Summer-wedding season is officially upon us. It’s time to save the date, dry-clean your fanciest outfit and hit the registry.

Unfortunately, gifts listed on the registry can be dull and somewhat ordinary. Do you really want to buy your favorite newlyweds a spatula or toaster oven?

Instead, show them how much you care and get them something they’ll really use. Give them the gift of smart home security.

1. Smart Lights

Smart lighting is the perfect gift for newlyweds looking to secure their home and save energy at the same time. This technology lets them control all the lights inside and outside their home using a smartphone or pre-set schedule. Smart lighting:

  • Makes it appear as if you’re home to prevent break-ins.
  • Helps you conserve energy and save money on the electric bill.
  • Lets you control lights remotely using a smartphone or your favorite mobile device.

2. Smart Locks

Realizing you forgot your keys can be a frustrating situation, causing unwanted tension between couples. Help the newlyweds avoid this situation by giving the gift of smart locks.

Smart locks eliminate the need to carry around keys. These automated locks can be controlled through a smartphone and provide additional home security insights, such as who enters your home and when.

3. Smart Thermostat

Weddings can be costly for the bride and groom.

Help the married couple by cutting their utility bill substantially with a smart thermostat. These devices allow users to remotely control the temperature in their homes. Set an automated schedule, or change the temperature on the fly using your mobile device.

If you really want to take your gift to the next level, consider a smart thermostat with zoned heating and cooling options. Zoned thermostats let homeowners regulate heating and cooling in specific rooms throughout the home. During installation, separate sensors are installed throughout the house and allow for temperature control by room and floor. The newlyweds can keep their bedroom cool on hot summer nights, while leaving the rest of the house without air conditioning.

4. Doorbell Camera

How many times do you hear the doorbell ring, followed by “Honey, can you get that?”

With a doorbell camera, you can give the gift of security and convenience. These devices allow homeowners to view and interact with who or what is at the front door. All they need to do is log onto an app using a mobile device. Then, they can instantly check in on packages, monitor activity and receive mobile alerts every time a video is recorded.

Don’t waste your time with ordinary registry gifts this wedding season. Provide your favorite couple with the security they need.

What kind of home security gifts would you give at a wedding? Share in the comments below.