Did you know that there are over two million reported home burglaries each year? Yikes!

The most vulnerable homes – homes without a security system – are 300% more likely to experience a burglary than a protected home. These facts are provided by the FBI to help Americans protect what is most important to their them – their homes and their loved ones.

This isn’t the only reason to invest in a home security system. Many insurance companies will give you discounts if you have a system installed.Once you realize the importance of protecting your home with a security system, you probably have realized there are many different systems. Which one is right for you? Here are three surprising facts about Cox security systems, and we will also explore whether or not they offer the best deal.

Professional Monitoring Isn’t Included with Cox systems

When you’re in the market for a security system, you’ve probably come across terms like “24/7 professional monitoring.” Unfortunately, professional monitoring is not included with a Cox security system.

  • Cox Starter 10 is $49.99 per month, but professional monitoring is an additional $25 per month.
  • Cox Preferred 100 is $79.98 per month + professional monitoring fees of $25 per month.


Home Automation Makes Life Easier – Enough Said

How many times have you left your home and were halfway to work before you realized you left the garage door open? What about coming home and stumbling in the darkness as you find the light switch? Home automation can solve both of these problems. Cox offers home automation as part of their comprehensive services. Examples of home automation include:

  • Opening or shutting the garage door
  • Locking or unlocking the front door
  • Turning on or off an appliance
  • Adjust the thermostat so your house is comfortable right when you get home
  • Keep tabs on your home with video streaming

Professional Installation for all Cox Homelife Customers

After, every Homelife client will benefit from a professional installation, walk through, and explanation of the system. This will save you time, and it will also allow a professional to make appropriate suggestions for which equipment you could benefit from the most.

But Is This Really the Best Deal?

Is a security system from Cox the best deal? Not necessarily. When it comes to processional monitoring, why pay extra for a service that will keep you safer? In the event of an emergency, take comfort knowing your home is already being monitored. Taking the extra minute or two to call for emergency services can seem like a lot of time, especially during a burglary. You shouldn’t  have to pay extra for that security. After all, what is a security system without the monitoring? Just noise.

Second, professional installation may be a convenience, but is it worth it? Sure, the installers know their equipment, but allowing a professional installer access to your home can seem like an invasion of privacy, considering they will be assessing your home’s weakest security points. The cost of this service is naturally built into your monthly payment, and speaking of your monthly payment, when those 12-month or 24-month contracts are up, who is to say that your monthly fee won’t increase?


Feel safe and feel confident with Protect America. 

  • Professional monitoring is 24/7 and we offer the lowest price in the industry: $19.99 per month
  • DIY installation saves you big money, but don’t worry – it’s easy to do! Installation takes less that one hour!
  • Locked in monthly rates
  • Up to $1400 in free equipment

Interested in monitored home security? Get a free quote from Protect America.