Professional installation for Xfinity is unavailable at this time due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
If you’re looking for a reliable home security provider and you’ve come to a choice between Brinks and Infinity, we’ll help you with your final decision by laying out some key differences and similarities between the two services. Both companies offer services such as 24/7 professional monitoring and entry detection, but there are some differences between the two. We’ll break some of these down below.
Brinks and Xfinity are quite different companies, and they come to home security from different backgrounds. Brinks is more than 160 years old, and has over 62,000 employees internationally, which makes it one of the oldest and most stable companies globally — in any industry. On the whole, Brinks has more security experience than any other company around today. Xfinity, meanwhile, has its roots in cable TV and Internet services. Its expertise is in communications, and it makes sense that Xfinity would now offer home security along with its wide array of communication and entertainment packages. Which company is for you may depend on whether you want to bundle these services.
Xfinity Home Security
Brinks Home Security
Monitoring costs starting at
|Month-to-month with equipment purchase||36 months|
|30 days||30 days|
Installation (DIY or Pro)
|Professional||DIY with professional option|
|Up to $500 refund in up to 30 days||None|
|None||2-year equipment warranty|
Frequently Asked Questions about Brinks and Xfinity
Xfinity offers three system plans. The Base Home System includes three door and window sensors and one motion detector, the Complete Home System adds two more entry sensors, a keypad and a camera, and the Ultimate Home System has everything the other systems have with 10 door and window sensors and two cameras.
Brinks offers several equipment packages, 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.
Brinks’ monitoring plan starts at $29.99 per month with a 36-month contract, and Xfinity’s professional monitoring service is $39.95 per month, with a month-to-month agreement if you purchase equipment upfront.
Brinks offers a self-monitoring Nest option if you purchase equipment through Brinks or its partner, Nest. Xfinity offers no self-monitoring option.
Both Brinks and Xfinity offer fully wireless systems, so if you move your service can easily move with you. Brinks makes this easier with a DIY installation option, but Xfinity is also a great choice for renters.