As one of the leading competitors in the home security space, ADT guarantees its services, provides professional installation, and offers high-quality equipment and home automation options. It may not be the cheapest option out there, but ADT is well-tested and well-respected. Cove Security launched in 2018. Though it’s a newer company, Cove has wasted no time attracting attention for its low prices and transparent business model. Contracts and pricing are straightforward and pressure-free, and many customers enjoy professional monitoring without any contract at all.
Summary: ADT vs. Cove
Monitoring starts at
Trial period/ refunds
|6 months||60 days|
Guarantees or Refunds
|$500 Theft Protection||None|
|Optional Extended Limited Warranty on equipment||1 year with basic plan, lifetime with Cove plus|
Frequently Asked Questions about ADT and Cove
The starting package for ADT includes a digital panel, alarm, sensors, a motion detector and window and yard signage. More advanced packages include extra features, and buyers may upgrade for additional products. Cove customizes its equipment to each home and makes upgrades easy, cheap, and transparent with clear pricing on its website.
Cove offers two tiers of monitoring. Their Basic Plan costs $14.99/mo., and Cove Plus costs $25/mo.. ADT offers several packages, beginning with Protection Plus for $45.99/mo. Its highest package, the Complete package, starts at $57.99/mo. and includes full video features and home automation services.
Both ADT and Cove Security provide professional monitoring services. Cove gives the option to self-monitor. However, ADT provides access to live video streaming and recording capabilities.
Cove Security may be a stronger choice for renters. Equipment is fitted for your unique needs, and if you purchase the equipment upfront with its Value Plan, then it’s yours to keep. The no-contract Value Plan, along with the DIY installation, is also helpful for quick moves.