If you’re like us, you know that feeling safe and secure at home is priceless. That’s why we’ve put together this list of the best gift ideas in smart home security technology. From top-notch cameras like the Canary Pro and SimpliSafe that keep an eye on things when you’re away, to smart locks and safes from brands like August and Lockly that add an extra layer of security, we’ve covered it all.
We’re here to share our personal experiences and detailed reviews so you can make informed choices for your home. Whether you’re a tech whiz or just getting started with smart home gadgets, join us as we explore these amazing products that promise to make your home a safer and more connected place. Let’s get started on this journey to smarter home security together!
The Canary Pro is the all-in-one HD security camera that helps monitor what can and can’t be seen, providing you with alerts and instant access to your home, all from the Canary app.
Who’s it for: For total home security and intelligence, the Canary Pro includes a built-in siren to contact first responders, two-way talk, night vision, and more.
Our Impression: “I’ve been using this in my home since the day we received it, and it’s great! It’s easy to set up and start monitoring the home while I am away. I use it often to check in on things and love the alerts that I was able to set up to notify me if someone is in my home.” – Ryan
Smart Alarm Wireless Indoor Security Camera
Over the past years, SimpliSafe has evolved the role of home security from passively connecting first responders to emergencies to proactively intervening. With innovative technology including live agent voice intervention, the Smart Alarm Wireless Indoor Security Camera comes armed with built-in alarms, advanced motion detection, and AI capabilities when unusual motion is detected – stopping crime in real-time.
Who’s it for: Anyone looking for a top-of-the-line DIY home security camera that is upgradable to a full system.
Our Impression: “We had heard about SimpliSafe, but never had the chance to try one of their products until now. But after testing it, we can see why their name is synonymous with home security. Once the camera was set up, we expanded into their full home security Essentials package and can see ourselves using this as our home security for the foreseeable future.” – Eric
Roku Indoor Camera SE
You can’t be in every room in your house (that tech doesn’t exist—yet). Roku Indoor Camera SE is your eyes and ears when you’re not around. With motion and sound detection, HD streaming to your Roku Smart Home mobile app or Roku TV™ or Player, plus clear two-way audio, you can supervise your home from anywhere.
Who’s it for: Anyone looking to monitor their home when they are not around.
Our Impression: “Super easy to set up and get up and running. I loved the quality of the video and the ability to stream to my Roku TV. The integration with other Roku products makes this a no-brainer for anyone looking to upgrade their home security.” – Ryan
WiZ Indoor Camera
Position the WiZ Indoor Camera anywhere you like and trigger it via motion detection, sound detection, or the WiZ app. The camera integrates with your WiZ lights to create a combined WiZ lighting and home monitoring system.
Who’s it for: Anyone looking to upgrade their in-home security with an easy-to-use camera.
Our Impression: “This camera is simple to set up and use while providing great video quality and detection alerts. The value expands as you integrate into other WiZ products to enhance your smart home experience.” – Ryan
Arlo Pro 5S 2K
Protect your home with the powerful Arlo Pro 5S 2K. Cutting-edge clarity captures every detail in 2K HDR video, 12x zoom, and color night vision, and its dual-band Wi-Fi automatically connects to the strongest network. Combine with the Arlo Home Security System for extended battery life and to stay connected when power or Wi-Fi is down.
Who’s it for: Anyone looking to upgrade their home video monitoring with a top-of-the-line product from a reputable brand.
Our Impression: “This is a great product, easy to use and set up. The quality of the video was fantastic, and it’s been the perfect addition to our home monitoring system. I definitely will be buying more Arlo products after testing this camera out!” – Ryan
Roku Wire-free Video Doorbell & Chime SE
The Roku Wire-free Video Doorbell & Chime SE lets you see who’s stopping by with crystal clear video you can access anywhere. Get motion and sound alerts right to your phone and say, “What’s up?” or “Buzz off.” Easily mount your doorbell anywhere for any home—no electrician’s license is required.
Who’s it for: Anyone looking for an easy-to-set-up and use wireless smart doorbell to monitor their home from anywhere.
Our Impression: “I love the quality of the product and the video that is accessible from anywhere. It was a breeze to install and I highly recommend especially if you have other Roku products in your home.” – Ryan
August Wi-Fi Smart Lock + Keypad
The August Wi-Fi Smart Lock is a top smart lock option for renters, vacation rental hosts, and first-time smart lock users. This retrofit smart lock is easily installed on your existing lock, providing users with remote access, 24/7 monitoring abilities, and more. With the August Smart Keypad, users can create custom entry door keypad codes to unlock their front door without a traditional key or smartphone.
