Locally owned to serve you.

1st Choice Protection Systems was founded by Derrick Calhoun in 2003. Today, 1st Choice Protection Systems is one of the leading providers of security and fire protection in the Northwest Arkansas area.

Having served as a Military policeman in the United States Marine Corps for eight years and receiving his Bachelor’s Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of Arkansas, Derrick’s knowledge on crime prevention is a great asset to 1st Choice Protection System’s customers.

At 1st Choice Protection Systems, our main focus not only provides more than great products, but it provides a great buying experience. We have an impeccable record for our consumer service. Only through customer feedback and satisfaction can the company reach its objectives.

Our Mission

To set the standard for outstanding customer service in our industry and  provide the best products and installations to make safer homes and businesses.


  • I am very pleased with the professionalism and customer service 1st Choice has provided for my family and fellow neighbors. Mr. Calhoun is always a phone call away and always more than happy to help. I would highly recommend 1st Choice for your security and home entertainment needs.

    April H.
  • Very professional organization. Attention to detail and treated us the same as day one with great customer service. I was with 1st choice for 10 years before moving. If I move back to NWA I would sign up again and I highly recommend Mr. Calhoun as your 1st Choice.


    Clarence B
  • I would like to take this time to thank 1st Choice Protection Systems, Derrick Calhoun and his friendly staff. They have made my life, my home, and my businesses a much safer environment … I travel an ungodly amount of time and knowing that my house and my businesses are all monitored by 1st Choice Protection Systems gives me peace of mind.  I’m able to get online whether that be on my cameras, turn on and off lights, open close my garage, monitor the temperature in the house which puts my life at ease not to mention that he has provided me with other alarm companies out of the state to provide my friends to have a safer environment as well….Thank you Mr. Calhoun.  1st Choice Protection Systems is truly 1st in my book.

    Joe W.- Hotel Executive Transportation and NWA TAXI LLC
  • I think 1st Choice Protection Systems is the yardstick in which all protection services should be measured by!!

    Matt H.


Arkansas Burglar and Fire Alarm Association

Arkansas State Police
(AR License E-03-0100)

Arkansas Home Builders
Association (AHBA)

Better Business Bureau