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cox homelife alarms

You're covered no matter the emergency

Your guide to Homelife alarms

With Cox Homelife Security, you’re protected no matter the situation. See what your alarms can do.

Alarm types

Rest easy knowing you’re covered for any emergency. Learn more.

Alarm modes

Whether you’re going on vacation or hanging out around home, you’ll always be protected. Learn more.

Cancelling an alarm

Accidentally set off your alarm? Here's how you can easily cancel it.

Any emergency, every time. We've got you covered.

Get the right response to specific emergencies with 5 different alarms that connect you to the police, fire department, medical staff and more. If an alarm goes off, an operator will call to confirm the emergency—and send emergency personnel if necessary.

Intrusion (burglary) alarm

An operator will call two numbers on your emergency contact list to confirm the emergency. If there’s no response, or the wrong secret word is given, the police will be dispatched and the responding parties will be notified.

Police panic alarm

An operator will call two numbers on your emergency contact list to confirm the emergency. If there’s no response, or the wrong secret word is given, the police will be dispatched and the responding parties will be notified.

Medical panic alarm

An operator will call two numbers on your emergency contact list to confirm if medical assistance is needed before sending paramedics, then the responding parties will be notified.  If the master code or secret word given is incorrect, an emergency response will be dispatched.

Fire/smoke/carbon monoxide alarm

An operator will call the first number on your emergency contact list before sending fire rescue, then responding parties will be notified. For carbon monoxide alarms, an operator will call both “call to verify” emergency contacts on your list.

Duress or silent panic alarm

A silent alarm signal will be sent to the Central Monitoring Station. For silent panic signals, operator will call the first number on your emergency contact list before sending the police. For duress signals, police will be dispatched immediately, then the responding parties will be notified.

Water sensor alarm

An operator will call two numbers on your emergency contact list to confirm the alarm. If there’s no response, responding parties will be notified, but authorities will not be dispatched.

Armed for every situation

Give your household the right protection for every time of day with these three alarm modes.

Arming mode
Used when..
Zones(s) armed
Exit delay*
Entry delay*
Arm Away Everyone leaves
  • Perimeter (doors, windows)
  • Interior (motion detectors)
60 seconds 30 seconds
Arm Stay Someone stays home
  • Perimeter (doors, windows)
2 minutes 30 seconds
Arm Night Household goes to bed
  • Perimeter (doors, windows)
  • Interior (zones set for AM night)
2 minutes none

Learn how to add and edit keypad codes

You can create and edit 4-digit keypad codes to share with family members, trusted guests and professionals. There are 5 different levels of codes, but there can be only one Master code and one Duress code, which can’t be deleted.

To add or edit a new keypad code, follow these steps:

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On your Touchscreen, press the Settings app and enter your Master Keypad Code

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Select the security category and then select Manage Keypad Codes

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Touch the Add Keycode button to create a new one, or the Edit button next to existing codes to make changes and press save.

Arming mode
Used when..
Zones(s) armed
Master Code Head(s) of household
  • Arm
  • Disarm
  • Configure settings
Standard Code Other household members (e.g. kids)
  • Arm
  • Disarm
  • Bypass zones (as needed)
Guest Code Trusted Guest
  • Arm
  • Disarm
  • Cannot bypass zones
Arm Only Code Service professionals
  • Arm only
Duress Code Household members in duress situations (e.g. forced to disarm system by a burglar)
  • Disarm only
  • Silent alarm is sent immediately to Central Monitoring Station

activating and canceling alarms

Help is only a few clicks away

Want to know how to manage your alarms using your Homelife Touchscreen Control Panel? Here’s how:

arming/disarming with the homelife app

Protect your home anytime, anywhere

With the Homelife app, you can arm or disarm your system even when you’re away.

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Sign in to the Homelife app using your User ID and Password

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To arm your system, tap the green security tile and choose an arming mode

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Enter your 4-digit security keypad code or use Touch ID or Face ID (on select devices). The security tile will turn red during the arming period

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The app will alert you if any security zones are faulted, meaning there are open doors, windows, etc.

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You can bypass a faulted zone by tapping arm anyway

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Tap the red security tile to disarm your system, enter your 4-digit security keypad code or use Touch ID or Face ID (on select devices)

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The security tile will turn green once the system is disarmed

using the homelife touchscreen

Get to know your Homelife Touchscreen

Easily control, manage and maintain your home security system. Everything you need to protect your home is here.

How to avoid false alarms

Save yourself from unwanted hassle and false alarm fees. Follow these tips to prevent false alarms:

 

  • Properly train all alarm users
  • Add the Central Monitoring Station’s phone number to your contacts so you’ll know when we’re calling to verify an emergency: 1-800-633-2677
  • Secure your doors and windows before turning on alarms
  • Maintain the alarm system (including batteries) properly
  • Make sure every household member knows the secret word for cancelling false alarms
  • Make sure moving items like balloons, curtains or wandering pets are not placed in the path of motion detectors
  • The Central Monitoring Station operator will not indicate if a master code or (secret word) has been provided, and will proceed with dispatching the proper authorities. If you need to speak to an operator, please call 1-877-404-2568 and press option 1. Note: Process may vary in Las Vegas with an added verified response.**

**Some communities charge a fee for responding to a false alarm, so please ensure your Emergency Contact Numbers are always up-to-date.

Want to know more? Here's some more helpful info.

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Take control with a tap

Control your entire smart home, including lights, thermostat, doors and more with your smartphone. Simply download the Homelife app and sign in with your Homelife Username and Password. See supported devices.

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