Chances are the dad in your life has had his share of standard, run of the mill Father’s Day presents like ties, power tools and shaving kits. A poll from Ebates found that electronics are the most wished-for purchase by fathers.
Chances are the dad in your life has had his share of standard, run of the mill Father’s Day presents like ties, power tools and shaving kits. A poll from Ebates found that electronics are the most wished-for purchase by fathers. One way to stand out with your gift for dad this season? Try gifting him a few smart home devices that can be used inside or outside the home in a myriad of ways. Depending on personal preferences and interests, you can even customize a smart home bundle that perfectly suits every father in your life.
Here are a few suggested products for every kind of dad on your list from tech geeks to outdoor lovers, kitchen gurus and travelers.
The Techie Dad
This dad geeks out on the latest electronics and isn’t afraid to dive deep into more advanced projects – he may even already own lots of smart home gear. For the dad that’s done it all, skip the smart bulbs and locks and go right for something more specific. The Remotec Z-Wave to IR Extender allows an IR-controlled appliance like a television or sound/entertainment system to be integrated into a Z-Wave smart home network and accessed from a mobile device.
The Dad Who Loves His Yard
Does the dad in your life love spending time working on his home landscaping? Is his lawn always the envy of the neighborhood? Choose a smart home device that caters to his love of the great outdoors like the FortrezZ MIMOlite that in turn with some solenoid valves and a bit of hose can be used to operate an irrigation system remotely. Add a GE Z-Wave Plug-In Outdoor Smart Switch to automate outdoor landscaping lighting – its integrated outlet cover protects the module from dirt and debris ensuring it will last through the seasons.
The Foodie Dad
For dads who love catching up on the latest Food Network shows and experimenting in the kitchen, smart home gear for his favorite room of the house is the way to go. With an Amazon Echo product, he can use voice control to ask Alexa to add ingredients to his shopping list or control scenes like “Cooking” that turns down a thermostat, turns on appliances and sets the scene for creating culinary masterpieces. Couple this with a few smart bulbs and you have the perfect smart kitchen starter kit!
The Traveling Dad
A dad who travels often whether it be for work or play, needs to ensure his home is safe no matter where he is. Smart home devices that allow for remote monitoring from a smartphone or tablet will help him stay in control on the road. Smart locks can be programmed with unique codes for house sitters or family members and can be open and closed from anywhere. A smart alarm or siren helps deter criminal activity with a loud audible alert when motion is detected or a door opens, also sending an alert to dad’s phone.
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