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LiveWatch Security

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Because LiveWatch Security is now a part of the Brinks family, this review will refer to Brinks services, products, and company history.

LiveWatch Security — or Brinks — has many promotions that change frequently. Normally, you can save up to $400 with Brinks promotions.

LiveWatch Security Cost

  • Monthly Monitoring: $29 - $55
  • Equipment Package Fee: $0 - $599+

So How Much Does LiveWatch Security Cost?

LiveWatch offers three DIY installation home security packages: Nest Secure ($29/mo + $399 for equipment), Home Complete ($29/mo + $499 for equipment), and the Home Complete + Video ($39/mo + $599 for equipment).

Those interested in professional installation can pay extra for a recommended technician.

The home security equipment can be purchased up-front or paid for monthly. Monitoring services come at an additional monthly cost.

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Equipment Prices

Available Upgrades:

  • Indoor camera
  • Video doorbell
  • Live streaming
  • Cloud video Storage
  • Fire monitoring
  • Keyfob
  • Motion sensor ($78/each)
  • Door sensor ($29/each)

LiveWatch Security Monthly Monitoring Prices

Customers can choose to pay for their equipment upfront or add an additional fee to their monthly monitoring payment until the equipment is paid off.

Though $40+ per month can seem like a lot for a monthly payment, it actually ends up being a fair deal in comparison to other top home security companies.

Nest Secure: $29/month for monitoring

*$399 for equipment OR $11.08/month

  • No contract
  • Professional, 24/7 wireless monitoring
  • Control Hub (Nest Guard)
  • 2 door/window sensors
  • 2 Motion detectors
  • 2 keyfobs
  • Brinks mobile app

Home Complete: $29/month for monitoring

*499 for equipment OR $13.86/month

  • 36-month contract
  • Professional, 24/7 wireless monitoring
  • Control Hub (Nest Guard)
  • 3 door/window sensors
  • Motion detector
  • Brinks mobile app

Home Complete + Video: $39/month for monitoring

*599 for equipment OR $16.64/month

  • 36-month contract
  • Professional, 24/7 wireless monitoring
  • Control Hub (Nest Guard)
  • 3 door/window sensors
  • Motion detector
  • Indoor camera
  • Video doorbell
  • Live video streaming
  • Cloud storage
  • Brinks mobile app

LiveWatch Security’s Installation Process

DIY or Professional Installation

In the past, customers could choose between DIY installation and professional installation with LiveWatch Security. Luckily, that didn’t change when Brinks bought LiveWatch Security.

Customers can still enjoy the option of DIY or professional home security installation.

LiveWatch’s COVID-19 Measures

LiveWatch Security, or Brinks, is committed to following all CDC guidelines and complying with all “shelter-in-place” or “safer-at-home” orders.

LiveWatch Security’s Contract Length

LiveWatch customers are free to cancel their service at any time with no early termination fees, although you may have to pay for your equipment. Many home security companies require their customers to pay the remaining balance of their contract, which sometimes adds up to hundreds of dollars.

LiveWatch Security’s Smart Home Technology

Unfortunately, LiveWatch Security — now part of Brinks Home Security — does not sell home automation equipment. Those interested in home automation will have to purchase equipment separately from another company. The company sells very limited equipment: motion sensors, door sensors, fire monitoring, indoor cameras, and doorbell cameras.

LiveWatch Security’s Company Experience

LiveWatch Security now has all of the resources and experience of Brinks home security. Brinks has over 160 years of experience in the home security industry.

LiveWatch Security Reviews

Brinks is a good company and a decent option for potential home security customers who prefer an easy-to-install and wireless security alarm system.

Fortunately, Brinks is upfront about its pricing and, even though it isn't the cheapest option, offers fair prices for its smart home devices and monitoring service.

Unfortunately for Brinks, the company has not received the greatest customer reviews. Currently, it has received a 2.5 out of 5 stars from over 500 customers.

The Brinks security app has 3.6/5 star rating with 470 customer reviews on the App Store.

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Our Recommendation

LiveWatch Security (Brinks) has positive home security reviews and uses excellent equipment for home security. For those who are interested solely in home security and want to purchase their equipment upfront, this company is a good choice.

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