Top 5 Smart Home Gifts

Are you looking for that perfect gift for the smart home aficionado in your family? Or do you just want to give yourself a smart home gift? We’ve complied the top 5 smart home gifts and which smart home gift will fit best for you.

 1. Amazon Echo Dot - Best Gift For Anyone

It’s fun, it’s smart and it’s in the under $50 price range. If you don’t already have a dot or you want to give a gift that will be loved, this is a great smart home gift.  You can use the Amazon Echo dot to stream music, set timers, answer your questions, and connect to thousands of apps. The dot is a great start or addition to any smart home system as it connects to other devices such as smart thermostats or lights as your system grows to enable smart home control of your house via voice.   

Amazon Echo Dot

 Amazon Echo Dot

Amazon Echo Dot

2. Nest Thermostat - Best Gift for New Homeowners or Your Parents

Give the gift that keeps on giving! The nest smart thermostat is great if you want to save money on your heating and cooling bills.  With it’s smart sense technology it automatically adjusts the temperature to save money when you are away.  It also delivers maximum comfort for those days when it's just a little too cold to get out of bed, adjust the thermostat from your phone and turn up the heat. The nest is also great if you travel a lot or have a vacation home so you can check and make sure the heat is working so your pipes don’t freeze in northern climates.

Nest Thermostat

3.  Nest Cam - Best Gift for New Parents or Dog Owners

If you have a new baby or a new dog the nest cam is a must have. The nest cam allows you to check in on your baby from your phone. You can ditch the bulky baby monitors for the  nest cam and you can check in on your phone from anywhere. The video is routed straight to your phone and both parents can check the live feed at the same time.  

The nest cam also integrates motion sensing technology to highlight when there is active motion in front of the camera. The nest cam app interface is great and allows you to customize exactly what you want to see and when you want to be alerted. The video streams in HD and works even in the dark.  The nest cam is also great for dog owners who want to check in on their furry friend while at work. The camera is also features a two way microphone so you can talk into your phone and through the camera to communicate.

Nest Cam

4. Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt - Best Gift for Large Families  

Have you ever been locked out of your own home? Or do you have family members in and out all day?  Then the schlage century connect smart lock is for you. The lock allows you to program codes for your family members so you can have push button code access to your home, you won’t need to carry around that bulky set of keys unless you want too.  

The lock also has an auto locking feature that will automatically lock the door after 90 seconds so you don’t need to worry again about if you locked your door or not. When the lock is connected to a smart home system such as Wink or Smartthings it allows you to unlock the lock remotely and you can set it up to alerts to let you know when the door opens.  It’s great for letting in a traveling family member, a cleaning crew or dog walkers.

Schlage Z-Wave Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt

5. Sonos - Best Gift for Music Lovers

The entire sonos line up has amazing sound quality, you will turn it on and wonder what you have been missing all those years with lower quality speakers. The Sono’s speaker systems offer easy set up, require no wiring and stream high quality music throughout your home. With the Sono’s app you can sync all of your Sono’s devices to provide full house home audio throughout your entire home or set different music for each room. If you love quality sound, and streaming music you can't beat any of the Sono’s speakers. Most people are ditching the traditional wired in home audio for sonos speakers and once you listen to the Sono’s you will understand why. If your home doesn’t have built in audio the sonos will save you thousands in repairs trying to install built in system with results that will impress, plug in any you are ready to play millions of songs at your fingertips.

Sonos Play:5 Speaker