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February 03, 2012

Comcast's Xfinity Home Security Takes Digital Monitoring to a New Level

By Mini Swamy, TMCnet Contributor

First unveiled in Houston and continuing to roll out into various markets in the U.S., Comcast's (News - Alert) Xfinity Home Security was launched across the metro-Denver service area. The service also comes with the Xfinity Security app, which is available for free on Apple’s (News - Alert) iTunes App Store.

Commenting on the introduction of Xfinity Home to Denver consumers, Rich Jennings, regional vice president at Comcast’s Mile High Region, said in a statement, “This state-of-the-art product leverages the power and flexibility of our fiber optic broadband network to bring a whole new level of innovation, choice and value to our customers.”

Xfinity Home offers traditional home security components, like police and fire alarm protection. It has the ability to operate, manage and monitor home appliances remotely. Consumers can create personalized settings that allow them to receive real-time e-mail or text alerts when the motion detectors report activity in or outside the home.

“Xfinity Home brings digital home monitoring to a new level,” said Mitch Bowling, senior vice president and general manager of New Businesses at Comcast Cable.

He added,”It comes with a range of broadband-based technologies that empower customers to stay better connected to their home virtually anytime, anywhere.”

In addition, consumers can also watch secure live-streaming videos of their home via video cameras even while on the go. A menu of widgets allows access to sports scores, updates on weather, news and much more. Both battery and cellular backup helps ensure customers remain fully protected even in the event of a power outage.

Comcast empowers customers in the area to stay better connected to their homes virtually anytime, anywhere, monitors equipment and devices and enriches the entertainment experience.

Comcast is selling the Xfinity Home Preferred Package for $39.95 per month and Xfinity Home customers will also be eligible to receive up to a 20 percent discount on their homeowners’ insurance.

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Mini Swamy is a contributing editor for TMCnet. To read more of her articles, please visit her columnist page.

Edited by Jennifer Russell

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