Protect America

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Protect America
IndustryHome security
Founded1992 in Austin, Texas
Area served
  • United States
  • Canada
Key people
  • Scott Fleming (CEO)
  • Janet Laird (COO)
  • Jared Miller (CFO)
  • Blain Vasek (CTO)
  • Brian Carter (VP)
  • Steve Jones (VP)
  • Ryan Pombrio (VP)
  • Rylan Francis (VP)
  • Aaron Wells (VP)

Protect America is a home security company based in Austin, Texas.

Company history[edit]

The company was founded in 1992 by Thad Paschall in Austin, Texas—where it continues to be headquartered.[1] By 2001, the company had installed about 200,000 security systems.[2] In 2010 the company was purchased by Rockbridge Growth Equity LLC from Falcon Investments under advisement from Imperial Capital. The total cost of the company was about $100 million.[1][3] The company was ranked among SDM Magazine’s top 15 U.S. security system providers as of 2014.[4] In 2012 Protect America expanded into Canada, and had about 400,000 customers.[5] In 2013 the company had 390 employees, adding 67 jobs that year, the 13th most that year in the state of Texas according to Inc. Magazine.[6] Protect America also provides public security system advice on US television networks.[7][8]

Security systems[edit]

In 2005, the company produced the first monitored self-installed security system business model.[5] The company also offers mobile apps that allow customers to interact with their home security systems while away from their residences,[9] called the SMART connect app.[8] Security packages are offered at different pricing, in both hardline and cellular models.[10]


Protect America has teamed with universities such as Michigan State University and the University of South Alabama to help students provide aid to local area charities.[11] It has also partnered directly with the Austin Police Department, providing financing for police initiatives,[12][13][14] including the updating of their security equipment.[15][16]


  1. ^ a b "Protect America Closes Sale t,o Investment Group". SDM Magazine.
  2. ^ "The Black-and-White On Dealer Programs: An open letter to Security Dealers from Thad Paschall; Founder of Protect America, Inc". Security Distributing & Marketing. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02.
  3. ^ "Rockbridge Growth acquires share of home security company in Texas". Crain's Detroit Business.
  4. ^ "2014 SDM 100 Report: The Rankings". SDM Magazine.
  5. ^ a b "Protect America Interview: Thad Paschall, CEO and Founder". A Secure Life.
  6. ^ "Meet the Job Creators". Inc. Magazine.
  7. ^ "Summer vacation season high time for home break-ins". ABC News 12. Archived from the original on 2015-04-03. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
  8. ^ a b ""Protect America SMART Connect App" helps protect homes, families". Fox News.
  9. ^ "Home break-ins top crime in San Antonio". ABC News 12. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
  10. ^ "Protect America Reviews: What You Can Get for $19.99 a Month?".
  11. ^ "USA communication students take home awards for role in Pay it Forward Challenge".
  12. ^ "Round Rock security company supports memorial ride". Austin Statesman.
  14. ^ "Protect America partners with police to combat burglary". Security Systems News.
  15. ^ "APD to upgrade technology with $15,000 donation". ABC KVUE.
  16. ^ "APD awarded $15,000 grant to help stop home burglaries". NBC KXAN.

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