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10 Smart Products for Peace of Mind When You’re Home or Away

Whether your in your bedroom or on a beautiful sandy beach, these devices help you feel safe and protected.

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Ring Video Doorbell 2

Gain some peace of mind with the Ring Video Doorbell 2. The device features a built-in microphone, speakers and adjustable motion sensors, so you can watch over your home and speak to your visitors no matter where you are in the world.

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SimpliSafe Home Security System

This complete home security system allows you to monitor up to four rooms in your home, so you can be sure things remain just as you left them. The system even has lithium batteries in case the power goes out, and notifies your mobile device immediately if there’s a potential threat.

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WeMo Insight Smart Plug

The WeMo Insight Smart Plug is a WiFi-enabled device that allows you to monitor energy consumption in your home. It also gives you the opportunity to control home lights and electronics right from your mobile device. You can also turn your lights on and off randomly to make it seem like someone is home.

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Wally Starter Kit for Smart Detection of Water Leaks, Freezing, and Mold Conditions

Water damage is the most common reason people file homeowners insurance claims, meaning, the chances of it happening are far too high! A great preventive device is the Wally Starter Kit. The hub connects to your modem, while also using super small independent sensors that you can put near high-risk areas such as near sinks and your washing machine and dish washer. Monitor them via the app, and receive text and e-mail alerts if water is detected, as well as a significant change in temperature or humidity.

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Nest Protect Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm

This small but mighty device is sure to give you peace of mind whether you’re home or away. It’s a top-notch device for smoke and carbon monoxide detection, featuring innovative voice alerts and smart built-in sensors. The Nest Protect will send you a message as soon as the alarm goes off, or even if the batteries are low.

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ECOVACS Smart Robotic Vacuum

When you’ve been away, the last thing you want to come home to is a mess. Even if no one has been in your home, dust can create a stale smell. Freshen up remotely with a robot vacuum! The DEEBOT OZMO 930 app comes with leading mapping technology, scheduling and support for Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

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August Smart Lock Pro

August’s Smart Lock Pro allows you to control and monitor your door from anywhere. You can lock and unlock your door, control keyless access and keep track of who comes and goes right from your mobile device, whether you’re home or away. The device’s DoorSense even alerts you if your door is ajar!

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The advent of a smart door lock means that the days of losing your keys or forgetting your combination and being locked out of your house are almost, but not quite, gone.

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Nest Secure

The Nest Secure allows you a smart and simple way to protect your home while you’re away. The alarm system lets you know what’s happening at home thanks to its three main devices: the Nest Guard, Nest Detect and Nest Tag. Notable features include the three arm/disarm modes, motion sensors and mobile notifications. Purchase Nest’s cameras to integrate into the system for even more security.

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Vimtag Pet Camera

If you’re gone for the day, and want some peace of mind that your pup isn’t tearing up the house or are howling like crazy, a pet camera can be of great use! This camera allows you to check up on your canine companion with features including remote live video streaming via your smartphone, tablet or PC. It even features two-way voice if your pet needs to hear some commands or a soothing voice.

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YZ Automatic Patrol Monitoring Robot

There is so much to love about this security robot. It has HD night vision, an automatic alarm for intrusion and takes video that is immediately sent to your mobile device when danger is detected. You can also use the robot to record your pet and talk to them from afar.

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Alexa Erickson
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