Cable Companies Using Technology To Break Into The Home Security Business

December 31, 1969 12:00 AM
Cable Companies Using Technology To Break Into The Home Security Business

" BOSTON (CBS) – Katy Sullivan-Stafford, who works for Comcast, gets her cable from her employer, and now she gets her home security system from the company, as well.

It’s called “Xfinity Home” and it allows her to keep tabs on her house and her kids over the internet.

“It really provided us a whole solution for our family. Not just home security but a solution to watch and monitor the family,” she says.

Five wireless cameras and a motion sensor are strategically placed around the home, letting the Somerset mom know in an instant who is going in or out.

“Xfinity Home” provides a completely customizable security system. In Katy’s case, that means getting text messages as soon as the kids get home from school or even from a night out.

On top of security, families can also remotely control every inch of their homes. Using a smartphone or a laptop, customers can remotely change camera settings, arm or disarm the alarm, switch on lights, unlock doors, or even adjust the thermostat while away from home "

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