Before I adopted Burt I didn’t see the need for a camera in my house. My family encouraged me to get one for years. Wasn’t I curious what Lucy did all day? I just assumed Lucy just slept on the couch all day. But that all changed when Burt moved in. The first time I left him home alone, I carefully set up a pet gate to contain him in the kitchen where I thought he’d be safest and there would be the least amount of things to break. That’s where I made my first mistake.

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Keep tabs on your pet at home with Xfinity Home Security cameras

I had no clue that Burt was an acrobatic, escape artist and world-class bandit! He had no problem jumping over the kitchen counter, pushing open the pet gate, opening cabinets, and even THE FREEZER! He snacked on dog food and frozen strawberries while I was out.

That’s when I installed a security camera. Not to monitor my front door, but to monitor Burt!

I’m not alone! Comcast recently did a survey of pet owners in Pennsylvania and 63% of pet owners with cameras say they check their pets more than they check their entrance. Our pets do silly, cute and sometimes naughty things while we’re out. So Burt and I went to the brand new Xfinity store in our area to learn all about Xfinity Home and the great features they’ve designed specifically for pet owners. Burt also got to watch the Secret Life of Pets trailer while we were there!

Keep tabs on your pet at home with Xfinity Home Security cameras

Keep tabs on your pet at home with Xfinity Home Security cameras

Keep Tabs on Your Dog with Xfinity Home

In the store, Burt and I got a tutorial on all the ways I can keep tabs on him! Xfinity Home Security allows you to control your home video and security system with a touchscreen controller in the house, your X1 Voice Remote or the Xfinity Home mobile app. You can even connect it to other smart devices like lightbulbs, keypad locks and thermostats.

What does this mean for dog moms? Well, not only can you see what your dog is doing from your phone while you’re out at work, running errands or even on a date. But, on top of that, you can use the system to turn on lights so your dog isn’t home alone in the dark. You could also use it to adjust the thermostat if it unexpectedly gets super hot one day and you’d like to blast the A/C for your pup.

By the way… if you’ve ever checked in on your dog while on a date, you’re in good company. I’ve definitely done it myself, and according to the survey that Comcast commissioned, 33% of Pennsylvanians said they’ve checked on their pet’s video feed while on a date, too!

Keep tabs on your pet at home with Xfinity Home Security cameras

Xfinity Home Features for Dog Walkers

As busy dog moms, sometimes we need help taking care of our pooches. Occasionally, I’m traveling or have to attend a special event and need someone to stop by to play with the dogs, feed them and give Burt his evening meds. I think one of the coolest products you can get to connect with your Xfinity Home system is the Kwikset SmartCode™ door lock.

With this piece of technology, you can set up unique codes for your dog walker or friend who’s stopping by. You can also connect door sensors and know exactly what time they stopped in so you don’t have to worry at all!

Another cool tip I picked up while I was in the store is to move your camera so your dog’s bowl is visible. That way you can make sure the dog sitter is giving them the right food or medication and that your dog is eating while you’re away.

Keep tabs on your pet at home with Xfinity Home Security cameras

Keep tabs on your pet at home with Xfinity Home Security cameras

Dog Detecting AI Technology

I think all those features are pretty amazing for pet owners. But Xfinity took it to the next level with their new release!  Their new Artificial Intelligence powered “pet-filter” will spot your dog when they’re doing something on camera and bookmark it for you so you can easily go back and find clips where they’re doing something cute…or naughty.

The technology behind it is the result of a lot of hard work. Computer vision PhDs in Washington D.C. worked with engineers in Philadelphia to build the feature. They analyzed hundreds of thousands of home security camera clips donated by Xfinity employee testers. The goal was to build an algorithm that could quickly and consistently detect movement from a pet, and clearly distinguish it from a car, or a person, or anything else that might trigger motion detection.

That’s some pretty amazing technology behind capturing funny dog videos to share online! Just goes to show that dogs run the world!

Keep tabs on your pet at home with Xfinity Home Security cameras

Dogs Are Welcome at Xfinity

Want to check out all of these cool features yourself? Head over to the new East Liberty Xfinity store, you can even take your dog with you! It’s located at 5880 Baum Boulevard in the Cube Creative Space. The store is absolutely beautiful and it’s walking distance to several other dog-friendly places in East Liberty.

Keep tabs on your pet at home with Xfinity Home Security cameras

 

This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Comcast. The opinions and text are all my own. At Wear Wag Repeat I only write about products we truly love.

 

Home Cameras That Detect Your Dog

 

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