Undoubtedly, the holiday season is here! What gifts are you planning to give this season? Instead of that flat screen TV or fashionable piece of jewelry, consider looking closer to home. While you might not have thought of home security products as being something to give as a gift, homeowners are turning more and more towards DIY security systems for their safety solutions. Everyone has that practical person that always asks for something like new socks or cooking supplies. This year, give them something they’ll use for a long time. Devices ranging from surveillance video cameras to motion detectors and fancy automated door-locks can be a great practical gift to give or receive this season. Ensuring the security of your family and property is a key priority year round, but it is especially important during the holidays when reports show some instances of criminal activity increasing. In this post we will discuss the how home security can be a great practical gift!

Giving Home Security

Present your loved one with the gift of peace of mind. Home security systems are great for practical people because it’s a present they will use everyday. There are no equipment or installation fees to worry about when purchasing a security package from us, so cover the cost of the first few months of membership instead! For as low as $19.99 a month, you’ll get all the start-up equipment, a lifetime warranty, and an excellent gift. If you purchase a DIY model like the ones from Protect America, you could even offer to install the system as an added bonus!

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Other Practical Gifts

According to the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission, about 170 people die in the U.S. every year from carbon monoxide poisoning. CO is an odorless and colorless gas produced by the incomplete burning of various fuels. Despite the dangers of CO poisoning, not every home has a detector. Give the practical people on your list a carbon monoxide detector. Not only will they feel safer in their homes, but you will also gain peace of mind knowing your loved ones are safe! 

Home appliances are another excellent gift to give the practical family member or friend. Vacuum and carpet cleaners, fans, humidifiers and more are all great. Pay attention as they talk about their home to discern which items they could use the most. If you get a loved one an appliance, you can pair it with one of Protect America’s appliance modules. Our appliance module enables wireless control of on / off functions for all of your table lamps, floor lamps, and other small appliances. It’s small size allows you to plug it into the wall outlet without blocking the second plug.

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Here’s another suggestion: If you’re willing to spend a little more money, our Z-Wave programmable door lock by Yale is an excellent gift to give someone practical. With this door-lock, you can transform your house into a smart home with a lock that thinks. Unlock doors with your phone, program up to 250 user codes and check the status of your lock from anywhere, anytime. You’ll be able to know who entered the house based on which code was assigned to them. These locks come in oil rubbed bronze, polished brass or satin nickel to compliment any home. A great gift for extra safety!

This article is brought to you by Protect America – the leading distributor of state-of-the-art Wireless Home Security Systems. Protect America protects homes across the U.S. from intrusion, theft, fire, flooding, medical emergencies and more with 24/7 Cellular, Broadband and Landline Monitoring and cutting edge technology.