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Time Warner Cable Home Security Expands
IntelligentHome Should Be in Majority of Footprint by Fall
by Karl Bode 11:35AM Thursday Jun 27 2013
Like Comcast, Cox AT&T and Verizon, Time Warner Cable has been pushing much harder into the home security and automation market the last few years. As such, the company says that their IntelligentHome service should be deployed in the majority of the company's footprint by this fall after upcoming launches in Ohio and Wisconsin this month, and a launch in New York City later this year. Pricing for the service starts at $34 per month and includes a touchscreen control system, two wireless door or window sensors, a wireless motion detector, and the appropriate yard sign and window warning stickers. Launched in 2011, the company (like the other ISPs) has yet to give hard numbers on subscriber totals.

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cork1958
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Hopefully, we will never see this from Charter!

With as stupidly as Charter runs their outfit, hopefully we will NEVER see this from Charter!

Then again, with the story's that have been around about Comcast employees sleeping on the job while at people's houses even, it never catches on with them either!!

I mean, how can Comcast monitor my stuff if they are sleeping?
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alanxenos
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Re: Hopefully, we will never see this from Charter!

Personally, I wouldn't trust Comcast with my house. And didn't Verizon have that thing where their fios interface boxes caught fire?

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Charter would probably have a cop there between 1-3 PM a week from Tuesday when you are in the middle of a home invasion.

Or they would send a contracted tech to check the house and then call the police.

I would rather have a local company monitoring my alarm.
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I have not and will not cut the cord.

antdude
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Uh...

No thanks, cable companies!

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Hopefully they'll follow Comcast

Hopefully they'll follow Comcast and offer the Home Automation/Control offering without the monitored security portion.

For the security portion I prefer traditional alarm systems that are made by companies like DSC or Honeywell/Ademco and monitored by local central stations. The panel used by Comcast/TWC is known by security professionals as "toilet alarms" as they can be disabled by throwing the controller in the nearest toilet.

I am seriously considering the home automation offering by Comcast but I have my security through a local company.
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I have not and will not cut the cord.
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Re: Hopefully they'll follow Comcast

said by IowaCowboy:

Hopefully they'll follow Comcast and offer the Home Automation/Control offering without the monitored security portion.

For the security portion I prefer traditional alarm systems that are made by companies like DSC or Honeywell/Ademco and monitored by local central stations. The panel used by Comcast/TWC is known by security professionals as "toilet alarms" as they can be disabled by throwing the controller in the nearest toilet.

I am seriously considering the home automation offering by Comcast but I have my security through a local company.

It cannot be disabled by throwing it into the toilet or smashing it. If the backend server does not receive a disarm signal after a certain period of time after an entry delay starts or a perimeter zone is tripped an alarm signal is sent by the backend server to the central monitoring station.

Also the panel used by cable companies can be used to takeover DSC and Honeywell equipment.

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The IH system is not disabled by water.

linicx
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Warning!

Before you buy, call your 911 manager. Where I live in rural America the 911 system does NOT handle ADT type calls.
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Re: Warning!

said by linicx:

Before you buy, call your 911 manager. Where I live in rural America the 911 system does NOT handle ADT type calls.

The cops around here (Springfield, MA) encourage people to buy monitored alarm systems. Even the cops themselves have burglar alarms.

Our neighbor across the street is a cop and he has an alarm.

When the other side of my duplex was broken into, that eventually made me decide to invest in an alarm.

When the building was sold, I talked the new landlord into installing deadbolts. I installed them but she paid for them. The old landlord was adamantly against deadbolts for some reason. The new landlord is a little more lenient too as she doesn't mind our cat.

The burglar alarm I installed is wireless so it did not require modifying the house other than a few wall anchors and tying an RJ31X jack into the phone line.

I have it monitored by a local alarm company.
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I've experienced ImOn (when they were McLeod USA), Mediacom, Comcast, and Time Warner and I currently have DirecTV. They are much better than broadcast TV.

I have not and will not cut the cord.