Who’s it for: Homeowners and renters looking for an easy-to-install smart lock to control and monitor access to their home.
Our Impression: “I have been looking for an easy-to-install smart lock that I can control from my phone from anywhere. It took less than 15 minutes to install and set up and it works flawlessly. We’ve been able to easily share access with family members, let maintenance in when we are not home, and use the smart keypad to ensure we never get locked out!” – Ryan
Yale Assure Lock 2 Plus
Unlocking your front door just got easier with the Assure Lock 2 Plus, Yale’s first smart lock to support Apple home keys. Simply tap your iPhone or Apple Watch on the lock to gain entry. Low battery? Not a problem! Home keys can still be used on your iPhone for hours after it needs to be charged with Power Reserve Mode, and on your Apple Watch with Low Power Mode.
Who’s it for: iPhone and Apple Watch users looking for a smart lock built for them.
Our Impression: “Easy to set up and user friendly with very cool functionality thanks to the Apple home keys integration. If you use an iPhone or Apple Watch, we highly recommend you check out this smart lock from a brand that does not disappoint.” – Ryan
Yale Assure Lock 2 Touch
Yale’s Assure Lock 2 Touch celebrates convenience at every turn with the ability to lock and unlock the door with your fingerprint. Users can register up to 20 different prints for easier access, in addition to enjoying multiple other ways to manage their door: using the lock’s touchscreen, their favorite voice assistant, the Yale Access app, or even a traditional key with keyed models.
Who’s it for: Homeowners and renters looking for a multi-functional smart lock from a top brand.
Our Impression: “Everything from Yale seems to be top-notch from our experience, and this new lock is no different. We loved that it had fingerprint, keypad, and keyed access all in one lock that looks great and is easy to install.” – Ryan
Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Lever
The Schlage Encode™ Smart WiFi Lever is perfect for interior doors, pairing effortlessly with the Schlage Home app. Easily monitor and manage access to various spaces, whether it’s a home office, guest quarters, or rental property. Users can generate and manage multiple access codes from the app and set schedules for recurring, temporary, or permanent access.
Who’s it for: Anyone looking for a lever smart lock with an alarm.
Our Impression: “A great smart lock from a trusted brand! We like the monitoring and alarm functionality built in. A great addition to anyone’s smart home.” – Ryan
Lockly Smart Safe
The Lockly Smart Safe is the first-of-its-kind device that allows real-time monitoring and control over your secured valuables directly from a smartphone. Along with a sturdy, premium build, the Smart Safe includes Lockly’s patented PIN Genie® rotating keypad and Lockly’s 3D biometric sensor technology that recognizes a user’s fingerprint in up to 0.3 seconds for quick and discreet identification.
Who’s it for: Anyone looking for a technologically-advanced, and easy-to-use smart safe for their valuables.
Our Impression: “I have been looking for one of these for quite some time. It is incredibly easy to set up. The Lockly mobile app made it super easy to view the safe’s open/closed status, receive tamper notifications, and unlock/lock it from anywhere. Highly recommend it!” – Ryan
Abode Security Kit
The Abode Security Kit is a three-piece bundle that provides an entry-level solution with a plethora of features and smart home integrations for customers who want reliable, affordable, and expandable home security.
Who’s it for: Homeowners looking for a great way to start building their home security.
Our Impression: “Great entry-level product that’s easy to set up and utilize right away. With so many security products on the market, it’s tough to find one that is affordable and lets you easily expand to protect your whole home, but the Abode Security Kit does this well.” – Ryan
Smart home security technology is not just a gift, it’s an investment in peace of mind and enhanced safety. Whether you’re a tech-savvy individual or someone just starting to explore the world of smart home gadgets, the array of products we’ve reviewed, from the Canary Pro’s all-in-one security camera to the Yale Assure Lock 2 Plus’s Apple home keys integration, offers something for everyone.
Each product brings its unique strengths to the table, whether it’s the ease of installation, the convenience of monitoring from anywhere, or the advanced features like AI-driven alerts and fingerprint recognition. The Smart Alarm Wireless Indoor Security Camera’s proactive approach to security and the Roku Indoor Camera SE’s seamless integration with other devices exemplify the evolution of home security.
Meanwhile, products like the August Wi-Fi Smart Lock and the Lockly Smart Safe blend security with smart technology, offering both practicality and cutting-edge features.
What stands out in all these products is the harmonious blend of innovation, user-friendliness, and reliability, making them perfect gifts for loved ones or even for yourself.