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Changing the Duress Code in the Cox Homelife Subscriber Portal and Touchscreen

Last Updated: Tue, 23 May 2017 > Related Articles

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Learn how to modify the Cox Homelife Duress Code in the Subscriber Portal and on the touchscreen.


The duress keypad code can be used if an intruder forces you to arm / disarm your system or access your security settings. Rather than entering your keypad code, enter the duress keypad code. When you do this, full access to your Touchscreen is granted, but a silent alarm is immediately sent to the Central Monitoring Station and police are dispatched. 

Learn how to change the Cox Homelife duress code in the Subscriber Portal, Mobile App, and on the Touchscreen.

Learn to Change the code in the Subscriber Portal

Follow the steps below to change the duress code in the Subscriber Portal.


Sign into the Cox Homelife Subscriber Portal and complete the following steps:

  1. From the My Home page, click the More menu.
  2. Select Keypad Codes.

    More menu - keypad codes
  3. On the Keypad Codes window, click the Pencil icon.
    Keypad Codes window

In the Account Verification window, enter the Master Code.

Account Verfication window


In the Edit Keypad Code window, complete the following steps:

  1. Enter a new 4-Digit Code.
  2. Click SAVE.

    Edit Keypad Code

Result: Your new duress code is active.

Change in the Mobile App

Follow the steps below to edit the duress code through the Cox Homelife Mobile App.


Sign in to the Cox Homelife Mobile App.


Tap the More menu, select Keypad Codes.

Mobile App - More Menu, Keypad Codes


The Keypad Codes screen displays. Tap the pencil icon next to Duress contact.

Mobile App - Edit Duress Code


The Account Verification screen displays. Enter your Master Security Keypad Code.

Mobile App - Account Verification screen


The Edit Keypad Code screen displays.

  1. Enter the desired 4-Digit Code.
  2. Tap SAVE.

Mobile App - Edit Keypad code

Change on the Touchscreen

Learn to change the duress code on the touchscreen.


From the Cox Homelife Touchscreen Settings menu, tap Security > Manage Keypad Codes.

Settings Menu

Result: The Manage Keypad Codes screen displays.

Manage Keypad Codes


Tap Edit in the Duress field.


If duress code is enabled, tap 4-Digit code field to change your current code.

If duress code is disabled, tap Enable Duress Code.


Enter the new 4-digit duress code.

Note: Verify the new code before you save it.


Tap Save.

Result: Your new duress code is active.

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