One of the most recognized names in home security is Brinks Home Security. For years Brinks home security held the title of being the second largest home security alarm company in America. Homes all over the Nation displayed the familiar Brinks yard sign as evidence of their homes being protected by the recognized alarm company. Still today we see many homes and businesses with Brinks warning decals and Brinks lawn signs. And yet, although we see the Brinks name still displayed in many locations, the truth of the matter is that Brinks Home Security no longer operates under that famous name. Surprisingly name recognition was apparently not so important to the huge home security provider that it was done away with. So what exactly happened to Brinks Home Security?
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The Brinks company has been around since 1859 primarily focusing on armored truck services. In 1983 Broadview Security was established to be a subsidiary of Brinks Company and would operate as Brinks Home Security. The company became the second largest alarm company in the United States with more than 1.3 million subscribers. The Brinks name catapulted the alarm company as probably the first alarm company to introduce the FREE alarm system package. With a standard package of 3 door sensors and 1 motion sensor, Brinks Home Security began a trend that is in full effect today. Prior to Brinks introducing this special promotion into the home security market, all other alarm companies were basically charging up front fees in excess of $800 for even a basic system. Most alarm companies did not enforce any long term alarm monitoring contracts because they were getting paid up front for the installation and basically the monitoring of the system was just icing on the cake. Brinks Home Security basically revolutionized the home security industry.
In 2008 Broadview officially separated from the Brinks company and began trading on the NYSE independently of Brinks altogether. The name changed from Brinks Home Security to Broadview Security. This sent a shockwave across the industry because the Brinks Home Security name was such a recognized name that it just did't make sense to industry installers and others. Most alarm company owners were not aware of the details pertaining to the name change and remained simply confused as why anyone would take a household name like Brinks Home Security and change it to a totally unknown name like Broadview Security. Not to mention the huge expense that Brinks Home Security incurred because of the name change ran into the millions of dollars. At the end of the day no one really understood what the purpose of the name change was and companies that were Brinks Home Security Authorized dealers were left under a dealer agreement with a new name no one recognized. This was very frustrating to these authorized dealers because after all the main reason they chose to become a Brinks Home Security Authorized Dealer was the great name recognition the company offered.
In 2010 the pieces came together through out the home alarm industry because the world's most recognized alarm company Tyco International purchased Broadview Security for $2.0 Billion dollars. This now really made sense because Tyco International then transitioned Broadview Security into the ADT brand of home security. ADT Home Security was already the largest alarm company worldwide but this acquisition put them in a league of their own. When we talk today about which alarm companies are the largest across the nation, ADT basically stands alone and all other alarm companies are in just in a different category.
ADT Home Security has flawlessly transitioned into absorbing the over 1 million new alarm subscribers into the ADT network. Home owners who were formerly connected to Brinks and then Broadview really were not concerned about the transition when they were informed that ADT was taking over their monitoring services. No one other than ADT Security are equipped to handle such a big move. From central station monitoring to providing service and repairs, ADT has been able to provide these services seemingly without much effort.
If you would like more information on how you can become an ADT home security customer, then simply call us today at (786)325-7867 and schedule a free in home security system survey today. Or you can visit our website at www.miamifloridahomesecurity.com