By Alex Ciorogar
Comcast has launched a new program providing single-family and multifamily developers access to home-automation device providers and the Xfinity smart home automation platform.
This program will enable Xfinity Communities to address the rising demand among multifamily developers to offer residents home-automation capabilities. 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. Monitoring your home, locking and unlocking doors, turning the lights on or off and adjusting the thermostat are just a few of the other connected services operable on the Comcast platform. Individuals can control their environment through a mobile app or from their living room through their Xfinity X1 cable box.
Managers will also benefit from this program as their buildings and individual residences can become more energy efficient and secure.
In 2014, Comcast unveiled a new suite of fiber-based products and services–Xfinity’s Advanced Communities Network–tailored specifically for multifamily properties within its residential footprint.
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