With the holiday season here and gift-giving happening all month long, finding the perfect present isn’t always easy. Fortunately, there are a number of great home automation gifts on the market this year.
Whether you’re looking for a gift for a family member, friend, or co-workers, we’ve got a variety of tech ideas for you. To compile a list of the best home automation holiday gifts for 2019 we looked at factors like features and ratings.
Making Your Home Smarter One Device at a Time
There are hundreds of home automation gifts on the market. Choosing just one can seem like a challenge, but we’ve got the top-of-the-line tech pinned down for the 2019 holiday season. Check out the list below for smart plugs, doorbells, cameras, and more.
August Smart Lock Pro
We’ve all forgotten our keys or wondered if we locked our doors at some point. Instead of calling a locksmith or worrying about the house all day, Smart Lock Pro lets you control your door to unlock, lock, grant quest access, see who came and left, and let anyone in from anywhere.
The installation is simple, as it attaches to your existing deadbolt. You can keep your keys and the lock stays the same. All you need to do is download the app. The device’s DoorSense technology lets you know when your door is locked and closed. The app focuses on protecting the user, so it features two-factor authentication, two-layer encryption, and a lost phone feature so you can disable the app and any virtual keys.
Belkin Wemo Mini Smart Plug
The Wemo Mini Smart Plug lets you control your electronic devices from your phone or tablet. Through the use of your home’s WiFi, you have wireless control of lamps, heaters, fans, and more. The device works with Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, and Apple HomeKit, you can schedule your lights and appliances, and there’s the option of protecting your home with randomized lights when you’re away.
Brilliant All-in-One Smart Home Control
The Brilliant Smart Home Control lets you adjust your lights, play music, change your thermostat, and lock your doors. With their easy-to-use app and simple display, it’s easy to control the technology around the house without countertop clutter, multiple apps, or wires.
The installation process is simple, and Amazon Alexa and a video intercom are built in. The intercom includes a microphone and camera with privacy shutter.
Google Nest Cam Indoor
While indoor-rated smart cameras have become increasingly popular, not every model gives you the opportunity to monitor what’s going on inside your home while you’re in the office or out at the grocery store. The Google Nest Cam Indoor allows you to see your home 24/7 in 1080p HD.
Advanced cloud algorithms pick up on motion inside the home, so you get personal alerts whenever there’s activity within the frame. Nest Cam records everything, so you can create and download clips whenever necessary.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro
Ring’s Video Doorbell Pro is a hardwired doorbell that features advanced security technology and a sleek design. More cost-effective than the Video Doorbell Elite, this version has more features than the Video Doorbell like 1080HD video, two-way audio, and customizable motion sensors. The smart doorbell also features infrared night vision, so you can see who’s at the door when it’s dark out.
When someone presses the doorbell, the owner gets an instant alert to their smartphone or tablet, and they have the ability to see, hear, and speak with whoever’s at the door.
Any one of the home automation devices above would make a great gift. Your loved ones can step into 2020 with the leading technology helping them maintain their homes on a daily basis.
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