Comcast launches Xfinity Home Control in Michigan

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Wednesday, July 24, 2013

PHILADELPHIA—Comcast Cable, based here, this week announced the Michigan launch of Xfinity Home Control. That’s a new product under the cableco’s Xfinity Home umbrella of services and is designed for customers who want smart home solutions minus a security system.

Xfinity Home Control is for those who want features such as video monitoring, real-time alerts and the ability to either schedule or remotely access lighting and thermostat controls, but not the professional security monitoring offered with Comcast's Xfinity Home Secure, a more expensive package.

Michigan customers will also benefit from new smart-energy management features with the launch of EcoSaver, a new cloud-based solution that potentially may help customers reduce their energy use and save money on home utility bills year round. Paired with the Xfinity Home thermostat, the EcoSaver service “learns” a home’s unique heating and cooling patterns and makes automatic, incremental adjustments to the thermostat based on real-time weather data, the home’s thermal characteristics and the household’s temperature preferences. The homeowner maintains full control over the thermostat as, over time, the system adapts to user inputs to help reduce energy while keeping the home comfortable, the company said.

Comcast is offering Xfinity Home Control service starting at $9.95 per month.