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Xfinity Home Security (Comcast)

Similar to: Frontpoint Security

Our Score
6.2
User Score
2.0
Our Score
6.2
User Score
2.0
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Ratings Breakdown

Monthly Monitoring Fee

$29.95

Install & Equipment Fee

$49.95-800

Contract Length

24 Months

Cancellation Policy

Undisclosed

System Relocation Fee

Fees May Apply

Number of Reviews

441

This Review is maintained by Chase Sagum

Review Last Updated: July 17, 2019

Rank Chart
User Rating
Monthly Price
Upfront Costs
Review

#1

7.8
$19.99-42.99
$0

#2

7.0
$34.99-49.99
$99

#3

4.7
$29.99-45.99
$99

#28
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2.0
$29.95
$49.95-800

Pros

Enhanced Professional Monitoring

Xfinity Home security systems offer around-the-clock professional monitoring. This specific type of security monitoring allows customers to get notifications anytime.

Alarm Mode Options

Customers can get a few different home automation Xfinity alarm modes with their home security system: Arm away, Arm stay, and Arm night.

  • Arm away alarm mode allows the customer to enable their home motion sensor when they are in the process of leaving their home.
  • Arm stay alarm mode allows the customer to arm their home security system while they are in their home. This system ensures that customers can move freely throughout their home while the system is armed.
  • Arm night alarm mode allows customers to get alerts if their perimeters are breached while the motion sensor for their home is disabled.

Xfinity Home Mobile App

Xfinity offers customers an app that allows customers to receive real-time alert notifications on their devices and allows them to control their home from wherever they are. Customers can control their thermostat, their lights, and more. The app also gives customers live video monitoring of their home at no extra cost. Customers do need to purchase xfinity security cameras, however, in order to obtain live video monitoring. Those who choose to purchase the live video package will get the indoor outdoor camera. Xfinity Home offers a camera with recording package as well that customers can choose.

Pros

Two-Year Contract & Fluctuating Prices

Xfinity Home security requires a two-year contract at minimum. This is very similar to other service providers in the market but with one major difference. Xfinity contractually reserves the right to increase customers’ monthly monitoring fees after the first year of service, that’s why the cost for 24/7 professional monitoring is listed as “29.95/month for 12 months” out of a 24-month contract. 

Additional Xfinity Services Required

In order to get access to Xfinity Home Security, customers have to first utilize other Xfinity services. For the most basic home security package, customers are required to have their high-speed internet service. For the more comprehensive home security package, customers are required to have one of their “home packages” which includes a bundle of both internet and TV services. Because of these requirements, it creates a situation where customers are paying much more each month then they may have originally planned just to get access to Xfinity home automation.

Those who want to add on equipment to their 24/7 monitoring service will need to purchase devices individually:

  • Door/window sensor: (1) $49.95; (3) $129.95; (5) $199.95
  • Indoor/outdoor camera: $1995.95
  • Motion sensor: $49.95
  • Outlet controller: $49.95
  • Smoke detector: $99.95
  • Zen Thermostat: $199.95

Core Xfinity Customer Service Complaints

Former and current Xfinity customers on the home security side have complained of problems with delays of service, billing issues resulting in extra fees, and poor Xfinity customer service over the phone. A majority of the consumer reviews we have received regarding Xfinity have been negative experiences with the home security service.

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Our Recommendation

As a home automation provider, Xfinity security does not compete with other companies. For starters, there have been several negative Xfinity home security reviews and Xfinity does require customers to sign a two-year contract, and tends to fluctuate with prices. Additionally, customers must obtain extra services in order to get access to Xfinity home security systems.

We recommend reading Xfinity Home reviews and looking at a more cost-effective solution that gives you an equal amount of home security technology but at much better pricing and with much better levels of customer service. Companies such as Frontpoint Security and Protect America.

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  1. User Score
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    July 16th, 2019
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Poor quality and services hardly work most of the time for the home security. Definitely not the service that is advertised
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  2. User Score
    1
    July 2nd, 2019
    1 people found this review helpful!
    Problems with obtaining the actual details of Xfinity Home Security Systems :

    Like: What happens when an alarm goes off? Who gets notified when an alarm goes off? What exactly is the flow chart for the decision making about these things?
    When are the police called and who determines that??? What human can you call to get this information?

    Why can you only access Infinity Services with a telephone AI operator that will not recognize or answer these questions? DOESN’T SEEM TO BE A HUMAN WHO CAN ANSWER ANY QUESTIONS ONCE YOUR SYSTEM IS INSTALLED.

    Conclusion – It appears that most of Xfinity’s services are actually smoke and mirrors. Nowhere have I been able to actually nail down exactly what services they actually provide when you have either a real problem or need to diagnose technical problems with your system.

