Both Cove and Frontpoint offer home security systems that meet varying budget and equipment requirements. There are a couple of differences between Cove and Frontpoint, however. Frontpoint has month-to-month, one-year and three-year contracts, while Cove has no contracts. Also, Cove doesn’t integrate with other home automation systems as well as Frontpoint does, which could be a deciding factor for some.
Frontpoint offers several home security equipment packages to meet varying budgets and needs. It also offers a build-it-yourself package that lets you choose specific equipment and quantities, providing flexibility to suit customer needs and budgeting.
Frontpoint works with Google Home and Alexa assistants. It also offers several smart devices, like smart thermostats and lights, that integrate with smart-home automation systems.
The Safehouse: The Safehouse package costs $392.40 upfront. It includes the hub, keypad, one motion sensor, two door/window sensors and a doorbell camera.
The Bunker: The Bunker package is $633.92 upfront. It includes the hub, one keypad, three door/window sensors, a smoke/heat sensor, one motion sensor, an indoor camera and a doorbell camera.
The Fortress: The Fortress has an upfront cost of $797.88. It comes with the hub, one keypad, six door/window sensors, a smoke/heat sensor, two motion sensors, an indoor camera and a doorbell camera.
All packages include a yard sign, window decals and door stickers.
What Frontpoint customers say
While most reviewers were pleased with the service and product they received from Frontpoint, there were a few negative comments. Those with criticisms of the company ran into issues with malfunctioning equipment or incorrect charges. However, most customers felt they received helpful and friendly service and that the product worked as advertised.
Cove has been in operation since 2018. It centers on a DIY approach and lets you choose and order your equipment online and install it yourself. Cove makes it easy to customize a home security system, and you can order everything online with transparent pricing.
Additionally, Cove offers low monthly monitoring rates that range from 50 cents to 83 cents per day. There are no long-term contracts, and the company offers a 60-day money-back guarantee.
Cove does not have pre-made security equipment packages, so you can customize yours to your specific home needs. You can take a short survey on Cove’s website to build your system and see pricing. Equipment options include a control panel, window sensors, door sensors, motion detectors, smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, flood sensors, glass break sensors, key fobs, indoor cameras, outdoor cameras and panic or medical pendants.
What Cove customers say
According to verified customers, Cove systems are reasonably priced and easy to install. Some reviewers complain about equipment functionality and false alarms. Some also describe connection issues — if you live in an area without good AT&T service, Cove may not be the best option for you.
Both Frontpoint and Cove offer customized home security systems. Cove’s is based on a completely DIY approach, from package-building to installation. Frontpoint has a build-it-yourself option, but it also offers pre-made packages.
Frontpoint is best for customers who want several pre-made options to choose from and would like to integrate several smart devices and equipment.
Cove is best for customers who want a completely DIY option, from building a customized equipment package to installation.