SimpliSafe has a number of packages, including the basic Foundation Package, Essentials Package, Haven Package, and the Hearth Package. The basic package starts with the base station, keypad, an entry sensor, and a motion sensor. Brinks also offers several levels, including the Home Complete, Home Complete With Video, and the Nest Secure packages. The basic package includes a Nest Guard keypad, two Nest Detect motion sensors, two Nest Tags, and yard signs and stickers.
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|Monthy monitoring starting price||$14.99/mo.||$29.99/mo.|
|Minimum contract length||No contract||36 mos. for Brinks & Monthly for Nest|
|Trial Period||60 days||30 days|
|Installation||DIY & Professional||DIY & Professional|
|Guarantees & Refunds||60-day Money-Back Guarantee||30-day trial period|
Frequently Asked Questions About SimpliSafe & Brinks
What kind of equipment packages do SimpliSafe and Brinks offer?
What kind of monitoring plans do SimpliSafe and Brinks offer?
Brinks offers a $29.99/mo. monitoring plan with a 36-month contract. SimpliSafe’s monitoring plan is $14.99/mo. with no long-term contract.
Do either SimpliSafe or Brinks offer the ability to self-monitor your own security system, or is professional monitoring required?
Brinks has the ability for customers to self-monitor their own equipment if the equipment is purchased from Brinks or its partner, Nest. SimpliSafe also has self-monitoring options, but the company doesn’t emphasize this on its website.
Are either SimpliSafe or Brinks a good choice for renters?
Brinks is a great choice for renters. Its newest system is wireless, meaning renters don’t need to attach anything permanently to walls. That makes it excellent for apartments and condos. SimpliSafe also has wireless systems that are well suited for renters without requiring a contract, which may be a better situation if you’re not settled in permanently.