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Managing Rules in the Mobile App

Solution

Cox Homelife automation allows you to control all of your Homelife smart devices automatically. There are two types of Homelife automations: Rules and Scenes. Rules are based on event triggers such as time of day or system status.

The following rules are created by default.

Default Automation Description Created When
Any sensor active when I'm away, contact me. If the system is in Away mode, and any sensor is faulted (such as a door opening), a text message is sent to the account phone number. The first door/window sensor is added.
Any sensor active when I'm on vacation, contact me. If the system is in Vacation mode, and any sensor is faulted (such as a door opening), a text message is sent to the account phone number. The first door/window sensor is added.
Any non-motion sensor active at night, contact me. If the system is in Away mode, and any sensor except a motion sensor is faulted (such as a door opening), a text message is sent to the account phone number. The first door/window sensor is added.
Any carbon monoxide sensor active, contact me. If any carbon monoxide sensor is faulted, a text message is sent to the account phone number. The first carbon monoxide detector is added.
Any water sensor active, contact me. If any water sensor is faulted, a text message is sent to the account phone number. The first water/flood sensor is added.
Any smoke detector active, contact me. If any smoke detector is faulted, a text message is sent to the account phone number. The first smoke detector is added.
"My Camera X" camera motion when I'm away, take video clip. If "My Camera X" detects motion and the system is set to "away", take a video clip. Any camera with motion detection capability is added.



Follow the steps below to create and manage your rules.

  1. Sign in to the Cox Homelife mobile app.

    Note: Ensure that you set up contacts for Homelife notifications.

  2. On the Overview screen, tap the Automation menu.

    Image of Overview screen - Automation menu

  3. To create a new rule, complete the following actions.
    1. At the top of the screen, tap the + icon.

      Image of top Automation bar with plus icon

    2. On the New Automation screen, tap Rules.

      Image of New Automation Rules selection
       
  4. The screens walk you through each step to setup a new rule. As an example, steps to set up a rule to lock the front door at sunset are outlined below.

    Choose a trigger that starts your rule, tap A Time of Day Occurs.

    Image of Rules Time of Day option
     
  5. From the Which day(s) screen, tap Everyday, or you may choose a particular day of the week. Tap Next.
     
    Image of Which Days screen
     
  6. From the When on Any date ... screen, tap Start Sunset. Tap Next.

    Image of When on Any Date screen
     
  7. From the When Sunset, Do This ... screen, tap Lock Door Lock. Tap Next.

    Note: If you have more than one door lock, another screen prompts you to select which door you want to lock, you may choose any combination of your door locks or all of them.

    Image of When Sunset, Do This screen
     
  8. From the rule confirmation screen, tap Save. All steps complete.
    The rule is now set to lock the front door lock at sunset every day of the week. 

    Image of Save option

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