In this reivew we will be taking a look at LiveWatch Home Security, newly acquired by Brinks Home Security and see how they stack up against the competition.
There are many times when we need to take a look at our homes to make sure that everything is in order. Your home may be in working order, but is it protected from home invaders? Many homeowners across the United States tend to invest into home security after a home break-in has happened. This can be a costly mistake which can easily be prevented by purchasing a home security system for your home.
Before we start to take a look at what LiveWatch Home Security has to offer you, we would first like to give our readers some background information about the company. LiveWatch Home Security specializes in providing consumers with security solutions for homes and offices across the United States. They were recently acquired by Brinks Home Security and they now strictly go by the Brinks Home Security name. Brinks Home Security has been in the security market since 1994, and their headquarters are located in Texas.
There are several factors that as a consumer you need to look at when purchasing a home security solution for your home. One thing you need to make sure of when shopping around for home security is that the company you are looking into offers the products that will work for your home. You also want to make sure they have the monitoring services you are looking for to use with your security, video, and home automation equipment.
LiveWatch Home Security has a some really great control panels that are designed to keep your home protected. LiveWatch Home Security offers a few different control hubs for their security systems.
Smart Home Hub
They offer their Smart Home Hub which is a full colored touchscreen control panel. This touchscreen panel is actually the Qolsys control panel (the same control panel we use here at Link Interactive and which you can have for a lesser price). The touchscreen displays your current system status, and you can quickly arm and disarm your system with the quick touch on your Smart Home Hub. It works by connecting directly to your home’s WIFI network, but it also includes a cellular backup chip for when your internet connection goes down. It is powered through an AC power source, but it does include a backup battery just in case your power goes out. It has an 85-decible built in siren that will sound when your system has been triggered. LiveWatch Home Security’s Smart Hub also includes a 5MP front facing camera that can snap a photo for when your system has been armed or disarmed. You can use smart home assistants like Google’s home assistant to control the functions of your system.
The next control panel they offer is the Nest Guard. The Nest Guard has a lot of features built-in. It is a push button control panel that has a half cone like shape design. You can quickly arm and disarm your system by using the push-button keypad that is built-in. The Nest Guard includes a motion sensor built-in that will detect motion around the Nest Guard. It works by connecting to your home’s WIFI network, and it includes a cellular backup chip just in case your internet is down. It is powered through an AC power source, and it includes a 12-hour backup battery. It has an 85-decible audible alarm for when your system is triggered, and it has indicator lights that will change colors to show different statuses of your Nest Secure System. The Nest Guard allows you to also use smart home assistants like Amazon’s Alexa to control the functions of your system.
Our take: We really like the fact that LiveWatch Home Security has two great control panels for you to choose from. Their control hubs have an awesome design and it are super easy to use. We really love the fact that they offer Nest Secure products due to their high quality and high ratings from consumers who have used Nest.
At Link Interactive, we have a number of different control panels for you to choose from as well. In fact, LiveWatch’s touchscreen control panel is the exact same one we use here at Link Interactive. Click here to see our packages.
LiveWatch Home Security offers a lot of great equipment that you can use with their Smart Home Hub. The first type of equipment they offer are intrusion sensors.
LiveWatch Home Security has door/window sensors that are used to protect the entryways to your home. Their door/window sensors are wireless and battery operated. You simply need to place a door/window sensor on a door or window frame of a door or window you want some protection for. When a door or window in which a door/window sensor has been installed has been opened, it will trigger your system and you will be instantly alerted.
The next type of entryway sensors they offer is their motion sensors. Their motion sensors are wireless and battery operated. Using a motion sensor is a great way to cover a larger area of your home. You want to place your motion sensor in the upper corner of a large room you want protected. LiveWatch Home Security’s motion sensor will detect any motion in the room they are placed (excluding pets), and it will trigger your system when motion has been sensed and send you an instant alert.
Glass break sensor
If your home has a lot of windows then you can purchase a glass break sensor from LiveWatch Home Security. Their glass break sensors are wireless and battery operated. You will want to install a glass break sensor near an area that has glass windows. LiveWatch Home Security’s glass break sensors will detect vibrations and the sound of breaking glass near the area it is placed, and it will trigger your system when this event happens as well as send you an instant alert of this event.
LiveWatch Home Security has keychain remotes as a way for you to quickly arm and disarm your system. Their keychain remote is battery operated and a has a push button design. It has four features on the keychain including a panic button that will immediately trigger your system.
Our take: **The basic equipment that LiveWatch Home Security has to offer for their Smart Home Hub is pretty standard when compared to other security companies that are similar. We do like the fact that their door/window sensors are wireless. We also like how simple it is to set their motion and door/window sensors.
