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Readymade smart homes

Individuals can control their environment remotely through a mobile app or from their living room through their Xfinity X1 cable box

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Connected devices and services will cover thermostats, lighting, security and more
Connected devices and services will cover thermostats, lighting, security and more

Comcast is introducing a programme to provide single-family home and multifamily property developers access to a variety of home automation device providers and a smart home automation platform.

 

Headed by Xfinity Communities, Comcast’s business unit servicing the multifamily property market, the all-in-one programme aims to offer residents a “move-in” ready smart home.

 

According to Comcast, the programme will enable Xfinity Communities to address the rising demand among multifamily developers to offer residents home automation capabilities in addition to voice, high-speed internet and entertainment services.

 

Developers will partner with Xfinity Communities to obtain Xfinity Home connected devices and services including thermostats, garage door openers, lighting, door locks, security cameras and other gadgets that may be integrated into residences during the building process.

 

“We are offering property developers a simple solution to equip their communities of new construction with the advanced network and technologies needed to create a smart home,” said Adrian Adriano, vice president of strategic initiatives, Xfinity Communities.

 

“Integrating Xfinity Home – Comcast’s total home security and home automation solution – into our offering allows us to work with developers to add connected devices and services operable on the Comcast platform, making it easy for residents to move in and have the features to remotely monitor their home, lock and unlock doors, turn on or turn off the lights or adjust the thermostat.”

 

Integrating smart home technology directly into multifamily developments has proven to be successful in giving residents greater value and convenience, as demonstrated by deployments in several Florida communities, said Comcast.

 

Individuals can control their environment remotely through a mobile app or from their living room through their Xfinity X1 cable box. Additionally, multifamily property managers benefit as their buildings and individual residences can become more energy efficient and secure.

 

“Families value the peace of mind that comes with remote monitoring, management and control of their homes,” added Marc Levy, executive director, Xfinity Home.

 

“This programme is one of the many smart home solutions that residents will have the option of using as soon as they move in.”

 

 

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