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About Cox Homelife

Cox Homelife is a home security provider that offers 24/7 monitoring and smart home technology. The company offers Homelife in a bundle with internet and Wi-Fi services. Cox Homelife is offered in 645 service areas spanning 21 U.S. states.

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    • Home automation available
    • Bundle options
    • Limited availability
    • Undisclosed termination fees

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      Reviewed Jan. 6, 2021

      Cox security system is entirely too expensive for what you get. They advertise free equipment but neglect to say exactly what is free. The only item we received was the base unit. There is additional charge for connecting door windows, fire alert alarms and CO monitors. It adds up very quickly. The monthly charge during the initial phase is reasonable but almost doubles after that. The other thing I would earn of is the two year contract. You are locked in and they refuse to leg you out of IT so be very sure before you sign.

      Customer ServiceContract & TermsTechReliability

      Reviewed March 5, 2020

      We moved to Arizona in Nov 2019 and decided to get security for our new home. We decide to try Cox Homelife since we were signing up for their cable and internet. The technician who came out to install told us we had thirty days and if we did not like the equipment/service we could cancel without any penalties. Otherwise the contract was for 2-years. We were having troubles from the very beginning with the equipment not working. We have 2 cameras with the service and the monitor screen would not show what was happening on the cameras. We would continuously get a message that it was trying to connect but never would connect. After three weeks we finally called to cancel the Homelife. During that call we were told that we only had 3 days to cancel. If we cancel now before the 2-year contract was up it would cost $700. We explained that is not what we were told. They would not budge on their decision.

      They said they would sent out a tech to take a look at it. The tech who came out said our internet strength in the house was causing the problem and we would continue to have issues. We called the next day to insist they cancel and remove the equipment from what the installer said. They said they would send out the next level tech. He fixed the cameras by changing it to another channel. He finally got the cameras to work on the monitor. However, we still could not get constant access with the Homelife app to monitor the cameras. We both intermittently get messages that say "Not Connected. This app requires an internet connection. Make sure your device is not in Airplane mode and has a Wi-Fi or cellular connection. When your device is reconnected, you will be able to sign in again". We are always connect by Wi-Fi or cellular when these messages occur.

      We called again to say that this service still does not work and we want to cancel. We spoke to a supervisor and he said that it is the fault of our cellular carrier and that they would not do anything. REALLY?? I should not have to change cell companies to get the service to work. We told them if they cannot get this to work as it should then they need to remove it and void the contract. They refused so we filed a complaint with BBB. That caused us to get a phone call from an escalation department. They will not budge on removing the equipment. They expect us to take more time off work to let another technician come out to look at it.

      How much money do we have to continue to lose in wages to be home for their technician window? We have already invested too much time on this. Every technician or supervisor has a different reason why their equipment won't work. They need to face it that their equipment and service is crap and it just does not work well at our location for WHATEVER the reason is, and the right thing for Cox to do is let us cancel without penalty. It is criminal for them to force us to keep this equipment that has proven time-and-time again that it is not reliable to keep our home and lives safe.

      Customer ServiceInstallation & Setup

      Reviewed Jan. 9, 2020

      I was sold equipment that did not exist. Was supposed to be a four hour installation, installer called out to another job in a hour. Got the cliff notes tutorial. Blew out my first floor phones. They went into two of my accounts taking out the same unauthorized charges. Never called but showed up four days later to install more equipment. Had to change bank numbers, block them, called everyday, when finally got through two and a half hours, eight department charges to get the bank fraud charges handled and get them to cancel service and make appointment to get equipment uninstalled.

      One agent for 45 minutes tortured me to set up uninstall and then demanded I pay 25 dollars. Next agent said it only takes ten minutes and no charge. WTH? I nearly collapsed from exhaustion, anger, frustration and disbelief that it is ok to put a 30 year customer through this? Don't do it. It's customer service that is a nightmare. An absolute nightmare. Imagine if I stayed? More fraudulent billing, agent and tech nightmares? So thankful I left as fast as I could.

      Customer Service

      Reviewed Sept. 29, 2019

      The system rarely works. It once locked me out of my own house with the alarm system locked at midnight while my family was sleeping. It's atrocious and the cameras never work. I have been required to call customer service on several occasions with no proper support or advice.

