We put these two companies head to head to see which one comes out on top when it comes to pricing, equipment, monitoring and more. Compare Cove vs. Protect America Home Security
Frequently Asked Questions About Cove and Protect America
| Service|| Protect America|| Cove|
| Monthly monitoring starting price|| $19.99/mo.|| $14.99/mo.|
| Minimum contract length|| 36-month contract|| None required with upfront equipment purchase|
| Extended no-risk return period|| 15-day return for full refund|| 60 days|
| Installation (DIY or professional)|| DIY|| DIY|
| Guarantees|| Price match guarantee|| None|
| Warranty|| Free lifetime warranty on equipment|| 1 year (or lifetime with Plus monitoring)|
| BBB Rating|| A+|| A|
| Safety Score|| 7.2|| 7.4|
Protect America offers three different equipment packages: Copper, Silver and Platinum. All packages include a control panel, door and window sensors, and a motion sensor. Higher-tier packages include more door and window sensors. Cove doesn’t offer traditional packages, but sells its equipment a la carte.
Cove offers two plans. With the Value Plan, you pay for your equipment up front and pay for monitoring month by month. The Economy Plan puts you on a three-year contract for equipment and monitoring, with no upfront costs. Protect America plans are based on the type of connectivity — Landline, Broadband or Cellular — and range from $19.99 a month to $54.99 a month.
Cove and Protect America both require professional monitoring plans for their home security systems.
Cove is a better choice for renters because of its month-to-month, contract-free option. Its DIY equipment is also more basic than Protect America’s, and Cove’s a la carte style shopping experience is more practical for most renters than a prepackaged home security system.