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Updating the Alarm Permit Number for Cox Homelife

Last Updated: Mon, 23 Feb 2015 > Related Articles

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Learn how to add the alarm permit number to the subscriber portal after having your Cox Homelife system installed.


Follow these steps to update your alarm permit number for your Cox Homelife system.

Not all cities require an alarm permit. See Cox Homelife Ordinances and Permit Documents to find permit requirements for your city.


In a web browser, go to https://Portal.coxhomelife.com/sp.

Result: The Subscriber Portal sign in window displays.

Enter your Username and Password.


Click the Security menu.

Security Menu Tab


Click Emergency Dispatch Setup.

Emergency Dispatch Setup

Result: The Emergency Dispatch Setup window displays.


At the bottom of the Emergency Dispatch Setup window, click the Alarm Permit Number field.

Alarm Permit Number

Result: A window will display with a blank field.

  1. In the field provided, enter the permit number.

  2. Click Save.

If the permit has an expiration date, click the Expires On This Date field.


Result: A window will display with a calendar icon.

  1. Click the calendar icon.


    Result: A window will display with a calendar of the current month.

  2. Click the arrow pointing to the right to advance to the month the permit expires.


  3. Click the date the permit expires.

    Result: The expiration date will populate the date field.


  4. Click Save.

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