What’s Fido up to when you are not at home? The new Xfinity Home Pet Filter Protects the Not So Secret Lives of Our Pets while we are not home.
This is a sponsored post in partnership with Xfinity. All opinions are my own.
As pet owners, we all want what is best for our fur babies. They are just as much a part of our family as our spouses, kids and significant others. Our 10-year-old miniature schnauzer, Duchess, pretty much rules the roost in our home. As her name implies, she is treated like royalty (and she expects it too.)
Duchess is our constant companion, watchdog (schnauzers are known to be barkers – and boy does she like to bark), playmate and best friend. She has created some pretty funny family memories as our “third child”. For instance, she once jumped on the counter and ate a whole tray of Christmas cookies while we were not looking. I kid you not! Then there was the time she dragged toilet paper all through our home. Yep– she “TP’d” our house! As you can see, she has a fun and frisky personality – something schnauzers are known for.
Ensuring our pet’s safety is much easier when we are all home together. But what happens to them when we have to leave our home to go to work or run errands as most people do? Thankfully Xfinity Home has a new pet filter feature that you can access directly from the Xfinity Home app on your phone.
So yes, we can get an important glimpse at the not so secret lives of our pets.
With the Xfinity Camera pet filter feature, in addition to being able to view live stream footage directly from your mobile device, you can now filter the footage by pets, people or vehicles. The feature is available for customers who opt-in for continuous video recording, which provides access to 10 days of video history.
This valuable feature is great if you have a dog walker or caretaker who comes to your home. It’s easy to review previous footage if an incident took place.
Another benefit is that you can ensure your pet is safe and sound. Duchess has diabetes. And while her condition is under control, it gives me peace of mind knowing that I can check in on her while we are away from home.
If an emergency does arise, like a fire or break-in, Xfinity Home provides standard 24/7 professional home monitoring with cellular backup and includes the ability to alert authorities and arm or disarm your system remotely. If your pet needs to be rescued or helped, the fast response time can make all the difference.
The Xfinity Home Pet Filter is also great for making sure your furry friend is not causing any unnecessary havoc in the home – like jumping on counters to eat cookies or dragging toilet paper throughout the home. Ahem, I am talking to you, Duchess.
About Xfinity Home
The Xfinity Home service provides the safety and security that my family needs. Xfinity Home is Comcast’s total home security and automation solution. Xfinity Home provides 24/7 professional security monitoring which gives me peace of mind.
Some of the features include:
- At home or on the go access to your home security system including a touch screen console, X1, online or through the Xfinity Home app on your mobile devices.
- Live video monitoring allows customers to see what is going on when they’re away from home, plus an option to have video clips sent by text or email.
- Remote thermostat control with “Works with Xfinity” smart devices to help you manage energy consumption by controlling lights and thermostat.
- Real-time notifications can be set up to let you know when a door is opened.
You can find out more about the Xfinity Home Pet Filter here.