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5 tech savvy gifts for parents’ day 2017

Our parents do so much for us, and we all forget to give them the appreciation they deserve sometimes. This year for Parents’ Day, show them how much you appreciate all their love and hard work by getting them something that brightens their day and makes their lives a little easier. With so many cool gadgets out there, it can be hard to decide what your moms and dads would like.

Here, we’ve narrowed down a list of some of the best tech that your parents will love:

1. Amazon Echo

The Echo is a voice-controlled speaker but it does much more than a regular speaker. Your parents can stream music but they can also talk to family and friends using the Alexa calling and messaging features. For those parents who like to stay in touch, the Echo can read you news updates, weather and traffic forecasts, and audio books. It can even report the score of last night’s game. They can also use it to make mundane tasks easier as the Echo can be used to control thermostats, lights, sprinklers, garage doors, and more.

Buy one here, $180

2. OCO HD Wi-Fi Camera

OCO is a high definition internet-connected security camera. With this gift, your parents can feel safe in their home and monitor everything they care about, such as pets, when they leave the house. It has night vision so you can recognize movements, even when it is dark outside. For more elderly parents who live on their own, you can also monitor the camera remotely and make that they are safe. You can even use the two-way talk feature to communicate.

Buy one here, $69

3. Ring Doorbell

With this smart doorbell, your parents get alerts when visitors are at the door. From their tablet, phone, or computer they can see who is at the door and communicate with the guests. It also comes equipped with night vision and weather resistance, so no matter where your parents live or what time of day, they will always be there to greet you when you stop by for a visit.

Buy one here, $249

4. Nest Thermostat

This smart thermostat is a great way to help your parents save energy in their home and make their lives convenient in a way they never expected. Nest gets familiar with your parent’s schedule, so if they turn the heat up as they go to bed, their Nest will remember that and repeat it. Using sensors, the thermostat knows when everyone is away and turns itself into eco mode. They can adjust the temperature remotely, for example, if they are heading home on a cold day and want the house to be cozy for their arrival. If you are worried about installing it, there is no fussy process- the whole thing should only take about half an hour!

Buy one here, $246

5. CUJO Smart Firewall

Give your parents peace of mind with the gift of home security. On top of all the other things to worry about taking care of in the home, internet security is of paramount importance in keeping your family’s data, finance, and privacy secure. CUJO notifies you if there is any malicious activity, such as a hacker trying to access your parents’ home network from any of your devices including smartphones and laptops. Using machine learning, it blocks web threats such as phishing in real time. It even protects their smart devices such as TVs, refrigerators, and thermostats, starting from $99.

However you decide to show your parents how much you care about them this Parents’ Day, CUJO wishes a very happy holiday to all of the amazing parents out there!