Brinks and Smith Thompson both offer their clients competitive rates, 24/7 professional monitoring, and a wide range of security equipment. Brinks offers both DIY and professional installation services and a 30-day money-back guarantee. Smith Thompson gives clients a professional installation service and a flexible month-to-month service plan. It also provides a range of home automation devices such as temperature and light controls for extra security. It is worth noting that Smith Thompson only serves Texas residents – so that must be considered before everything else. See what these providers can offer you to keep your home safe.
Summary: Brinks vs. Smith Thompson
Brinks Home Security
Monthly monitoring starting price
Minimum contract length
|36 months||No contract|
Extended No-Risk Return
|30 days||3 days|
|DIY & Professional||Professional|
|None||$500 Theft Protection|
|2-year equipment warranty||1-year on parts and labor|
Frequently Asked Questions About Brinks and Smith Thompson
Both Brinks and Smith Thompson offer a wide range of security equipment. Brinks offers one Nest Guard, two Nest Detect motion sensors, and two Nest tags with the Nest Secure System. For Brinks’ Smart Security Essential Package, you’ll get a control panel, sensors, and signage. Smith Thompson’s basic package offers a control panel, sensors, siren, a wireless transmitter, and signage.
Professional monitoring is available from both Brinks and Smith Thompson. Brinks professional monitoring starts at $19/mo., and Smith Thompson begins at $16.95/mo.
Both professional monitoring and self-monitoring are available with Brinks. Smith Thompson only offers 24/7 professional monitoring.
Smith Thompson does not offer a DIY installation option, and the equipment cannot be moved once it is installed. Brinks is more suitable for renters as a DIY installation option is available, and the security system can be easily moved.