These gadgets will give you peace of mind when you’re traveling.

By Tamara Kraus
June 06, 2018
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Turn your lights on and off directly from your phone, Google Pixel, or Apple Watch with this genius lighting system that connects to your existing wiring. It will automatically adjust your lights to turn on or off at sunrise or sunset. To buy: $100; homedepot.com.
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Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting Dimmer Switch Starter Kit

Turn your lights on and off directly from your phone, Google Pixel, or Apple Watch with this genius lighting system that connects to your existing wiring. It will automatically adjust your lights to turn on or off at sunrise or sunset.

To buy: $100; homedepot.com.

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Nest Hello Doorbell

This high-tech doorbell allows you to see who’s knocking (or ringing) at your door and respond directly from your smartphone. Plus, the device has night vision, which allows you to see crisp images even when it’s dark.

To buy: $229; nest.com.

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Google Home Mini

Manage your security system with your voice by connecting this digital assistant to a professionally monitored security system, like Alarm.com. Check your system’s status and view recent activity.

To buy: $49; target.com.

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SimpliSafe Protect Home Security System

Monitor up to four rooms with this complete home security system. Backed up with lithium batteries in case the power goes out, these devices detect potential threats quickly and will notify your mobile device immediately.

To buy: $270; bestbuy.com.

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BeONhome Light Bulbs

These lights learn to mimic the times you turn on lights so that it appears as if someone is home, even when you’re away. They also provide five hours of backup light if the power goes out and can be dimmed directly from your smartphone.

To buy: $129; amazon.com.