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September 23, 2019

The Xfinity Home App: 5 Ways It Can Help You Manage your Smart Home

Woman Using Xfinity Home App

The Xfinity Home app is your lifeline to your smart home security solution. It keeps you looped in and provides you with a birds-eye view of all your connected systems. The Xfinity Home security app combines smart home control and home security control into one place. Here are five ways the mobile app benefits you.

1. It means no more switching between apps

When you have many different smart home devices, it can be a chore to open an app, control one device, and then switch to another to control a different device. The Xfinity Home app (for iOS or Android) enables users to access all their compatible smart home devices from a single place and manage them with a single tap. This saves time and lets the Xfinity Home system act as a smart home hub for all your devices.

2. The Xfinity Home app provides a moment-by-moment view into your home

If you have security cameras in your home, the Xfinity Home app gives you quick access to see in real time what’s going on in your kitchen, front door or living room. Your Xfinity cameras will alert you via push notification if they detect any motion. After all, it's these quick peeks inside that give you the best memories, like a pet acting silly when no one is around.

The ability to see what's happening inside your home can also give you peace of mind when you're away on a trip. No matter how far away you are, the Xfinity app will work as long as your smartphone is connected to the Internet.

3. You can control your home from afar

Many of the devices that make a smart home truly smart — for example, smart thermostats and smart locks — are designed to be used from a distance. The Xfinity Home app for mobile devices gives you the ability to unlock your smart locks to let someone inside, like a dog walker or a babysitter. Additionally, from the Xfinity Home app you can adjust the temperature through your smart thermostat to ensure your home is comfortable as soon as you walk in, after a long day of work.

4. Keep your home secure at all times

One of the most powerful strengths of the Xfinity Home app is the total control you have over your Xfinity Home security system, like the ability to remotely arm and disarm it from anywhere. For example, you can deactivate the system when you unlock your doors to let the dog walker or babysitter inside, and re-arm it once they leave. The app also gives a status overview of every door and window sensor in your home, so you will know at a glance if something has been left open. The app also alerts you when a sensor's battery is low and provides step-by-step instructions to replace it.

5. The Xfinity Home app warns of potential problems with the system

The "System Alerts" tab is your command center for any issues that arise with your Xfinity Smart Home devices. If a problem shows up, you can see an overview from this tab and potential ways to correct it. Addressing any issues quickly is important to ensure the proper operation of your Xfinity security system.

A smart home security system goes a long way in keeping your family safe and offering convenience in your day-to-day life. When you download the Xfinity Home mobile app, it's even easier to feel secure, whether you're at home or away.