Brinks’s equipment is average compared to other companies like Vivint and Frontpoint. Brinks keeps costs down by using tech from third parties like Alarm.com, but outsourcing equipment makes tech support and repairs difficult if something goes wrong.
DIY installation is easy with the sticky backing tape for the motion and contact sensors. They have adjustable sensitivity and will send alerts to your Brinks app when they sense activity.
The Smart Security Ultimate package comes with a doorbell and outdoor cameras that shoot in HD quality, send you alerts to the app, and have a two-way talk feature. Both Brinks cameras will be monitored by Brinks professionals too for extra security.
The doorbell camera is one of our favorite features—you can watch packages being delivered and kids arriving home, and you can catch any shady characters in action.
We like the ASAPer group chat feature (even though most of Brinks's tech doesn’t turn our heads). Found in the Brinks app, ASAPer creates a type of chat room for everyone on a customized list. If an alarm goes off, get in touch with your spouse, professional monitoring, and kids all at once to make sure everyone’s okay. It allows you to cancel false alarms and connect with emergency responders right from your phone.
Check out our Brinks equipment guide to learn more.