How to Avoid Door-to-Door Scams

This summer, thousands of 'doorknockers' will prey on neighborhoods across America. Their goal is to trick you in to switching to another home security provider, often through deceptive practices that may leave you stuck with unexpected expenses. We've put together this...

Inside Protect America’s Moving Kit

Are you moving? As we all know, moving can be incredibly stressful. Regardless of if you're moving down the street or across the country...it's still a lot to handle.  When moving to a new place, it’s important to think about...

Home Security Checklist

A ladder outside of the home, bushes that haven’t been trimmed, trees that hang too close to second floor windows, and spare keys that are hidden in obvious places — these are all examples of vulnerable areas that homeowners often...

Fire Safety Outreach for People with Disabilities

Todd is laying in bed and turned away from the bedside stand. His bed begins to vibrate, and strobe lights in the hallway and bedroom turn on and alert him of a dangerous fire situation. He grabs his glasses and...

How to Plan Your Home Fire Escape

*Ring* *Riiinnnngggg* *RIIIIINNNGGGGG* Smoke alarms in the home are chirping wildly. Sarah and Kyle throw their sheets off themselves and dash out of their bedrooms. They know they have exactly two minutes to escape from the house. They dash through...

What are the Odds of Your Burglary Being Solved?

In the dead of night a burglar broke in. Valuables were taken, the home was turned upside down, and home security equipment wasn’t available to show police officers any suspects or provide leads on burglars. Fingerprints weren’t found on glass...

Track Your Property: How to Create an Inventory of Your Valuables

The entrance is decorated with a clock that has been passed down for generations. The kitchen has a historic set of Tupperware from the presidency of Harry Truman, though they’re rarely used. Inside the bedroom lies favorite jewelry of the...

A Guide to Fire Safety for Older Adults

We’ve all been fast asleep and jolted awake by a sudden noise. Usually someone in the home dropped something, or they were too loud in the kitchen. Fortunately in these moments we don’t have to respond quickly. We are able...

Deck the Halls with Home Security: A Guide to Holiday Safety

The holiday season is one of the most joyous times of the year — not only for families — but burglars as well. Thieves will seek out homes with expensive gifts inside or strike whenever families are on vacation. Unfortunately,...

The Complete Guide to Holiday Fire Prevention

In National Lampoon’s “Christmas Vacation,” Buddy Griswold loses sight of Uncle Lewis for a moment while the family’s eating dinner. Meanwhile, Uncle Lewis decides to light a cigar right in front of the Christmas tree. In this short sequence the...