Looking for Christmas gift ideas for homeowners? These high-demand items are likely to be gone before long. Safety and comfort is the name of the game here with these cool gadgets.

Cor WiFi Thermostat – $300

Danny Lipford with Carrier Côr thermostat.

Keep your home comfortable for holiday guests with Carrier’s Côr Wi-Fi programmable thermostat. Carrier offers smart thermostats at various price points for consumers, and the versatile Côr thermostat is compatible with most HVAC system brands.
The device can be remotely controlled via the free mobile app, and you can easily customize settings for times when you’re home, sleeping or away. And, with the touch of a button, you can see exactly when your energy dollars are being spent, so you can modify settings to maximize savings. The Côr works with Alexa and Apple HomeKit.

Depstech Wireless Endoscope – $50
This snake camera is ideal for trying to get an eye on some hard to reach places. Unlike other snake cameras, this one connects with both android and apple devices.

NuTone Knock Smart Doorbell – $170
With the NuTone Knock smart video doorbell, you can see and speak to visitors from your smartphone or tablet, using your home’s WiFi and the free Knock app. So, if you’re not at home, you can let the delivery person know to leave the packages elsewhere. And, for added security, you can take snapshots or record video of suspicious activity.
The Knock works with existing doorbell wiring and is durable enough to withstand dust, water, and extreme temperatures. The 180-degree high-definition camera lens ensures a clear picture, even at night.

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Danny Lipford

Danny Lipford


Danny Lipford is a home improvement expert and television personality who started his remodeling business, Lipford Construction, at the age of 21 in Mobile, Alabama. He gained national recognition as the host of the nationally syndicated television show, Today's Homeowner with Danny Lipford, which started as a small cable show in Mobile. Danny's expertise in home improvement has also led him to be a contributor to popular magazines and websites and the go-to source for advice on everything related to the home. He has made over 200 national television appearances and served as the home improvement expert for CBS's The Early Show and The Weather Channel for over a decade. Danny is also the founder of 3 Echoes Content Studio, TodaysHomeowner.com, and Checking In With Chelsea, a décor and lifestyle blog.

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