In comparing these two home security brands, it’s worth noting that Nest is a home security and automation brand owned by Google, while Link Interactive is a standalone company that focuses solely on home security and automation systems. This distinction leads to some differences in the type of equipment and services each brand offers, as well as their compatibility with other technologies. Both brands offer consumers the ability to monitor who is accessing their home via the use of alarm/hub systems and additional cameras and sensors. Though Nest may offer more in terms of technology and connectivity, Link Interactive could be the more appealing choice for those who are looking for more extensive security equipment options.
Overall, it's a close call, but Nest is the ideal choice for homeowners who are looking to build a robust smart home system with advanced and seamless technology backing their security features. Because of the company's rapid development of new features and products, buyers can look forward to an expanding range of options for augmenting their home security system. Link Interactive does enable buyers to build a strong security system with home automation capabilities, but this more traditional brand focuses mainly on security devices and solutions.
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Nest’s Secure alarm system is a kit that includes a keypad, two sensors and two unlocking tags. Cameras are available separately. Link Interactive offers a choice between a standard or premium keypad with a camera, but additional sensors and cameras must be purchased separately.
Nest offers a month-to-month professional monitoring plan through Brinks at $29.99/mo, or $19/mo. with a three-year contract. Link Interactive’s Standard plan is $30.99/mo. while its Gold plan is priced at $39.99/mo., and its Elite plan is $44.99/mo.
Nest allows for self-monitoring, but Link Interactive requires that you sign up for a professional monitoring plan with a one- to three-year contract.
Both are good options for renters who need to avoid damage. Nest’s Secure system consists of a hub that can sit on a tabletop, and its two entry point sensors can be attached to door frames with an adhesive strip. Link Interactive’s products use a peel-and-stick installation method.