StarBrite & Brinks Monitoring vs. ADT

StarBrite & Brinks Monitoring vs. ADT

About StarBrite Home Security

Brinks Authorized Dealer
Brinks Authorized Dealer

StarBrite Security has been in business for over 20 years and serves Southern California and Texas. They are partnered with award-winning Brinks Home Security for a combined 40+ years in the security business. StarBrite Security offers competitive pricing and packages. Consumers can get a free month of service and free equipment under certain conditions. Reviews from the customers highly praise the professionalism and reliability of the company, from the installation experts to the support of customer service. 

ADT vs Brinks Home Security

ADT is a company with 120 + years of experience and because of this, it has over 7 million customers in 40 states. A merger between ADT and Protection 1 in 2016 gave them an even wider customer base. Reviews are mixed, mainly positive, with some concerns with customer service and high monthly fees. 

Security Equipment Comparison

StarBrite offers free equipment and the first month of monitoring is free with a 36-month contract. They use UL-Certified equipment that guarantees it to be safe and reliable for your home or business. The equipment is backed up with Brink’s Home Security Monitoring. They offer four different packages. StarBrite also has a price match guarantee.  Same-day installation is free. 


Home Security Solutions
Home Security Solutions
  • 7” Touchscreen Alarm Panel
  • 3 Door Contacts
  • Pet-Friendly Motion Sensor
  • 2-Way Voice Doorbell Camera
  • 5MP Indoor or Outdoor Camera
  • Smart Door Lock or Thermostat
  • 24/7 Professional Alarm Monitoring
  • Full HD Night Vision
  • Glass Break Detection
  • Geofencing Automation Rules
  • Mobile App

ADT offers equipment specifically designed for their services. They offer three different packages.  Their home security works with different smart home equipment, such as Z-Wave, Kwikset, or Alexa. A 36-month contract is required. Service and installation charges depend on which system is decided upon, along with services and equipment. The equipment is leased and remains the property of ADT. 


  • Digital Control Panel
  • Alarm and Backup Battery
  • Security Cameras
  • Video Doorbell
  • Smart Lights
  • Door and Window Contacts
  • Wireless Keychain Remote
  • Motion Detector
  • Yard Signs and Window Decals
  • 24/7 Monitoring
  • Mobile App
  • ADT Go

Local Home Security vs National Home Security

The decision between these two companies would depend on the specific needs of the consumer. StarBrite is the more flexible and being a localized company in the Southern California area, and there would be more personal attention, and quick response time for your inquiries and any issues. There are several pages of positive reviews found on Yelp good feedback on the customer service and installation process.   On the other hand, ADT can be viewed as a long-term contract company that you need to be ready for up-front money to get the service started, but is on the cutting-edge of technology to keep your smart home up-to-date. There are many additional expenses ready to layer into the original package deal as you layout your specific needs. 

Both of these security companies require you to make a phone call to reach out for further information through a customer service representative in order to get a clear picture of the cost per package. Have a list of questions ready and take notes as you make your decision for the protection of your home and family. 

StarBrite Alarm Systems is the clear leader when it comes to localized security system monitoring. Give us a call today and ask about our daily specials so you can have the security system you deserve.

Check out some of our local service areas: Los Angeles, Anaheim, Laguna Woods, and Corona Del Mar.