As one of the most popular DIY systems around, Nest is often used as the benchmark for the industry. If you are looking to self-install a Nest home security system be sure to read about these three important aspects of their systems! Now that they have the equipment market pretty well in hand, the company is making moves to become a more full-service provider through its partnership with Brinks Home Security.


Security Systems and Temperature Automation – Nest Provides Their Services in an A La Carte Manner

Whether you are looking for further temperature automation in your home, or surveillance cameras, Nest offers a product for most of those needs. They do provide one bundle of products known as Nest Secure that is described below. If you are looking for a security system that is easy to integrate into your home automation systems, Nest has a lot of seamless products that are easy to use and install. And while they do not provide installation services, they will offer a referral to a local service provider.

Again, the service that they provide is one of surveillance and automation. In an effort to fill the monitoring gap, the company has partnered with Brinks Home Securing to provide a more robust and full-service security system option to their customers.

Nest is Partnered with Brinks Home Security to Provide 24-Hour Monitoring

The flexible payment plans allow you to have the service on a month-to-month basis or as a three-year contract. There is also cellular service included with the Brinks Home Security that can be a lifesaver in the event that the wifi goes down. Be aware that the monitoring is through Brinks and your contract will be with them, Nest just simplifies the service through their website as a partner. In essence, you will purchase your equipment from Nest and then contract with Brinks for the security service. The choices for your terms of service are to either sign up for a 3-year commitment or have the service on a month-to-month basis without a price guarantee.

The Nest Secure Package Provides a Convenient Equipment Bundle

In your Nest Secure bundle you will receive:

  • 1 Nest Guard
  • 2 Nest Detects Motion Sensors
  • 2 Nest Tags to Activate and Disarm the System

If you are looking for outdoor cameras, those will need to be purchased separately. The motion sensors are geared toward doors, and you can buy additional Nest Detects if your home requires them. The Nest-provided system (not that of Brinks) will alert you when the motion detector is activated, at the same time, they will send a live picture to your connected device.

Unfortunately, the system will not alert the police or fire department but it will alert you of their activation and you can then call the authorities.

We find that having to contact the police or fire department yourself negates the purpose of having a security system in the first place! What if you are stuck in a meeting and can’t check your phone, or your phone battery dies?


ProtectAmerica Provides Everything You Need All in One Place

If you are looking for 24/7 monitoring and emergency responder notification, take a look at ProtectAmerica, this firm of over 25 years offers everything you need in one handy place. If all of this sounds like a lot of work and inconvenience, with three different providers handling the equipment, installation, and monitoring, a full-service company may better suit your home security needs. Call today at (800) 951-5190 or utilize our online form to receive your free quote!