Comcast launches 24/7 video for Xfinity Home

Thursday, March 24, 2016

PHILADELPHIA—Comcast announced recently that 24/7 video recording, a cloud- and motion-based video monitoring solution, is now available for Xfinity Home customers. The residential home security provider now offers a continuous video recording service. According to Parks Associates, security cameras are the most popular smart home device, and more than 40 percent of people who own one, access the devices daily or almost daily through an app.

This new security and monitoring feature gives customers the ability to review past footage for up to 10 days on the Xfinity Home app or a computer. Users can also download video clips up to one minute to save or share with friends, family, or law enforcement and find key moments to watch by scrolling through a list of video clips captured when the camera detects motion. It also leverages industry-leading video analytics to reduce false motion events such as falling leaves or lighting changes.

"As home security and automation technology evolves, people want simple solutions that are easy to use and give them peace of mind," said Daniel Herscovici, Xfinity Home senior vice president and general manager. "Continuous video recording has consistently been the most requested feature by customers, and the use cases span a wide range of interests from keeping an eye on an elderly parent or waiting for a package to checking in on your pet or watching your home while you’re away."

Current video offerings available to Xfinity Home customers include the ability to view live video and schedule the platform to record 15 second video clips or take photos to save or share. 24/7 video recording is available now in most of Comcast’s major markets such as Atlanta, Boston, Chicago, the District of Columbia, Miami, and Philadelphia. It will be available to all Xfinity Home customers in the next few months.