Our Home Security Pick: Brinks Home Security
There’s no clear better-for-everyone winner when considering Brinks vs. Honeywell. Each company caters to a slightly different audience. If you want to try self-monitoring hand-picked security equipment, try Honeywell. You can always connect with a professional monitoring service at a later time. However, if you know you want professional monitoring, it may be more convenient to sign up for Brinks.
Monthly monitoring starting price
Minimum contract length
|36 months||No contracts|
Extended no-risk return period
|30 days||30 days|
Installation (DIY or Pro)
|DIY with professional option||DIY with professional option|
|2-year equipment warranty||2-year equipment warranty|
Frequently Asked Questions About Brinks and Honeywell
Both Brinks and Honeywell offer several different equipment packages that start with a control base or panel and window and door sensors. Brinks’ largest package includes motion sensors, a smart doorbell and a video camera, whereas Honeywell’s includes a key fob, smart thermostat, water leak detector and a video camera.
Honeywell does not offer a monitoring service, but Brinks includes 24/7 professional monitoring in all of its plans.
Brinks requires professional monitoring, whereas it’s optional for Honeywell.
Both Brinks and Honeywell are great choices for renters thanks to DIY installation. We’d recommend Honeywell for renters looking for a no-contract, DIY security setup option.