      Customer ServiceInstallation & SetupCamera & VideoTech

      Reviewed Sept. 20, 2019

      I have been a Cox Communication customer for over 25 years. Recently I moved to a new place and requested service from cox. They show up with their technician talking about a new service "HOMELIFE" which I never agreed to. Installed the video camera and talked about all the benefits and that it is absolutely free with no charge. I got a bill for $400 charges on the equipment and service. I had to call on three separate occasion and wasted 1 hour each time being passed around from one person to the next promising that they would credit my account. Yesterday morning they disconnected my service and when I called them after being passed around to about 6 different people in order to restore my service they made me pay for the equipment for $270.00 something they said was free. They have the most dishonest employees, they are thieves. I will look for other services as I am disgusted by this company's greed and lies.

      Customer ServiceInstallation & Setup

      Reviewed Sept. 19, 2019

      Do you know what Hell is? Well, I will tell you my hell...My “Hell” is dealing with Cox Communication. I have experienced the most ineffectual and poor customer service since I attempted the small feat of moving my Cox service across the hall to my new apartment in July.. I spoke to a rep in July who asked if I wanted to add Cox Homelife to my account since it was a great product and that they were offering if for FREE. The adage that you get what you pay for should have been high in my memory bank. She told me that I could cancel the service within 30 days if it was not as I expected; I verified with her that canceling the service would not affect my Bundle price Anyways, I get the service and true to form, it is horrible. It has been installed poorly so it chirps every fifteen minutes which is very frustrating.

      I called back within the allotted thirty days to cancel the service and verified again that my Bundle deal would not be affected negatively because I canceled the Homelife service. Imagine my surprise when I got a bill stating that my service would increase by about…ummmm, 200.00 per month...because I lost the Bundle discount. I called and spoke to Bosha on September 4th about the increase. And, she said that it was because I lost the Bundle discount which I explained that I was told that it would not be taken but that's neither here nor there, how do I fix it? Bosha said that she would set up an appointment for the 11th to have Homelife reinstalled and to fix the issue. I called back on the 11th when no one came and spoke to a supervisor/manager, Deborah, who explained that Bosha never completed the request so that meant that my husband wasted a half day off since we had to reschedule the appointment for the next week.

      I then received a bill for 300.00 to install Homelife which I refused to pay because I only got the service because the install fee had been waived. I called again to rectify this and was transferred to the requisite...deep sarcasm...four associates, one including Tonya who transferred me to another associate, when I asked to speak to a supervisor. I received ANOTHER email with the incorrect installation date so I called and had the date changed to Tuesday, the 24th, from 5 pm until 7pm. I received an email and a phone call today verifying today’s erroneous install date. I called and spoke to Andrea, a supervisor, who informed me that they cannot install from 5-7 because they would not have complete time to install.

      This is the epitome of a Comedy of Errors. Cox is hell. I would leave but they have a monopoly in my building. Sooo, basically, I am going through Hell to have them install a service that is horrible and that I never wanted. Oh, yeah, I just got a late notice for my bill that was supposed to be postponed until they fix this phenomenal mess. Yeah, Cox.

      Customer Service

      Reviewed Aug. 21, 2019

      I purchased Cox Homelife in a bundle but after having the service for several months I noticed continuing fees for equipment that they had up charged without making me aware of. Customers service said it was in an email that I never got and said there was nothing they would do about it.

      Customer Service

      Reviewed Aug. 12, 2019

      SO, where to begin. Started the service on July 15th, 2019 and reported on July 18th that I do not want Homelife security and they made me keep it stating they have open up a case for it and then keep diverting me to sales guys to make me keep the service. I finally took all the equipment out and went to nearest COX center, deposited it and ask them to call Homelife and they cancelled it finally! So I thought, "Ok it all over," but NO. They put an early termination fee on me for $750 and did not removed it and made me pay it! Horrible customer service and very rude people. Will never recommend this company to anyone and please stay away for them. They are not worth the price. I will suggest SimpliSafe, which is far more reasonable and very good customer service. Thanks, G

      Customer ServiceContract & TermsSales & Marketing

      Reviewed July 18, 2019

      Called Cox and had Homelife set up. First bill, everything going according to the Contract. Received the 2nd bill. And I was charged the Equipment fee of 177.50 again. When I signed the Initial Contract the information reflected On the Equipment List It stated "Equipment Retail Cost 960.00, the amount you pay 177.50, Total Savings 782.50." So I called, supposedly a ticket was issued and I would hear back in a few weeks, it would be corrected. Paid the Bill and waited. Next Month called. Spoke with a few people, no explanation why I did not hear back before.

