This Season’s Best Smart Home Gifts

Holiday shoppers – it’s time to get your lists together. If you’ve got some tech-lovers to buy for, smart home gear is a gift that will keep on giving. Here are some of the coolest devices to look for this holiday season:

 

Wink Hub 2: One of the best home automation hubs out there, the Wink Hub 2 is great for someone with a lot of connected devices or who is looking to get serious about home automation. It supports the widest variety of wireless protocols, as well as Alexa commands and IFTTT recipes.

 

August HomeKit enabled Smart Lock 2.0: This lock can be retrofitted to many existing deadbolts, and will automatically lock and unlock the door when you are within range. You can send virtual keys to those who need access, and with the Apple HomeKit integration, you can lock or unlock with voice commands.

 

Belkin WeMo Mini Wi-Fi Smart Plug: An affordable gift that offers pretty cool functionality, the WeMo Smart Plug allows you to control anything you plug into it with your phone.

 

Robomow RS622: Know someone who is sick of cutting their lawn? Check out the Robomow. The initial cost and setup might be off-putting, but you’ll save in time and money paid to landscapers on the backend. The RS622 is for lawns up to 23,000 sq. ft. There are other models for smaller and larger yards.

 

Savant Pro Lighting with TrueImage app (talk to an integrator for pricing): If you already have a Savant home automation system, you’ll want to check out Savant’s new TrueImage lighting products, which allow you to change the color and brightness of any light. Simply take a photo of the light you want to change and choose one of the millions of colors on the color palette and slide to adjust brightness.

 

RATtrap Smart Firewall: The RATtrap protects all of your smart devices from malware and hackers. It blocks malicious ads and websites, stops attacks on your router, and includes parental controls to block inappropriate content. It’s one of the only personal firewall devices that doesn’t include a monthly or yearly subscription fee.

 

Happy holiday shopping!

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Bryan Glass