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Home security services are becoming more and more important in today’s age – as the crime rates in different parts of the U.S. continue to rise. In such a climate, having a sound security service for your home is definitely a priority. Xfinity Home is one such security service that brings forth an elite security experience with options for self and professional monitoring to take care of all that you love.

In this article, we discuss one of the many ways that you can use the Xfinity camera – without an account or service. So let us jump right in!

Why Use the Xfinity Camera without an Account or Service?

Xfinity Home powered by fast Xfinity Internet is a great way to get started on your home security project. All you need to do is purchase the Xfinity Home equipment and get the service where you live. However, what if you move to a city with little to no Xfinity coverage? You have already bought all the Xfinity security equipment, which is quite expensive, so what do you do with all that?

Although it is a lesser-known fact, there is actually a way you can put all your Xfinity cameras to use without an account or active subscription. Let us see how!

How to Use the Xfinity Camera without an Account

If you do need to use the Xfinity camera without an active subscription to Xfinity Home, you can do so in the following steps:

Reset Your Xfinity Camera

  • Look for the camera’s reset button. You would probably find it inside a little hole on the underside or back of the camera, depending on the model.
  • Use a dull pin or needle that can go through the hole. Insert it in a way that it presses the reset button and holds it for 10 seconds.
  • Next, let go of the reset button. This should revert the camera back to its default settings.
  • Depending on the type of camera you own you might also need to reset the power adapter that came with the camera.

Connect the Camera to the Internet

  • Ensure that your home is connected to high-speed internet.
  • Use a Y-connector cable with the camera to allow it to connect to the internet.
  • Let your Xfinity Camera connect to the internet via an Ethernet or Wi-Fi connection.
  • Note down the IP address of your camera. You can find this through the DHCP client list in your router. Any monitoring software you use may need this address to be able to pair with your camera.
  • Finally, set up a monitoring system on any of your devices. You would need to pair the cameras with a compatible third-party video surveillance service.

In the End…

Using the Xfinity security cameras without the Xfinity Home service can work if you are not able to pay for the service anymore or have moved to a place where it is not offered. It does save you a little money and is a cost-effective way to keep an eye on your home.

However, do remember that using Xfinity cameras without an account will not really give you anything of value. You cannot enjoy the professional monitoring and care that comes with the service and since it is a self-monitored thing, you would not be able to reach out to emergency services in case of one.

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