Cove provides peace of mind for you and your loved ones by giving you control of your security system from anywhere in the world.
-Arm and disarm your home security system from anywhere.
-Receive text and/or email notifications in the event of an alarm, or when the system is disarmed.
- Bug fixes and improvements
Ratings and Reviews
Functional, but lacking
The app does the most important things, it lets me remotely monitor, arm and disarm my system. In this regard I’ve had very few issues.
As an app, though, and for an extra $10/month (think about that.. I’m paying $120/year for this mediocre app), I do expect much more. I would expect to be able to manage my system from the app almost the same as from the panel.
If the app was free I would give it more stars, but as it is I’m paying significantly extra on my Cove subscription for the ability to use this app, and I’m not sure that the value is anywhere close to what it should be.
Could Be Much Better
From what I’ve read it sounds like there are plans to improve the app, which I look forward to.
With this app I expected to be able to get push notifications (front door opened, window open, etc.) even when it is not armed, the same way the panel alerts. I do not need my system armed 24/7, but I also can’t hear the panel all over my house and liked the idea of getting a quick notification with doors/windows opening. I have a lot of friends/family coming and going and would like to be notified to decide whether it’s a threat or not without setting off a false alarm or scaring everyone home/neighbors with the alarm.
It works to arm and disarm my system, but I can do that with the key fob as well. I do like that it keeps track of activity, just wish I could get the activity as push notifications. I get an email when a person is spotted on the camera, but again cannot get push notifications? I get them with my Furbo/Pet camera and expected that to be a part of this app especially with the additional price. Unless I am doing it wrong, but I’ve tried turning notifications on in my app as well as on my iPhone. I hope it can be added in the future.
One of the worst apps I’ve used
The app is incredibly glitchy. It consistently doesn’t work, has opposite information than the panel and lacks features. You can’t see history of sensors on the app. You can’t hit an SOS on the app. And the app, just like the website, offers users no agency over managing their own account. You have to contact them via phone or website, which again, the app doesn’t permit. Our fault for investing without more research, but wow I wish we’d chosen differently. What the app lacks in effectiveness and user features, I translate into a growing lack of trust in the Cove system. Though we bought into a contract for another 18 months, I’d hate something to happen and due to constraints in the app, be unable to get immediate help.
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The developer does not collect any data from this app.
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- Cove Smart, LLC
- 72.4 MB
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires iPadOS 11.0 or later.
- iPod touch
- Requires iOS 11.0 or later.
- Requires macOS 11.0 or later and a Mac with Apple M1 chip.
English, Danish, Dutch, French, Italian, Norwegian Bokmål, Spanish, Swedish
- Age Rating
- © 2018, COVE
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.