Cox Communication and Time Warner Cable are two cable providers who have recently expanded to offer home security and home automation services. Comparing Cox Communication and Time Warner Cable will give you a better idea of your options when you decide to add or upgrade a home security system with home automation features.
The most important thing to remember when considering or comparing cable system providers who offer home security and home automation services is that you will need to be a subscriber to whichever cable system you select. Cox Communication and Time Warner Cable services are not available in all regions and you should check service availability in your area. One other thing to remember is that should you choose a cable provider for your home security and home automation needs, you will need to add or select that provider as your Internet service provider.
Cox Communications overview
Cox Communications offers two basic home security packages, but only one of them (the Preferred package) also offers home automation. With the Preferred package, you will get the following products and features:
- 24/7 monitoring with cellular-based backup
- Remote access/control of your system
- Smart phone apps to help you manage your system
- Test and email alerts
- Touch screen control panel
- Two window/door sensors
- Motion detector
- Wireless router
- Yard sign and window decals
- Fire & smoke detection and monitoring
- Live stream and recorded/captured video monitoring
- Home automation
All the equipment you need to get started with the Preferred package comes free with a one-time installation charge of around $100. The monthly service charge for the preferred package starts at around $40 per month.
For more details and to see if you are in a Cox Communications service area, click here.
Time Warner Cable overview
Time Warner Cable offers home security and home automation services through its IntelligentHome Through IntelligentHome you can have a number of options to control a number of elements in your home, including lighting, home heating, and cooling. You can also take advantage of home-video viewing remotely with this option. The service also allows you to control door and window sensors.
Around-the-clock security monitoring is included. With this system, you can track events on a daily basis in your home. Real-time information is available through activity logs, customized text alerts, and secure camera feeds. If you choose Time Warner Cable to install home security alarm and home automation systems in your home, you will be required to buy a package of products. Product packages range in cost from about $99 to about $700. The company also charges a monthly service fee that begins at about $34 per month and requires an 18-month service agreement.
To get a full explanation of the home security and automation products and services available through Time Warner Cable, and to see if you are currently living in one of their service areas, click here.
If you’re considering home security and home automation systems from either Cox Communication or Time Warner Cable, Reply! can connect you to local home security professionals who can help you make the right decision.