Comcast Xfinity Home Security Review
So if you are a Xfinity cable or Internet customer you’ve probably heard of Xfinity home security services by now or received a flyer in the mail. If you are wondering how the Xfinity home security system compares against the big boys in home security you’ve come to the right place. Let’s first start off by looking at the Xfinity home security offering. It’s called Xfinity Home which is comprised of home security/home automation hardware, software and monitoring services.
What’s included with the Xfinity Home Security System?
- Touch Screen Control Panel
- 4 Window / Door Sensor
- 1 Motion Sensor
- Wireless Keypad
- Keychain Remote
Comcast Xfinity Home Security Monitoring Technology
Make sure you understand the primary monitoring technology being used to monitor your home. It is not clear on their website from what we can tell. We are unsure if they are using Internet-based monitoring or cellular monitoring. Of course we highly recommend cellular-based monitoring over Internet. If you are considering purchasing a Xfinity home security system, make sure you ask about that.
Comcast Xfinity Home Security Price
The Xfinity home security system carries with it a hefty installation charge of $195 for their Basic and Peferred packages. According to their latest press release this is their discounted introductory offering. Look for the $195 to go up to $495 fairly soon. Their Premium package is just under a $500 installation fee as it includes the installation of video surveillance cameras.
Comcast Xfinity Home Security Monitoring Plans
- $29.95 per month – Basic
- $39.95 per month – Preferred
- $49.95 per month – Premium
Comcast Xfinity Home Security Cons
- It is only available in select markets.
- High installation fees compared to the other home security companies
- They are brand new in the industry and lack the years of experience
- If you move out of the Xfinity serviceable area you are stuck paying for a home security system that you can’t use
Comcast Xfinity Home Security vs FrontPoint Security
There’s really not a match up here in our opinion. FrontPoint Security has the best customer service in the home security industry, their systems are 100% cellular they have clear pricing and you can take their systems with you should you ever decide to move.
Comcast Xfinity Home Security vs Protect America
Protect America has been in the home security industry since 1992 and they offer brand name GE equipment. Protect America includes free equipment and does not charge for installation services. Xfinity might be a contender to a less well-known home security company but they don’t win over Protect America in our judgement.
Comcast Xfinity Home Security vs ADT Security
ADT Security is the 800lb gorilla in the home security market. They have been in business for 130 years and have over 6 million customers. ADT has a professional installation with their home security systems and it is much more affordable than the Xfinity Home security system. ADT also has brand name equipment from Honeywell.