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Safety comes first. Here are some home security gifts to check out this holiday

Why not protect the people you love by giving them some extra security this holiday season? Here are a few gift ideas to add to the list:

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Hand setting the away code on home alarm security panel.
  • A home security camera. Techhive.com tested six of the latest models and recommend the $199 Nest Cam from Nest Labs. The camera’s motion sensors record a video clip and send a push notification to your smartphone activity is detected in a home that should be empty. It will also alert to loud noises like a breaking window.
  • An alarm you can set up yourself. CNET recommends the iSmartAlarm, priced at $199. The decice includes a motion detector, two contact sensors, two remote tags for arming and disarming the system, and a built-in panic alarm. Note: It won’t call the police like systems with live monitoring do, but instead texts the owner with an alert.
  • Smart locks. Ever struggled to find your keys while carrying a bag of groceries, etc.? A smart lock will come in handy. These can detect your presence via a Bluetooth connection on your phone or a key fob and unlocks your door when you approach. The reviewers at Techlicious.com and CNET recommend the $194 August Smart Lock, compatible with Android and iOS.

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