How’s your holiday shopping going?
For me, I took advantage of online Black Friday sales to get great deals on smart home devices.
One of them is Amazon’s Ring smart doorbell. It comes with a rechargeable lithium battery.
I also picked up a Honeywell smart thermostat.
Not only does it set your house to the perfect temperature, but it saves you money on your electric bill too.
As the Hulk says in the movie Avengers: Endgame: “I see this as an absolute win!”
The smart-home tech trend isn’t going away. If anything, it’s set to ramp up over the next decade.
And you don’t want to be left behind.
So today, I want to look at a few of the hottest smart gadgets this holiday season…
(Wemo Wi-Fi Smart Plug.)
This innovation lets you use your voice to turn appliances on or off.
With a smart plug, you can tell a lamp to turn on at night rather than fumbling around in the dark looking for the switch.
Or you can turn your TV on or off with your voice rather than needing to find the remote.
Smart plugs also let you control devices with an app on your smartphone.
You can program your appliances this way. For example, you can set your coffee maker to turn on in the morning.
Another trick is to schedule your lights when you’re on vacation to deter burglars.
(Honeywell Wi-Fi Smart Color Thermostat.)
This device connects to your Wi-Fi to run your A/C and heat more efficiently.
It checks the outdoor temperature and adjusts its settings throughout the day.
A smart thermostat can also change the temperature when you’re away.
For example, it can use less electricity when you’re at work during the day.
All in all, this smart device makes your home more comfortable and saves electricity.
(Ring Video Doorbell.)
This is like an interactive security camera for your front door.
A smart doorbell connects to your smartphone and shows you real-time video of who’s at your house.
It also has a microphone so you can talk to your visitor before you answer the door.
Some models also have a motion sensor that records video when you’re away.
That helps you catch thieves who steal your packages — or anyone else acting suspiciously on your property.
Smart doorbells come in two versions: wired or battery powered.
(Kwikset Kevo Convert Smart Lock.)
This is another high-tech feature for your front door.
Smart locks let you lock and unlock your door without a key.
Instead, you use a smartphone app or enter a code on the keypad.
Some smart locks even have a fingerprint scanner for extra ease and security.
With this device, you can give friends, family and petsitters access to your home without a key.
It also lets you use an app to check if you remembered to lock the door.
The Next Phase of the Smart Home Tech Trend
Smart home devices make great gifts.
But this tech trend goes far beyond holiday shopping.
In fact, contractors are now designing buildings with smart features in mind.
That’s why the market for smart buildings could grow by five times this decade.
(Source: Fortune Business Insights.)
One of Ian King’s favorite small-cap stocks is a real estate company in this space.
Ian thinks it has the potential to skyrocket as much as 220% over the next four years.
I can’t give away its name here. But Ian has a presentation where you can learn more about this opportunity.
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