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Configuring Perimeter Guard Settings for Cox Business Security Solutions Online


The Perimeter Guard feature uses Video Analytics Recording Rules to sound an alert and flash the camera’s status LED when a trigger occurs.

Complete the following steps to edit the Perimeter Guard settings online.


Go to https://myaccount-business.cox.com, enter your User ID and Password, and then click Sign In.

Note: If you have not created an online profile with a User ID and Password, refer to Setting Up Your Online Profile.


In the left-hand menu, click Video.


On the Video menu, click Recording Rules.


On an existing video analytics rule, click the Edit icon.

Image of the CBSS Rules in MyAccount highlighting the edit icon


Make changes to the current video analytics rule as desired, then tap Next.


In the Activate Perimeter Guard section, complete the following steps.

  1. Click the Camera Status LED to turn the LED response on or off.
  2. In the Duration drop-down, select how long the LED light will stay on.
  3. Click the Camera Audio Alert to turn the audio alert on or off.
  4. In the Audio Sound drop-down, select the type of sound the camera will make.
  5. Adjust the Volume slider to the desired level.
  6. In the Set Minimum Delay Between Alerts drop-down, select the desired amount of time after a previous alert has completed that the camera should not start a new alert.

Make any additional changes to the video analytics rule as desired, and then click Save.

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Cox Business MyAccount Updates

With the new and improved MyAccount portal from Cox Business, you’re in control. Included with your Cox Business services, it’s all right at your fingertips anytime, anywhere. 


  • Perform a health check on your services and reset your equipment
  • Easily configure key features and settings like voicemail and call forwarding
  • View your balance and schedule payments

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