Top smart home gad­gets for 2019

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Smart home de­vices are at the top of ev­ery­one’s wish list this hol­i­day sea­son. In fact, a re­cent Statista study found that the num­ber of smart homes in Canada will rise from 13.9 per cent in 2018 to 31.5 per cent by 2022. To get a head start on your shop­ping, here are what to look for:

Nest is of­fer­ing an ar­ray of smart prod­ucts like ther­mostats,

1. Nest In­door Cam­era.

cam­eras, door­bells, alarms and more. These de­vices are a great way to keep your home and fam­ily safe and en­vi­ron­men­tally re­spon­si­ble. Nest Se­cu­rity al­lows you to keep tabs on your home, giv­ing you peace of mind whether you’re down the street or across the world.

Ask Alexa to do anything, whether it’s chang­ing the song you’re lis­ten­ing to, dim­ming the lights or turn­ing on the heat. There’s no need to get up from the couch;

2. Ama­zon Echo.

con­nect Alexa and let it do the work for you.

Mood light­ing has never been easier. Con­nected to your Ama­zon Echo, Nest and more, Philips Hue smart light­ing con­nects to your WiFi to cre­ate the per­fect light­ing for self­ies, pul­sat­ing light alarms, mood light­ing or light timers for when you’re away.

The WiFi-con­nected ro­bot vac­uum lets you clean your home from any­where, mak­ing it easy to

3. Philips Hue. 4. iRobot Roomba.

have last minute com­pany. Just click and clean from your smart­phone.

5. LG Smart Re­frig­er­a­tor.

Gone are the days of open­ing the fridge to see what’s in­side. Now you can knock on the fridge door to see what you need with­out let­ting out cold air, keep­ing your food fresh for longer. You can even keep an eye on your en­ergy us­age straight from your smart­phone by con­nect­ing the fridge to WiFi. This is the fu­ture of freshness. With all these great op­tions, it can be hard to choose the best gifts for your fam­ily. But what­ever you wrap up, con­sider Shaw’s In­ter­net 300 and Ad­vanced WiFi Mo­dem to con­nect your de­vices. With Blue­tooth LE, Thread and Zig­bee an­ten­nas built in, the Ad­vanced WiFi Mo­dem is primed to pro­vide you with a seam­less con­nec­tiv­ity ex­pe­ri­ence.

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