Brinks and Protect America are home security providers that offer clients with 24/7 professional monitoring services, a mobile app, and competitive prices. While similar, there are some differences between them that can help you decide. Compare these home security providers to see which one is the best for you.
Summary: Brinks vs. Protect America
Brinks Home Security
Monthly monitoring starting price
Minimum contract length
|36 months||36 months|
Extended No-Risk Return
|30 days||15-day return policy for a full refund|
|DIY & Professional||DIY|
|None||Price Match Guarantee|
|2-Year Warranty||Free Lifetime Equipment Warranty|
Frequently Asked Questions About Brinks and Protect America
Brinks offers two Nest Tags, two Nest Detect motion sensors and one Nest Guard with its basic Nest package. Brinks’ package includes 24/7 monitoring, sensors, motion detection, smartphone control and a touchscreen control panel. Protect America provides a standard control, one motion sensor, and three window/door sensors with its basic package.
Both Brinks and Protect America offer 24/7 professional monitoring, with Brinks’ basic package starting at $19.99/mo. with a three-year contract and Protect America’s basic monitoring package starting at $19.99/mo.
Neither Protect America or Brinks offer the ability to self-monitor. They both, however, offer security cameras and doorbell cameras at an additional charge that can be viewed from either control panels or mobile apps.
Both have a DIY option, which is a plus. Brinks’ Nest plan is the best overall option for renters, since it doesn’t require a contract.