LiveWatch Home Security offers a nice variety of life safety devices for its Smart Home Hub that will protect you from environmental disasters.
The first life safety device that LiveWatch Home Security offers is a smoke detector. Their smoke detector is wireless and battery operated with a battery life up to 3 to 5 years. Their smoke detector will detect drastic rises in heat and any smoke in your home. If these are detected your smoke detector will make an audible alert and send you an instant notification of this event. If you already have smoke detectors in your home, and are wanting to is them with your LiveWatch Home Security system, you can purchase a FireFighter sensor. LiveWatch Home Security’s FireFighter is wireless and battery operated. It will listen for the sounds of your already existing smoke detectors and will trigger your system when these sounds are heard, and it send you an instant notification.
Carbon monoxide sensor (CO2)
LiveWatch Home Security offers CO2 detectors to protect you from dangerous rises of CO2 gas in your home. Their CO2 detectors are wireless and battery operated. LiveWatch Home Security’s security will constantly monitor the levels of CO2 gases in your home, and if there is a rise in these gases your CO2 detector will make an audible alert, trigger your system, and sent you an instant notification.
The last type of life safety sensor that is offered for the LiveWatch Home Security’s Smart Home Hub is their flood sensors. Their flood sensors are wireless and battery operated. You will want to place a flood sensor in area of your home that is prone to leaks or floods. When a rise of water or a leak has been detected by your flood sensor it will trigger your system and send you an instant notification.
Our take: LiveWatch Home Security has a nice variety of life safety devices. We really like the fact that their smoke detectors detect both rises in heat and smoke. We also really like LiveWatch Home Security’s flood sensors due to the fact that many other security companies do not offer this type of sensor for your home. Their CO2 detector is also a really great life safety sensor that we strongly suggest you invest in for your home due to the dangers of CO2 gases that can suddenly take place in your home.
LiveWatch Home Security offers all the basic sensors that come with the Nest Secure. The Nest Secure uses Nest Detect sensors to protect the entryways to your home. The Nest Detect is a combination door/window sensor and motion sensor. It is wireless and battery operated. The Nest Detect is placed on a door/window frame that you want some protection for. Nest Detect sensors will be triggered when a door or window in which they have been installed is opened. The Nest Detect also acts a motion sensor, and will be triggered when motion is detected near the Nest Detect. The last piece of equipment that is offered with the Nest Secure security system are Nest Tags. Nest Tags are RFID tags that are used to quickly arm and disarm your system with a quick tap of the tag. These tags are battery operated and can easily be placed on a key-ring.
Our take: The Nest Secure comes with some really great sensors. We really like the fact that the Nest Detect works a both a door/window sensor and a motion sensor. We also really like the fact that you can use an RFID tag (Nest Tags) to quickly arm and disarm the Nest Secure System. However, we do wish that Nest offered a bit more variety of basic security equipment for their Nest Secure.
If you’re looking for a more security sensors, take a look at Link Interactive.
LiveWatch Home Security offers addon equipment for both the Nest Secure system and their Smart Home Hub.
For their Smart Home Hub, LiveWatch Home Security offers Yale Smart Locks. The Yale Smart Locks offered by LiveWatch Home Security have a touchscreen keypad that is lit. You can create custom user coders that can be easily enabled and disabled at any time. You can also remotely unlock and lock your Yale Smart Lock through the LiveWatch Home Security app for Apple and Android devices.
LiveWatch Home Security also offers a smart thermostat that you can use with their Smart Home Hub. The smart thermostat offered by LiveWatch Home Security has a LED temperature display. You can set custom timers for when your heating and cooling system comes on and goes off with your smart thermostat. You will have the ability to remotely control your LiveWatch Home Security smart thermostat through the LiveWatch Home Security app.
Garage door openers
LiveWatch Home Security offers garage door controllers that allow you to remotely control the garage doors of your home. You can open and close your garage doors right through the LiveWatch Home Security’s app while on the go. You will also receive instant notifications any time your garage doors have been open or shut.
Nest Secure Home Automation
For the Nest Secure system LiveWatch Home Security offers the Nest Thermostat. The Nest Thermostat has as beautiful full color display that shows the current temperature in your home. The Nest Thermostat works by connecting to your home’s WIFI network, and it is powered by being directly wired to your home’s power source. The Nest Thermostat allows you to remotely control the temperature in your rooms while it learns your preferred temperature settings for you home. It can be remotely controlled through the Nest app for Apple and Android devices.
