COMCAST HELPS POWER THE DIGITAL HOME WITH THE LAUNCH OF “XFINITY HOME” SERVICE IN WASHINGTON, D.C. AND VIRGINIA
Comcast has announced the launch of its Xfinity® Home service in Washington, D.C. and Virginia. Xfinity Home, which also launched in Maryland last month, offers traditional home security components, like police and fire alarm protection backed by 24/7 professional monitoring, as well as the ability to remotely adjust digital thermostats, turn lights on or off and watch secure live streaming video from wireless cameras while away from home. The service also comes with the Xfinity Home app, which is available for free on Apple’s iTunes App Store® and Google Play for Android™.
“Xfinity Home is a state-of-the-art product that brings a new level of innovation to home security and home control,” said Tom Coughlin, regional senior vice president for Comcast. “By leveraging the power and flexibility of our fiber optic broadband network, this service provides our customers the ability to stay better connected to their homes from virtually anywhere, anytime.”
Xfinity Home offers consumers the ability to create personalized settings that can do things like provide real-time e-mail or text alerts when doors open or close or when motion detectors report activity occurring inside or outside of the home. In addition, the service comes with a tablet-like touch screen with a menu of widgets that allow access to the latest weather, news, traffic and sports scores.
In addition to 24/7 professional monitoring, Xfinity Home provides customers with the ability to:
- watch live streaming video of their home via wireless cameras;
- access security controls remotely via a Web portal or the Xfinity Home app;
- manage home utilities like digital thermostats and lights;
- have more peace of mind since both battery and cellular backup helps ensure customers remain fully protected even in the event of a power outage.
Today, Comcast is selling the Xfinity Home Preferred Package for as low as $39.95 per month. Xfinity Home customers will also be eligible to receive up to a 20 percent discount on their homeowners’ insurance. Visit www.xfinity.com/home for more information on pricing, equipment and additional features.
The service was first unveiled in Houston in mid-2010 with the name Xfinity Home Security and is continuing to roll out into various markets in the U.S.