Xfinity customers will be able to manage smart home devices – from August, Honeywell, Kwikset, Lutron, Nest, Tile, and dozens of others – at home, on-the-go, and on every screen.
Comcast plans to significantly expand its home automation capabilities across the company’s entire Xfinity services product portfolio, which includes X1 (TV and voice remote), xFi (WiFi), Xfinity Home (home security), and Xfinity Mobile. The move will put access to smart home controls into the hands of more than 15 million Xfinity customers at no additional cost. It will also make the adoption of digital home technologies and innovative Internet of Things (IoT) experiences accessible to many more people by simplifying home automation.
For example, controlling a home could be as simple as having customers use their X1 voice remote to say, “Good Night,” and automatically lock doors, turn off lights, adjust thermostats, and arm their home security system. Alternatively, a customer could receive a notification when their child returns home from school by integrating geo-location technology in a smartphone with a connection to the home xFi Wireless Gateway.
“We want Xfinity to be the home operating system that integrates every IoT device and transforms a connected home into an intelligent home,” said Chris Satchell, EVP and Chief Product Officer. “We also will add value by giving customers suggestions for automation that will help them take full advantage of their digital home, making it more useful, fun, and enjoyable.”
Americans are expected to have an average of 50 WiFi connected devices in their homes by 2020. The challenges of connecting and managing all those devices will only grow more frustrating and complicated without a seamless and integrated way to manage and control them all. Xfinity, as the home operating system, will continue to integrate and simplify the digital home for its customers with several key initiatives. Learn more at http://comca.st/2D0fEHU.