Cove and Abode security products adopt quite different approaches to home security. With extremely competitive upfront and recurring costs, Cove Security aims to deliver a more managed security solution, with 24/7 access to live alarm monitoring and Cove Live Assist — a feature designed to give customers the peace of mind of instant contact with emergency services. Abode delivers an extensive and modular range of sensors and cameras that empower customers to manage their own home security, thus reducing recurring costs. Both DIY security providers allow customers to combine a range of products to develop a total home security solution.
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Frequently Asked Questions About Cove and Abode
Abode has two equipment package options: the Smart Security Kit ($229) and the iota All-In-One-Security Kit ($299). You can also customize an equipment package with Abode.
Cove offers a completely customizable range of equipment combinations.
Abode offers a self-monitoring plan that starts at $6 per month (or $60 annually) and a professional monitoring plan that starts at $20 per month (or $100 per year for the first year). After the first year for the Pro monitoring plan, the cost will be $200 per year.
Cove offers only a professionally monitored plan starting at $14.99 per month. Both companies provide alert notifications.
Abode offers the ability to self-monitor your own security system. For Cove, professional monitoring will be required.
Both companies are great for renters, as their components are easily removed and able to be self-installed, and neither company requires a long-term contract.