As a Cox Homelife customer, you have the flexibility to place your cameras almost anywhere. Here are a few recommendations to get you started.
- Ensure there is access to a standard power outlet. A 10-foot power cord is included with each camera.
- You can connect directly to your router using a power-over-Ethernet connection.
The following are suggested camera locations for effective indoor and outdoor use.
Indoor Camera Placement
Ideal camera locations in the home are points of entry and areas that you can leverage height and visibility.
- Position cameras to provide a variety of angles that capture common areas within the home.
- Kitchen and living room cameras give you the ability to check in on your children or pets.
- A front door camera allows you to always see who is entering and exiting the home.
Outdoor Camera Placement
Mounted outdoor cameras allow you to monitor out-of-sight areas, such as the garage or backyard.
- Point cameras towards your yard for a view of activity happening around your home.
- Monitor undetected activity by placing a camera on or near your home's back door.
- Avoid pointing the camera towards the following:
- Direct sunlight
- Outdoor objects that move often with wind, such as trees and bushes
- Objects that can produce glare or shadow in the camera view
- Garage and driveway cameras allow you to keep an eye on cars, bikes, tools, and more.
Note: During your installation, for an additional fee, your Cox technician will mount your outdoor cameras.
Adjust Motion Sensitivity Settings
To avoid getting too many motion notifications or if your video quota is filling up too quickly, you can adjust the motion sensitivity of your cameras.
In the Homelife app, complete the following steps.
Note: For more information about modifying the camera’s sensitivity to motion, click to view a video.
- Tap More
- Tap Manage Devices.
- Select the desired camera.
- Set the motion sensitivity to LOW, MED or HI.
Note: LOW is recommended if you’re getting too many motion notifications.