Cox Homelife Home Security System

Advanced home security and automation from Cox.

7.5 / 10 Our rating methodology (aka SecureScoreTM is a combination of our research, product testing, customer sentiment and several other factors.
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What Sets Cox Homelife Apart

The communications powerhouse Cox has barged into the home security market as Cox Homelife. They offer two simple packages that start at $29.99/mo (that is, IF you bundle). The basic package only offers security, while the “Preferred” package includes home automation. Unfortunately, they’re not so cheap Cox charges install and activation fees. However, this might be a good option for existing Cox customers. See what our experts say in our Cox Homelife review.

Key Features

The best features of this system

  • Wireless Monitoring
  • Intrusion Protection
  • Home Automation
  • Professional Installation
  • Environmental Protection

Cox Homelife Price & Packages

Insider Tips: Cox offers discounts on monthly monitoring if you bundle it with internet, TV and phone. There are two different Homelife plans available. Plus, you can add equipment on to each plan to customize your system for your home. Cox requires a 2-year service agreement for Homelife. Homelife will not work unless you have broadband connectivity. Your broadband must be up and running before installation. Homelife requires professional installation initially. However, if you want to later add components to your system, you can install these yourself.

What’s Included: All Cox Homelife plans include home automation features that allow you to control your home remotely. All Cox Homelife packages come with free equipment when you sign a 2-year service agreement.

Cox Homelife Package Costs

Cox Homelife Equipment PackageHomelife Automation Starter EquipmentHomelife Security & Automation Starter EquipmentDigital Home Starter KitHD Camera Value Pack
Indoor Cameras1120
Outdoor Cameras0001
Door/Window Sensors1221
Smart LED Light Bulb1030
Indoor Motion Sensor0110
Total CostIncluded in Automation PackageIncluded in Security & Automation Package$200$160

Cox Homelife Monthly Prices & Plan Costs

Cox Homelife PlanMonthly CostIncluded Equipment PackageActivation Fee
Automation Package$19.99Homelife Automation Starter Equipment$49.99
Security & Automation Package$44.99Homelife Security & Automation Starter Equipment$49.99

Current Deal

Cox Homelife is currently offering free equipment with a 2-year service agreement. This deal offers savings of up to $280 off.

Automation Package


+ $49.99 Upfront Costs*

  • Remote Live Video Viewing
  • Light & Appliance Control
  • Remote Door Locking
  • Door/Window Sensor
  • Smart LED Light Bulb
  • HD Camera
  • Additional Smart Equipment
  • Additional Environmental Detectors
  • Cox Internet
  • Cox Contour TV

Security & Automation Package


+ $49.99 Upfront Costs*

  • Remote Live Video Viewing
  • Light & Appliance Control
  • Remote Door Locking
  • 24/7 Professional Security Monitoring
  • Cellular Network Backup
  • Carbon Monoxide Monitoring
  • 2 Door/Window Sensors
  • Motion Sensor
  • Wireless Homelife Router
  • HD Camera
  • Continuous Video Recording
  • Additional Smart Equipment
  • Additional Environmental Detectors
  • Cox Internet
  • Cox Contour TV

About Cox Homelife Security

Cox is a broadband and entertainment company. It is the third-largest cable provider in the United States. They provide internet, cable, television and now home security. Homelife competes with similar services from DIRECTV (LifeShield) and Comcast (Xfinity). Cox Homelife offers customers the convenience of having just one bill for home internet, television and security. Check out the full review of Cox Homelife here.

Wireless Equipment

The Homelife equipment is wireless. There is also free cellular and battery backup for extra protection.

Disaster Protection

You can add a variety of disaster protection devices to your system including a carbon monoxide detector, smoke detector, glass break sensor, water flood sensor and more. If you have these devices, Homelife will professionally monitor them with the purchase of a service plan.

24/7 Monitoring

With Homelife, you get professional security monitoring 24/7. If you purchase compatible safety smoke and fire detectors and other equipment, the plans include monitoring for environmental safety as well.

DIY Installation

Cox Homelife Security features a professional installation by trained technicians. The installer will work with you to determine the best place to install each component of your system.

Mobile Alerts

Every plan from Homelife includes up-to-the-minute email and text alerts.

Power Outage Protection

ou are protected in the event of a power or internet outage thanks to a backup battery and cellular network. This means that your system will never go offline. You will still have security protection even if your internet connection gets lost.

Surveillance Cameras

The Preferred Package With Starter Kit includes an HD camera and live video monitoring which can be viewed remotely. You can access live video 24 hours a day through the mobile app. With a continuous video recording subscription, you can record ten days of video at a time.

Smart Home Options

Cox Homelife can be customized to provide a variety of smart home solutions. You can operate lights remotely, set up rules to automate lighting, lock and unlock doors remotely and control your thermostat from anywhere. Smart home control is available as well. You can use a web browser or a mobile app to control your home from a distance.

Remote Control

A keychain remote control is available as an add-on option.

Reviewed By
Travis Goodreau
Safety and Security Advisor
Travis is a retired Burglary Detective, having tallied 5,000+ burglary and theft cases throughout his career. He also served as an Arson Investigator, where he cracked the case of a serial arsonist, and made the arrest and prosecuted the would-be bomber of ABC-7 Studio in LA. We couldn’t be happier to have him as a Safety and Security Advisor. Learn more about Travis here
Written By
Rob Gabriele
Managing Editor
Rob is a professional writer and editor living in the Reno/Tahoe area. He has expertise in all things home security and smart home automation. Over the past decade, Rob has worked as a Producer at a USAToday network newspaper in New York, and he’s written for 100+ clients across dozens of industries. Rob holds a BA in Mass Communication and a Masters of Science with an emphasis on Writing. When he’s not “demystifying” the latest home security tech, you’ll find Rob spending time with his family, enjoying the great outdoors, or serving at his local church. Learn more about Rob here

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