      I was escalated to a Supervisor who informed me the contract should have reflected 177.50 x4 it was misprinted, I pointed to the clause in the contract (Clause 33) that says the equipment list is a part of the contract and what the pricing I agreed to was. Too bad so sad the charges are right. "We sent you a email that says x4." I reviewed my email and asked him to resend it (I have never received that email still to this day, not the resends). I then asked to speak with a manager regarding this issue and possible cancelation of this service. Was told I would be called back within 72 hours. Paid the bill and waited.

      Flash to the next bill. Called Cox. Explained yet again, after being transferred to multiple people (never the manager I requested in the prior pall) yet another ticket has been issued. Despite the multiple people I have spoken with regarding this issue, I have been told things like, "The contract was misprinted. You should have contacted us within 60 days it says that in the contract (not that I have found) and I did regardless, 30 days from when the 2nd Billing occured. It's not our fault our representative didn't tell you. I need to let the sales reps managers know she didn't explain it correctly." I will pay the bill and wait again. The sad part it, I like the service. I have never really had a problem with Cox. But my advice, stay well away from headaches like this if you can.

      Customer Service

      Reviewed June 25, 2019

      I had the Homelife installed and had 3 days to cancel and return equipment. I returned it in 2. The second month they charged me 817.00 in cancellation fees. They are a rip off company with garbage equipment and I had to even spackle and paint after I got rid of their horrible equipment. After calling them many times and being told they would fix my bill they told me it was not being reversed anymore. They are rude and mean and their supervisors are most unprofessional and unhelpful. Go with a real company for home security. Not this trash.

      Customer Service

      Reviewed June 25, 2019

      I was with Cox for about 5 years. I attempted to unplug the security system from the wall, so that I wasn’t charged a fee; however sparks flew and I almost was electrocuted. Cox “said” they would waive the uninstallation fee, as I felt unsafe to unplug it myself. A week later, I see a charge for $105.93 FOR THE UNINSTALLATION FEE!!! I had to call 3 times before finally being able to get connected to a supervisor (the other times I was disconnected). The supervisor named Tyson ID# ** said he could only offer me 50% off, because NOTHING WAS WRITTEN IN THE NOTES. Cox wants to make any penny they can off of you. THEY HAVE NO RESPECT FOR THEIR CUSTOMERS, EVEN IF THEY ARE IN A NEAR DEATH EXPERIENCE. I will never use them again and do not recommend them AT ALL. Stay away!

      Customer ServiceContract & TermsSales & Marketing

      Reviewed April 9, 2019

      Purchasing a Cox Homelife system... being assured I would be able to cancel during the 6 month trial period... I had high hopes of being able to secure my home when away for half of each year. When I questioned. in advance of signing on the dotted line, of the recording capabilities of the system I was told I have fifty FREE recordings per camera each day.

      However. the 720 mp cameras would never show a clear image of any object... even my stationary car... which appeared someone took a baseball bat to the hood... windshield leaving me freaked out about this sabotage to my nice car. Upon seeing the car firsthand I was relieved to see no damage at all. But the cameras’ images are soo poor one would never be able to identify a possible criminal caught in the act if it were to happen. What good is this for catching a perpetrator.

      When contacting Homelife repeatedly... I should have kept a tally. I could not get any response to the problem with recording long term... by 11:00 am the fifty FREE recordings were used up from slight breezes. Turn down camera sensitivity... get no recordings. I wanted to buy or rent a dvr recording device... not offered during their transition to the cloud storage capabilities... which when ready I was assured I would be notified for getting this feature... NO COMMUNICATION.

      Finally wishing to cancel before my 6 month trial period... I would be told a supervisor will call you in the next day or two... NOPE, no emails... NADA. Again calling back, told the same thing... NOPE. There goes the 6 month threshold for a complete refund for all incurred costs. So I stopped paying the $60.00/month payments for a service which was leaving my property 100% unprotected. THEN my bill for Homelife jumped to 500 dollars.

