Comcast's 'Xfinity Home' Security System Gains Philips Hue Integration

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    Comcast and Philips Lighting today announced a partnership that will introduce integration of Philips Hue directly into Comcast's home security system, Xfinity Home. With the update, Xfinity Home users will be able to control Hue bulbs directly within Comcast's Xfinity Home app [Direct Link], as well as create "rules" that synchronize Hue bulbs with the security system.

    For example, users will be able to set Hue to turn off when they activate the security system and leave the house, or turn on when the alarm is deactivated. Additionally, subscribers to Xfinity's X1 TV service who use Xfinity Home will soon be able to use the voice control-enabled remote to interact with their Philips Hue lights.

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    The Xfinity Home Security package comes with three door/window sensors, one motion sensor, one touchscreen controller, and one wireless keypad. Users can add on indoor and outdoor cameras, thermostats, outlet controllers, smoke detectors, and more, at additional costs. Plans and pricing for Xfinity Home vary due to local availability, professional installation, and the inclusion of TV and internet services, but the base plans start around $29/month for the first 12 months on a 2-year agreement.

    Earlier this week, Philips Hue launched a new line of lighting fixtures and table lamps in its White Ambience category of bulbs. The new lighting accessories cost between $99 and $199, and the company's full range of new products is expected to begin shipping in the middle of June.

    Article Link: Comcast's 'Xfinity Home' Security System Gains Philips Hue Integration
     
  2. dwaltwhit macrumors 6502

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    Ooo can't wait to give the worlds worst customer servants access to the most important thing in the world!
     
  3. thisisnotmyname macrumors 68000

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    home security is an industry that is prime for massive disruption. I expect offerings like Brinx home security won't exist a decade from now (probably sooner).
     
  4. lolkthxbai macrumors 65816

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    i bet the "integration" is going to be crap just like their customer service
     
  5. Icaras macrumors 603

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    Even though I have both Xfniity Home and Hue, who cares? HomeKit trumps Xfinity. I would never use the Xfinity app to control Hue over the Apple Home app and Control Center.
     
  6. litmag01 macrumors regular

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    The motto of the IoT should be:

    One more attack vector per day... that's all we ask.
     
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