Nest offers an equipment package for $399 that includes two Nest Detect thermal motion sensors, a Nest Guard hub and Nest Tags for arming and disarming your system with your keychain. Protection 1’s plans include equipment and start with a color touchscreen panel, three door and window sensors, one motion sensor, and a keychain remote.
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|Monthly monitoring starting price||$19.00/mo.||$34.99/mo.|
|Minimum contract length||No contract||36 months|
|Extended No-Risk Return||15 days||3 days|
|Installation||DIY & Professional||DIY & Professional|
|Warranty||2 years on most products||None|
Frequently Asked Questions About Nest and Protection 1
What kind of equipment packages do Nest and Protection 1 offer?
What kind of monitoring plans do Nest and Protection 1 offer?
Nest doesn’t offer professional monitoring directly, but you can get Brinks monitoring with your Nest equipment with a three-year contract. Protection 1 offers four different monitoring plans, including a landline plan for $34.99/mo., a wireless security package for $44.99/mo., a home automation plan for $49.99/mo., and a video monitoring plan at $54.99/mo.
Do either Nest or Protection 1 offer the ability to self-monitor your own security system, or is professional monitoring required?
Nest gives you the option to self-monitor, as its equipment is designed for DIY home security and smart home automation. Protection 1, however, requires professional installation.
Are either Nest or Protection 1 a good choice for renters?
Nest is ideal for renters who don’t want professional monitoring. For renters who want professional monitoring, neither is a good choice, because you must enter a three-year contract to get service (Nest’s contract would be through Brinks).