Overall Winner: Frontpoint
|None||None required with upfront equipment purchase|
|30 days||60 days|
|3-year equipment warranty||1 year (or lifetime with Plus monitoring)|
Frequently Asked Questions About Cove and Frontpoint
Cove doesn’t sell equipment packages, but instead allows you to design your system by choosing from the equipment it sells. You’re required to get a touch screen hub for $184, then you can build around that. Frontpoint’s four equipment sets range from $319.95 to $599.88. You can also customize your own system unique for your home’s needs.
Frontpoint has an Interactive Plan for $44.99 per month, and it’s designed for systems without cameras. Its $49.99/month Ultimate Plan is for camera systems.
Neither provider offers you the option to self-monitor.
Both providers are good for renters because they offer no-contract service (although you can choose the contract option with Cove). With cellular wireless connectivity, there’s no wiring required to install the equipment. Cove has the basics apartment renters on a tight budget require, as there’s no outdoor cameras and no home automation features.