Cox Communications Inc. announced Monday that it has launched a
home-security-monitoring service in Las Vegas in partnership with @Security
The 'SafeVillage' home-security system uses a cable modem, cameras and
microphones to allow customers to monitor their homes from remote PCs.
Employees at the central monitoring service can also watch and listen to the
customers' homes in the event that alarms are triggered in order to help verify
whether or not they are false.
A standard security package will cost $499 installed, plus $39.95 per month
for the monitoring fee. The price requires a one-year monitoring contract.
Additional hardware, including extra cameras and smoke detectors, can be