Brinks Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals
- 150+ years in security industry
- Wireless systems with 24/7 monitoring
- Advanced home automation features
Update: Nest Secure has been discontinued.
We’re always reminded of the things that matter most to us around the holidays. While this year may be a little different with distance restrictions and difficulty traveling, seeing friends and family tends to give us perspective, and for us at Security.org, our focus turns to safety and protecting those we care about. Brinks is an industry leader in home security, with a number of DIY and professional options to monitor our homes. And, since getting to a store is a bit harder these days, we’re always on the lookout for online deals. We’ve done the research on what deals to expect this year for a Brinks system.
A Bit More About Brinks
Before we get into their deals, it’s important to have a general idea about Brinks, since it plays into what systems and peripherals we’re able to get on the cheap during these sales holidays. Brinks is a relatively well-known brand in the home security field, but they actually got their start in the armored truck market.1 Over the years the company has expanded their offerings to include 24/7, fully monitored home security systems with integrations to more than a hundred smart home devices.
About Brinks Plans
Brinks offers two flavors of home security system; one that adds professional monitoring to Google Nest Secure home security hubs, and Brinks’ own brand of fully monitored home security systems. The Brinks brand systems are a bit more expensive, but it’s difficult to put an exact number on how much their systems cost because prices can vary dramatically based on the services we chose to add. Broadly speaking, however, their Nest Secure systems have a low-end price of $19 per month, and their proprietary systems—of which there are three—start at $29 per month.
Note: The lowest price professional monitoring plan for a Nest Secure system, $19 a month, requires a three-year contract commitment to lock the price in. For month-to-month payment, the price jumps $10 to $29 per month.
Let’s break down the individual prices and components included in their three main systems. This chart is specifically about Brinks systems; their Nest Secure plans are primarily an add-on service to bring professional monitoring to a Nest system.
|Smart Security Essential||Smart Security Complete||Smart Security Ultimate|
|Wireless Motion Sensor||1||2||2|
|Wireless Door Sensors||2||3||3|
|Yard Sign and Stickers||✓||✓||✓|
|Indoor Camera with Night Vision||X||1||X|
|SkyBell Slim Line Video Doorbell||X||X||1|
|Brinks Home Outdoor Camera||X||X||1|
|Base Price (Estimate)||$199||$499||$1,499|
|Monthly Price (Estimate)||$29||$39||$39|
As we can see, there is a pretty big price variance among the three plans. However, depending on promotions, there can be a number of discounts that can help reduce the overall cost. For example, at the time of this writing, Brinks is offering discounts on their Complete and Ultimate systems that reduce the price by $150 and $400, respectively, in addition to free shipping.
One of the key benefits of a DIY home security system like Brinks is that it also works as the hub for a smart home; essentially meaning that we were able to customize our home security system with a number of compatible cameras, sensors, smart locks, even televisions and sound systems. Just check out our Brinks security system review to get a taste of its capabilities.
There really is no limit to what we are able to do with an IoT (Internet of things) integrated system and, as we mentioned, there are more than a hundred compatible devices that work with a Brinks home security system. When investing in a system like Brinks, it also makes deals on these sales holidays all the more enticing, because we’re able to round out what we have to create a more convenient, secure, and robust system.
Brinks Black Friday & Cyber Monday Deals
Black Friday and Cyber Monday, for those not in the know, are major sales holidays occurring the Friday after Thanksgiving and the Monday after that. While there are countless brick-and-mortar deals that pop up every year, many retailers will be moving their sales online or canceling them altogether in light of the COVID-19 crisis.2
While, again, Brinks hasn’t announced official plans for their Black Friday and Cyber Monday events, based on current promotions we expect them to offer some discounts for new customers. Be sure to check their website the week before Thanksgiving for the most current promotions, but based on their past promotions we expect some combination of the following deals:
- Discounted prices on hardware (especially for the higher-priced systems)
- Waived prices for professional installation and other fees
- Free shipping offers
- Introductory months of free service
Quick Tip: Brinks has a number of customizations for their home security systems which customers will only get by calling and talking to a sales representative. If you’re looking for deeper discounts, speaking to a Brinks associate could yield additional savings or waived fees.
We mentioned integrations earlier because, regardless of what Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals may exist on Brinks’ part, these sales holidays represent a major opportunity to bolster and expand a smart home or IoT system. For example, Brinks is Amazon Alexa compatible, meaning the system (as well as other peripherals) can be activated and controlled through an Amazon Echo device. During Black Friday and Cyber Monday, Amazon’s discounts on Echo devices can be as much as 50 percent.
Additionally, because Brinks works as a DIY smart home security system, we’re not limited solely to the integrated devices on the Brinks website. Checking Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals from major retailers, specifically Walmart and Best Buy, can provide an opportunity to add all types of smart devices at a discount. Last year, for example, Best Buy ran a Black Friday discount on Nest Smart Thermostats that saved us $80 on our purchase. These deals on integrated devices helped to inform the purchases we made during Black Friday and Cyber Monday. When we were planning on upgrading our home stereo system, we were able to identify one at a Target doorbuster sale that not only integrated into a Brinks smart home system but was 30 percent off the price it would’ve cost any other time of year.
Now is a great time to build the foundation of a Brinks security system to help protect homes and loved ones ahead of the holiday season. And, with the wide range of integrated devices available, Black Friday and Cyber Monday could provide even more opportunities to expand and customize a home security system. This has been a heck of a year; you deserve some deals.
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Yahoo. (2020). Black Friday shopping like we all know it is officially over because of COVID-19.