      Then the following month it went to $871.24 for what? For not paying for an incompetent service from the get go... probably the amount to pay off the two year contract which ONE IS OBLIGATED to deal with without having the opportunity to cancel before the 6 month trial period as promised... because this CORRUPT BUSINESS plays smoke and mirrors with its customers/victims in order to profit on the unsuspecting people who really are POWERLESS against this entity simply by initiating a service sounding great from the sales representative... but the reality over the course of business dealings.. leaves me...OR it could be YOU! But reading this I’m sure you now know better! You are welcome!

      By reading all reviews and getting an overall understanding of just how CRIMINAL this COX HOMELIFE entity is. Literally stealing money from those not aware before signing the contract... will be victimized. The little guy... just trying to protect the most valuable asset... the home... is being legally fleeced/robbed from a business entity... Cox Homelife... without any recourse... except for filing a lawsuit. Maybe someone willing to create a class action suit for this criminal activity of Cox Homelife will then and only then bring justice to the victims having experienced a similar financial loss without any customer support to get what was SUPPOSEDLY paid for... Ugh!

      Verified purchase

      Reviewed March 28, 2019

      I have heart disease and when I got Cox Homelife, I felt more comfortable. My bills are too high though, but otherwise, my experience with them has been good. I would recommend them.

      Customer ServiceMonitoringContract & TermsCamera & Video

      Reviewed March 23, 2019

      We installed our Cameras 2 years ago with COX Homelife because we had already internet and TV from them. Had to purchase the Cameras and sensors and sign up for a 2 years monitoring contract for $52.99 a month. Now after 2 years I like to cancel this contract because there are better cameras and monitoring contracts out there. The Cameras are also not very good. Sometimes too sensitive and if you turn down this sensitivity they don't react at all. Now I'm 1 hour on hold because I told them I like to cancel my contract. This are NOT a GOOD Company at all. Overpriced and slow to react if you have a problem. My advice to you what looks for information, don't use COX Homelife. Use any other company, just not COX. This are criminals when it comes to customer service and response. You have better choices.

      Contract & TermsTech

      Reviewed Feb. 14, 2019

      When I purchased the Cox Homelife product the tech came over and showed me everything on my Desktop. It worked great. Mid contract they took away the CVR feature on the desktop which allowed you to view past events on the large Desktop monitor. Now you can only view with a mobile app on a 2-3 inch screen. Useless. Now they want to charge me a huge early disconnect fee. NO MORE COX FOR ME.

      Installation & SetupContract & Terms

      Reviewed Feb. 1, 2019

      Someone forged my name on a Homelife Contract after I told the Cox Installation person that I did not want the service. I only wanted Cox cable and Internet. I have been paying for this service that I never requested. I have a copy of the signed contract that I printed from my Cox account and the signature isn't mine. I cannot get Cox or Homelife to help. I am in the process of hiring an attorney.

      Customer ServiceInstallation & SetupTech

      Reviewed Jan. 30, 2019

      I ordered a Cox HomeLife bundle on January 2nd, 2019, (cable, internet and Homelife Security). I had a technician come to my house and install the camera, a second technician was scheduled to come and install the second camera on Saturday January, 12th between 12-3 pm. No one showed up to my house, no one emailed, no one called, nor text. I placed a call to Cox at 4pm, and they sent two technicians who arrived a few hours later, super rushed, and with attitudes questioning if it was me who placed a "no show call". After this technicians completed the installation, they left, stating he was done, and had to go. My cameras were not working after he left, they were not picking up any motion, nor recording.

      I placed several calls to Homelife support, rebooted the system many times, as advised over the phone. I had to schedule a third technician come in and fix the issue, he removed everything, and re-installed them. He stated they were now working again, and we wouldn't have any more issues. Literally after he left, the system stopped working once again, I placed multiple calls, re-booted the system, and nothing. They wanted for me to wait another three days to have a fourth visit, and get this fixed. I had already taken 12 hours off work, during these visits to my house, and my system was not working. Now I do not have any more PTO, nor the luxury of time to waste.

      I was forced to cancel my system, no one was able to figure out what was wrong with it, why it was not working, nor what was going on. The system was active for 11 days, and only worked for 4 days. I explained to them, that I will have to cancel due to system nonworking properly, not only have I used up my PTO and taken time off from work, but I would have to pay for a system that isn't working, and no one has been able to resolve. They cancelled my system as of Friday January, 11th 2019. And now I have a $748.00 early termination fee, even though, I am in the "30 day money back guarantee" since I had a nonworking system for 11 days. I placed multiple calls, spend hours on the phone, was transferred from department to department, without any success.

