Goodbye, gray skies! Hello, springtime! Michiganders know there’s no better way to welcome the return of sunshine and warm temperatures than hitting the road. For many, this means enjoying West Michigan’s beautiful coastlines. Some seek nature’s wonders amidst the woodlands of the UP. Still, others head to Detroit for a baseball game or to savor the flavors of one of the city’s newest restaurants.
Whatever your spring escape, the right technology can put your mind at ease about what’s happening back home or how you’ll keep the kids entertained while on the road. Below are a few tips that are sure to make your trip more enjoyable.
Secure your castle
You’re spending a fun-filled week out of town with your family. The sun is shining. Memories are being made. You assume that when you get back, your abode will be exactly the way you left it. XFINITY Home gives you peace of mind with 24/7 video monitoring that lets you keep an eye on your home from any device, anywhere you are. Tips and tricks to keep in mind:
- Because you don’t want to stay glued to your phone and miss out on the beautiful views, XFINITY Home gives you the ability to record, rewind and review up to 10 days of video footage. You can also get alerts sent to your email or mobile phone notifying you anytime there is activity at home, such as a door opening or motion sensor going off.
- Forgot to set the security system before you left? XFINITY Home allows you to control the security system from your smart device or computer, which also comes in handy if you need to let the housekeeper in while you’re away.
- Disaster can happen anytime, even while you’re on vacation. With XFINITY Home, you can receive smoke detection and water alerts in real time.
- Don’t want the neighbors to know you’re away? Use XFINITY Home to turn lights on or off just as you’d do if you were home.
Bring shows on the go
Traveling doesn’t mean missing out on your favorite shows. The XFINITY Stream App is your one-stop place for live TV and on-demand programming from more than 200 channels, including top networks and premium packages, as well as access to all of your DVR recordings.
With the X1 DVR, you can record up to six shows at once. And, 500GB of storage means you can store hundreds of episodes. But you don’t have to wait until you’re home to watch them. Download your children’s favorite shows to any device, and enjoy a world where cries of “are we there yet?” from the back seat dissolve into soft giggles and sweet silence.
Though these tech-focused features are great for vacation time, they’re just as useful all year-round. For instance, XFINITY Home is a great way to check on kids who get home from school a bit early. Plus, the X1 platform and the Stream app ensure the demands of your busy life never get in the way of enjoying your favorite programming.
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