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Installing the Digital Watchdog App for Computer


Follow the steps below to install the Digital Watchdog (DW) 4.0 app on your computer for your Cox Business Security Solutions service.

Your computer can only have one Cox Business Security Solutions app. If you have the Cox branded app, you will need to uninstall it before downloading the DW 4.0 app.


Scroll down to the navigation menu toolbar and click the Software tab.

Image of DW Spectrum site highlighting the Software tab


Follow the steps below to download the correct software.

  1. Click Patches and Previous Versions.
  2. Click 4.0.
  3. Click 29990 - Release.
  4. Select the option for your operating system.
    • Linux
    • Windows
    • MAC
    • Plug-in
  5. Click the link that begins dwspectrumclient-

Result: The DW Spectrum app will begin installation.


After the app installs, sign in using your current system's IP and port, user name, and password. click OK.

Note: The IP address and port number are on the surveillance portal login page.

Image of Sign In Screen

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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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