System Installation

Installing and activating your brand new Protect America security system takes less than an hour — and a typical setup requires no tools!

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Note: If you are an existing customer, please call 1-800-951-5111 (Option 4) for help installing new equipment.

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Pick a day that works for you - we’ll walk you through installation and activation.

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Install Team Call Hours
Mon-Sat: 8 a.m. - 10 p.m. CT
Sunday: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. CT

Start on your own

Use our quick install video and download our mobile app to complete installation yourself.

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Chat online or call 1-800-951-5111 (Option 3) for help with your installation and any issues you may have.

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Install Team Chat Hours
Mon-Fri: 7 a.m. - 11 p.m. CT
Sat-Sun: 9 a.m. - 7 p.m. CT

Product videos and guides

Check out our detailed installation videos and manuals for our entire product line below...

Simon XT

The Simon XT is the "brains" of for your entire security system. Arm and disarm your alarm with multiple programmable codes, have Simon text you if there’s a problem, even control it from anywhere with your smartphone.

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Simon XT Touchscreen

The Simon XT Touchscreen is a convenient way to control and monitor your home’s security – all on a LCD screen.

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Motion Detector

The wireless motion detector is designed to protect the interior of your home and will serve as a secondary line of defense should an intruder bypass your protected entry points.

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Door / Window Sensors

Your wireless door sensors are important detection points - 75% of all break-ins occur through a door. Ready to install your door sensors?

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Carbon Monoxide Detector

Installing your carbon monoxide detector is simple. This device communicates directly with your security system and a monitoring station, so dangerous levels of CO2 trigger an alarm and alert the authorities. Simply consult your manual or call our security experts for a guided installation that takes only minutes.

Video Security Camera

Add a layer of interactive defense and be connected to your home like never before. These smart cameras integrate easily with your security system and viewable on your smart phone via Protect America's free app SMART Connect.

Yale Real Living Z-Wave Door Lock

Never be locked out again with the Yale Real Living Z-Wave door lock. Unlock your door with your smart phone, keypad entry, or a good old fashioned key. For further assistance installing the lock onto your door, please contact Yale Support at 1-800-810-9473. Yale Support is available from 8:00am-7:00pm (EST) Monday - Friday. After you have installed the lock onto your door, please download the Yale Z-Wave Door Lock User Guide below to setup your lock and learn how to use it with our SMART Connect interactive platform.


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* Standard home security alarm monitoring agreement required with approved credit. Offer subject to change. Offer valid for new customers only. Void where prohibited. Offer Expires: 11/30/2017

* Information used for home security alarm system comparisons was obtained November 2011 through telephone and online research. ADT prices: based on total out-of-pocket expense to obtain services; installation based on fees for similar home security equipment packages; "Monitoring" price listed includes the additional "warranty" or "extended service plan".