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Your 2018 Home Technology Gift-Buying Guide for the Holidays

Your 2018 Home Technology Gift-Buying Guide for the Holidays

Have you started on your holiday shopping yet? Is panic beginning to set in because you can’t think of what to get for your friends and family?

No need to worry; nearly everybody likes gadgets, and Fusion Audio + Video has options even for people who aren’t the most technologically inclined. As Asheville and upstate South Carolina’s leading home automation company, we want to help you find the perfect gift for everybody on your list this holiday season. This list can help you find what you’re looking for.

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It’s a safe bet that everybody on your shopping list enjoys listening to some form of audio. Whether that’s podcasts, music, radio or something else, there are multiple ways to get high-fidelity sound anywhere in your home.

If you’re shopping for a dedicated audiophile, McIntosh or VPI turntables can breathe new life into their vinyl album collection. Or, if you’re looking to give the gift of a high-performance stereo system, consider Bowers & Wilkins’ new 600 Series of loudspeakers.

As a special offer this season, any McIntosh, VPI or B&W purchases made before Christmas will include up to $1000 in free setup and installation labor for that product.

But if you’re looking for a home audio upgrade at a lower price point, we also are a proud Sonos dealer and are offering several promotions for the holiday season. From now through November 26, you can get $25 off a Sonos One wireless speaker, $50 off a Beam soundbar, $100 off a Sub wireless subwoofer and $100 off a Connect:Amp.

And from December 2 to December 25, you can enjoy $20 off a single Sonos One speaker and $50 off the purchase of two Sonos One speakers.


Keeping your home secure isn’t the most festive thing to think about, but that doesn’t mean it’s not important. As a Nest Pro certified dealer, we offer several smart devices that can help your loved ones stay safe. Those devices also make great Christmas or Hanukkah gifts.

A smart doorbell from Nest makes an excellent addition to a home security system. These devices give you a video feed of whoever’s at your door along with a two-way microphone so you can talk to them. This gives you greater control over who gets inside your home while also making communications more convenient.

If you opt to buy a smart doorbell, smart locks are a natural fit as well. By connecting your doorbell and locks, you can have remote control over all your doors no matter where you are in the world. You will also get alerts on your phone if anyone tries to break into your home. Other devices that work similarly include smart thermostats and smart smoke detectors.


We’ve all experienced the frustrations of finding the right remote to control different electronics. Thankfully, new advancements can quickly eliminate this particular hassle.

A universal remote from Logitech, Control4 or other manufacturers makes controlling all the devices in your home simple and easy. With a Control4 system installation from our certified home automation company, you also gain the ability to create custom presets for everyday situations, like an “away” mode that automatically locks your doors, turns on your alarms and lowers your motorized shades with one button press. Another option might be a “movie” mode that turns on all your home theater equipment and dims the lights, setting the scene for your favorite flick.

Hopefully you’ve seen something on this list that will help you make a dent in your holiday shopping.

To learn more about any of these devices or see what else we at Fusion Audio + Video have to offer, contact us today by chatting live below or calling us at (828) 419-8000. We look forward to hearing from you!