Several new companies have made their way into the security market, ATT and Cox are two of them in the south western region. Home automation, and home security systems are almost a standard utility that are essential to everyday life. Most of these security systems are wireless and no longer have bulky installations. Most of them run off of local Wi-Fi, or the 3G network over a cellular connection. With the competition growing, prices are lowering and becoming more affordable for just about all households.