Protect America vs. LifeShield Security
Choosing between home security companies can be a difficult and arduous process. Our expert staff have pitted companies against one another to thoroughly compare and analyze their differences. Below you’ll find our expert analysis between Protect America and LifeShield Security:
Both companies offer competitive pricing models. LifeShield Security’s pricing ranges between $29.99 and $39.99 for monitoring through a cellular connection. Protect America’s pricing has a slight advantage coming in at lower price point of $19.99/month for their copper package. Pricing for both companies increases depending on the home security package. Protect America’s top-of-the-line package costs almost $50 each month while LifeShield’s top package costs $41 each month.
Protect America has a clear advantage against LifeShield because all equipment is free with Protect America and because their systems are DIY customers pay no installation fees. LifeShield charges $99 for equipment and professional installation. LifeShield’s installation and equipment price point is extremely competitive in today’s market but it can’t best Protect America’s $0 down.
Technology and Equipment
Protect America provides high quality GE XT security equipment. In addition, Protect America provides home security packages that offer more sensors than 90% of home security companies. Conversely LifeShield has designed and manufactured its own proprietary home security equipment. LifeShield customers can receive for free* the new Homescreen Touchpad. The Homescreen Touchpad is an 8-inch Android tablet pre-loaded with the LifeView application to make it easier than ever to manage your home security. Do everything you normally do on your LifeShield keypad console, plus access additional safety features from anywhere within your home.
While Protect America offers name brand equipment, LifeShield’s efforts to push the envelope with forward-thinking technology gives it the clear advantage of Protect America.
LifeShield offers an industry average contract of 36-months but is contingent upon meeting certain credit rating criteria. Contract lengths can go as high as 63-months for clients who don’t meet credit standards. In comparison, Protect America offers a simple 36-month agreement regardless of credit background.
Time in Business
Home security isn’t anything new, and with new companies coming into the space each day, we find it very valuable to find companies that have been around a while, and have built a name over time that you can trust. Protect America has been around twice as long as LifeShield Security. During that time Protect America has done well to build a reputable brand that can be trusted. LifeShield has been in business for over a decade and continued to build a reputable brand.
Protect America wins this category simply for it’s history and trustable brand.
Although not a perfect indicator, and sometimes biased (based on some things that we’ve seen in the industry), the BBB ranking is a very important data point for most consumers. LifeShield Security and Protect America have very similar BBB ratings. During the last 3-years Protect America has received and closed 420 complaints through the BBB. Conversely LifeShield has received and closed over 500 complaints through the BBB. Protect America is the winner of the BBB score based on its lower volume of complaints through the BBB.
We use proprietary methods to ensure negative reputations are thoroughly investigated and accurate. While both companies have great reputations both online and offline, LifeShield has done an excellent job maintaining a slightly cleaner reputation than Protect America. Neither companies have major lawsuits or tarnished reputations; however LifeShield has done a better job promote a positive reputation.