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Homelife Continuous Video Recording

Homelife Continuous Video Recording (CVR) is a convenient, easy-to-use service that lets you monitor your home remotely from virtually anywhere. Explore how it works and get instructions for enabling your CVR and accessing recordings.

How it Works

Homelife CVR records video clips 24 hours a day, for the most recent 10 days whenever motion is detected on up to four cameras. You can easily access your live camera feeds and recorded video clips from your Cox Homelife mobile app anytime. You can also download and save any recorded video clips to your smartphone or tablet.

Camera Compatibility

The Homelife CVR service supports up to 4 CVR-enabled cameras. Only HD cameras, shown below, are compatible with the Homelife CVR service. See additional Homelife camera resources:

Homelife mobile app showing 4 live camera feeds and 4 cameras

Getting Started

Learn how to enable CVR on your Homelife HD cameras as well as view and save video clips using the Homelife mobile app.

How to Enable Your CVR

Enabling your CVR service is easy with the Homelife mobile app—just follow these simple steps.

Homelife mobile app showing the steps to enable CVR
  1. Open the Homelife mobile app and sign in.

    Make sure you have the Homelife mobile app version 9.1.1.905 or later. Check your mobile app settings to see your current mobile app version. You can download and update the Homelife mobile app free from the Apple or Google Play app store.

  2. Go to the More menu and select Manage Devices.

  3. Tap the camera you want to enable.

  4. Tap the CVR toggle and tap Done.

  5. Once CVR has been enabled, your camera will need to reboot. After your camera reboots, you’re ready to go!

  6. If you have multiple cameras and you want to switch your CVR service to a different camera, follow the same steps to disable one camera before you enable a new one.

How to Access Your CVR Recordings

Follow these steps to easily access your CVR recordings in the Homelife mobile app.

Homelife mobile app screen showing a user clicking on a carousel video and viewing the timeline
  1. Open the Homelife mobile app and sign in.

    Make sure you have the Homelife mobile app version 9.1.1.905 or later. Check your mobile app settings to see your current mobile app version. You can download and update the Homelife mobile app free from the Apple or Google Play app store.

  2. Swipe through the camera carousel to view feeds from each of your cameras.

  3. Swipe to any camera and tap the feed to view recordings from that specific camera. Here you will find the camera feed as well as all recorded motion events below.

  4. To view a timeline of motion events from that camera, tap Go to Timeline.

  5. Swipe along the timeline to view recorded video clips from a desired time. Red dots on the timeline indicate recorded video clips.

Tips for Viewing and Managing Recordings

You can pause, rewind or fast forward through recordings by tapping the screen, and then tapping the pause, rewind or fast forward buttons.

Homelife mobile app showing pause, rewind, and fast forward buttons over the video screen

To configure the timeline length, tap the feed, then tap the time value in the bottom right of the screen and select the desired length of your timeline.

Homelife mobile app showing 1 hour with a drop down to select a different duration

Tap the Calendar to view recordings from a specific date. You can view recorded video clips from the past 10 days.

Homelife mobile app showing a calendar icon underneath the video screen

To save video clips to your device, swipe left on the tile and tap Save.

Animation showing someone swiping a motion event to the left to reveal a blue save button

Tap Go Live to return to the live feed.

Homelife mobile app showing a Go Live button underneath the timeline strip

To view video in full screen, simply rotate your screen to landscape mode.

Homelife mobile app in landscape mode showing a video and controls
Hand holding a phone with the Homelife mobile app
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