Nest offers an equipment package for $399, which includes the Nest Cam security video camera and smart home equipment. Protect America offers three equipment packages. While they include motion sensors and window and door sensors, none of them include a video camera, which has to be purchased additionally.
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|Monthly monitoring starting price||$19.00/mo.||$19.99/mo.|
|Minimum contract length||No contract||36 months|
|Extended No-Risk Return||15 days||15-day return policy for a full refund|
|Installation||DIY & Professional||DIY|
|Guarantees||None||Price Match Guarantee|
|Warranty||2 years on most products||Free Lifetime Equipment Warranty|
Frequently Asked Questions About Nest and Protect America
What kind of equipment packages do Nest and Protect America offer?
What kind of monitoring plans do Nest and Protect America offer?
Nest offers self-monitoring and Brinks professional monitoring for $19.99/mo. with a three-year contract and $29.99/mo. using your Nest equipment. Protect America offers professional monitoring that ranges from $19.99/mo – $42.99/mo. depending on your package and equipment.
Do either Nest or Protect America offer the ability to self-monitor your own security system or is professional monitoring required?
Nest gives you the option to self-monitor, but Protect America requires you to get professional monitoring in order to access its equipment.
Are either Nest or Protect America a good choice for renters?
Nest is a great choice for renters who want to self-monitor. Otherwise, professional monitoring with either provider will require a three-year contract, which could be more than renters want to sign up for.