Brinks Home Security - Reviewed & Compared


There are some companies where you see the name, and get instant peace of mind. That’s Brinks, a name that goes hand in hand with security for more than a century. And they’ve brought some serious high-tech security services to the home security market.

The Good

BrinksHome offers a complete monitored home security service that truly embraces today’s technology and today’s consumers as well. First of all, their security gear, from door and window contacts to motion detectors to cameras to everything in between, is first rate. They also offer a “phone assist” DIY installation option, or professional installation for those who would rather skip that. Very nice.

They also seamlessly integrate with both Google and Amazon smarthome platforms, making them a great choice. Finally, their monitoring is very reasonable. All in all, a great system by a trustworthy company.

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The Bad

The DIY option turns some people off, but they do offer professional installers if customers want them. And while the monitoring is very affordable at $19.95 a month, it’s not the cheapest available. But I’m really reaching in finding negatives – this is a great security system.

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What to Expect

  • A name you can trust – Brinks has been providing security for more than 150 years.
  • All the devices: wireless door and window security, smoke, fire, carbon monoxide, etc.
  • 24x7x365 monitoring, cellular-based for peace of mind.
  • Integrates with Amazon and Google services. Also has a great app and touchscreen.
  • DIY installation can save you money (it takes maybe 30 to 40 minutes. Very simple).

Our Final Verdict: 9.3/10

I loved the options BrinksHome offers, and the seamless integration with both Google and Amazon means you can get an entire smart home solution. Hi tech gear and affordability make Brinks a great choice.

  • Wireless, smart security system with excellent monitoring and a great app.
  • Has all of the options you could want. DIY install or professional – you pick.
  • Integrates with popular smart home devices from Google and Amazon.