Xfinity home security means the smart home that makes it easy to do things you may have forgotten. It enables you to monitor your home even when you are not home and provides professional monitoring 24 /7. Whenever you are away, everything stays in order.
A more innovative home means a safer home, and with Xfinity security, you are assured that the things you value most are safe. One of the most common questions on Xfinity camera forums is, can I use Xfinity home security without service? If so, how can I do it? In short, yes, you can use Xfinity home security without assistance. Learn more about the questions you have.
Can I use Xfinity home security without service?
Xfinity Home security is available as a stand-alone service from the Xfinity store. You can get the same great features and benefits that you enjoy under your TV package with the addition of professional monitoring, fully-featured device control, home automation features, and much more.
Even you can use your Xfinity account to manage at no additional cost. The good news is that you will not need to sign in to the camera system with your Xfinity account if you are using another internet provider. When you reset the camera first, the setup becomes simple.
How to connect Xfinity camera without service and account?
Connecting your Xfinity home security camera with a paid Xfinity subscription is pretty straightforward. But how do you connect your Xfinity camera if you have not subscribed to any of the plans?
You must first reset the camera before connecting it to your home network. The following is a list of the items you need to set up Xfinity cameras without a plan and Xfinity account.
- Y cable connector
- Stable internet connection (Lan/Wi-Fi)
1.Reset Xfinity Camera
You need to reset the camera to its default setting to set up your Xfinity Xcam without a service or account. Now, follow step by step to set your Xfinity Camera and use it without worrying about the monthly charge.
On the bottom of the camera has a tiny pinhole where you can find the camera’s reset button.
Use a pin and press the reset button and hold it for 10 seconds.
Release the reset button, and that’s it. Your camera is now reset to the default setting.
2. Connect Xfinity camera to Home network
As you know, Xfinity Cameras are smart, so you will need an internet connection to use them. Xfinity cameras can’t work without Wi-Fi. After setting the camera, the next stage is to connect it to your home network. Below is a step-by-step guide for connecting an Xfinity camera with a home network.
Use the Xfinity Y cable connector to allow the camera to connect to the internet.
Ensure that your home network has a stable internet connection (at least 2 Mbps).
Install the camera on your home network either through Wi-Fi or Ethernet
Take note of the IP addresses of the Cameras.
In the final step, you should set up a video surveillance system that includes software such as iSpy, Zoneminder, or any other open-source video surveillance app suitable for smartphones and PCs.
Once you have completed the setup process, you can monitor your home without incurring any monthly fees. Keep in mind that the camera IP, a universal protocol, shouldn’t cause any problems.
Getting Xfinity Camera Without Service
In all Xfinity home security packages, a camera is included. If you do not wish to purchase a subscription, you may still use your security system.
In some cases, you can purchase Xfinity cameras from previous owners and set them up yourself. To set up your system, you will need Xfinity cameras, a Y-cable connector, a pin, and a network connection.
Since the system is still relatively new, you will have a strong negotiating position if you buy it pre-owned.
Even if you cancel your subscription, the cameras and devices will remain your property. Using just the cameras and devices, you can create your own local system.
Xfinity Home Security Equipment and Devices
The Xfinity Home package includes all the essential features of an alarm system. The system includes three sensors for your doors and windows, as well as a touchscreen control panel and a wireless keypad for arming and disarming the system. You can also control the system from the Xfinity Home app.
One of the most impressive features of the motion sensor is its wide weight range. A pet immune sensor is capable of disregarding moving objects up to 85 pounds (twice as much as most sensors). As a result, this feature proves useful for people who have large dogs or children who spend time at home alone since they won’t trigger the motion sensor and set off an alarm.
You may also add additional devices to the same Xfinity Home app, including the Xfinity Indoor/Outdoor Camera, the Zen thermostat, a smoke detector, and the outlet controller.
On the other hand, it allows you to watch the live stream on the Xfinity camera once you arrive home from work, warm your living room with the thermostat, and control the lights with the outlet controls.
Using Xfinity’s High-End TV service ‘X1’, you can control your security system as well as other connected devices through their voice-controlled remote control.
Is it possible to connect other devices to the security network?
Using the Xfinity App, you can control the following brands of security devices:
- ecobee3, ecobee3 Lite, ecobee4
- Nest Learning Thermostat
- All Philips Hue lights (Hue Bridge required)
- GE In-Wall Smart Switch/Dimmer Switch
- Kwikset (910, 912, 914 & 916)
- Lutron Caseta Wireless.
Using devices through the mobile app
Xfinity’s mobile application provides visibility into whether a door or window is open, a light is on, or if a motion sensor is being used. This application can also be used to control your thermostat and view your cameras. You can also receive alerts when water is detected in your basement.
Ideally, you should set up automation so that the lights automatically come on when you open the front door at night. When you leave your home the next day, your security system will be automatically disarmed. You can arm and disarm the system from anywhere, including your driveway.
Using the camera with a DIY
Nowadays, there are several DIY security options on the market that perform similar tasks, and security cameras alone have become more affordable. Among its advantages are professional installation, seamless integration, and control via an app. You can also use these cameras for DIY projects or as a baby monitor if you do not have Xfinity service.
Frequently Asked Questions
Unfortunately, you cannot talk through the camera, but you can add devices to your network or points you would like to facilitate communication.
You don’t have to have a Xfinity Internet connection to use the Xfinity Home Security System.
The system may return within 30 days after you receive it. Replacing the system will allow you to obtain a refund, and your contract will be canceled without penalty.
Can I self-install Xfinity Home?
Installation of Xfinity Home requires professional assistance, which will charge an installation fee around $99 to your account.
Final Word on Xfinity Home Security
Xfinity Home Security is an additional perk that can be added to any cable and internet package, giving you confidence that the people and places that matter most to you are protected.
Although you do not need to sign in to your Xfinity account to use the Xfinity Home Camera service, it is still possible. Xfinity still allows you to use the cameras on a lifetime basis, however, you will lose some management privileges when you do so.
I’m Bobby Taylor, a tech lover, writer, and editor for Smart Home Protector. I am also a customer relationship officer of a well established electronics manufacturer company in the United States.