      I was advised on Monday January 14th, that a form would be submitted, and have the termination fee waived, since I cancelled due to system not working, and none of the technicians were able to resolve the issue. I was given the runaround, advising me to call back another day, or to wait for a supervisor's call. I called again on Monday January 21st, 2019, I was advised, they had to resubmit another form requesting the early termination fee to be waived, and to wait for a supervisor to call me. I called again on the 23rd of January, and was advised to wait and call back another day, since there was no activity in my account regarding the fee being waived, nor a supervisor contacting me.

      As of today, I do not know what is going on with my account, I am being charged for an early termination fee, for a system that worked for 4 days out of the 11 days it was active. NO one was able to fix/resolve the issue with my cameras/Homelife System. NO one has given me a call as I was advised. NO one has been able to assist me in fixing this issue, I do not feel like I have to pay an early termination fee of almost $800.00 for a system that did not work, and they did not fix. I cancelled because the system did not work, I have no more time off work to accommodate another 4 hour technician visit to the house, and I am within the "30 day money back guarantee" that they advertise.

      Robert increased rating by 3 stars.
      Customer Service
      After a positive interaction with Cox Homelife, Robert increased their star rating.

      Reviewed Jan. 18, 2019

      I reported a sudden issue connecting to my in house security camera with my Galaxy S8. I was directed to advanced tech support. They were very nice and told me they were working on a software patch. That was 2 months ago... No fix yet. I have called two more times and have continued to be told fix is in the works. I have given up. Too bad, when it worked it was great but now nothing.

      James increased rating by 4 stars.
      After a positive interaction with Cox Homelife, James increased their star rating on Jan. 14, 2019.

      Updated review: Jan. 14, 2019

      They called me and resolved it right away.

      Original Review: Jan. 14, 2019

      I've been renting a room in a house, which is the only reason I chose the Homelife service that came with a bundle. Renting a room is the only way I've been able to afford the Homelife, cable and internet. I've told COX that I am going to be homeless after the 30th of this month and will no longer be able to use the service and won't be paying for service I won't be able to use and they are still adamant on sticking me with an early termination fee of $400. I have been a loyal customer ever since I've had my service and always paid my bill on time. It appears that COX has no sympathy for anyone who's unfortunate to no longer have a place of residence and is only concerned about receiving as much money as they can, no matter what. After this behavior from COX, they can definitely forget about me ever being a customer with them again. They are very unfair and they don't deserve to have loyal customers who may need their understanding in a time like this.

      Installation & SetupMonitoringSales & Marketing

      Reviewed Dec. 30, 2018

      My suggestion is, stay away from the purchase of the Cox Homelife "Security" system. It's inadequate when compared with other providers, unless you plan on spending a boatload of money to "upscale" Homelife to a fully functional system. And even at that, ADT has a battery backup for their entire system. Cox Homelife doesn't. I know someone who works for Cox and he is quitting them because he can not ethically nor morally rip people off. He told me that himself. It's "bait and switch," in his opinion (and in my opinion), and they deliberately play on the ignorance of the consumer to not realize what the salesperson already knows ahead of time; that their basic security system at the base price they quote is wholly inadequate, and the consumer will (excitedly) walk right into the rabbit hole.

      The consumer will begin adding on "add ons" bit by bit, piece by piece, until they have la carte built a wholly functional security system, ie; 4 cameras instead of the basic two cameras, 24/7 "Cloud" monitoring" (costs 2x more for monitoring 3 cameras than it does for monitoring 2 cameras, and you can't buy three cameras, you have to buy either two or four at a time for [currently] $180.00 per pair). The basic package came with a motion sensor. It came with two cameras (indoor cameras). It came with a control panel. It came with three light bulbs, and it came with a window sensor. I had to pay for installation.

      Beyond those basic things, the customer will likely want an electric door lock. I mean, right? I know I did. I wanted my security system to "act cool" as though... Hey, I'm paying out all this money each month for a security system. I need something that looks cool and functions as though it's actually doing something for my money (and "protecting me"). Who needs a door key anyway?! Now I have a cool looking keypad that beeps and unlocks my door whenever I push the buttons. I paid $260.00 for that entertainment.

