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Home security concerns on the rise, study shows


Home security concerns on the rise, study shows

December 28, 2021SSN Staff

DALLAS—A new whitepaper from Parks Associates, produced in partnership with Xfinity Home, reveals 27 percent of U.S. broadband households report far more concern now about the physical security of home than five years ago. That number rises to 43 percent among households with children. “The uncertainty caused by the pandemic has heightened consumer anxiety about the safety and security of their families and homes and expanded the volume and type of consumers searching for safety-related...

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Comcast launches digital security service

January 9, 2019SSN Staff

PHILADELPHIA—Comcast announced at CES the national launch of Xfinity xFi Advanced Security, a new artificial-intelligence-powered service that monitors, blocks and informs customers of online threats to connected devices, and provides seamless digital protection for those devices when connected to their home network.“As the digital world gets more complex, we wanted to make it simple and easy for our customers to protect their home networks. That's why we developed xFi Advanced Security,”...

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On The Editor's Desk

Yale and Comcast team up

August 22, 2018Paul Ragusa

Yale Locks & Hardware announced that smart locks from its Assure Lock line can now be connected to Comcast's Xfinity Home service, its home security and home automation solution, when purchased with a Yale Zigbee Network Module. “We're delighted to partner with Xfinity Home and have our Assure Lock line play a critical role securing front doors across the country,” Jason Williams, president, ASSA ABLOY U.S. Residential Group, which includes Yale Residential, said in the announcement....

Assa Abloy, Comcast, Xfinity Home, Yale Locks & Hardware, Zigbee

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Xfinity Home passes 1 million customer mark

August 16, 2017Paul Ragusa

PHILADELPHIA—Xfinity Home, the total home security and automation solution from Comcast based here, passed the 1 million customer mark in July, while Comcast was recently awarded with the 2017 North America Company of the Year Award from Frost & Sullivan based on its recent analysis of the home automation and security services market.Comcast has acquired an average of 200,000 Xfinity Home customers per year since its inception, and an average run-rate of 22,000 new installs per month, according...

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News and Notes

Finding security in smart home products

April 27, 2016Paul Ragusa

With the “smart home” taking over talk on the residential side of security, it is no surprise that research and studies continue to pop up in an effort to quantify and qualify what is going on in this growing connected-home market. Results of a study conducted in March by August Home and Xfinity Home give some further insight into the relationship between home security and connected home devices. When asked why they would consider adopting smart home technology, the study found that 63...

August Home, Parks Associaties, smart home, Xfinity Home

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On The Editor's Desk

iControl woos app developers

July 24, 2013Martha Entwistle

This week, iControl Networks, the software platform used by ADT's Pulse, and a number of cable companies, including Comcast's Xfinity Home, Time Warner Cable's IntelligentHome and Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, announced that it's launching an Android App Partner Program, called the “FastTrack App Partner Program.” It's an initiative that will “allows Android apps to be easily and quickly certified compatible with touch screens that support the iControl Converge deployment solution,...

Android App Partner Program, Comcast, FastTrack App Partner Program, iControl Networks, IntelligentHome, Jason Domangue, Rogers Smart Home Monitoring, Time Warner Cable, Xfinity Home

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Also Noted

Comcast, Osram Sylvania form agreement

June 6, 2013SSN Staff

PHILADELPHIA, Pa., and DANVERS, Mass.—Media and technology giant Comcast has entered into an agreement with Osram Sylvania, a lighting solutions company, to deploy the company's light bulbs in Xfinity Home, Comcast's automation platform, according to a news release. Sylvania's energy saving LED light bulbs can be plugged into standard light bulb sockets, saving homeowners up to 83 percent in energy costs. The bulbs also last up to 17.5 times longer than standard incandescent light bulbs, the...

Comcast, Osram Sylvania, Physical Security, Residential Security, Xfinity Home

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This Blog's on Fire (And Other Stuff)

Comcast sold on retail security sales

April 24, 2013Tess Nacelewicz

I've been writing about a new trend in the industry: selling home security in a retail environment. And now communications giant Comcast is one of the latest to embrace retail, opening a new store in Albuquerque, N.M. designed to let customers experience its Xfinity Home automation/home security product firsthand. Philadelphia-based Comcast on April 20 held a grand opening of its new Xfinity Customer Center, the company said. It invited elected officials and community leaders to tour the facility,...

AT&T, Comcast, Digital Life, Iris, Lowe's, The Alarm Company, Xfinity Home

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Massachusetts installers battle Comcast, Verizon in court

August 29, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

SHARON, Mass.—A Massachusetts security systems installers' group has taken Comcast and Verizon to court, charging the cableco and telecom lack the required state licenses to do security alarm-related work in Massachusetts.The Massachusetts Systems Contractors Association (MSCA), a trade association based here, is asking a judge to find the two new security industry entrants are violating state law and ban them from selling, installing and monitoring security systems in the state. The MSCA contends...

Board of State Examiners of Electricians, Comcast, David Fine, Home Monitoring and Control, Massachusetts Systems Contractors Association, MSCA, Verizon, Xfinity Home

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20 Under 40

'20 under 40' 2012 - Enrique Puig

May 22, 2012Tess Nacelewicz

Enrique Puig, 39Senior director, field operations, Xfinity Home, ComcastPhiladelphia, Pa.How did you get into the security industry?I had a family member who worked at Brink's. I got out of the military in 1996 and she was the office coordinator for the market. She called me and said they're looking for someone for a new position, installation support/sales rep, someone who has some discipline … so I went in and interviewed and was given the opportunity, and haven't looked back since. After about...

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