Brinks Home Security Monitoring: Costs & Benefits

Brinks Security offers professional monitoring for the Nest Secure System and their own home security systems, which you can install yourself or hire a professional.
Updated Jan 26, 2021

What Are Some Benefits of Brinks Security Monitoring?

  • Fast Response with Brinks’ ASAPer® app

    ASAPer® is Brinks’ patented messaging app that allows you to connect with your family members whenever your alarm is triggered. You can easily chat with them by texting or even email with ASAPer and get updates from Brinks’ alarm monitoring center.

  • No Hidden Monitoring Fees

    Brinks’ monitoring fees are provided upfront on their website. You can easily see what you’ll pay for each Brinks security system.

  • Try Before You Buy

    Brinks Security offers a 30-day trial on their service. Cancel your contract before the 30-day trial period expires to get a refund.

How Much Does Brinks Security Monitoring Cost?

Brinks Security offers a range of four packages, each with their own monitoring cost. These are the four packages you’ll find with Brinks:

  • The Nest Secure Package
  • The Smart Security Essential Package
  • The Smart Security Complete Package
  • The Smart Security Ultimate Package

If you wouldn’t prefer to purchase a Brinks security system upfront, you can finance your system at 0% APR for 36 months. All Brinks equipment packages allow you to use theASAPer app that:

  • Sends you alarm alerts in seconds
  • Allows you to clear any false alarms automatically
  • Allows you to group chat with contacts to confirm everyone’s okay
  • Brinks Smart Security Essential

    Starting at

    Our Take

    System price: $199

    Professional monitoring cost: $39.99/mo

    Easy to install yourself, the wireless touchscreen system comes backed with an adhesive that you peel and stick to get started. It’s the perfect solution for renters or folks with a cozier home they want to keep secure.

    Package Features

    • IQ 2.0 Control Panel
    • One Brinks Home Pet Immune Wireless Motion
    • Two wireless door sensors
    • Brinks yard sign and stickers
  • Brinks Smart Security Complete

    Starting at

    Our Take

    System price: $349

    Monthly monitoring cost: $44.99/mo.

    If you’re looking for a security system that adds video surveillance you can monitor, the Complete plan includes a Skybell Slim doorbell camera. This camera will allow you to see who is at the door before answering it or check in with the live feed while you’re not home to see who is at the door.

    Package Features

    • IQ 2.0 Control Panel
    • One Brinks Home Pet Immune Wireless Motion
    • Two Wireless Door Sensors
    • One Skybell Slim Doorbell Nickel
    • Brinks Yard Sign & Stickers
  • Brinks Smart Security Ultimate

    Starting at

    Our Take

    System price: $699

    Monthly monitoring cost: $49.99/mo.

    For home monitoring inside and outside, the Ultimate plan is the most thorough. It’s the top-of-the-line package and adds an outdoor camera and video doorbell to keep your home’s exterior surroundings safe. The Ultimate plan is most useful for people with larger homes, anyone who has many visitors, or people who often have packages delivered to their door.

    Package Features

    • IQ 2.0 Control Panel
    • One Wireless Motion Sensor
    • Three Wireless Door Sensors
    • One Skybell Slim Line Video Doorbell
    • IQ Smoke Detector
    • One Brinks Home Outdoor Camera
    • Brinks Yard Sign & Stickers
  • Nest Secure

    Starting at

    Our Take

    System price: $399.00

    Monthly monitoring cost: $29.00/mo.

    Nest is a user-friendly security system, thanks to the built-in Google Assistant. If you have existing Nest equipment, then all you need is the $29.00/mo. monitoring plan. You can also add a Nest home security system

    Nest has its own app that helps you monitor your home by:

    • Arming and disarming your home remotely from the app
    • Receive an alert telling you what has triggered an alarm
    • Getting a reminder alert if you forgot to set the alarm and left hom


    Package Features

    • Nest Guard
    • Two Nest Detects
    • Two Nest Tags
    • Yard Sign & Stickers

Brinks Security Monitoring Add-Ons

You can expand any of the packages by buying more devices, which could include: include:

  • Carbon monoxide sensors
  • Flood sensors
  • Freeze sensors
  • Garage door tilt sensors
  • Glass break sensors
  • Home automation devices like light and appliance modules, wall dimmers and wall receptacles
  • Key fobs
  • Smoke detectors

Can I Take My Alarm System With Me?

You bought the wireless system – and you can take it with you. It’s just as easy to uninstall as it was to set up. There is no fee to change the monitoring location if you’re still under the 36-month contract, simply call and let Brinks Security know. Should you need professional installation in your new home, you will need to pay an installation fee.

Do I Have to Sign a Monitoring Service Contract?

If you’re purchasing Brinks security equipment, you’ll need to sign up for a 36-month monitoring service contract. If you’re using Nest, monitoring is optional. The $29.00/mo. monitoring service is month-to-month and requires no contract, so you can cancel anytime without penalties.

Home Security Writer

Dashia Starr

Dashia researches and writes on all things home automation and security. She focuses on the latest news, products, and providers to share only the best with you.

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