You need your house to feel safe over the holidays, whether you're heading out of town, or staying home to host family between turkey time and New Year's Eve. That's where technology can help. Here's a look at the essential items to consider when you're defending your castle this holiday season.
15. Snow-melting mats.
If you're hosting company and worried about someone slipping on icy outdoor stairs or an entryway, get a heating stair mat ($50 per step) or entrance mat ($110). Plug them in, then they melt snow and ice, keeping your walkways slip-free.
By Brett Martin
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