Cove is one of the most affordable home security options you will find. One of the company’s core values is to be economical, and at that point, Cove delivers. There are no contract requirements and the monthly monitoring is quite cheap even if you choose the cheaper Cove Plus plan.
For $ 24.99 per. Month is about the same as a weekly splurge at Starbucks – and for a lifetime warranty plus mobile access to your security system, we think it’s worth it.
You can also control your equipment costs with Cove. Most equipment is available à la carte, and you can get a basic setup of around $ 275, which includes control panel, yard and window signs, a pair of window and door sensors, a motion sensor and a (free) indoor camera.
If you are not sure what you need to adequately protect your home, Cove’s website has one simple quiz it helps you figure out where to start.
Cove allows you to pay for equipment ahead of time or over time. If you choose $ 0 in advance, you pay an additional $ 10 per person. Month if you hold Cove monitoring for 36 months. If you cancel early, you will have to pay for the equipment costs – but you are not on the hook for the remaining months of monitoring fees as you are with other home security companies.
We like that Cove offers a lifetime warranty for its equipment, but you can only get it with the overall monitoring plan.
Cove is not the only security company packing a better warranty into a more expensive plan. ADT does the same with its quality service plan, which is only available with advanced offers.
The guarantee from Cove is the better deal – and when we asked Cove representatives how much trouble you have to go through to get a new door sensor if yours lays out, they said “No” Cove simply sends you a replacement with no questions asked.