Brinks and Bay Alarm have some significant similarities in terms of their reputations and contracts. However, some major differences exist. Brinks offers nationwide service, whereas Bay Alarm is only available to residents in California and specific areas of Washington and Arizona. For homeowners living in these areas, it’s worth investigating the pros and cons of both companies.
Monitoring costs starting at
|36 months||36 months|
|30 days||90 days|
Installation (DIY or Pro)
|DIY with professional option||Professional|
|2-year equipment warranty||1-year equipment warranty|
Frequently Asked Questions About Brinks vs. Bay Alarm
Brinks offers four equipment packages: Nest Secure, Smart Security Essential, Smart Security Complete and Smart Security Ultimate. Bay Alarm does not offer equipment packages, but customizes everything based on the customer’s needs.
Brinks’ monitoring plans start at $29.99 per month its Nest Secure plan is available at $19.99 per month when purchased on a three-year contract. Brinks’ home security monitoring for its equipment costs $39 per month.
Professional monitoring is a requirement for all packages from both Brinks and Bay Alarm.
Because Brinks’ peel-and-stick wireless installation is easy to take with you when you move, and it also offers a no-contract option with its Nest package, Brinks is the better choice for renters.