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  3. User Score
    1
    May 28th, 2019
    1 people found this review helpful!
    Xfinity/Comcast customer service is horrible!! I can’t wait until we have another option in our area. We ordered the home security cameras from Comcast and they are very unreliable. They are constantly going off line so you need to unplug them for 30 seconds then plug back in. If you vacation a lot or are away from home, I would not recommend these. The cameras run off of your internet so if you are not home to unplug them to reset them you will have no video or recordings…which is useless.
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  4. User Score
    0
    May 14th, 2019
    2 people found this review helpful!
    xfinity alarm system is a complete waste of money, the keypad works rarely the app works sometimes it constantly loses connections with door sensors, the system has even set itself off Ive had all of my sensors and keypad replaced already still dosnt work.
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  5. User Score
    2
    May 3rd, 2019
    1 people found this review helpful!
    Home security “professional installation” is the worst. The guy did not have a clue how most of the equipment works or where to place it. Since the entire system only comes with 1 motion detector, I later wanted to add a couple more, but xfinity insists that I pay $50 to have someone install them. There is no way to buy extra equipment and add it myself. These are basic devices that literally get stuck onto the wall with double-sided tape, and get paired with the system. I have actually had two pieces of equipment fall off and had to use super glue to keep them in place. Still, no way around having “professional installation”. Customer service just does not care. I have been a customer for years. I dont understand it.
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  6. User Score
    1
    April 26th, 2019
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Had an appointment to install outdoor camera. Tech came out and said he can’t install outdoor camera at duplexes or townhouses. He said it’s a liability thing? They should have asked that when I made the appointment! I own my condo Don’t know why that would be an issue to install a camera. Thinking of getting all new system. I need outdoor camera. My front door is boarded up at the moment because of a break in. If I can’t get a camera outside I guess I will cancel the mediocre service with Comcast.

    Also when my door was busted down it took Comcast ages to answer and then they put me on hold for what seemed like an eternity. I kept telling them yes call the police and it took me speaking to 2 people before they said they would! It was about 30 minutes before the police were notified. I got there before they did. Then I get a call from Comcast 30 minutes later and asked if I needed the police????? Luckily I was talking to the police Not very professional service in a crisis situation.

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  7. User Score
    0
    April 25th, 2019 Brighton, CO
    1 people found this review helpful!
    Very disappointed with Xfinity Home Security. I accidentally set off my alarm and the cops took 2 hours to show up, waking me up out of a dead sleep at 1:30 in the morning! Not very safe home security system if you ask me!
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  8. User Score
    1
    April 19th, 2019 Gig Harbor, WA
    0 people found this review helpful!
    As a wife and mother with a husband that travels very frequently, this home security system does not make me feel safe in the least bit. Camera quality is poor and breaks frequently. It does not record every movement, even has missed the ups man a few times. Takes forever to load the live camera feed and usually there is a lag. Overall poor quality.
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  9. User Score
    0
    April 16th, 2019
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Is anyone else having problems with Comcast doing software updates at night and turning off their system while it is armed. It’s hapoened twice that I know of. I complained to their customer service the first time, but the dummies did it again. Any solution other than dumping the company?
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  10. User Score
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    March 25th, 2019 Woodbridge, VA
    3 people found this review helpful!
    Had the service for about a year and had issues constantly. We just found out that our camera went out and we “own” it so have to replace it. Tech told us don’t bother replacing since its outdoors and will go bad again from the elements. He reccomended ring or buy our own cameras without the service. Pretty bad when someone who works for Comcast
    tells you that. I wish they had told me this prior to them drilling holes in our house and installing this crappy system. But he said Sales and Install are different and they just want you to buy. STAY FAR AWAY!
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  11. User Score
    10
    March 13th, 2019 Olive Branch, MS
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Shout out to De’lano in Xfinity Home Security Sales ! He not only brightened my day he made my day ! Thank you for the awesome customer service experience Mr. De’Lano from Phoenix,Arizona in the Xifiniy Home Security Sales Department.
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  12. User Score
    0
    February 23rd, 2019
    6 people found this review helpful!
    worst home security, most of the sensors failed to connect, thermometer failed to connect after replacing the batteries, 3 cameras failed to connect every other night, and the touchscreen don’t work most of the time and every time you call for support the customer always want to send a technician which you have to pay costly every time those giys fix it….what a rip off
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  13. User Score
    1
    February 20th, 2019 Daly City, CA
    2 people found this review helpful!
    I bought into their package of home security and gigabit internet access. I have wireless sensors. The installer glanced at my mounted controll panel and immediately said my current system is not supported. He also said that a sensor has to be installed in the front door. Mandatory. I do not want a sensor in the front door because i have a heavy gate protecting the front door. I dont see a reason why a sensor has to be in the front door nor could he explain why. I told him i will think it over and reschedule, if i decide.
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  14. User Score
    0
    February 8th, 2019 Naperville, IL
    5 people found this review helpful!
    System does not work half the time. The real problem is it appears to be working as far as saying it’s armed, but when something happens that should trigger an alarm it doesn’t go off. I have been dealing with this issue for almost 3 months and still not fixed…..Even if it ever does work correctly I don’t think I would be comfortable knowing the system is so bad.
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  15. User Score
    2
    February 8th, 2019
    3 people found this review helpful!
    My experience with the Xfinity home security system was so bad that I cancelled them after 3 weeks of moving into our new home. They sent out a technician to set up my home security system and it took him 7 hours to complete the job. He had to call out another technician to come to assist him after hours of confusion and not knowing what he was doing. Since the initial technician, I had to call two more times to have someone come out to try and fix the disaster he set up. Xfinity is sending out subcontractors to install their systems and these contractors don’t know what they are doing.

