How to Enable Alexa

The Alexa Skill is available to customers with Cove-Plus Monitoring packages.

To Activate this Feature

  1. Login to your Alexa App
  2. From the menu, select "Skills & Games"
  3. Search "Cove Security"
  4. When you find the Cove skill be sure to enable it by using your Cove app credentials to log in the skill

Using Alexa

When you are ready to use the Cove skill with Alexa, say:

  • "Alexa, arm Cove security away"
  • "Alexa, disarm Cove security with code XXXX" (Whatever your 4 digit code is to disarm the system).
  • "Alexa, arm Cove Security stay"

Call 855.268.3669 for additional assistance or you can email Support from the Contact Us page

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  • Where can I get a list of all valid commands?

    • Melisa Capri Hello Melissa, that info should be in the Alexa Skill itself. All the same, here are the commands.

      "Alexa ask Cove Security to arm to away mode "

      "Alexa ask Cove Security to arm to stay mode"
      "Alexa ask Cove Security for my alarm status"

    • Cove If you would like to disarm you will need your passcode. "Alexa, ask Cove Security to disarm my system with code *your 4 digit code*"

  • Can Alexa enable night mode?

    • Hector Mercado Not currently, but thank you for the suggestion!

    • Hector Mercado Isn't night mode the same as stay mode without the exit delay?

    • Travis Zeeler It's the same as stay mode without the entry delay, meaning that as soon as a door is opened, the alarm will be set off. 

    • Hector Mercado what is night mode 

    • James Ulery Night Mode will immediately arm your system (No countdown) and remove any entry delay that is set on your door sensors. This means that if someone triggers a door sensor, it will set off the alarm immediately with no delay. 

      Night mode can shorten the arming process for when you are going to sleep so that any triggered sensor will go straight to an alarm instead of a countdown. 

  • Non of these commands work for me.  Alexa tells me I have to log in to the cove app!

    • Travis Zeeler are you logged into the cove app? The Alexa feature is only available on the Cove Plus monitoring plan, which gives the required access to the app.

    • Louis Pisapia This will be best fixed by calling our tech support team at 855-268-3669, or by using our live chat feature. 

  • Alexa will not link to my account! I am entering my info correctly but it wont link.

      • Jasmine Petit
      • Customer Content Creator
      • Jasmine_Petit
      • 5 mths ago
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      Jerri, We are sorry that Alexa is not working for you. All plus members should be able to operate Alexa via the Cove skill. Please contact our support team via our contact us page, so we can assist you. 

  • Can you set the alarm as part of a routine?

    • Moshe moeller We have the ability to set a routine to arm and disarm at a certain time of the day through the Cove app, but if you are referring to the routines set up through alexa, it is a feature that is unavailable at this time. 

  • Hi. Can an Alexa device display the Cove camera feed?

    • Brandon Holder At this current time it does not have the ability to pull up the live feed of the cameras on any Alexa devices but is great feedback.