* Simple gadgets to give your home an instant security boost
* Smart lights, WiFi-enabled door bells, security cameras and more
* Enjoy your next trip without having to worry about whether you left the lights on
When it comes to packing for a trip, worrying about your home’s security is one of the last things you want to think about. Fortunately, there are plenty of smart safety guards you can employ to help give your home a little extra security and will help you save money on energy bills. From leaving the lights on to forgetting to close the garage door, here are five smart devices to help give you better peace of mind when you’re not at home.
1. Sengled Classic Smart LED Light Bulbs
This four-pack features extra bright LED bulbs comes with built-in voice control. Using the Sengled Home Element app, you can dim the lights, trigger them on or off, and adjust the dimming with a touch of a button. It’s a great gadget to give you a little more peace of mind when you travel.
2. MyQ Smart Garage Door Opener Chamberlain
Ever get the feeling in the pit of your stomach that you forgot to close the garage door? Well, never have the worry again with this smart activator. Simply sync this app to your phone to securely open and close your garage door with the touch of a button.
3. Ring Enabled Video Doorbell
Keep tabs on your porch with this Wi-Fi doorbell. Featuring a built-in camera with Alexa connectivity, you can check any and all visitors regardless of where you are. Real-time updates and alerts are available through the corresponding smartphone app.
4. Furbo Dog Camera
Ever wonder what your dog gets up to when you’re away? Now you don’t have to. This dog camera features treat-tossing technology (yes, you read that right) that actually lets you interact and reward your pup while you’re away. Simply sync the Furbo app to your phone and you’re ready to play.
5. Nest Learning Thermostat
Control your home’s temp on the fly with this smart thermostat. Set an AC or heat timer, adjust the air flow and save energy by syncing the Nest app to your phone for instant easy access. It’s a great gadget to have for long trips or overnight stays.