Comcast’s latest market to get Xfinity Home will be its Sacramento and Central Valley service area in California. Subscribers in that area will be able to get the service starting May 30.
Xfinity Home includes a palette of services, including police and fire alarm protection, control of digital thermostats and lighting, and the ability to watch secure live-streaming video from wireless cameras while away from home.
The service can be accessed through the Xfinity Home app, downloadable from Apple’s iTunes App Store and Google Play for Android.
Subscribers can set up the service to provide real-time email or text alerts when, for example, doors open or close, or when motion detectors report activity occurring inside or outside of the home. In addition, the service comes with a tablet-like touchscreen with a menu of widgets that allow access to the latest weather, news, traffic and sports scores.
“Xfinity Home brings digital home monitoring to a new level,” said Mitch Bowling, senior vice president and general manager of new businesses for Comcast Cable. “It comes with a range of broadband-based technologies that empower customers to stay better connected to their home virtually anytime, anywhere.”