Installing Recessed Door Sensors for Your Protect America System

Sensors are the most common piece of home security equipment, and door sensors are one of the most important. In nearly 24% of burglaries, forced entry was used on the front door to gain access to the home. In total...

Lowering the Volume on Your Protect America Control Panel

If you’ve ever been startled by the beeps or voice of your Protect America system, or your sound is coming in more quietly than you’d like, this guide is for you. Both our Simon XT and XTi model volumes can...

Installing the Protect America Disaster Sensor

A natural disaster is devastating and costly. Regardless of where you’re located in the country, there’s always a possibility; whether it’s hurricane, flood, tornado, or earthquake. The Protect America Disaster Sensor is a three in one approach that gives families...

Setting Up Guest Codes for Your Protect America System

Every Tuesday the dog sitter stops by your home to pick up the pooches and take them for a stroll through the neighborhood. On Wednesday’s your oldest son gets home from basketball practice before you do. And on Saturday you...

Changing the Time Zone on Your Simon XT Panel

Whether you just received your Protect America home security system and are in the midst of self-installing, faced a power outage, or daylight savings sneaked up on you — there may be a few instances where you need to change the date,...

Adding Users to a Protect America Security System

There are many times where it may be necessary to have various pass codes on a home security system for different users. It might be a babysitter who needs to arm and disarm the system, a neighbor who’s stopping by to feed the...

FAQ: Can I Change the Voice and Volume on My Simon Panel?

The Simon XT and XTi Panel comes with a female voice that addresses you with status updates and alerts. While some people like and even require this feature, it's not for everyone. Unfortunately, there are no other voice options that...

Alarm Registration and False Alarm Fees in Different Cities

Alarm systems and sensors play an important role in any home security setup. They’re vital to the safety of you, your home and property. They do however need to be registered, which comes with fees. And sometimes, alarms trigger accidentally.  False alarms...

Are Fake Security Cameras Worth It?

If you’ve been looking for a home security solution with security cameras, it’s no doubt crossed your mind at least one time in the process that maybe you could just buy a bunch of fake security cameras and call it...

CCTV for Homes: Are they an Option?

If you’ve ever taken a look up at a bank, casino, or airport and seen a bulky, retro looking security camera, you were likely glancing at a CCTV (closed circuit television and analog) product. CCTV cameras have been used for...