Brinks home security – an overview of products and services
A summary of the home security and home security monitoring systems offered by Brinks
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Homeowners looking to purchase a Brinks home security monitoring system or service should know that Brinks Home Security merged with ADT in 2010. ADT systems offer the same options and similar pricing to all former Brinks Home Security systems.
The Brinks systems, now owned by ADT, offer everything you need to keep out intruders. Options that protect the home against any non-human related disasters also exist. A basic service offers:
- Door sensors that trigger when the doors are breached
- Motion sensors that detect unwanted movement in specified areas of the home
- Manual controls for signaling a medical emergency or intruder
- Two-way systems that link you directly to the ADT monitoring centers for fast assistance
- 24-hour, third-party monitoring of the home
Any basic system comes with a digital, wall-mounted touchpad, doors sensors, manual control and key fob. Some promotional packages may include motion and door sensors. Optional upgrades to your security system include sensors that detect fire, smoke, heat, freezing, water and carbon monoxide.
Costs to install a Brinks home security alarm system begin at just under $100 and go up from there. Prices increase based on the package you buy and the preparation needed to secure your home. Additional sensor wiring and electrical work can increase the costs of any installation.
Equipment packages can easily run up to $1,000 or more. Some promotional packages do offer free equipment bundles, with a purchase of monthly monitoring subscriptions. This service can average $20 to $50 per month.
The installer will train you on the use of your system, and you should listen to these instructions. In some states, when police answer false alarms, they can fine you $100 or more depending on the local ordinances. With training, you can easily avoid false alarms and the fines that can come with them.
The system works by sounding alarms each time the sensors are tripped. Alarms sound at the house and at the monitoring center. The center calls you to confirm the alarm, asking for a pre-determined security code to ensure that you are the homeowner. The authorities are only called when the center cannot contact you, or if you confirm that an emergency is indeed in progress.
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