      The Cox "Homelife Security" sign in my front yard wasn't enough "coolness." I had to have the electric keypad door lock! (For $260.00). I definitely needed two extra cameras which cost me $180.00 more. It also cost me another extra $15.00 per month to monitor three cameras instead of two, and I had to purchase 4 cameras because I couldn't just purchase one more (than two). No, it had to be four! So, add on the extra-extra for "Cloud monitoring" of four cameras. Window sensors? I got a door sensor instead, because after all, I preferred to go with a cool looking/operating $260.00 door lock, and that meant the door needed the sensor (sorry window, you lost).

      But really, I should have known ahead of time that this whole Cox Homelife Security "deal" was a sham when it came with ONE window sensor in the basic package. Think real hard and long about this (because I didn't)... It's a SECURITY system and it comes with ONE window sensor. That's not a statement about Cox, that's a statement about me! I knew it came with one window sensor and I bought the system anyway!

      That has to be the "gotcha" joke that floats around somewhere inside Cox Corporate that pokes a finger in the eye of every consumer who purchases their Homelife Security "system", saying, "LOL. It comes with one window sensor and they're still buying from us! Yeah, next year let's not offer any sensors!" So, piss on the windows, I went with a door lock! Yay! If I wanted (need) the window sensors (11 needed) they would cost extra. But hey, I got the motion sensor (and alarm) for AFTER someone breaks into my home. In closing, You decide.

      Customer ServiceContract & TermsSales & Marketing

      Reviewed Nov. 8, 2018

      I had a salesman with Cox tell me about the Cox Homelife security system when he came to fix my cable wires. I had ADT system which I never had a issue with, but he told me they had night vision cameras, fire, security, recording features, etc. plus a phone app. Well needless to say nothing that the salesman told me was what was offered. The cameras or the cheapest ever offered. They go off and on and not night vision. Can't set the alarm system for away if you have pets but was not told until I started complaining of the system. The phone app doesn't work when you leave home or most of the time at home it just stays stuck on downloading. That was the beginning of a nightmare.

      This addition to Cox the Cox Homelife has no one you can talk to at all. When you call they only want to set up maintenance service. They will not discuss anything else. They have a clause that you have 72 hours to cancel if you don't like it. Plus they send you the contract to sign by computer. The reason why is so when you don't sign it, they will say you did to rope you into a two year contract. Then when you complain that is the only thing they say is you signed the contract. They don't care that you were lied to about the services and the equipment. In my opinion it's a big scam. Nothing they said, to get you to get the system or about how it works is what you get. Beware. Just because it has the Cox's name on it doesnt mean it is as the other Cox services.

      I had them come out because of the cameras going off and on and was told by the serviceman just crawl up a ladder and unplug it. Then was told even by the service ppl how bad and cheap the security system was, but because I didnt record the salesperson or the service ppl I was stuck in a two year contract (Really) if a company has to tell you that, they know it is not what they advertise from the beginning.

      I tried to call the Cox Homelife main business office. Guess what. There isn't no one there in charge. Just phone operators. If you call the Cox phone number you just hear you signed a contract or do you need service on it. So where is the protect for consumers when what you are told you get is not what you get? Where is the protect against companies who just want to scam you when you don't even sign anything? I have tried to find anyone to help with this matter but all you get is, "Did you record anything" or they say you signed a contract on the computer even when you didn't. I should have researched more I know, but you really don't think this can be legal to hold you to having to pay for something you were lied to about, misled about, and told you signed something you didn't. Cox Homelife is a nightmare.

      Customer ServiceInstallation & SetupTech

      Reviewed Sept. 24, 2018

      We have been with Cox for years for phone and internet, so decided to get Home Life when we moved into our new home. Originally, we were told that it would be 250.00 to get 3 cameras installed, along with 15 sensors. When the tech arrived to install it, he said we needed 10 more sensors for the upstairs bedrooms and that it would cost us an additional 50.00. Then the bill comes... 1200.00 for all the equipment! To add insult to injury, NONE of the cameras work. I've had to have techs out to the house 5 times to try and fix it. The whole thing is a disaster. I've spent hours on the phone and hours trying waiting for various techs to come out and try to fix the connectivity issue. Would definitely NOT recommend Cox Home Life to anyone thinking about it for home security.

