December 27, 2014 9:10 AM ET

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Company Overview of Protection One, Inc.

Company Overview

Protection One, Inc. provides home and business security solutions. The company provides installation, maintenance, and electronic monitoring of alarm systems to single-family residential, commercial, multifamily, and wholesale customers. The company offers home security packages, intrusion detectors, cellular backup systems, asset protection sensors, keypads and controls, hazard detectors, and eSecure systems. It also provides small and medium business alarm systems, fire and hazard detectors, access control systems, and video surveillance systems, as well as remote services. The company was founded in 1988 and is headquartered in Lawrence, Kansas with additional offices internationally. Pr...

1035 North 3rd Street

Suite 101

Lawrence, KS 66044

United States

Founded in 1988

2,600 Employees





Key Executives for Protection One, Inc.

Chief Executive Officer
Chief Financial Officer and Executive Vice President
Chief Technology Officer and Senior Vice President of Operations
President of Security Monitoring Services Inc
Age: 46
Senior Vice President
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

Protection One, Inc. Key Developments

Protection 1 Appoints Simi Gupta as Chief Accounting Officer for Brite Energy

Protection 1 announced that it has hired Simi Gupta, CPA, MBA as its new Chief Accounting Officer for Brite Energy, Powered by Protection 1. In addition to building and leading the new finance and accounting team, Gupta will also manage all aspects of general accounting with overall responsibility for SEC reporting, accounting and external audit compliance functions. She will also ensure timely financial reporting that adheres to GAAP, SEC reporting and Sarbanes Oxley compliance requirements. Gupta has over 23 years of finance and accounting experience. Prior to joining Protection 1, she was Controller for Propel Fuels, a leader in clean technology offering alternatives to conventional energy with renewable fuels. She also held the position of Director of Accounting at Tesla Motors, Inc. where she helped manage the company's Initial Public Offering (IPO) process while overseeing the opening of new Tesla locations in the United States and Worldwide.

Protection 1 Launches Automated Secure Alarm Protocol

Protection 1 announced its adoption of the Central Station Alarm Association's Automated Secure Alarm Protocol (ASAP). The ASAP Alarm Interface is based on the ANSI/APCO/CSAA 2.101.2-2014 standard for alarm monitoring companies to directly transmit alarm event data into the appropriate response centers. This direct computer to computer interface dramatically reduces alarm response times and human error by eliminating the need for a voice call between the alarm monitoring company and the 9-1-1 center. The interface is used for both Commercial and Residential Alarms.

GTCR Reportedly Seeks Sale of Protection 1 For Over $1.5 Billion

GTCR LLC is looking to sell Protection 1 for more than $1.5 billion. GTCR has tapped Morgan Stanley to assist with the effort, according to people familiar with the matter.

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