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Comcast changes channels to 'smart homes' as cable shrinks with cheaper options

Comcast is turning to home automation - think stand-alone features such as cameras and thermostats that can be controlled remotely - for consumers who live in apartments and condominiums.

New York

COMCAST Corp may be best known as a cable company, but it is banking on remote-controlled door locks and cameras as well as other "smart-home" offerings to accelerate its growing home security business.

The push to diversify comes at a time when more US consumers are...

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