You’ve decided to purchase a security system to protect your home or business. You want to get started right away, so you head to the nearest home improvement store. Even at a massive nationwide outlet like Home Depot, you might find yourself underwhelmed at the selection.

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The Selection

In store, Home Depot provides a limited selection of about seven systems. Online, you’ll find it carries about 60. Rather than just pick one based on price or that seemingly offers a lot because ten pieces sounds like a lot, read a few reviews first. This blog gets you started by looking at Home Depot’s offerings and tying them in with how Protect America can help. Most items sold at Home Depot fall into the unmonitored category. That means you just buy the equipment and no security service watches the camera feeds or alarm trips. Protect America can monitor those store-bought systems, too, so the two can work together.

Most items sold at Home Depot fall into the unmonitored category. That means you just buy the equipment and no security service watches the camera feeds or alarm trips.

The Specifics

The online choices may overwhelm. You’ll spot a ton of “starter packs.” They provide just what it sounds like they do – a beginning to a full system.

  • Secure Wireless Alarm System Starter Pack,
  • Nest Secure Wireless Alarm System Starter Pack,
  • Secure Alarm System Starter Pack with Cam Indoor 1080p Security Camera,
  • Nest Secure Alarm System Starter Pack with Cam Indoor 1080p Security Camera,
  • Net Connected Home Alarm Starter Kit,
  • SkyLink Net Connected Home Alarm Starter Kit,
  • Defiant Wireless Home Security Motion Sensing Alarm Kit with Remote Control,
  • SkyLink Basic Starter Alarm Kit.

Home Depot also offers a few “exclusive” systems. You’ll find packages that provide an extra camera or equipment bundle not available at a competitor like Lowe’s.

  • Alarm Home Security Kit Home Depot Exclusive,
  • Ring Alarm Home Security Kit Home Depot Exclusive,

This shouldn’t be confused with the “deluxe” or “premium” kits that simply provide more pieces such as window sensors, door sensors and cameras. Even though it says deluxe that doesn’t mean it covers everything. For instance, you’ll need to buy a separate alarm for your swimming pool and yard gates. They’re listed in the same area, but few kits include them.

  • Alarm Camera Deluxe Kit,
  • SkyLink Alarm Camera Deluxe Kit,
  • SkyLink Alert/Alarm System Premium Kit,
  • Doberman Security Multi-Purpose Security Toolbox Alarm Kit.

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How Protect America Helps

Protect America, a monitored home security company, offers zero installation fees, locked-in rates and a price-match guarantee. Consumers can get started for only $30 per month with a 36-month contract. That provides 24-hour, 7 days a week, professionally monitored home security. Consumers Digest named Protect America a “Best Buy” nine times for its equipment and service.

Established in 1992, Protect America offers nationwide service. It’s the 14th largest residential home security company in the US. Protect America makes a continuing firm commitment to protecting homes and families through monitored home security. It provides a direct-to-consumer service, sending individuals, businesses and families their home security systems and guiding them through the do-it-yourself installation procedure. The consumer receives up to $1,400 in free equipment. The company offers a Price Match Guarantee. If the consumer can find a better deal, Protect America matches it.

Interested in monitored home security? Get a free quote from Protect America by phone or online. Protect America can help monitor standalone devices already installed, too. Monitoring provides an important aspect since it ensures someone always looks at the feed. If someone does approach the home, even with a jamming device, they’re seen and reported. That keeps you and your family safer.