    The intruder alarm went off two times in the middle of the night and then the alert beep (open door) would go off at all times of the night . After 3 weeks of this, I am going back to ADT. Xfinity home security does not belong in this business and Comcast should stick to WIFI and Cable TV.

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  16. User Score
    0
    February 5th, 2019 Hammonton, NJ
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Absolute worst security system i have ever had. motion sensors dont work at all. Simplisafe is much better and actually works as it should, including the motion sensors.
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  17. User Score
    1
    January 29th, 2019 Hunt Valley, MD
    1 people found this review helpful!
    We have had 3 false alarms to our home because our system keeps going off. Not only did the police have to come out to yet another false alarm I had to leave work. They’re sending a tech to yet again reboot and “fix” the system. Because I am locked into a contract ( and I respect that) I asked that they possibly include a camera so that rather than have the police come yet again and have to leave work yet again. They acted as though I hadn’t spoken. At this point I’m paying for the anxiety of alarms going off and police visits rather than safety. Absolutely absurd!
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  18. User Score
    0
    January 4th, 2019
    1 people found this review helpful!
    False alarms constantly, waking us up in a terror almost weekly. Touchpad beeps all night long. Sensors go from 100% to 0% connection throughout the day. Techs have been out multiple times with no success in fixing what is wrong. Save your time and energy and go with a different company since Comcast is obviously garbage.
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  19. User Score
    1
    November 1st, 2018 Brandon, FL
    0 people found this review helpful!
    Trying to up charge you for seasonal service. You don.t need the second tier internet service to operate security equipment. Its a $25 cost difference that Comcast customer service tries to convince you is needed.
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  20. User Score
    1
    October 25th, 2018
    1 people found this review helpful!
    This company had one chance to delivery excellent service and blew it! The service tech that arrived to our home was outstanding. He was here for almost 5 hours and did everything right! One hour and fifteen minutes after he left, we had a need to depart our home. The system was armed correctly and the house was secured by locks on every door. 15 minutes after we departed, both my wife and I received an alarm activation code advising our front door had been breached, on our telephones at the same time as I was standing in the lobby of a car dealership. Within a minute of the alarm notification, I received a call from the Xfinity dispatch company advising of the same. The lady then inquired if we were home. She was advised we were no longer there and at least 20 minutes away with traffic. She continued with 20 questions – “are you sure you are not at home, did you check your backyard for visitors before you left” and several other outrageous questions. As a police chaplain, I advised her to “call the police, call the police, call the police.” She then inquired as to what we wanted her to do. Obviously, simple English was not working. I advised her a 4th time to call the police and hung up. She then called my wife and berated her with the same questions. A brand new security system, installed that day, within minutes of departing our home someone unlocked the digitally keyed front door of our home. We received a call from dispatch, they didn’t accept the conversation with me and called my wife to confirm we were not at home, then delayed calling the local police department for another 10 minutes after the call with my wife.

    IS THIS A COMPANY THAT YOU WOULD WANT TO MONITOR YOUR HOME SECURITY AND TRUST YOUR FAMILY’S SAFETY AND SECURITY WITH?!!!!!!

    Needless to say, I canceled the contract within minutes of arriving home to find the front door unlocked and afar. Fortunately, nothing was stolen and all of our pets were safe. I called the dispatch company and spoke with a manager who stated “it sounded like our employee followed SOP’s (standard operating procedures). Thank God no life threatening emergency was experienced and I will not give them a second chance! And for those thinking about this scenario, YES, this was a true experience. This did happen. And yes, I did change the codes to our front door and completely disconnected the Xfinity Home security system and it will be removed from our home the following day.

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Our Score
6.2
User Score
2.0
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Monthly Monitoring Fee

$29.95

Install & Equipment Fee

$49.95-800

Contract Length

24 Months

Cancellation Policy

Undisclosed

System Relocation Fee

Fees May Apply

Number of Reviews

441
Our Score
9.0
User Score
7.8
Rank this Company

Ratings Breakdown

Monthly Monitoring Fee

$19.99-42.99

Install & Equipment Fee

$0

Contract Length

36 Months

Cancellation Policy

Pay Balance

System Relocation Fee

Free

Number of Reviews

2,378