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Should You Buy Home Control from ADT, Comcast?

The mega companies are straying from their bread-and-butter, but will you buy in or go with a custom electronics pro?
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December 14, 2010 | by Julie Jacobson

If you live in the Houston area, you may be seeing some unusual activity from ADT and Xfinity (Comcast). The giant security and cable companies, respectively, are working double-duty to install home automation systems on top of their traditional security and entertainment services.

What should you make of these mass marketers straying so far from their comfort zones? Can they provide good, cheap alternatives to the home-control systems offered by specialty home integrators? Should you trust them with your lights, thermostats, surveillance cameras, home networks and remote access?

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