There are several home security companies on the market, and today we will be looking at Protect Your Home, a popular ADT home security dealer.
Before we start to go over Protect Your Home’s security products, we would like to give our readers some background information about them. Protect Your Home is the largest dealer of ADT monitored products. They do not make their equipment but they do offer a wide variety of ADT security equipment.
Protect Your Home offers a nice variety of security equipment that will keep your home secure. They offer a few different control panels that you can use to control your security equipment.
ADT Home Security Panel
The ADT Home Security Panel is a wireless push button control panel. It works by connecting to your home’s WIFI network, but it also includes a cellular chip just in case your internet goes down. It can support up to 64 wireless devices along with 16 wireless keys. It has a 2-way audio feature that allows you to directly communicate with your central monitoring station. The ADT Home Security Panel allows you to create up to 17 user codes so you never have to worry about your main security code being compromised.
Monitored Digital Touchpad Control Panel
The next control panel that is offered by the Protect Your Home is the ADT Monitored Digital Touchpad. The ADT Monitored Digital Touchpad has a 4.3-inch full colored touchscreen. This control panel also works by connecting to your home’s WIFI network, and it is powered by an AC power source so you want to make sure you have one nearby. If for some reason your power goes out the ADT Monitored Digital Touchpad has a 24-hour backup battery. You can quickly arm and disarm your system from the home screen of this control panel along with controlling, adding, and customizing your devices that you have connect to it.
Now that we have gone over the control panels that are offered by Protect Your home let us now take a look at what intrusion sensors they have to offer. Protect Your Home offers door/window sensors. These door/window sensors are wireless and battery operated. They work by placing them on a door or window frame that you want protection for, and when your system is armed and a window or door that you have a sensor on is opened it will trigger a security event.
Protect your home also offers motion sensors. Their motion sensors are wireless and battery operated. You generally want to place a motion sensor in a large room that you want protected. When motion is detected by a motion sensor it will trigger a security event.
Glass break sensor
Protect America’s glass break sensor will detect the sound and thud of breaking glass. The typical range for a glass break sensor is 20 ft. all around, which means the glass break sensor will be able to detect breakage on any window within a 20 ft. radius.
If you are looking for life safety devices Protect Your Home has those as well. Protect Your Home offers heat sensing smoke detectors. Their heat sensing smoke detectors are wireless and battery operated. They can easily detect smoke and rises in heat, and when these are detected the heat sensing smoke detector will produce an 85-decibel audible alarm.
Carbon monoxide sensor (CO2)
Protect Your Home also offers CO2 detectors that are wireless and battery operated. Their CO2 detectors will detect any rise of CO2 gases in your home, and when this is detected an 85-decible alarm will sound.
If you live in a flood prone area or are worried about water damage caused by leaks you can purchase a flood sensor from Protect Your Home. Their flood sensors are batter operated and wireless. Their flood sensors can easily detect leaks or any rise in water in the area in which they are placed, and they will trigger an event when water is detected.
Protect Your home also offers a high decibel external siren. Their high decibel external sirens are wireless and battery operated. They can produce an 85-decibel audible alarm any time your system has been triggered. Protect Your Home also offers wireless keychain remotes and panic buttons.
Their wireless keychain remote has a 4-button push button design. You can arm and disarm your system with a quick and easy push of a button with your keychain remote. Protect Your Home’s panic button is small wireless device that has a single push button which will immediately trigger a response from your central monitoring station.
Our take: As you can see from the information listed above Protect Your Home has a large variety of basic security equipment. We really like the variety of life safety devices they offer, and they do offer more than most other companies that are similar to them. Their intrusion sensors are pretty average when compared to other security companies.
One really great thing about using Protect Your Home as your security provider is that they give you the ability to use smart home devices with your security system. Protect Your Home does not have a lot of home automation equipment that they directly offer, but you can find out what home automation devices will work with their system.
