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The holiday season is upon us, and whether you’re shopping for your friends and family or looking to add to your own holiday Wishlist, smart home devices make excellent gifts! Particularly for those harder-to-shop-for people on your list, tech gifts are a great way to show that you’re thinking of them and also incorporate some utility. They’re incredibly useful, but are also a fun item to unwrap on any holiday occasion!
1. Video Doorbell
Whether it be during the holiday season or any other time of the year, if you live in a home or apartment complex, you’re very likely to have people knocking on your door. Sometimes it’s a welcome visitor, sometimes a friendly (or not so friendly) neighbor, and occasionally a solicitor vying for your attention. Regardless of who comes knocking, there is incredible peace of mind when you are able to see who is outside of your home before opening the door. This is where a smart video doorbell will be your new best friend.
2. Smart Lock
If you’re looking to increase the security of your home or simply make life easier, a smart lock might be something to consider as you’re putting together your holiday wishlists this year.
These gadgets allow you, as well as whomever else you choose, to use a digital key right from your smartphone to unlock your front door. This technology is excellent for day-to-day uses like entering, exiting, and securing your home on a daily basis, but also for a situation where you may need to grant someone else access to your door remotely. Think – babysitter, dog walker, etc. With a smart lock, you have complete control of your front door locks at all times!
3. Smart Plugs
One of our personal favorites, smart plugs can change the whole environment of your home. How? Well, smart plugs can turn any appliance or electrical device into a connected device that can be controlled from your phone. For example, you can use them to turn on all of your living room lights with the push of a button. If you have a smart home device such as an Amazon Alexa or a Google Home, your smart plugs can even be voice controlled to turn your devices on and off.
Smart plugs are typically very reasonably priced, so whether you’re putting them on your wish list yourself or considering them as a gift Idea for a loved one, you may find that one, two, three, or more will make for an affordable “wow” gift for just about anyone who is at least a little bit tech-savvy.
Home (Tech) For the Holidays
The holidays can be stressful, but finding gifts for others and figuring out what to add to your own wishlist don’t have to add to your stress level! When you give or receive smart home devices, your home or the home of your loved ones is instantly leveled up and equipped to make your life safer and easier.
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