems that are easy to use. Protect America and Guardian both offers great security panels that are simplistic, and have a decent selection of video cameras. Guardian Protection offers a supreme touchscreen control panel that has a ton of features, and they have a ton of home automation equipment you can use with it. Guardian Protection too has the Qolsys panel, just like Protect America, but Guardian also uses Alarm.com for their monitoring services. So overall, the win goes to Guardian.
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Link Interactive and Guardian Protection are the exact same security solution/system in terms of equipment and monitoring services. At Link we offer the Qolsys control panel just like Guardian as well as Alarm.com self-monitoring and third-party professional monitoring. Also just like Guardian, we offer home automation control and cutting-edge video monitoring services as well. The difference is in the experience. With our Alarm.com security system, you get more features at a lower price point, and with renowned customer service.
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