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What's Available from ADT
  • Door/Window Sensors
  • 24/7 Monitoring
  • Motion Detectors
  • Security Cameras
  • Smoke & Fire Detectors
  • Door Lock Control
  • Temperature Sensors
  • Flood & Carbon Monoxide Detection

Cove entered the home security market in 2018, and while the company is still young, they’ve been developing a security system that’s designed to be at a high standard and affordable for many years. As the exclusive partner of RapidSOS, Cove uses the same technology as smartphones to digitally transmit locations and other useful data to 911 dispatchers. With Cove, emergency response times are reduced by 3-8 minutes1, which is likely faster than certain other companies, giving Cove an edge in the highly competitive market.

A Secure and Affordable Home Security System

In addition to Cove’s customizable home security packages, the company has six monitoring stations with professional agents to dispatch emergency services to your home 24/7. Two monthly monitoring plans are available: Cove Basic for $14.99/month and Cove Plus for $24.99/month. The company applies the following three-factor communication strategy called TripleTouch Alarm Response during emergencies:

  1. LiveAssist: Two-way audio is built in the alarm panel, enabling direct communication between you and one of Cove’s professional agents.
  2. InstaText: At the same time, Cove sends a text message to the phone number that they have on record and you can either respond with “Dismiss the alarm” or “Dispatch.”
  3. Direct Phone Call: Lastly, Cove gives you a call to double-check if you need help. If you don’t answer, they’ll contact emergency services on your behalf.

Wireless Equipment and Accessories

Although Cove’s products are limited, you can customize your home security package to fit your needs. You also get a free key remote when you sign up for their newsletter. When building your package, you can include the following:

  • Touch Alarm Panel
  • Door Sensor
  • Motion Detector
  • Window Sensor
  • Glass Break Detector
  • Smoke Detector
  • Flood Sensor
  • CO Detector
  • Key Remote
  • Medical Button
  • Indoor Camera

It’s recommended that you at least purchase the panel because it serves as the brain of your home security system. For extra protection, sensors, detectors and the camera are add-ons that should make the Cove ecosystem more secure and reliable.

Professional Monitoring

Cove’s monitoring plans are relatively affordable compared to other companies. Plus, contracts aren’t required which means you don’t have to pay any cancellation fees. The Cove Basic plan includes 24/7 professional monitoring, a one-year limited warranty, environmental monitoring, and a 24-hour battery backup. The Cove Plus plan includes everything the Basic plan offers in addition to a lifetime equipment warranty, smartphone control, voice assistant support, and a lifetime monitoring rate-lock guarantee.

A Professional Grade-Touch Panel

The Cove Touch Alarm Panel is easy to set up: just plug and play. With tamper-proof technology and a system that functions off of cellular data, the panel monitors your sensors, detectors, and cameras every hour while also self-diagnosing. An 84-decibel siren is built in, so you should know right away when a burglar trips the alarm.

Not very many home security companies include two-way communication in their control panel. Cove will have one of their agents get a hold of you through the panel, text message, or phone call. If they don’t receive a response from you, they’ll immediately dispatch emergency services to your home.


Cove’s individual pricing for equipment costs less than most home security companies that have either been in the market or just stepped into the ring recently as well. That is, if you’re not paying for all your equipment upfront.

Cove offers a Value plan and Economy plan. For the Value plan, you’ll get their lowest rates for professional monitoring if you choose to pay off your equipment on day one. For the Economy plan, Cove gives you up to $350 in equipment and in return, you pay the first month’s monitoring cost and an additional $10/month for the convenience of not paying the equipment upfront. Lastly, you have to keep their monitoring services for 36 months.

The good news is there’s a 60-day money-back guarantee2 so you’ll get a full refund if you find that their equipment doesn’t meet your needs.

The Good

  • Easy self-installation
  • No contracts and 24/7 monitoring service
  • Lifetime warranty3
  • Fast emergency response time

The Bad

  • Only compatible with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant

The Ugly

  • More benefits included with higher-priced monitoring plan
*Service and installation charges vary depending on system configuration, equipment, and services selected. $28.99 monthly monitoring charge available only on Traditional Service Level with 36-month monitoring contract (24-month monitoring contract in California, total fees from $695.76). Excludes ADT's Extended Limited Warranty. Not valid on service level with two-way voice. Service and installation charges vary depending on system configuration, equipment and services selected.
Service and installation charges vary depending on system configuration, equipment, and services selected. ADT Pulse Interactive Solutions Services requires the installation and/or activation of an ADT Alarm system with monitored burglary service and compatible computer, cell phone or PDA with Internet and email access. Pulse Services does not cover the operation or maintenance of household equipment/systems not connected to the ADT Pulse Services/Equipment. Not available in all geographic areas. You may be required to pay additional charges for equipment and services to utilize certain Pulse features. Standard message and data rates apply to all text alerts. Cellular data providers may charge data transfer fees for accessing system on wireless devices.
Additional charges may apply in areas that require guard response service for municipal alarm verification. System remains property of ADT. Prices subject to change and may vary by market. Local permit fees may be required. Satisfactory credit history required. Additional fees required for some services. Simulated screen images and photos are for illustrative purposes only. You may be required to pay additional charges for equipment and services to utilize certain Pulse features.