The days are getting shorter, the weather is turning and we’re spending more time convincing Dad to turn the heating up – must be winter! Whether you’re staying in with a film or escaping to a warmer climate, we’ll help you protect what matters most in your home with these smart gadgets.
Whether you’re on the sofa, out shopping or on holiday, you can see exactly who’s at your door with the Ring doorbell. With clear Full HD video and two-way audio, there’ll be no more unwanted visitors or missed parcels.
Nest’s Outdoor Security camera is designed to monitor the outside of your home whilst withstanding the wintry elements. You can control and view what's going on from your phone or laptop, even on those darker evenings, thanks to the handy night vision settings. So when you hear those bumps in the night, you’ll know exactly what’s causing a ruckus.
The Samsung SmartThings Hub can protect the inside of your home from the unpredictable weather. This connects with a whole range of smart gadgets, including a water leak sensor that instantly alerts you to any flooding wherever you are.
Or the Lenovo Smart Display lets you see a live feed of your security cameras, so you can make sure gale force winds aren’t blowing away your patio furniture.
We’re not talking about being big brother, but it does help to keep an eye on some areas in your home. The Ezviz Smart Home Security Camera lets you watch live footage of the important areas in your home, so you can make sure that the Christmas present stash hasn’t been found out. It also features two-way audio, perfect for getting the dog off the sofa when you’re not around.
We’re pretty sure it’s impossible to be in two places at once, but Phillips Hue’s smart lighting is the closest we can get. By setting a timer through your phone or tablet, you can tell your lights to come on even when you’re out, so it looks like you’re relaxing at home. Perfect when you’re actually catching the rays far away from the cold snap.