While this may seem like an extravagant recommendation for gift giving, I still think it’s worth the recommendation.
If you’re in to smart home technologies and home security, the Abode home security system is a great choice. It’s simple to install and maintain and easily expandable if you want to add sensors to your system over time. It also has powerful home automation integration, so you can be sure that you receive alerts when your system detects anything from a burglary to a water leak. Alexa integration allows for voice integration as well.
The system connects to your home Internet and includes cellular backup for constant
connectivity to a professional monitoring service. You subscribe to this service on a monthly basis, with no long term commitment. The system is controllable via a smartphone app and a web application that provides impressive control and customization to tailor your system to your needs.
The Abode home security system is not as well known as some of the other competitive systems on the market like Simplisafe, but in my opinion, due to it’s vast integration capabilities, future proof technology, redundant connectivity options and reliable professional monitoring service, I think it’s one of the best options. Starter kits are available for $299 and up, with basic monitoring starting as low as $10 per month.