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Using existing smart security system on a new ISP

I have a COX security system (sensors & camera). I no longer want to be monitored by COX security over COX internet. I own all the equipment. How can I connect my existing security system to new internet service provider? I need to establish remote monitoring of camera, temperature settings, and lights.

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Re: security system

The ISP you use to connect to Internet probably isn't the issue. The issue is the software used by Cox to monitor your equipement.

So better ask some other security companies if they can remotely monitor Cox equipment or only their own. I'm afraid the answer will be "Only our own, please sign a contract to rent it and use our services. Welcome as a new subscriber."

Kees

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Re connecting an old commercial security system to a new app

Thanks, Kees_B. I'm thinking that there are so many do-it-yourself systems, there has to be an "other than commercial" answer. It seems like the camera and LAN system would be ubiquitous. Seemingly the only issue would be to hook it into the internet...or perhaps the router connects to the security equipment and is then back fed over the internet to the app on my iPhone?

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Then look in the manual ...

(user manual, installation manual, setup manual, whatever it's called) or at the site of the maker how it is to be connected to a (wireless or wired) network the and what you need to do and have to access the camera's from inside and outside your house and to process the signals from the sensors (like a fire or burglar sensor).

If this wasn't a DIY system, but done by a professional, contact him for advice.

Kees

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