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Protection One Nashville Office Expands Into New, Larger Location

Local Branch Backed by National Support Centers, Including Central Station Dedicated to Commercial and National Account Clients

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NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 19, 2009 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Protection One, Inc. (Nasdaq:PONE), one of the leading providers of monitored security services to homes and businesses in the United States, announced the expansion of its Nashville office to a new, larger facility at 5211 Linbar Drive.

From this new location, the local Protection One team can better serve its customer base, including the company's growing commercial and national accounts segment, which is one of the largest in the nation. The larger facility also offers space for customers to view the company's latest security technologies and meet with security consultants and service personnel who handle projects through the life of a customer's relationship with the company. Protection One's implementation of a full-service business model also has created the need for larger facilities to accommodate its growing security consultant staff. The company's local branches around the country work closely with its national support centers, including a dedicated center for commercial and national account clients.

Protection One offers Web-based security; intrusion detection; access control; security cameras; remote video; fire systems; medical response equipment; biometric readers; panic buttons; climate sensors; smoke and carbon monoxide monitoring; and other life safety services. The company also recently launched www.ShapeofSecurity.com, dedicated to providing security solutions for everyday business risks, and was the first national provider to offer Web-based management and control of security for homes and businesses through its e-Secure services.

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.

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