Protection 1’s Solar Biz Flares Up in San Diego, HALO Platform Expands

Protection 1’s Brite Energy service will integrate the firm’s enhanced home automation and monitoring offering.

CHICAGO ― Protection 1 has launched its solar arm, Brite Energy, in its first market, San Diego. Over the next several months, Brite Energy plans to execute a phased, market-by-market launch strategy that P1 says will allow it to scale quickly.

“Like Protection 1, Brite Energy will be distinguished by the quality of customer experience and speed of installation that differentiates us in the security business,” said CEO Tim Whall, an SSI Hall of Famer. “We know that our customers are looking for a solar offering that parallels the experience and support we provide at Protection 1 and we are prepared to deliver exactly that. We believe our customer-first brand of service will allow us to quickly take a leadership position in the solar marketplace as we have in security and we are pleased to announce this milestone.”

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The company also announced the advancement of its HALO home automation offering, which is powered by’s cloud-based software platform. The HALO platform, which includes an integrated suite of connected home solutions available through a single app, has added new central station operator video alarm verification along with new energy efficiency features like solar power and energy monitoring to its list of capabilities. 

“Our HALO platform delivers on the growing desire that consumers have to extend their home security systems to encompass the modern conveniences that home automation brings,” Protection 1 COO Don Young said in a statement. “ has a proven track record of designing and developing highly innovative and easy to use connected home technology. Coupled with Protection 1’s 30-year history in the security industry, the customer is getting a solution that is proven and reliable.”

Protection 1, one of the largest security companies in the United States, provides installation, maintenance, and monitoring of single-family home security systems, business security systems, and multifamily security systems. P1, SSI‘s 2014 Installer of the Year, serves nearly two million customers and employs 3,500+ people in more than 70 office locations and five UL Certified monitoring centers across the country. 

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