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Caught on Camera: The Unexpected Perks of a Home Security System

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January 30, 2019

Xfinity Home provides a total home security system that can offer you and your family peace of mind, safety, and convenience. But sometimes, WiFi cameras do a whole lot more than they intend to. With the addition of security cameras in and around your home, you might just find some unexpected benefits on top of a more secure home. From keeping track of important deliveries, to checking in on pets and kids in the yard, to even preserving family memories, your home security system can do so much more than just alert you when something isn’t right — it can bring convenience to everyday life.

Capture milestones and memories

Life is full of little family moments, but you don’t have time to grab your phone or camera to record every memory as it happens. Picture this: your child takes his first steps across the lawn, but before you can hit record on your phone, it’s over. You might think the moment is gone forever, until you remember your home security camera is focused on your lawn, grabbing the once-in-a-lifetime image as it unfolds. Is it possible this moment was documented without you even realizing it?

While Xfinity Home’s security systems aren’t designed to act as a home camcorder, placing our WiFi cameras in and around your home can help to capture those precious first moments: your child’s first time riding a bike, or that glorious first time splashing through the sprinkler on a hot summer day. A camera in the kitchen might catch that first time you bake cookies with your grandchild; another camera in the living room could record the very moment your baby crawls for the first time. And family bloopers? It can grab plenty of those, too. Before you know it, you’ll have family home videos to treasure forever.

Keep track of household happenings

Has an unwanted critter been nosing around in your garden? Did the sprinklers turn on when they were supposed to? What about that package that was scheduled for delivery today? You may plan on using your security camera livestream to check that your home and property are secure, but you’ll soon realize it can also catch those daily activities that will help to keep your household running smoothly. Use a security camera livestream to make sure the dog walker showed up, the driveway was plowed, or that the kids remembered to shut the door when they left in the morning.

You can access Xfinity’s WiFi cameras remotely—from anywhere at any time right from your smartphone. It’s convenient and easy to peek in on your property, so there won’t be any unwanted surprises when you come home.

Put an extra set of eyes on kids and pets

Whether you’re at work or just at the stove making dinner, it’s impossible to know what your kids or pets are doing at all times—unless you take advantage of having a security camera. Use your livestream video to catch of glimpse of the kids playing outside, steal a glimpse of the baby napping, or to make sure the dog isn’t getting into the trash. Xfinity Home cameras stream directly to your touchscreen controller, mobile device, or even your TV screen, giving you an extra set of eyes on the most valuable thing in your home: your family.

Re-watch footage, save videos, and more

With Xfinity Home, you can opt for 24/7 Video Recording and store up to 7 days of video history in the cloud, making it easy to re-watch anything that has been caught on camera. It also includes the ability to record short, 15-second video clips or take still pictures from the video feed.

For those amazing moments caught on camera, you can capture, download, and save them to cherish for years to come. Or, if you’re wondering why your garden is dug up or why a package is missing from your front door, you can rewind the footage to see exactly what was going on during the time in question.

It’s easy to take photos and create video clips from Xfinity’s Subscriber Portal. If you have more than one camera, simply use the portal to view the camera that captured the moment. You’ll then have the option to “Record Video” or “Take Picture.” All pictures and videos are saved in your account for 30 days, so you’ll have plenty of time to download the ones you want to keep.

With Xfinity Home, you add safety and security to your household, but you can add a whole lot of convenience, too. Learn more about how to get started with Xfinity Home service and features.

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