Protection 1 History

Our Story

1988 As a “high energy” company, it is somehow fitting that we began in 1988 when electric utility company PacifiCorp, Inc. decided to form a security company. When the utility industry faced flat growth in the late 1980s, many utility companies turned to diversification, and Protection One was born.

 Following a merger with the security services of Westar Energy, Protection One benefited from acquisitions that accelerated company growth, propelling it forward within the industry.

2004 Quadrangle purchased financial interest in Protection One and, in 2007, Protection One merged with Integrated Alarm Services Group, Inc. (IASG), advancing its position as one of the nation’s premier providers of security alarm monitoring services.

2010 GTCR, in partnership with Timothy J. Whall, purchased financial interest in Protection One and Mr. Whall was named CEO. Mr. Whall blended a senior management team of existing Protection One leaders and new members.

2011 Protection One was rebranded as Protection 1 in 2011 and is currently the nation's premier full service security company in the United States.

Today We currently provide services to residential, commercial and national accounts customers that include the nation’s premier retailers, financial institutions and restaurant groups.