As you look at the similarities and contrasts between Nest and Cove, keep in mind the background of the two different brands. Nest is a Google subsidiary, meaning it’s backed by Google’s industry-leading smart technology. Cove is a relatively small security company that launched in 2018, with a brand focus on offering customer-friendly pricing and services. These differences can influence how well either brand meets your unique preferences and priorities.
The Winner: Cove
Monitoring starts at
|$19/mo. (with 3-year Brinks contract)||$14.99/mo.|
|No contract||No contract required|
Trial period & refunds
|15 days||60 days|
|DIY with professional option||DIY|
|2 years on most products||1 Year or Lifetime equipment warranty (depending on plan)|
Frequently Asked Questions about Nest and Cove
Nest’s Secure alarm system comes with a keypad, two sensors and two unlocking tags. Cove offers multiple equipment packages, as well as custom options.
Nest has a month-to-month plan through Brinks at $29.99/mo., or $19/mo. with a three-year contract. Cove offers a Basic plan for $14.99-$24.99/mo. or a Plus plan for $24.99-$34.99/mo.
Both Nest and Cove enable self-monitoring.
Both brands are suitable for renters thanks to damage-free, adhesive-based installation methods for most products and optional contract-free plans.