If you’re shopping for home security and it’s come down to one of these two providers, here are some facts you should consider before you make your purchase. Brinks and Frontpoint offer similar services like 24/7 monitoring, but with a different commitment and different installation options. Below, we’ll break down these differences so you can make your choice.
Summary: Brinks vs. Frontpoint
Frontpoint also offers the innovation that comes from a fresh industry perspective, but will cost more both to get started and over time. In the end, either provider is a great choice, but they cater to different people.
Monthly monitoring starting price
Minimum contract length
|36 months||No contract|
Extended No-Risk Return
|30 days||30 days|
|DIY & Professional||DIY|
|2-year equipment warranty||3-year equipment warranty|
Frequently Asked Questions About Brinks and Frontpoint
Brinks offers several levels, including the Essential, Complete and Ultimate packages. The most basic Essential package includes a touchscreen controller, wireless motion sensor, two wireless door sensors and yard signs and stickers.
Frontpoint offers a wide variety of packages starting at $319.95 for an alarm panel hub and keypad, three activity sensors and signs for your property.
Brinks offers a $29.99/mo. monitoring plan with a 36-month contract for the Smart Security Essential Package.. Frontpoint’s service comes with monitoring at $44.99/mo. in a month-to-month service plan.
Brinks allows customers to self-monitor if they purchase the Nest Secure System. Frontpoint does not offer a self-monitoring option.
Brinks’ latest system is wireless, meaning renters don’t need to attach anything permanently to walls. That makes it excellent for apartments and condos. However, the 36-month contract could be a downside for many renters.
Frontpoint uses a month-to-month monitoring plan and its equipment is also wireless. There’s no drilling required and installation is easy to do yourself, making Frontpoint an excellent choice for renters.