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4 Ways to Protect Your Home With Your Phone

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Photo credit: GaudiLab/Shutterstock

Picture this: You’re in the midst of winter and Philadelphia experiences its first glorious snowfall of the season. You gather your ski equipment, wrestle your little ones into their snow gear, load up the car and head north for a weekend of skiing. It’s not until you’re several hours out that it dawns on you that you may have forgotten to lock your door. Cue all of the terribly anxiety-inducing thoughts that manifest when you realize you left your door unlocked while on vacation. Ski trip: sufficiently ruined. 

We hate to be fear-monger-y, but the reality of leaving your home unprotected is an unsettling prospect — especially if you find yourself helpless and several hours away. That’s why it’s essential to outfit your residence with Xfinity Home. The system integrates all of your smart home devices into one personalized platform and app, so your home is always protected.

  • August Smart Lock & August Connect: Remember that hypothetical foiled ski trip? It could all be avoided with the August Smart Lock & August Connect. This handy tool allows homeowners to lock and unlock their doors from anywhere using the Xfinity Home app. It’s compatible with most standard deadbolts and installation is easy (read: no weird electrical knowledge needed).
  • Chamberlain Remote Garage Opener: Monitor, open and close and your garage door with the Chamberlain Remote Garage Opener. Whether you need to close your door from afar or open it for a guest, this gadget connects to your home’s WiFi and offers easy home security, all from the Xfinity Home app.

It’s not all about protecting your home from intruders, you know. Guard yourself from high electricity and heating charges with Xfinity’s host of super-convenient and compatible home gadgets.

  • Nest Learning Thermostat: If you can picture a thermostat from the future, this guy is it. This minimalist thermostat utilizes Nest SenseTM, which learns your family’s temperature preferences and creates the perfect balance of comfort and cost-efficient energy for your home. And in the event you accidentally leave the air or heat on, you can adjust it from your smartphone or tablet.
  • Lutron Lighting: Compatible with Caséta® Wireless Switches and Plugs, Lutron Lighting allows you to modify your lighting at home or on the go. The kit includes everything you need to install the system.

Don’t forget! All of these devices can be consolidated and accessed on your Xfinity Home app, meaning you have streamlined, stress-free control of your home security. For more information about Xfinity Home and all of its user-friendly tools, click here.