Have you started thinking about what you’ll get your loved ones for the holidays? If you’re stumped trying to come up with the right gift, know that there’s one thing sure to please everyone on your list: smart home technology.
Check out this list of smart home bundles to find the perfect gift for everyone on your holiday list:
For someone with kids
With this bundle, you can make smart home technology useful for everyone in the family, for both parents and kids alike. When you give a friend the Samsung SmartThings Hub, they can download the free SmartThings app to let them control and monitor their devices from anywhere in the world.
If you’re worried about keeping the kids safe, parents can use the app to configure a geofence for their kids’ cell phones so that they receive a notification on their phone when the kids arrive home safely from school.
Next, use the Amazon Echo and the Enbrighten Z-Wave Smart LED Dimmable Light Bulb to help get homework time started. With this smart home configuration, when the kids are ready to start reading or working on homework, they can simply say: “Alexa, turn up the lights!” And when it’s time to relax with a movie, they can turn down the brightness.
For someone who lives alone
What’s one gift that everyone from a young professional to a senior citizen can equally enjoy? Feeling safe and secure at home. Give your loved one the foundation for home safety with the Wink Smart Hub. Downloading the free Wink App to stay connected with their devices, no matter where they are.
The Aeotec Z-Wave Panic Button is a miniature remote with one button that can be used in an emergency to instantly call for help. These buttons can be stationed around the house in the bedroom, bathroom, kitchen, and living room, so that a call for help is always near.
Alternatively, your loved one can use the Aeotec Z-Wave Panic Button to control a lighting scene. Using the GoControl Z-Wave Plus Light Bulb, a customized lighting scene can be just one button-press away. Time for bed? Keep a button in the bedroom to turn off all the smart light bulbs with one click. Going out? Keep another button by the door so that on the way out, the interior lights shut off and the porch light turns on with just one touch.
For someone with no smart home tech
The bundle: Wink 2 Kit
- Wink Hub 2
- Schlage Connect ZWave Touchscreen Deadbolt with alarm
- Leviton ZWave Plus Smart Switches
We all have that one friend who’s still living in the Stone Age and all but carries a flip phone. This holiday season, show them how easy and convenient smart home technology can be with the Wink 2 Kit.
The Wink 2 Kit is a great way to get your friend started with smart home tech, because it gives them a little taste of everything. Once they download the Wink App, they can easily and securely control their home from their smartphone.
Forgot to lock the front door in the morning? Your friend can now lock the Schlage Connect Z-Wave Touchscreen Deadbolt from their smartphone. Left the lights on when nobody’s home? With a smart light bulb, your friend could also remotely control the lights.
The best thing about the Wink Hub 2 is that it can host a diverse collection of smart products; so, when your friend falls in love with smart home tech (which, after this perfect gift, they will!), they can keep adding to their smart home infrastructure.
Picking out holiday gifts can be tricky. But when you give the gift of smart home technology, you know that you’re giving your friends and family something they’ll love and actually use. And once they’ve gotten starter with a beginner bundle, it’s easy to add more Z-Wave products to the home.
Is your holiday gift list looking extra long this year? Find more smart home kits here.