Comcast Launches Its Own Burglar Alarm Services

Coming soon in Lower Pottsgrove, Limerick and Pottstown: tech way to keep bad guys at bay

POTTSTOWN PA – Your home television system could soon be part of a home security system, if you’re a customer of Comcast Corp.

Comcast – which provides cable television and other services to homes in Lower Pottsgrove, Limerick and Pottstown under franchise agreements with each municipality – will begin offering home security services using its Xfinity brand name, the Philadelphia Business Journal reported Thursday (June 9, 2011).

Like traditional security services, it will feature burglar and fire alarms, and a 24-hour monitoring service, the newspaper said. But it also allows subscribers to get streaming video from wireless cameras they deploy in their home, adjust digital thermostats and turn lights on or off, and get e-mail or text alerts when doors open or close or when motion detectors report activity.

Comcast began offering the service in Houston TX in the middle of last year, according to The Journal, and this week made it available in its Philadelphia, Chattanooga and Nashville TN, Naples and Sarasota FL, and Portland OR markets. The service reportedly is available in most of Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware counties.