WEST PALM BEACH, Fla.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast is highlighting its newly-enhanced Xfinity Home Control service with a host of features designed to meet the specific needs of Florida homeowners, seasonal residents, and the millions of Floridians that live in apartment complexes and condo communities.
Xfinity Home Control from Comcast is a home automation system platform that lets users look after their home, family and pets from anywhere at any time. With Xfinity Home Control customers have the ability to:
- View and receive live video and still images from their homes;
- Remotely schedule and turn lights on and off;
- Program, set, and adjust their thermostats;
- Receive real-time text and email alerts when doors and windows open or close, kids arrive home from school, pet sitters and babysitters arrive or leave the house;
- Monitor, access, control and stay connected to your home using the free Xfinity Home app on an iPad, iPhone, tablet or Android devices or use the personal subscriber portal.
EcoSaver technology saves you money
With Florida cities dominating the list of the places in the United States with the highest annual average temperature (according to NOAA’s National Climactic Data Center), controlling energy costs is critically important to Sunshine State residents. In fact, a recent independent survey from Houzz and Home indicates that two of the leading reasons people decided to initiate home improvement projects were to “incorporate new technologies into the home” and “increase energy efficiency.”
A benefit to Floridians is Xfinity Home’s EcoSaver™, a new cloud-based service that can help customers potentially reduce their energy use year-round and save on their utility bills. Paired with the Xfinity Home thermostat, EcoSaver actually “learns” each home’s unique cooling and heating patterns and makes automatic and incremental adjustments to the thermostat based on real-time weather data, the thermal characteristics of the house, and the homeowners’ temperature preferences. Over time, the system adapts to homeowners’ input and helps reduce energy consumption, all while keeping the temperature comfortable.
"Customers want innovative, affordable technologies that can help them monitor and manage their homes whether they’re at home or away,” said Tom Zemaitis. Vice President, Sales and Marketing for Comcast’s Florida Region. “With Xfinity Home Control, Comcast offers a total home solution that simplifies your life.”
Xfinity Home Control is ideal for condos and apartments that can’t have external security systems
For the many Floridians who live in apartment complexes and condominiums where a home security system is already embedded in their dwelling, Xfinity Home Control can enhance their existing system by providing them the ability to monitor and manage their homes remotely. This is a tremendous benefit to seasonal residents who want to monitor and manage their homes when they are away for months at a time.
Studies by the American Animal Hospital Association and DogVacay.com found that 75 percent of pet parents feel guilty about leaving pets home alone while at work and 72 percent worry about their pets when traveling without them. Xfinity Home lets you look in on your pets any time of day and night, making sure they are comfortable and not up to mischief.
Put Your Home on Auto Pilot
Leaving work later than expected? Xfinity Home lets you adjust the thermostat and turn lights on or off remotely or by automated schedules. For example, you can automatically lower the thermostat temperature an hour before you come home from work every weekday to keep the house cool for your arrival. Experiencing an unexpected cold front? Raise the temperature remotely to warm up the house before you get home. Turn lights on and off to make it appear you are home even if away on vacation.
How To Order Xfinity Home
Xfinity Home Control is available starting at only $9.95 per month. The Xfinity Home Control Equipment Starter Pack is available starting at $99.95. For more information about Xfinity Home pricing, equipment and features, visit www.xfinity.com/home or call 1-800-XFINITY.
Note to Media:
Media can download broadcast-quality b-roll footage showcasing various features of Xfinity Home at the following website: http://press.comcastfloridaproductions.com/
About Comcast Cable:
Comcast Cable is the nation's largest video, high-speed Internet and phone provider to residential customers under the XFINITY brand and also provides these services to businesses. Comcast has invested in technology to build an advanced network that delivers among the fastest broadband speeds, and brings customers personalized video, communications and home management offerings. Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA, CMCSK) is a global media and technology company. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.