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DIY Install Guide

Do It Yourself

Do you have a new device to enhance your Homelife experience? We’ll help guide you through the installation – watch the video and click on the Resources links for detailed instructions.

Want to add more? Shop online and have these devices shipped right to your home for you to quickly and easily install them yourself. Devices other than those listed below require professional installation.

Self-Install Devices

Select a device below for more information on installing it yourself, including troubleshooting tips and how to use the device.

Smart LED Light Bulb

Control your lights and save energy with Homelife Smart LED Light Bulbs. Turn on/off and dim lights from your Touchscreen, mobile app or Subscriber Portal. Set it and forget it with automated Rules that turn lights on and off at preset times.

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Self Install Tutorial Video

Did you know?

With Rules, you can automatically turn connected lights on or off when you arm/disarm your system or lock/unlock your door. Click to buy Smart Door Locks.

 
Installation Requirements
  • Fits in standard light fixtures, light socket type E26

  • Not to be used with separate dimmers

  • Light fixture must remain ON at all times in order to control remotely

  • Touchscreen Control Panel and master code for pairing

  • For indoor use only

HD Camera

See more with the wireless HD camera that broadcasts live video, captures images, and records brief video clips.

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Self Install Tutorial Video

Did you know?

With Rules, you can now record and store 24-hour video on up to 2 cameras for 10 consecutive days when you upgrade to Continuous Video Recording. Click to buy Continuous Video Recording.

 
Installation Requirements
  • Indoor installation only -- Call us for professional outdoor installation assistance

  • Access to your Homelife Security Router (during pairing process)

  • Separate power outlet for camera located near the router (during pairing process)

  • Power outlet for camera at desired location

  • A maximum of 6 cameras can be connected to your Homelife system

Continuous Video Recording (CVR)

With Continuous Video Recording from Homelife, you can capture continuously recorded video on one or two compatible cameras, and keep recordings from the most recent 10 days.

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Self Install Tutorial Video

Did you know?

Continuous Video Recording supports 24/7 simultaneous recording on up to 2 cameras at a time, and stores video in the cloud for 10 days. Click to buy the latest HD Cameras.

Installation Requirements
  • Compatible Cameras: iCamera 1000, iCamera2, and HD Camera RC8026

  • Compatible browsers: Chrome 30 or higher, Internet Explorer 11 or higher, and Safari 6 or higher

  • Connects to the Homelife security router

  • Separate power source for Playback Adapter at the router

  • Touchscreen Control Panel and master code for pairing

  • Sign into Subscriber Portal to view recordings

Smart Door Lock

With the Smart Door Lock from Homelife, you can lock and unlock your doors or check the status of your locks from anywhere using your Homelife mobile app or online Subscriber Portal.

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Self Install Tutorial Video

Did you know?

With Rules, you can automate your system to turn on connected lights or small appliances when you unlock your door during certain hours (i.e. after sunset). Click to buy Smart Plugs or LED Light Bulbs.

Installation Requirements
  • Replaces standard dead bolt, must be separate from door handle
  • Fits standard doors 1 3/8” – 2” thick (no hollow core doors)

  • Installs easily with Phillips screwdriver, no hardwiring needed

  • Requires 4 AA batteries, not included

  • Touchscreen Control Panel and master code for pairing

 

Smart Plug

With the Smart Plug from Homelife, you can easily control your lights or small appliances remotely using the Cox Homelife mobile app or online Subscriber Portal, and set up Rules that automate when they turn on or off.

Learn More

Self Install Tutorial Video

Did you know?

With Rules, you can automatically turn connected lights and small appliances on or off when you arm/disarm your system or lock/unlock your door. Click to buy Smart Door Locks.

 
Installation Requirements
  • Light fixture or appliance must remain ON at all times in order to control remotely

  • Touchscreen Control Panel and master code for pairing
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