[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GCSr-vWKBUQ]Comcast’s Mitch Bowling, who is overseeing the nationwide launch of Xfinity Home, was in Seattle recently to meet with news media. We caught up with him at our customer service center in Fife and asked him to explain what customers can expect with the new Xfinity Home system.
Here is what he had to say about the various components of the system, which allow you to manage everything from the temperature of your home to the exact times your front door opened and closed throughout the day. It occurred to us that these also serve as a sort of ‘how to’ video series that could be useful if you get the system:
The touchscreen which can sit on your kitchen counter and allows you to control your entire system, while getting a word of the day too.
The thermostat that comes with the system and that you can control using your iPhone or iPad.
The key fob that lets you arm and disarm the system before you enter your house.
The cameras. There are both indoor and outdoor cameras. The outdoor cameras are especially cool because they are infrared and see in the dark.
The free iPhone and iPad app that lets you monitor your home from any location, turn lights on and off and set your thermostat as well as arm and disarm your security system.
And finally, Mitch talks about the customer portal where you can control and monitor the entire system and set up rules such as sending you a text message everytime your garage door opens or turning out the lights at 10 p.m. each night.
To learn more about Xfinity Home, including pricing and availability, you can visit the Xfinity Home website.
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