If the first step to preventing home burglary is to lock your door, the second is surely to leave a light on near the window when you leave the house so the place doesn't look like an easy target. The problem with employing this trick is that it only works for so long. Savvy burglars may suspect a lamp that stays switched on for several days while you're away on vacation—plus leaving that light on is sure to send your energy bills through the roof! To keep your home safe, and your energy bills low, connect any lamp to a
WeMo Switch at its outlet. The smart device provides you with wireless control over when you want to power the fixture, and when don't. The WeMo Switch works by connecting to your home Wi-Fi network, and allows you to operate it from the pocket convenience of a phone app.
Available on Amazon; $50.