At the Smart Home Marketplace at CES Comcast announced a partnership with Xfinity Home and Zen Ecosystems, the manufacturer of a new simple, beautiful and connected thermostat that is fully integrated with the Xfinity Home ecosystem and part of its family of core devices.
This integration is another step towards the relaunch of the new EcoSaver technology that will help Comcast’s Xfinity Home customers automatically reduce energy usage with real-time weather analytics that help optimize a home’s heating and cooling efficiency. According to the National Academy of Sciences, heating and cooling accounts for about 39% of total energy use in a typical home.
Market research firm Parks Associates estimates that 50 percent of North American broadband house-holds will have a smart home device by 2020. Xfinity Home offers its customers a new generation of home security and connected devices, letting customers manage and control connected devices on its one easy to use smart home platform.
Comcast continuously expands its Xfinity Home business by integrating best-in-class third-party devices such as August Smart Locks, Chamberlain MyQ garage controllers, Lutron Caséta wireless controllers and dimmers, and thermostats, to give customers a single experience that connects and manages their home security and automation needs.
Comcast also recently announced new lighting partnerships with Sengled and Jasco and more partnership announcements are expected in 2017.
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 easily and quickly pull up the main menu of commands.