We’ve written often about all the myriad ways that cable companies find to screw their customers, from terrible service to larding up bills with sketchy fees. The companies don’t just limit themselves to TV, though, when it comes to customer unfriendliness. Case in point: Charter’s announcement that it will no longer support the home security systems that Charter-owned cable company Spectrum once heavily pushed on its customers — which in some cases meant those customers spent hundreds of dollars on cameras and equipment. Charter not only says it will no longer support these products, rendering them basically useless (the individual devices will work, but there will be no more monitoring): The company at this point isn’t offering refunds or credits to customers for all that equipment they were enticed to purchase, either. Per an announcement to customers, Spectrum has given the following heads-up. ” Note: We’re no longer offering Spectrum Home Security service to new customers. As of February 5, 2020, we’ll no longer support Spectrum Home Security service.” The basic equipment in every home security service package, minus additional peripherals that can be purchased, includes a touchscreen, two wireless door/window sensors, one wireless motion detector, as well as a yard sign and window decals.