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The Evolution of the Security Industry

Posted: October 10, 2018

Protecting your home is important. When it comes to selecting the best home security company, you want the kind of expertise that only comes with experience. At Protect Your Home, we install ADT-monitored security systems. Together, we make quite the pair.

The evolution of ADT-monitored home security

The evolution of ADT-monitored home security

For over 140 years, ADT has helped protect families as one of the leading home security companies in the nation. In April of 1874, ADT’s founder developed a telegraph-based system that would alert a central office of a crime in the area. Shortly thereafter, he connected another 50 homes in the neighborhood, creating the first residential security system network. From its inception in 1890 through 1920, ADT used “Roundsmen” to make nighttime rounds of neighborhoods to prevent crimes from happening and act as responders when necessary.

The early days of ADT were spearheaded by men with military backgrounds who were no strangers to protecting others. During the days of World War I and World War II, ADT worked to develop the first central monitoring system, allowing people to connect to a central hub for security.

After that, ADT began to expand and pioneered the first automated burglar and fire response system. By 2010, ADT would make a huge jump in the home security industry with the release of ADT Pulse, an app that lets customers remotely access and control their home security system—plus lighting, climate control, security cameras, and more in real-time.

With a singular focus on helping to protect families, ADT continues to improve their services and evolve as a leader in home security companies.

The evolution of Protect Your Home

The evolution of Protect Your Home

Protect Your Home is the only Authorized Premier Provider for ADT. Over the last 20 years, we have worked to refine how we install equipment and educate customers to help us better protect families across the country. Although we entered the security industry with our sights set on selling locks, we quickly realized we could help more families by switching to home security. Since then, we have helped protect nearly 2 million families with home security systems.

  • 2007: We grew from a local company based in Indianapolis to a national business with more than 140 branch locations today.
  • 2009: Protect Your Home became the largest Authorized ADT dealer in the U.S.
  • 2016: Our business became a BBB accredited business with an A+ rating.

We are dedicated to providing quality home protection for our customers, and Protect Your Home has kept that focus for 20 years. Unlike other providers such as XFINITY Home (who entered the market in 2011) and AT&T Digital Life (who began offering home security in 2013), ADT offers expertise that has been gained over more than 140 years.

During our 20 years as a thriving home security company, we have devoted ourselves to developing a best-in-class approach to home security. We know that you value protection and we strive to offer that to each and every customer.

Best of both security worlds: ADT-Monitoring and Protect Your Home

When selecting a home security company, you want the comfort of receiving service from a knowledgeable and experienced provider. With Protect Your Home, you get the best of both worlds. ADT created the first residential security system network, and is currently the #1 home security company in the U.S. According to SDMMAG, ADT was already ranked #1 in security systems when Protect Your Home entered the market in 1998.

Protect Your Home worked to earn an ADT Authorized Dealer designation, and we have since risen in the ranks to become the only ADT Authorized Premier Provider in the country. We have spent the last 20 years refining our installation procedures to provide top-notch service. It’s been our pleasure to help ensure that bad things don’t happen to good people.

When seeking the best in smart home or home security solutions for your family, choose Protect Your Home’s more than two decades of trusted installation. And enjoy the peace of mind that comes from ADT's more than 140 years of monitoring.