Comcast and Philips Lighting Partner to Offer Xfinity Home Customers Simpler Home Security and Automation Experience
Pair the Philips Hue Connected Lighting System with Comcast’s Monitored Home Security System for Increased Peace of Mind When Home or Away
PHILADELPHIA--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Comcast today announced a partnership with Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting, to brighten Xfinity Home customers' smart homes and deliver a seamless home security and automation experience.
Customers can now easily manage and control their Philips Hue connected lighting system through the Xfinity Home mobile app. They can also create "rules," or automated commands, that synchronize their lights with home security and other smart home functions for increased peace of mind. For instance, customers can automatically turn their lights on or off when they arm their security system when they leave for work, or automatically turn their lights on when dark, so their home appears occupied.
"Our partnership with Philips Lighting advances our commitment to bring our customers best-in-class devices they can trust and easily manage on one, integrated platform - the Xfinity Home platform," said Daniel Herscovici, senior vice president and general manager of Xfinity Home. "With the Philips Hue family of products, our customers can customize their lighting according to their own needs and daily routines. They can also set up simple automated commands, such as turning on the hallway lights when they enter the home and disarm the system."
"We are pleased to integrate the Philips Hue connected lighting system with Xfinity Home, and continue to expand our Friends of Hue, to deliver a personalized home security and automation experience," said Mark Cieri, vice president and general manager, Philips Lighting US. "It's all about improving our customers' lives and making them feel more comfortable within their homes."
X1 customers with Xfinity Home service can also use their X1 voice remote to call up many home security and smart home commands. Customers can say "Xfinity Home Cameras," to see their camera feeds, or "Xfinity Home Arm" and "Xfinity Home Disarm" to arm and disarm their security systems. In the near future, even more features and capabilities will be added to X1, so Xfinity Home customers can use their voice to control their Philips Hue connected lighting system.
Comcast continuously expands its Xfinity Home partner program by integrating best-in-class third-party devices, like the Philips Hue connected lighting system, to give customers a single experience that connects and manages their home security and automation needs. Philips Hue is interoperable with more than 600 apps, products and platforms from other brands and developers to transform how customers experience and interact with light in their home.
About Xfinity Home
Xfinity Home is the total home security and automation solution from Comcast. This security service includes 24/7 professional monitoring, as well as battery and cellular backup. Key capabilities include: 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 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. For more information, go to www.xfinity.com/home-security.
Comcast Corporation (Nasdaq: CMCSA) is a global media and technology company with two primary businesses, Comcast Cable and NBCUniversal. Comcast Cable is one of the nation's largest video, high-speed internet, and phone providers to residential customers under the XFINITY brand, and also provides these services to businesses. It also provides wireless and security and automation services to residential customers under the XFINITY brand. NBCUniversal operates news, entertainment and sports cable networks, the NBC and Telemundo broadcast networks, television production operations, television station groups, Universal Pictures and Universal Parks and Resorts. Visit www.comcastcorporation.com for more information.
About Philips Hue
Philips Hue is the world's leading connected lighting system for the home. It comprises bulbs, strips, spots, lamps and controls. The system is transforming how light is used in and around the home to stimulate your senses, light your moments and help provide peace of mind when away from home.
From the launch of Philips Hue in October 2012, Philips Lighting has encouraged other companies to develop devices, apps and systems that interoperate with the system. From 600 third-party apps and wearable technology, to Internet services and connected home products, Philips Hue goes beyond illumination to provide more than just light - to deliver new experiences, where the only limit is your imagination. For more information about Philips Hue and where you can buy the connected lighting products, please visit www.meethue.com.
About the Friends of Hue Partnership Program
The Friends of Hue partnership program was developed to ensure that smart partner devices, systems and apps interact efficiently with the Philips Hue ecosystem. For its partners, Philips Hue provides its complete API to facilitate integration, while testing products and apps to guarantee a seamless user experience.
The program is also open to luminaires manufacturers, so they can build and market products integrating Philips Hue technology, and provide choice and a consistent lighting experience to customers. The first Friends are Modular Lighting Instruments and Luceplan.
About Philips Lighting
Philips Lighting (Euronext Amsterdam ticker: LIGHT), a global leader in lighting products, systems and services, delivers innovations that unlock business value, providing rich user experiences that help improve lives. Serving professional and consumer markets, we lead the industry in leveraging the Internet of Things to transform homes, buildings and urban spaces. With 2016 sales of EUR 7.1 billion, we have approximately 34,000 employees in over 70 countries. News from Philips Lighting is located at http://www.newsroom.lighting.philips.com and on Twitter via @Lighting_Press.