mobile menu icon
AVE gift guide for the holidays tech savvy

Stuff the Stocking with These Smart Products for the Holidays

It’s the holiday season and you may be getting a head start on your shopping for friends and family members. This year, give your loved ones a gift that gives back.

Home automation systems are flooding the tech world and many of them are boasting interoperability to give you peace of mind and complete control of your home with the simple click of a button. From outlets that control the power of your electronics to appliances that allow your kitchen and laundry rooms to stay in working order even when you’re not around, there’s a smart feature for just about every function in your home.

This holiday season, we’re highlighting some of the smart products that make perfect stocking stuffers.

Philips Hue Provides Limitless Lighting Options

With Philips Hue, you can illuminate your home any way you want, any time you want from virtually anywhere! Philips Hue offers three types of smart lights in different sizes, shapes, and models that cooperate with one another to give you a smarter, more comfortable energy efficient home.

From your bedroom to your backyard, Philips has designed three unique bulbs to match your unique personality throughout your home, including:

  • Hue white- Designed for easy control and comfort, Hue white sets the tone for a relaxing environment, perfect for reading or working. Complete with comfort dimming, Hue white gives you control of your home’s lighting from near or far.
  • Hue white ambiance- Hue white ambiance can not only help you fall asleep easily, but allows your body to wake up gently each morning. The multitude of ambiance settings lets you program your home to keep you as energized or relaxed as you’d like. The Hue white ambiance offers a range of beautiful, natural white light, from cool stimulating daylight to calming warm white light.
  • Hue white and color ambiance- Turn your ordinary lighting into a truly intriguing experience with Hue white and color ambiance. Between the assortment of color choices and dramatic effects available to sync with your home’s lights, music, and television, the sky is the limit!

Less Money, More Comfort with the Nest Learning Thermostat

With temperatures in Wisconsin dipping into the single digits, there’s no better time to automate your home to keep you warm and save you money. Not only does the Nest Learning Thermostat program your home according to your most frequently set temperatures, it’s designed to build a schedule that closely matches yours. When you head out the door in the morning, your Nest automatically lowers the internal temperature. When you walk through your front door after a long, cold day, you can count on Nest to provide a warm welcome.

Since 2011, the Nest Thermostat has saved millions of individuals over 8 billion kWh of energy worldwide, reducing the average heating bill by 10-12% in each home.

Unlike many of the digital products out there, the Nest Thermostat requires as little as 30 minutes to complete the installation. This is great news for the less tech-savvy members of your family! All you have to do is remove your old thermostat and snap in your new Nest, turn up the temperature a few degrees and relax.

Take Control of Your Home with Universal Remote

Make this the smartest holiday season yet with the Universal Remote Control (URC), winner of rAVe Best of Cedia 2016 Award. Unlike other remotes that claim interoperability, the URC control provides full entertainment automation for your television, cable box, and Blu-ray player.

URC offers three product lines to choose from. With convenience, comfort and security as our top priorities, URC is designed to control your entertainment systems, lights, and even the temperature of your home! The interactive remote connects your smart thermostat, smart lights, and security system, giving you total control in one simple handheld device.

Working along with Amazon Echo and Echo Dot, the URC provides a stress-free, fully-automated holiday gift for your loved ones. With the click of a button, the remote can dim your lights and start your favorite holiday movie. Or, for the entertainers in the family, URC can stream your favorite music from internet radios, like Pandora or Rhapsody.

One of the greatest features about the URC isn’t even what it can do, but what you don’t have to! The remote’s cost includes installation, giving you and your family more time to spend doing the things you love. which makes it a stress-free stocking stuffer

This season, offer your loved ones peace of mind and begin fully automating your home with the URC today!

Start Your Holidays Right with A.V.E.

At A.V.E., our goal is to offer automated systems that allow you more time to enjoy the comforts of home with the ones you love. From entertainment to climate control to security systems, we work hard to make sure your Wisconsin house feels like home.

We are happy to serve many communities around central Wisconsin including Marshfield, Wausau, Wisconsin Rapids, and Stevens Point. This holiday season, trust A.V.E. with your entertainment and full home automation needs.

For more information on home automation in your area, contact us or give us a call at (715) 423-4800 today!