If you’ve narrowed your home security search down to Brinks and Protection 1, let us help you make your final choice with some details about the two companies. Both of these providers are reputable companies offering standard home security services such as entry detection, 24/7 professional monitoring and security cameras. While similar, they have some distinct differences. We’ll lay those differences out to help you make your decision.
Monitoring costs starting at
|36 months||36 months|
Installation (DIY or Pro)
|DIY with professional option||Professional|
|None||$1,000 Theft Protection Guarantee|
|2-year equipment warranty||None|
Frequently Asked Questions about Brinks and Protection 1
Brinks offers three basic equipment packages, including the Essential, Complete and Ultimate packages, plus its Nest package. The most basic Essential package includes a touchscreen controller, wireless motion sensor, two wireless door sensors, yard signs and stickers. Protection 1 equipment is included in the cost of monitoring packages and includes items such as motion detectors, window and door sensors, carbon monoxide and smoke detectors, panic buttons, and control panels.
24/7 monitoring with Brinks costs $39.99 per month at the lowest, with a three-year contract, and Protection 1’s monitoring service starts at $34.99 per month, also with a three-year contract and no upfront equipment cost.
Brinks offers a self-monitoring option through its partner, Nest. Protection 1 does not offer a self-monitoring option.
Brinks systems are fully wireless, as are Protection 1’s. Brinks offers both professional and DIY installation, whereas Protection 1 only offers professional installation. This means your system can move, so renters should have no problem utilizing either of these services.