Have you ever considered giving home automation devices as a form of gift for the holidays? If you haven’t, you still have time to do so. When it comes to safety, security as well as convenience, you will never find an even better gift than the Internet of Things. With these gadgets at their disposal, the recipient will have the opportunity to know what it’s like to live in a smart home.
While most home automation devices don’t come cheap, it doesn’t hurt to give them a taste of what it can offer. People who have no idea what smart home technology is may finally have the chance to experience it, one device at a time. If you’re feeling generous enough, you can hook them up with a Z-Wave smart home starter kit. That way, they can already establish their home network with minimal effort.
If you are on a tight budget, on the other hand, but you still want to give your loved ones a piece of smart home technology, here are some gift ideas you can give:
Home Automation Devices as Gifts
Smart Home Lighting – even if the recipient doesn’t have their own smart home controller yet, they can still use a smart light in a not-so-smart house. Since smart home lighting are usually LED lights, your loved ones will still enjoy the benefits of having an energy-efficient lighting solution. The best part? Once they get a smart home controller, they can hook up their lighting with ease.
Easiest way to add automation to your lights! Simply plug this LED bulb in to turn any existing fitting in your home and turn it into a smart light! 8 user selectable colours and up to 16 Million colours using a home controller it is perfect for table lamps, floor lamps and ceiling lights were it’s not easy or convenient to reach the wall switch.
The DHS RGB LED Strip gives you the power to create stunning visual effects in your home allowing you to choose the atmosphere of your home with the use of light. Unleash your fantasy decorating a living-room or bathroom. Create illumination effect to match weather conditions, your mood or a special occasion. 3 million colours on hand, waiting for your ideas!
Smart Home Controller – the smart home controller is the brain of your home network. With this device, they will be able to control their home automation devices via their computers, smartphones and/or tablet devices. While the smart home controller doesn’t look much to the naked eye, your recipients will appreciate what it can do especially if they know more about smart home technology.
The Z-Wave USB Stick allow you to use a PC as a home controller by creating a z-wave network using a USB port. With compatible software the product allows you to control home appliances wirelessly like: switches, dimmers, blind controllers, fans, power boards, locks etc. which is more than perfect for home automation devices.
The Fibaro Home Center 2 Controller interface gives you easy control over groups of devices responsible for the same function – for example, heating, air conditioning or garden watering. Thanks to the Device Panels, you can easily schedule operations for groups of devices, based on the day of the week or the time of day.
Appliance Automation – with appliance automation devices, your recipients will have the opportunity to make their normal day-to-day appliances into a smart home appliance. While it won’t mean much without a smart home controller, it’s still a good way to encourage people to get hooked on home automation devices.
The SCHLAGE Z-Wave Plug-In Switch is a switch which can be plugged into any standard Australian type socket. This smart device can be used to turn your home appliances ON/OFF either manually or remotely using a certified Z-Wave controller.
The Z-Wave In-Line Switch is a smart Z-Wave controller which allows you to remotely adjust the state of your household appliances between ON and OFF using a compatible Z-Wave controller. It doesn’t require any new wiring as it simply plugs into standard wall sockets.
Home Automation Devices – The gift of living the future today
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Treat yourself with a taste of what the future has to offer in terms of modern luxury living. Experience living with less worries and hassles on a daily basis. With the help of home automation devices, you can focus on more important things. If you are looking for the ultimate gift for you as well as your loved ones, you can never go wrong with smart home technology.
The future of modern luxury living is happening right now and it is up to you if you want to join the future or not. Either way, home automation just gets bigger and better each and every day. It’s safe to say that it’s going to be mainstream in the near future.
Happy Holidays from SmartHome.City!