Comcast Xfinity Home Security Service to Keep Your Dwelling Spaces Fully Protected

June 9, 2011, By Sanjeev Ramachandran

How about entrusting your Net-Phone service provider with the security of your home too? Comcast, who has been part of your everyday digital life for the past so many years, will be making you smile with the promise of providing protection for your dwelling spaces.

The company is expanding their Xfinity Home Security Service, which has been in testing stage over the past few months. Interestingly, the charges you need to pay are akin to the various internet plans you are familiar with. The Comcast internet plans will ask customers signing up for the service to agree to a three-year contract. An early termination fee would start at $1,110 and will be prorated after every quarter.

In case you wonder what the Comcast Xfinity Home Security service brings, it’s all about traditional home security features — including police and fire alarm protection along with a 24-hour monitoring. Besides, customers signing up for the service will be treated to a handful of home automation functions like remote control over thermostats and lights.

Fascinatingly enough, you will be able to watch what’s going on in and around your home via live video streams from wireless cameras placed in locations in and around your home.  The company had kickstarted testing of the service last year in Houston, and will now be adding six more cities like Philadelphia; Portland, Jacksonville, Sarasota/Naples, Chattanooga, and Nashville.

But how does the Comcast Xfinity Home Security system work? A tad different from traditional home security systems offered by certain companies in the US, the Comcast venture works over a broadband connection rather than a phone connection. That makes it easy to be offered over video service and remote management. Cellular networks fall in place as a back up to the broadband connectivity so as to ensure uptime.

We guess that could also mean that the Comcast Internet plans would be much similar to the plans offered by other carriers. Offered at a cost of $39.95 a month, the price includes a touch-screen control device, four window/door sensors, and a key chain remote control. But keep in mind, you will have to buy additional monitors in case you need them.

What do you think of the new Comcast offering? Would you also want to go for it? Tell us why.

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