      Customer ServiceContract & TermsTechSales & Marketing

      Reviewed Aug. 31, 2018

      I purchased two HD cameras to go along with my Homelife and I was told that there was not going to be ANY additional fees unless I wanted to do the video recording service which I did not want. Almost $400 later they had to send a technician out for some reason it was not able to connect, lo and behold we find out that I am on the essential package not the preferred package and that if I want the cameras to be able to connect to the system I will have to pay an additional $15 per month!!! Livid is an understatement, like everyone else has said all they care about is throwing you a good sales pitch to get you to commit to the contract for two years. At this point I am ready to pay the $250 to terminate my contract with them and get rid of every single Cox service I have. Cox customer service has gone way down him, time to start looking for an alternative service provider!

      Customer ServiceInstallation & SetupContract & TermsSales & Marketing

      Reviewed Aug. 29, 2018

      The Cox Homelife Sales guy here in Fort Smith, Arkansas told me he can add the Homelife into my TV and Internet package in place of the phone for no extra costs. I was skeptical but after much reassurance I agreed. The second billing was $498. I was charged installation charges, activation charges, hardware charges and fees I was charged that I told I wasn’t going to be charged. There were even fees that I was charged AFTER the installation date. Cox did a great job contacting Cox Homelife supervisors. My bill was reduced to $152.

      Third billing date my bill was $500. I spoke to 4 Cox Homelife reps when I wanted to cancel the service. One rep told me she couldn’t see my account. That was a lie! Another rep told me it was already off my account but knew that was a lie when I was listening to my door chiming while I was opening my door. Two reps transferred me to back to Cox and didn’t even deal with my issue at all and the last one told me I was in a contract I was not aware of and that I would be charged $600. Paperwork was submitted 6 times to put me in a bundled package and all 6 times it was denied with the last time it being denied “in error”. The product is great and gives me peace of mind being a single mom but the shady sales guy, customer service and overall experience of the lack of care given to the Homelife customers is terrible!!!

      Customer ServiceInstallation & SetupCamera & VideoTech

      Reviewed Aug. 25, 2018

      Requested a service for an outdoor camera. Tech arrived on time to install Homelife. The appointment was from 8-10 am, Saturday 8/25. The camera that came with the package was not recommend as the camera is actually water resistant, not waterproof. Agreed to carry on as he promised the camera would pick up the driveway which is where incidents have occurred. The first camera he installed never came on. Tech advised this happens frequently and pulled another from his truck (this should have been a red flag). The tech installed the new camera and immediately started to power up. At this point the live feed would not work. He tried everything and eventually called his supervisor. They both worked endlessly to figure out the issue to no prevail. They both came the conclusion that Cox was installing an update the app. Tech left the property at 12:30.

      Called Cox to let them know what had transpired as I do not want to be charged for another tech to come out. They advised the tech should have never left and they would have someone call me within 30 to schedule a tech to come back. One hour goes by and no call from Cox. I called back, they advised me that the tech was held up at another job and they would call me within 30 mins, understood. Just wish they would have communicated that better. AGAIN, an hour goes by. No call. Called back, was told they would have dispatched call me back.

      Again, no call back within an hour. Called Cox back very frustrated at this point and was advised they could not get ahold of dispatch. At this point the items are not working, I’ve wasted a day, and I just want to return the goods. Supervisor place me to a call center that was closed. Worst service ever! No communication nor follow through with the products on the Homelife. I have had Cox for cable and no issues for years. Homelife is just too new and I assume not all the bugs are worked out yet.

      Customer ServiceInstallation & SetupCamera & VideoTech

      Reviewed Aug. 6, 2018

      A little about me first, I'm a 58 year old retired law enforcement Officer from the New Orleans La. area who is living in Up-Town. In the past 3 years or so my wife was robbed, our cars broken into and a New Orleans Policeman shot right in front of our home. Not to forget we now have a stalker who wants to kill both of us. So we decided to get 6 Cox Cable HomeLife security camera's install 3 months ago (1,400.00 Paid) and that's when the nightmare began.

      Within these 3 months Cox Technicians have been over 6 times and that's not counting the supervisor who has been over 3 times. All the technicians are very nice, but not one can get my cameras to work. They also attempted to install an extension device and shorted out the wall socket that caught on fire. The supervisor (Sam) stated he doesn't know why my cameras are not working. I'm tired and just want all money back so I can get a security system that works before something happens at my home.

