Philips Hue partners with Comcast to make home security smarter
You'll be able to sync your Hue lights with your Xfinity Home alarm system, or control them directly in the Xfinity Home app.
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They work with everything else, so why not
I'm speaking of course about Philips Hue's lineup of smart bulbs, which already enjoys broad compatibility with a wide variety of third-party products and services. Wednesday,
added Comcast to that list by way of a new integration with the company's Xfinity Home security and automation system.
The integration takes advantage of the Xfinity Home app's rules engine, which lets users automate things like lighting and thermostats in conjunction with their alarm systems. Through that engine, users will be able to program their Hue
to turn off and on automatically whenever they arm or disarm their system. They'll also be able to toggle lights on and off directly from the Xfinity Home app.