Cove and Xfinity are two very different home security providers. Cove is an up-and-coming company founded in 2018 that disrupts the traditional sales and payment models used by many other home security providers. On the other hand, Xfinity is backed by Comcast and is more expensive in every way, but has some additional features that may be worth the extra cost. It’s also important to note that Xfinity is not available in all areas of the U.S.
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Minimum contract length
|None||None required with upfront equipment purchase|
|60 days||30 days|
|Lifetime warranty with Plus Monitoring Plan||None|
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Frequently Asked Questions About Cove and Xfinity
Cove’s focus is on customizable sets, providing you with the ability to purchase the need or want. Xfinity offers two equipment packages: Base Home System (touchscreen controller, door/window sensors and a motion detector) and the Complete Home System (additional door/window sensors, wireless door keypad and an indoor camera).
Cove offers two professional monitoring plans: Cove Basic and Cove Plus. The major differences include access to a mobile app, a lifetime equipment warranty and a locked-in monitoring rate with Cove Plus. Xfinity offers a Home Security Plan and a Home Security Plus Plan. If you want access to 24/7 video recording and artificial intelligence (A.I.) for motion detection, choose the Home Security Plus Plan.
Professional monitoring is required for both Cove and Xfinity.
Because Cove is designed for easy DIY installation and has a no-contract option, it’s an ideal home security provider for renters.