Giving holiday gifts can be incredibly joyful. But doing holiday shopping is often a lot less fun. First, you rack your brain trying to figure out what to get your loved ones. Then, you scramble around looking for the perfect presents at crowded stores or online shopping sites. This year, simplify it: use Frontpoint’s holiday gift guide to choose something that’s perfect for many of the people on your list—the gift of home security and automation!
Home security components may not spring to mind when thinking of festive gifts, but as part of a smart home security system, they provide safety, peace of mind, and convenience.
Keep in mind that these items cannot be bought and used individually unless you are upgrading an existing Frontpoint system; for those without a smart home security system, be sure to check out our home security packages that include professional monitoring as a first step (and a great gift).
Let’s take a look at some use cases that show why home security is the gift that keeps on giving!
Peace of mind is a priceless holiday
gift for parents
It’s natural for parents to worry about their children when they can’t be with them, but all parents must be away from time to time. Frontpoint’s Indoor Camera and Premium Indoor Camera provide confidence to loved ones who need to leave their small children with a babysitter or nanny, or to parents of older kids who are left home alone. These devices allow them to visually check and see that children are being properly cared for and not getting into trouble, whether users are at the office, on a business trip, or out for a much-needed dinner date.
Frontpoint’s Premium Indoor Camera provides a full 180˚ field of view, advanced pan and tilt features, Bluetooth speakers, and two-way audio capabilities for easy communication between parents and caregivers or children.
For parents of older kids, the Doorbell Camera can alert them when children arrive home from school or a friend’s house. And once the kids are safely inside, the camera’s motion detector will notify the parents of any other arrivals, whether these visitors ring the doorbell or not.
Ensure entry with smart door locks
People on your shopping list who worry about losing or forgetting their house key will enjoy the gift of a smart security system that employs smart door locks. Instead of using a traditional lock and key, users can simply input a specified entry code into the smart lock’s backlit keypad. These locks can also be locked and unlocked from a smartphone, providing both convenience and the enhanced security of never losing or forgetting keys again.
Intrusion sensors give the holiday
gift of tight home security
For spouses who tend to worry when their wives or husbands are out late or away on business, or homeowners who fret about leaving the house empty on vacation, intrusion sensors provide confidence. Motion sensors detect movement where there shouldn’t be any; door and window sensors send an alert and/or trigger an alarm anytime the home’s doors or windows are opened, or left open when they shouldn’t be; and glass break sensors will identify the smashed glass that sometimes accompanies a break-in.
People who install Frontpoint’s intrusion sensors rest easy knowing that they will receive a phone alert if any sensors are triggered, and their monitoring company will be notified as well. In the case of an emergency, the local authorities will be swiftly contacted and dispatched after phone-call confirmation from monitoring professionals who are on the job 24/7.
The control of a keychain remote is a
great holiday gift
The guys and gals in your life who think everything’s better if it comes with a remote will appreciate Frontpoint’s keychain remote. This small, portable device works up to 100 feet away from the security system’s Hub and provides easy access to the actions that homeowners use the most. For example, with one click, you can arm or disarm the security system, control the lights, or initiate a panic alarm.
Free friends from worry with outdoor
You may be a little jealous of your friend’s new vacation home—but you probably don’t envy the worry they feel about their property when it’s unoccupied. Give the gift of the peace of mind that comes with the intrusion sensors and outdoor security cameras that make up part of a home security system.
With an outdoor security camera installed, your friend can keep an eye on their vacation property from anywhere in the world. They’ll be able to see if a storm knocks down a tree, the driveway needs to be shoveled, or papers are piling up on the front porch.
The camera’s motion detectors also record short video clips when they detect movement. Notifications and links to the clips will be provided via a mobile notification. Your friend will be instantly alerted if someone is prowling around the property or a maintenance worker arrives for scheduled service.
Give a helping hand to your forgetful
Do you have a colleague who’s always forgetting to shut their garage door? They sit in the office and stew over whether they pushed the button before they left for work—and wonder who might be entering their garage (and house) uninvited.
Frontpoint’s Garage Door Controller is the perfect solution to this problem. The controller allows users to open and close their garage doors from anywhere via the Frontpoint app. Movement near the garage will trigger audible, visual, and mobile warnings.
It also detects whether the garage door is open or closed, and reports this status to the security system’s main Hub and the Frontpoint App. The device can tell if the garage door is left open longer than usual and will send a mobile notification. This allows homeowners to immediately close their garage door from their smartphone or other devices.
Protect your parents’ property with
If you have parents who are retired and with plenty of time to travel, the gift of smart environmental sensors will help protect their property when they’re away.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) Sensors will detect any measurable and dangerous presence of the deadly gas, and emergency services will be immediately be called by monitoring services to address the situation.
And Frontpoint’s best-in-class Flood Sensors are corrosion-proof and detect even the smallest leak. They provide instant notifications so that homeowners can take immediate action to prevent costly water damage.
All of these sensors also provide mobile notifications for diagnostic and low battery issues or if anyone tampers with the sensor.
Panic pendants can be a lifesaver for
Do you worry about the safety of an elderly parent or relative who lives alone? A panic pendant can ease your worry. Frontpoint’s Panic Pendant has a 100-foot connection range to the security system’s main Hub. It sends out alerts that are customizable based on the user’s security or medical needs. And the smart, recessed-button design helps prevent accidental false alarms. With a panic pendant, your elderly loved one will know that in an emergency, help is only a push of the button away.
Supply security for young-adult
children and grandchildren
For young adults living on their own for the first time, coming home to a dark, empty house can be a little unnerving. Give the new renters or homeowners in your life a feeling of security with a Frontpoint system and Smart Light Bulbs and Wireless Light Controls.
Frontpoint’s energy-saving LED lightbulbs can be programmed to turn on at a certain time of day, when the front door is unlocked (if used in conjunction with Frontpoint’s Smart Door Lock), or through an individual, remote command from a mobile device via the Frontpoint App.
Lamps with conventional light bulbs, radios, and other small appliances can be plugged into Frontpoint's Wireless Light Control for the same automated functionality. Your loved one can arrive home every evening to a brightly lit house with the TV on if they desire. They can also use the mobile app or a voice command through a separate smart home system to turn off the lights once they're in bed for the night—no need to walk through a dark house ever again!
Holiday gifts: Smart security systems
are the gift that keeps on giving
We hope this holiday gift guide has provided plenty of ideas that your family and friends will be excited to integrate into a Frontpoint smart home security system this holiday season. Each item can be chosen to upgrade an existing system; or, for those who don’t yet have a home security system in place, give them a home security package that includes professional monitoring—a wonderful way to provide safety, convenience, and peace of mind, 365 days a year.
Frontpoint keeps homes safe whether families are there or not. We've been revolutionizing the home security industry for over a decade. And we're just getting started. To shop DIY home security systems, check out our Security Packages. If you have questions or would like to discuss a quote, contact us at 1-877-602-5276.