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Cox Communication vs ADT home security systems: a summary comparison

An overview and comparison of the home security systems offered through Cox Communications and ADT

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Cox Communication and ADT are two of the better known providers of home security systems. Taking the time to compare both of these providers, and the services they offer, will give you more options when you consider adding or upgrading your home’s security systems.

Cox Communications overview

cox 1Like a growing number of cable system companies, Cox Communications has recently added home security systems to its growing list of “bundled” services. One thing to remember when considering a cable-based provider of home security systems is that these services are not available outside the cable systems’ service area. Selecting a cable-based home security system also requires you to be one of their subscribers and if you wish to take advantage of their wireless and Internet-based products and services, you will be required to select or add them as your Internet service provider.

Cox offers the following standard packages with the following features:

Cox Communications Preferred Package

  • 24/7 monitoring with cellular backup
  • Remote access
  • Smart phone apps
  • Text email alerts
  • Touch screen control panel
  • Window/door sensors
  • Motion detector
  • Wireless router
  • Yard and window signs
  • Fire/smoke monitoring
  • Live video monitoring
  • Home automation

This package's installation costs start at $99, with a monthly service fee starting at $39.99.

Cox Communications Essential Package

  • 24/7 monitoring with cellular backup
  • Remote access
  • Smart phone apps
  • Text email alerts
  • Touch-screen control panel
  • Window/door sensors
  • Motion detector
  • Wireless router
  • Yard and window signs

This package's installation costs start at $99, with a monthly service starting at $29.99.

For more information on the home security system products and services offered through Cox Communications, and to see if you are currently in one of their service areas, click here.

ADT Overview

adt 3ADT is a leading provider of home security systems, offering sales, installation and service packages. ADT systems start at around $399, but you can often find discounts that drop the price to less than $100.

ADT offers six different packages:

  • SafeWatch
  • SafeWatch PRO RF
  • QuickConnect
  • Essentials Plus
  • Critical Conditions
  • Family Package

Each package comes with:

  • A control panel that lets you turn the system on and off
  • An indoor sounder that tells you when someone enters your home
  • At least one touchpad to control the features from various points around your home.

The main difference between the packages is the total number of window and door sensors in each package. Each separate package can be upgraded to include services such as cell phone contact when an emergency situation occurs and additional protection for fire, smoke and extreme temperature changes.

You can also see the full  range of security systems offered through ADT by clicking here.

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