Even though it has been six months since our home was burglarized, I still find my son wandering the house, ensuring doors are locked and things are secure. Part of it is because he’s up when he should have been asleep hours ago, but the other part is that there’s still some insecurity in everyone about the security of our home.
With Xfinity Home, some of those fears can be alleviated. Xfinity Home offers customers a way to manage their home security and make your home “smart”.
Last week I had the opportunity to visit a Smart Home and was amazed at the way home security has changed since my mother used to do a “someone’s home” light combo that fooled no one at all. The Xfinity Home “seamlessly integrates a wide range of electronics, appliances and security technology into one easy-to-use experience. Now smart devices can be used for ONE more thing other than phone calls.
Some of the features of the Xfinity home that I really enjoyed was the trigger on a liquor (should be medicine – per The Mister) cabinet should one of the kids decide to have a party if The Mister and I ever get to our second honeymoon. Also, I could get a text with a picture when The Boy comes home from school every day. The best feature was the alarm that could call local law enforcement if a relative with Alzheimer wonders from the home. This could prevent many lost elderly folks.
The X1 platform takes couch potato to a new level! Like The home security device, your smart device can be used to control the TV! I know I am constantly playing “Where’s the dang remote?!” when I come home and want to unwind with Judge Judy. Another highlight is that a movie that has already started on HBO, for example, The Lego Movie (everything is awesome!), can be restarted On Demand or if you are a DVR person, can be downloaded to your device for viewing later.
I remember back in the day, way back in the day, my family was hot stuff with one of the first VCRs on the block. My mom would tape All My Children daily after work. God help the person who turned the channel on the VCR while it was taping. With the X1 platform, you can record up to four programs at one time. With four folks in the house, we all can make sure our favorite shows are available when we are.
If you want to feel safe, secure, and in control of your house, then Comcast’s Xfinity Home is waiting. Xfinity Home starts at just $30 per month. Visit www.xfinity.com/home or call 888-223-5723 for more information on pricing, equipment and additional features. Find out more about Comcast, and other technological upgrades, at Design Home 2014, and turn your home into a “smart home” today!
I was compensated for this post. I have also been a Comcast Xfinity customer for ten years and would have written about these features on my own.