Holiday Gift Guide: Family Fun
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Dropcam Pro

Most people can’t put a price on security, but Dropcam did—and it’s surprisingly affordable. The company’s latest camera promises the simple setup, but with better connectivity and video quality. It has that extra boost thanks to a better lens and larger image sensor. It also adds in Bluetooth low energy (BLE) support, so you can integrate the camera with sensors and other devices around the house. Of course, it does nicely on its own as well—or at least when paired with some type of web-enabled device. From there, the camera provides a real-time peek and the option for cloud-based storage (starting at $99 a year). It can also alert you to movement in the home with a 130-degree field of view, an 8x zoom, and two-way audio. That way, you’ll know when the kids come in and can remind them about homework and other after-school activities.


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Holiday Gift Guide: Family Fun