Our take: LiveWatch Home Security has a wide variety of add-on equipment for you to choose from. We really like the fact that they have Yale Smart Locks due to their high quality and high ratting from consumers. We also really like their smart thermostat for both their Smart Home Hub control panel and the Nest Thermostat for the Nest Secure. The Nest Thermostat is very highly rated from consumers and is packed full of features.
Now let’s look at what video surveillance equipment they have to offer you.
The first video surveillance camera that LiveWatch Home Security has to offer is their Home Indoor Cam. LiveWatch Home Security’s Home Indoor Cam is a wireless camera that works by connecting to your home’s WIFI network. It is powered through an AC power source so you want to make sure that you want one nearby. It has a video resolution of 1080P with a 113-degree horizontal and a 100-degree field of view. LiveWatch Home Security’s Home Indoor Cam has night vision that allows you to capture images up to 20 feet at night.
The next camera that LiveWatch Home Security offers is their Home Outdoor Cam. Their Home Outdoor Cam is also wireless and works by connecting to your home’s WIFI network. It is powered through an AC power source, but it comes with a long power cord so placing it should be a breeze. It has a video resolution of 1080P with an 88-degree field of view. LiveWatch Home Security’s Home Outdoor Cam includes night vision technology that allows you to capture images up to 12-meters at night.
The last camera that is offered by LiveWatch Home Security the SkyBell Slim Line Video Camera. The SkyBell Slim Line Video Camera is a wireless camera that works by connecting to your home’s WIFI network. It’s powered through the existing wiring for your existing doorbell, and this wiring is required for you to be able to use this cam. It has a video resolution 720p with a 180-degree field of view. The SkyBell Slim Line Video Camera includes night vision technology that allows you to see images up to 8 feet at night.
Our take: LiveWatch Home Security has a really nice variety of security cameras. We really like the field of view that their Home Indoor Cam has because it allows you to cover a large area of your home. We also really like that they offer the SkyBell Slim Line Video Camera because many other security companies do not offer these types of doorbell cameras. The one camera we didn’t quite care for is the Home Outdoor Cam due to its limited field of view.
LiveWatch Home Security offers several different monitoring services for you to monitoring your home. They offer 24/7 professional monitoring and self monitoring.
This service has a professional monitoring station always watching over your home. If your system is triggered, they will first call you to make sure it wasn’t a false alarm, if you do not answer their call they will immediately dispatch emergency services to your home.
The next monitoring service that LiveWatch Home Security offers is self-monitoring through Alarm.com (the same app used by us at Link Interactive). If you are using a Nest Secure system your self-monitoring will done through the Nest app. Both apps allow you to quickly arm and disarm your system on the go. You will also get instant push-notifications any time your system is trigger.
With both apps you can customize your equipment’s features, add sensors and other equipment, and check sensor history while on the go. The Alarm.com app allows you to capture live and recorded video from your video surveillance equipment. You can also view live and recorded video and customize your video surveillance equipment’s features as well.
LiveWatch Home Security has serval different security packages for you to choose from.
Smart Security Ultimate Package
This package includes the Smart Home Hub, 3 door/window sensors, 2 motion sensors, 1 Home Outdoor Camera, and 1 SkyBell Slim Line Doorbell Camera. This package will cost you no money upfront for the equipment with a 3-year contract, and $30.53 per month for the equipment and $36.99 per month for the monitoring. You do have the option of paying for the equipment upfront for $1099.00, and the pricing for the monitoring stays. The monitoring fee per month includes all the monitoring services that LiveWatch Home Security has to offer. LiveWatch Home Security also offers similar packages that are cheaper with less equipment.
Nest Secure Package
If you are interested in the Nest Secure system from LiveWatch Home Security, it comes with 1 Nest Guard, 2 Nest Detects, and 2 Nest Tags. There is no contract for this system, and you will pay $399 upfront for the equipment and $39 per month for the monitoring services.
There are some facts that we want to make our readers aware of about LiveWatch Home Security before they decide to make a purchase. All purchase made through LiveWatch Home Security come with a 30-day risk free trial. All the equipment has a 2-year warranty. Installation of your equipment can be done through professional installation so you won’t have to worry about setting up the equipment yourself. This is similar to our home security system here at Link Interactive. Get a quote from Link Interactive and compare your options.
At Link Interactive, we offer the same Alarm.com self-monitoring app, the same third-party professional monitoring services for a far more competitive monthly price.
If you are looking for a comparable system to LiveWatch/Brinks with the same exact self-monitoring app, video surveillance features and home automation control, along with amazing customer service then look no further than Link Interactive.
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