Gift Guide: Top Security Devices for a Safe Holiday Season

by | Nov 30, 2023 | Home Security, Security Cameras

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As the holiday season approaches, the excitement of festivities and family gatherings fills the air. However, it’s essential to recognize that this time of year also sees a surge in criminal activities, including thefts and break-ins. According to the National Crime Victimization Survey, robbery and personal larceny rates increase by 20% during the holidays. This is likely due to many different reasons, including the fact that homes are filled with valuable gifts and many families travel during this time, making crimes of opportunity more common. 


In light of these concerns, investing in home security becomes crucial to safeguarding your home and ensuring peace of mind during the holidays. Home security can also be a great gift for your loved ones! Fortunately, advancements in technology have provided us with a range of sophisticated security devices that offer protection and surveillance. In this article, we will explore the criteria for choosing the right security device for your own home or to give to someone else, and provide an in-depth review of our top five security devices, each tailored for a safe and secure holiday season. 


Criteria for Choosing a Security Device 


Before diving into specific products in our home security gift guide, it’s essential to understand the key factors to consider when selecting a security device. These factors can significantly impact how effective a device will be in your home and its suitability for your needs: 


  1. Cost: Determine your budget for security devices. Prices can vary widely, so it’s crucial to find a balance between cost and features that work for you and your situation.
  2. Features: Different security devices offer various features, such as motion detection, two-way communication, and remote monitoring. Identify the features that are most important for your home security needs as you sift through which home security products to purchase.
  3. Customer Reviews: Reading reviews from other users can provide valuable insights into the performance and reliability of a security device. Look for products with positive feedback and high ratings.
  4. Integration with Other Devices: If you already have a smart home security system, consider devices that seamlessly integrate with your existing technology for a more cohesive setup.


Overview of Top Security Devices & Home Security Gift Guide 


Now, let’s explore five CPI security devices that stand out for their features, reliability, and effectiveness in enhancing home security during the holiday season. These are our top security purchases for the holiday. 


CPI Video Doorbell


The CPI Video Doorbell is a cutting-edge device that combines a traditional doorbell with a high-definition camera. It allows you to see and communicate with visitors at your doorstep through a mobile app. Plus, our AI-powered camera can differentiate between people, animals, cars, and other motion, alerting you when someone is at your door even if they don’t ring the doorbell. 


Key Features: 

  • HD camera with150º wide-angle view 
  • Two-way audio communication 
  • Motion detection and real-time alerts 
  • Night vision capabilities 
  • Package Detection alerts 


CPI Indoor Camera


The CPI Indoor Camera is a compact and discreet surveillance camera designed for indoor use. It provides constant monitoring of specific areas within your home. It also allows you to see and talk to your family members or pets through the camera. 


Key Features: 

  • Full HD 1920 x 1080 video resolution 
  • Wide-angle lens 
  • Two-way audio communication 
  • Mobile app for remote viewing 
  • HDR and night vision 


 CPI Smart Door Lock


The CPI Smart Door Lock adds an extra layer of holiday security to your home by replacing traditional locks with a smart, keyless entry system. You can control and monitor access through our inTouch mobile app, which can you also use to customize notifications and keep track of who is coming and going from your home. It also allows you to create unique access codes for your family and friends. 


Key Features: 

  • Keyless entry via PIN code or mobile app 
  • Remote access control 
  • Custom notifications and activity log tracking 
  • Integration with other smart home devices 
  • Unique user codes 


 CPI Outdoor Camera


The CPI Outdoor Camera is a weather-resistant surveillance camera designed for monitoring the exterior of your home that uses AI machine learning to discern between people, vehicles, and animals and provide real-time video alerts. It provides an additional layer of security by deterring potential intruders. 


Key Features: 

  • Weather-resistant design 
  • High-resolution video 
  • Infrared night vision 
  • Wide-angle coverage 
  • Two-way audio 
  • Perimeter alert 


CPI Medical Pendant

Give peace of mind to an aging loved one with CPI Security’s medical pendant. When our medical monitoring device is pressed, our monitoring team is notified, so they can get help immediately.

Key Features:

  • Immediate access to CPI’s Central Station
  • Fully integrated with smart home security system


CPI Home Security System


The CPI Home Security System is a comprehensive, fully integrated holiday security solution that uses a combination of door/window sensors, cameras, motion detectors, smart home devices, a central control panel, and an all-in-one app. It provides 24/7 monitoring and alerts. 


Key Features: 

  • 24/7 professional monitoring services 
  • Mobile app for remote control 
  • Customizable security zones 
  • Emergency response coordination 


Other Tips for a Safe Holiday Season 


While security devices play a crucial role in protecting your home, it’s essential to complement technology with other holiday security tips and measures: 


  1. Secure Doors and Windows: Reinforce entry points with sturdy locks and deadbolts. Consider installing window locks and sensors to prevent unauthorized access.


  1. Use Timers for Holiday Lights: Create the illusion of an occupied home by using timers for lights, especially if you’ll be traveling over the holidays. This can deter potential intruders by giving the impression that someone is home.


  1. Be Mindful of Social Media: Avoid sharing travel plans or holiday activities on social media platforms. This information can be exploited by criminals looking for opportunities.


  1. Establish a Neighborhood Watch: Stay connected with your neighbors and consider joining or establishing a neighborhood watch. Look out for each other and report any suspicious activities.


  1. Take Package Delivery Precautions: If you’re expecting packages, try to schedule deliveries when someone is home. Alternatively, use secure delivery lockers or request that packages be left in inconspicuous locations. Follow our package theft prevention tips by reading our blog here.




Safeguarding your home during the holiday season is critical, given the increased risk of theft and break-ins this time of year. A fully integrated security system provides a proactive and effective means of protecting your home and loved ones.  


As you consider the various security devices available and look at the top security purchases of the holiday season, remember to factor in cost, features, ease of installation, and customer reviews. The CPI Video Doorbell, Indoor Camera, Smart Door Lock, Home Security System, and Outdoor Camera stand out as top choices, each offering unique features thoughtfully designed to enhance security. 


Investing in a comprehensive security setup not only provides peace of mind but also serves as a proactive measure against potential security threats. As you prepare for the holidays, we encourage you to explore the offerings from CPI and take the necessary steps to secure your home. Get in touch today for a free quote. 


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