Pro 1 marries electronic and physical security


Protection 1 Security Solutions is a leader in the physical security industry. But now, through its new partnership with LifeLock, an industry leader in identity theft protection, Protection 1 is offering customers a way to keep not only their homes secure, but their identities safe as well. It's an interesting solution that marries two different, but related, products.

Protection 1 announced the new partnership this week. Here’s what the Romeoville, Ill.-based company had to say in its July 13 announcement:


“Protection 1 will offer the LifeLock service as part of their HomeCore security solution.  In addition, customers can add addition family members at a discounted rate. The addition of LifeLock to Protection 1 services falls in line with the company’s philosophy to provide customers with a full suite of life-protection services that go beyond the home.”

“We are seeing a trend where families are placing the importance of security on a different level than they may have several years ago,” said Tim Whall, President and CEO of Protection 1. “The concept of security goes further than a home security system and families are now looking for a comprehensive solution that protects them more substantially. We are pleased to now provide the industry’s best solution by partnering with LifeLock.”

Identity theft has topped the list of consumer complaints to the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) for the 11th consecutive year, according to the agency’s annual Consumer Sentinel Network report. According to 2009 statistics from Javelin Strategy & Research and the FBI, an adult in the United States is nearly 8 times more likely to have their identity stolen than their home burglarized (estimated 11.1 million victims of identity theft and estimated 1.4 million home burglaries).”