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Comcast's new offering: Home control minus security

June 19, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

PHILADELPHIA—A mantra in the industry today is that customers want more than a basic home security system—they want extras to control lights and thermostats and remotely look in on kids and pets. But Comcast Cable believes there are customers out there who don't want a security system but still would like those useful features—so it's offering a new product just for them.Comcast, based here, recently announced the launch of Xfinity Home Control. It said the new product “is...

Comcast, COPS Monitoring, EcoSaver, Mitch Bowling, Osram Sylvania, Xfinity Home Control

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Getting home security from the cable guy: drawbacks along with benefits

April 25, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

We've written a lot here at Security Systems News about more and more telecoms and cable companies getting into the security market. And now mainstream media is taking note. For example MSN Money had a recent post from its SmartMoney partner site, titled “Home security—from the cable guy.” I read the post, thinking it would simply extol the convenience of bundling security with your cable. But it was actually a balanced piece that included the argument from professional security...

Ann Shaub, Comcast, James Orvis, Mitch Bowling, MSN Money, Security Networks, Security Systems News (SSN), SmartMoney, Verizon

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Comcast sells home security/home automation with iControl

June 16, 2011Martha Entwistle

PALO ALTO, Calif.—It's official: Comcast is selling home security and home automation services powered by iControl software in seven of its 18 markets across the country. The announcement was made by iControl, which is based here, on June 9. In the works for several years, this is the first national broadband provider partnership that iControl has officially announced. The software provider also has a major partnership with traditional home security company ADT, which introduced its interactive...

ADT, Comcast, iControl, Jim Johnson, Mitch Bowling, XFINITY, Zigbee

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