Blue by ADT vs. Brinks
ADT acquired LifeShield and transformed it into Blue by ADT, which caters to consumers looking for custom home security solutions at a convenient price. On the other hand, Brinks offers a few equipment packages in a traditional contract format. Take a look at how these two companies stack up across six major categories.
The Winner: Blue by ADT
Brinks Home Security
Monitoring starts at
|No contract||36 months|
Extended no-risk return period
|30 days||30 days|
|DIY||DIY with professional option|
|1 year||2-year equipment warranty|
Frequently Asked Questions about Blue by ADT and Brinks
Blue by ADT allows you to create customized packages or choose from an eight-piece doorbell camera package, an 11-piece package without a camera, or a 15-piece package with a camera. Brinks has four packages: Nest Secure (no camera), Brinks Smart Security Essential (no camera), Brinks Smart Security Complete, and Brinks Smart Security Ultimate (includes doorbell camera).
Professional monitoring costs $19.99/mo. with Blue by ADT, whereas Brinks’ monthly professional monitoring plans range from $29 to $39/mo. based on the equipment package you choose.
Blue by ADT allows you to choose either self-monitoring or professional monitoring. With Brinks, professional monitoring is required.
Because both providers create easy-to-install equipment, they are both suitable for renters.