Blue by ADT vs. Cove
Part of the reason these two brands differ so much lies in their origins. Formerly LifeShield, Blue by ADT was rebranded by home security giant ADT, giving it the advantage of 140+ years of experience and an existing infrastructure of security tech and monitoring. Cove has humbler roots, starting in 2018 with a small team. The startup’s goal has been to provide people with effective and economical security coverage.
The Winner: Cove
Blue by ADT
Monitoring starts at
Extended no-risk return period
|30 days||60 days|
|1 year||1 year (lifetime with Plus monitoring)|
Frequently Asked Questions about Blue by ADT and Cove
Blue by ADT has an outdoor camera kit priced at $449.97. Cove has a number of equipment packages (starting at $229), as well as custom options.
Blue by ADT’s monitoring service is $19.99/mo. with no contract. Cove has two plan types: Basic for $14.99-$24.99/mo., or Plus for $24.99-$34.99/mo. The latter plan includes equipment at no upfront cost.
Both Blue by ADT and Cove allow for self-monitoring and professional monitoring options are available
Neither brand requires overly invasive installations, but Cove’s peel-and-stick options make it the superior choice for renters.