Home Security and Protecting My Family

Security has always been important to me. I travel a decent amount throughout the year and I want to make sure that my house is secure while I’m away. If I’m at an event… I want to know that my babysitter and children are safe inside the house. Those were my main concerns. I hadn’t however thought about how many other dangers there are besides someone breaking in. I also hadn’t realized that there was affordable technology available to me to help me save on my energy costs while I’m away.

Earlier this month, I was approached by Cox to give their new Home Security System a spin. I already had a home security system, I told them. My representative at Cox, Jonathan, assured me that Cox Home Security would have features that my current system did not… for the same monthly price! So… I let Jonathan come over to do a walk through of my house. The first big shocker? My  system ran off of a land line. What happens if the intruder cut my land line? No more alarm system. Yikes! I had never thought of that! Cox Home Security runs off of its own Internet router and if the Internet goes out… it runs off of cellular at no extra cost to me. Awesome. Cox 1. Current system 0.

Next… My home has some appliances and the heat running off of natural gas. Cox Home Security monitors my home for Carbon Monoxide. I never thought about this potential hazard to my family! In addition… it monitors for smoke. On the first and second floor. Score more points for Cox. My system did none of that. And I’ve not even gotten to the good part yet!

Jonathan had three cameras installed in my home. One views the front door outside and I can see who is ringing the door bell. No more unexpected or unwanted visitors! A second points at my back patio and a third has a clear view through most of the downstairs floor. If someone were to trip the alarm… they start recording. And those recordings could be used to catch the bad guy. Pretty cool huh?

And now for the high tech features…

With my new Cox Home Security System… I get a handy dandy control panel. It looks like a tablet and I can add apps to it… like the weather report. From the panel… I can arm. Disarm. Check the status of all my doors and windows. Watch the cameras. Adjust my thermostat and turn my lamps on and off! How awesome is that! I can even set rules for my lights and thermostat to make myself more comfortable as I enter a room. I feel so fancy!

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Be prepared to be blown away…

All of this can be done from my phone. There’s an app for that! Everything I can do on my home tablet… I can do from my phone! While I’m away… I can watch the cameras and make sure the plants are being watered. I can turn a light on at night. I can adjust the temperature while nobody is home. And… I can feel secure knowing that Cox is monitoring my home along with me 24/7. If something were to happen in my home… I get a text, a call, and an email. If I  don’t answer my call… I have a back up and police will be on the way. They have my back. Fo’ sho’.

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How much does this all cost?

The Preferred Plan is $39.99 a month and the Essential Plan is $29.99 a month. And your FREE state-of-the-art security system is installed for $99. There are even bundle plans! I happen to already have Cox Cable and Cox Internet.

So now… my mind is even more at ease. I know that my family is protected. Not just from bad guys, but from fire and carbon monoxide.

Throughout the year… I’m going to give some updates on how my family is using our new Cox Home Security System. You can even tweet with me using the hashtag #CoxSecurity on Twitter. I hope you follow along and perhaps even decide that it’s time to keep your family safer and closer too.

xo- Kelly

*Note- I have the pleasure of test driving Cox Home Security for a year. I have been compensated for my time. All views and opinions are my own and I value my integrity. I value YOU as my community and would never post anything that would compromise that.
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