      Updated on 08/28/2018: Cox Homelife has been a horror story. I suggest to anyone even thinking about getting this system to reconsider. It's a horrible system.

      We had it installed and the techs could not get it to work since day one. We had tech after tech and supervisors come over to try to fix the system to no avail. Then we were told that we needed to be patient because Cox has a new app coming out and we will be one of the first to be installed, then the system will work. A bunch of lies. The tech came out and installed the new app and still didn't work. I heard him tell his supervisor on the phone that the SYSTEM WAS NOT FIXABLE.

      We asked for our money back and was turned down. We paid for a bunch of equipment that never worked and Cox feels that is ok. So we have cameras that were installed on and in our home THAT DO NOT WORK. They say that they cannot make it work but still refuse to refund our money. Now they are saying that it is WIFI issue. Well, it is COX WIFI. Cox Homelife is made up of a bunch of thieves! I thought that this would be a reputable company to have a security system with. I was wrong. They do not know what they are doing and we have to pay for it. Piss poor company!! Stay away from them.

      Customer Service

      Reviewed June 7, 2018

      I moved my service from one location in Norfolk, VA to another and was told that the only deal I could get for my cable in my new house was to bundle Homelife, TV and phone. I was also told that if I paid the $500 outright for my Homelife equipment I would be able to cancel at any time. I have tried to cancel and been disrespected on the call and the lady told me that she would be the final say and I would not be able to talk to a supervisor. I requested a phone investigation because the phone rep told me that there was no contract and it would be on the recording. She told me that no one would give me those investigation results and no one will call me back because supervisors do not call customers. Cox Homelife is a gimmick and they only care about the bottom line. No customer service at all.

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      Customer ServiceCamera & VideoTech

      Reviewed June 5, 2018

      Cameras never recorded, every time we had a person come by to fix it, they would charge us even though we had a 5$ equipment insurance (so if anything didn't work they would come and fix it for free). They would still charge me on my bill, so I would have to call and argue with them, then get the charge taken off. Then the circle would begin again. Recording didn't work, or cameras stopped working. Someone would come out, fix it, I would get charged, then call and ask them to take the charge off. Repeat, repeat, repeat. Paying $15 extra a month for 10 days of recording and we have NOTHING. Finally, I stopped calling and asking for them to fix it cause it has been a nightmare and a waste of my time and money. They credited me for 5 months (even though it didn't work for 19 months and that was AFTER we had 4 or 5 technicians out to fix it... continuously).

      Absolutely time-wasting nightmare. If you are considering using Cox Homelife Security System: instead: place $75 a month into your paper shredder. Spend time on your phone, angry and complaining at least 45 minutes biweekly, then take 4 hours off of work monthly, to wait for a clueless technician to repair nothing. The spend another 45 minutes on the phone asking for them to give you your money back every other week. Cox Homelife: We make your homelife harder and we even charge you for it! We love financially ** consumers and when they complain, we blame the problems on them!

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      Customer ServiceInstallation & SetupContract & TermsSales & Marketing

      Reviewed May 22, 2018

      Buyer beware! Please google Cox Homelife scam and read the reviews before considering this low rate home security. They just want you to sign a contract and get you locked it. Terrible customer service as well! Buyer beware! Cox Homelife is a rip-off company. They will not work with you on resolving billing payments. Customer service is horrible and non-responsive. I was offered a combo pack and promised an installation charges reduced by 100% but I keep seeing hefty installation charges and additional monthly charges and partial month billing getting added to the bill. When you call customer care, they will keep redirecting to different departments.

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      Customer ServiceInstallation & Setup

      Reviewed March 26, 2018

      Cox Homelife is a big big mistake I did getting installed. Even after being an existing Cox customer, I feel this the worst choice. Customer service is horrible and non-responsive. I was offered a combo pack and promised an installation charges reduced by 50% but I keep seeing hefty installation charges and additional monthly charges getting added to the bill. When you call customer care, they will keep redirecting to Homelife department which works separately. The Homelife Customer service will be unavailable for long and once they come they will say that I need to talk to the Homelife consultant that met me for my installation. This gentleman will not respond to emails or phone at once. Keep following and making your life hell is what Cox Homelife is doing. You get a better product and free installation with other service providers like Livewatch and ADT etc.

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