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P1 Makes National Accounts Priority No. 1

Long one of the largest and best-known residential installation and monitoring providers, Protection 1 has had its share of ups and downs. Now an ownership change with celebrated CEO Tim Whall at the reins has P1 broadening its ambitions in the commercial marketplace.

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  • Protection     1 (P1) was founded in 1988 by PacifiCorp, a West Coast utility company that     later incorporated and merged with the security services of Westar Energy.    Following that merger, P1 benefited from additional acquisitions that     accelerated growth, propelling it forward within the security industry.
  • Quadrangle     purchased a financial interest in P1 in 2004, and in 2007, P1 merged with     Integrated Alarm Services Group Inc., P1 then became one of the nation’s     largest providers of security alarm monitoring services.
  • In 2010, GTCR, in partnership with Timothy Whall,    purchased a financial interest in P1.
  • On June 4, 2010, Whall, an industry veteran known for     his operational discipline, dedication to customer service and leadership     skills, became CEO.
  • In October 2010, P1 updated its corporate image with     a comprehensive branding campaign that included a tightly defined     strategic market position along with a new graphic identity reflecting the     company’s forward thinking, customer centric approach to security.
  • P1 is currently the second largest security company     in the United States, with a solid foundation that promises continued     expansion as a leading provider of national electronic security services.
  • P1 is a privately held company. Whall has created a     management team that combines existing Protection 1 leaders with new     senior leadership.
  • P1 has more than 2,400 employees across 65 locations.    These people are the lifeblood of our company and we offer them a great     environment with endless opportunities — whether someone is just starting a     career or is a seasoned security professional.
  • P1 is a full service provider. We install, monitor     and maintain locations for both homes and business. We also deliver     consistent national standards across the country for national and commercial     accounts.
  • Our services include access control, intrusion alarm     systems, fire alarm systems, inspections, video services, 24-hour UL     monitoring, critical equipment monitoring, project management and     centralized billing.


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