The only thing Protect Your Home sells in home automation equipment are smart locks. Their smart locks have a nice modern design that will fit the style of any home, and they work by connecting directly to your home’s WIFI network. They have a push-button design that allows you to quickly lock and unlock your doors with a push of a button. You can customize different user codes so that you can give and take away access at any time. Protect Your Home’s smart locks can be controlled remotely on the go through the ADT Pulse app.
Our take: When it comes to the actual home automation equipment offered by Protect Your Home, you are a bit limited. However, we do like the smart lock that they offer, and its style. We also like the fact that it can be remotely controlled on the go. We do wish that they offered more home automation devices than they currently have.
Protect Your Home has a bit more variety when it comes to their video surveillance equipment. They offer indoor and outdoor as well as doorbell cameras.
Protect Your Home offers a nice indoor camera. The indoor camera they offer is wireless and works by connecting to your home’s WIFI network. This camera will automatically adjust to the lighting when it captures video so that you can get clear video clips. The indoor camera offered by Protect Your Home has six infrared LED’s that allow you to capture images even when there is no light. It has motion sensors that will trigger it to start to record. Any time this indoor camera starts to record you will be sent an instant notification through the ADT Pulse app.
Protect Your Home also offers an outdoor camera. The Outdoor Camera offered by Protect Your Home is also wireless and works by connecting to your home’s WIFI network. The features for the outdoor camera offered by Protect Your Home are the same as the indoor camera offered by them with the exception that the outdoor camera is made from weather-proof material.
The last type of camera that is offered by Protect Your Home is a video doorbell camera. The video doorbell camera that is offered by Protect Your Home is packed full of features. It has an elongated design, and is made from weather resistant IP65 material. It works by connecting directly to your home’s WIFI network and is powered by the existing wiring for your doorbell. It has a video resolution of 720P with a 180-degree field of view. It also has night vision technology that allows you to capture images in the dark. It has a 2-way audio feature that allows you to directly communicate and hear whomever is around your camera. It also uses motion sensors that will trigger it to start recording, and you will be sent a push notification to your smartphone when it starts to record or senses motion. The video doorbell uses a 64 MB flash drive for storage.
Our Take: Protect Your Home’s offers a nice variety of video surveillance equipment. We like the video doorbell camera they offer due to the number of features it has. We also like the fact that Protect Your Home offers both an indoor and an outdoor camera allowing for a little more personalization with your security system.
All the equipment that is offered through Protect Your Home is installed via a professional security installer so you do not have to worry about setting up the equipment yourself. Protect Your Home offers services to all 50 states so you just need to reach out to them to find a professional installer near you. If you’re into DIY (or want to forgo the expensive of a professional installation) look at our plug-and-play home security system here at Link Interactive.
Video clips captured by any of your video surveillance cameras are stored via the cloud so if something should happen to one of your security cameras your video will be protected. You can store an unlimited amount of video clips this way.
Protect Your Home has a lot of equipment that you can use to keep your home protected. Even though they do not make have their own branded devices, the ones they do offer are made by ADT. They do not offer a wide variety of home automation devices but you can use other branded devices of home automation devices with their system. If you’re big on home automation, you’d want to look elsewhere. Take a look at our home security system at Link Interactive.
At Link Interactive, our home security systems are designed to work with a wide variety of home automation devices and video sensors. We offer a number of different security panels, sensors for every security purpose and an array of remote control options via the all powerful Alarm.com app.
With Link Interactive, you never have to pay extra for installation, since our systems are extremely easy to install by the end user, you. All you have to do is order the system, take it out of the box, power on the panel and stick the sensors in place. One of the greatest perks of going with a company like us is that you’ll be on the receiving end of some amazing customer service. ADT, being such a huge company, is known to have problems when it comes to customer service. Going with a smaller company like us ensures that your home security and customer experience is top notch. Don’t take our word for it. Check out our many Link Interactive reviews on Google and Yelp and you’ll see what we’re talking about!
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