Comcast enables management of lighting preferences using voice commands

Comcast announced Thursday that it will soon add two new lighting partners to its Xfinity Home platform, while also enabling new home security and automation commands on its voice controlled X1 television remote. Customers will be able to manage General Electric branded plug-in and in-wall smart switches by Jasco, as well as Sengled’s Element Touch connected LED lightbulbs from their Xfinity Home app. Additionally, customers will be able to say “Xfinity Home lights” into the Xfinity X1 voice remote to bring up the user interface on their TV.

Xfinity Home customers can also create “rules” or automated commands that trigger different functions and experiences. For instance, customers can set a rule to turn a light on every day at sunset or every time the front door opens. They can also set a lighting schedule so their home appears occupied while they are not at home or to save energy.

Xfinity Home functions are managed with the Xfinity Home mobile app, online portal, and in-home Touchscreen Controller. In addition, X1 customers with Xfinity Home service can use their X1 voice remote to say things like “Xfinity Home Cameras” to see their camera feeds; “Xfinity Home Arm,” “Xfinity Home Arm Night,” “and Xfinity Home Disarm” to arm and disarm their security system; and “Xfinity Home” to pull up the main menu of commands.

Xfinity Home is the next-generation home security, automation, and energy management solution from Comcast. This total home security service includes 24/7 professional monitoring, as well as battery and cellular backup, remote arming and disarming, real-time text and email alerts, 24/7 video recording, live video monitoring, lighting and thermostat control, and smoke and water leak detection.

Through the Works With Xfinity Home curated partner program, Xfinity Home seamlessly integrates best-in-class smart home devices into its platform. Whether at home or on the go, customers can manage and stay connected to their homes via the mobile app, online portal, in-home Touchscreen Controller, or on their TV with the Xfinity X1 platform to ensure peace of mind.

According to a smart home report from iControl Networks, more than one third of consumers said they are likely to purchase connected lighting in the next 12 months. The number increases to more than 50 percent for consumers between the ages of 25 and 34.

“Xfinity Home is redefining what customers should expect from their traditional home security service,” said Daniel Herscovici, senior vice president and general manager of Xfinity Home. “By adding Jasco and Sengled to our growing list of curated smart home devices that we integrate with Xfinity Home, our customers will be able to create unique experiences that connect the devices that are important to them such as streaming security cameras, door locks, thermostats, and lights. We can integrate all of these devices into a unified experience on one easy-to-use platform.”

Comcast continuously expands its Xfinity Home business by integrating with third-party devices such as August Smart Locks, Chamberlain MyQ garage controllers, Lutron Caséta wireless controllers and dimmers, and Nest Learning Thermostats, to give customers a single experience that connects and manages their home security and automation needs.

“GE branded home lighting automation is the most popular solution for consumers who want to control and monitor their lighting remotely,” said

Cameron Trice, CEO of Jasco Products. “Jasco provides the most popular GE branded smart lighting solutions on the market today and we are eager to provide Xfinity Home customers with reliable solutions for their lighting control needs.”

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