August 27, 2014 12:13 PM 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 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.

Protection Seeks Acquisitions

Protection One, Inc. is looking for acquisition opportunities. "Protection 1 continues to grow, and our acquisition focus is on strategic opportunities that financially make sense, bring outstanding talent and align with our focus on the customer. We see this as an opportunity to take something that has proven success and integrate it with an established brick-and-mortar model to create year-round career opportunities for highly educated and driven leaders across the country," stated Protection’s President and Chief Executive Officer, Timothy J. Whall.

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