Protect America

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Protect America
Company typePrivate
IndustryHome security
Founded1992 in Austin, Texas
FateAcquired by Monitronics
SuccessorBrinks Home Security (2020)
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 was a home security company based in Austin, Texas.[1]

Company history[edit]

The company was founded in 1992 by Thad Paschall in Austin, Texas—where it was headquartered.[2] By 2001, the company had installed about 200,000 security systems.[3] 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.[2][4] The company was ranked among SDM Magazine’s top 15 U.S. security system providers as of 2014.[5] In 2012 Protect America expanded into Canada, and had about 400,000 customers.[6] 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.[7] Protect America also provides public security system advice on US television networks. In 2020, Protect America was acquired by Brinks Home Security.[8][9]

Security systems[edit]

In 2005, the company produced the first monitored self-installed security system business model.[6] The company also offered mobile apps that allowed customers to interact with their home security systems while away from their residences,[10] called the SMART connect app.[9] Security packages were offered at different pricing, in both hardline and cellular models.[11]


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.[12] It has also partnered directly with the Austin Police Department, providing financing for police initiatives,[13][14][15] including the updating of their security equipment.[16][17]


  1. ^ "Brinks Home Security Announces Bulk Acquisition of Residential Alarm Monitoring Contracts". Brinks Home Security. Retrieved 2021-04-11.
  2. ^ a b "Protect America Closes Sale t,o Investment Group". SDM Magazine.
  3. ^ "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.
  4. ^ "Rockbridge Growth acquires share of home security company in Texas". Crain's Detroit Business.
  5. ^ "2014 SDM 100 Report: The Rankings". SDM Magazine.
  6. ^ a b "Protect America Interview: Thad Paschall, CEO and Founder". A Secure Life.
  7. ^ "Meet the Job Creators". Inc. Magazine.
  8. ^ "Summer vacation season high time for home break-ins". ABC News 12. Archived from the original on 2015-04-03. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
  9. ^ a b ""Protect America SMART Connect App" helps protect homes, families". Fox News.
  10. ^ "Home break-ins top crime in San Antonio". ABC News 12. Archived from the original on 2015-04-02. Retrieved 2015-03-17.
  11. ^ "Protect America Reviews: What You Can Get for $19.99 a Month?".
  12. ^ "USA communication students take home awards for role in Pay it Forward Challenge".
  13. ^ "Round Rock security company supports memorial ride". Austin Statesman.
  15. ^ "Protect America partners with police to combat burglary". Security Systems News.
  16. ^ "APD to upgrade technology with $15,000 donation". ABC KVUE.
  17. ^ "APD awarded $15,000 grant to help stop home burglaries". NBC KXAN.