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Want Your House to Text You When There May be Trouble? There's an App for That

(November 10, 2009)

LAWRENCE, Kan., Nov. 10, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Protection One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PONE), one of the nation's leading providers of security systems to homes and businesses, has developed an iPhone(TM) application that allows users to access their security panels and receive real-time security updates from their iPhone or iPod touch(R).



With the eSecure application from Protection One, users can confirm that the security system is armed while on vacation or turn off the alarm while at work to let in cleaning crews and other contractors. When armed, the eSecure system will send text or e-mail messages when motion is detected, a particular door is opened, in the event of a flood, if high carbon-monoxide levels are recorded and even when a liquor or medicine cabinet, safe or other sensitive area is accessed.



This technology is designed to offer peace of mind to users whenever they are outside of the home or business via real-time wireless access. Protection One is the first national provider of monitored security to offer this application.


"No one wants to spend a vacation or business trip worrying about leaving the garage door open or if the security alarm is set," says Protection One President and CEO Richard Ginsburg. "This application puts security at your fingertips and keeps you connected, even when you're away."




The application maintains safety and security with multiple layers of password protection. A standard Protection One keypad code is required for access to the eSecure keypad, which is neither stored on the device nor visible to anyone looking at the screen.



The eSecure iPhone application, which is free with the eSecure service subscription and available for download now from Protection One at the iPhone Apps Store, is compatible with all iPhone and iPod touch devices. Working in tandem with a Protection One security system, the iPhone application is customizable to deliver peace of mind every time you leave the home or office.



For more information on Protection One and the eSecure application, please visit www.ProtectionOne.com.



Don't Have A Protection One Security System?



Call 800-GET-HELP or visit www.ProtectionOne.com to discover just how easy and affordable switching to Protection One can be. Remember to ask about eSecure and the eSecure application for your iPhone/iPod touch.



About Protection One



Protection One is one of the largest vertically integrated national providers of sales, installation, monitoring, and maintenance of electronic security systems to homes and businesses and has been recognized as one of "America's Most Trustworthy Companies" by Forbes.com. Network Multifamily, Protection One's wholly owned subsidiary, is the largest security provider to the multifamily housing market. The Company also owns the nation's largest provider of wholesale monitoring services, the combined operations of CMS and Criticom International. For more information about Protection One, visit www.ProtectionOne.com.



The Protection One Security logo is available at http://www.globenewswire.com/newsroom/prs/?pkgid=6822



CONTACT: Protection One, Inc.
Joe Doran
(312) 245-9805 ext. 105
Joe@alpaytac.com
Caroline Sherman
(312) 245-9805 ext. 110
Caroline@alpaytac.com



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