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Trends Spotlight: Travel More, Worry Less

Just when it started to feel like you’d never go on vacation again, the world has opened up for business. But how can you keep an eye on what’s happening at home so you can relax while you’re away? We’ve got user-friendly and innovative Smart Home solutions that can make it easier to monitor your home, no matter where you are.

From indoor and outdoor cameras to doorbellslocksdisplays, and smoke and carbon monoxide detectors, sophisticated and intuitive Smart Home products are designed to work together or with your existing connected devices to let you know what’s happening at home when you’re not there.

So where do you want to go next? According to Contiki Tours, these are some of the top travel destinations for Canadians in 2022…

The Greek Islands

We’ve all seen the glorious beaches, crystal clear ocean and the colourful houses dotting the cliffs in the movies. What better way to shake off a pandemic than by enjoying some time island hopping in person? Someone at your door back in Canada? If you have a Nest Cam (Outdoor) or a Nest Doorbell, you can see who it is and even talk to them through the Nest app1. P.S they don’t even have to know you aren’t home!

Picture capturing the 3 blue domed buildings in Santorini with a white city and cliffside background

The European Whirlwind

Take all the places you’ve wanted to visit in Europe in the past two years and pack them into one epic trip. Cross Tower Bridge, then have croissants by the Eiffel Tower and make it to Tuscany for chianti and pasta by dinner. Need to let someone in to water the plants? Just open the door from your phone with the Nest x Yale Lock2, and don’t forget to send them a selfie!

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The Nile Cruise

Get your Cleopatra vibes on and take a boat tour down one of the most famous rivers in the world. See the pyramids and visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Feel a bit homesick at any point; check in on your Nest Cam (Outdoor)3 to see the raccoons in your yard who aren’t missing you one single bit.

Sailboat travelling down the Nile River with rocky mountains and nature in the background

Costa Rican Adventure

Do you know who has mastered the art of relaxing? Sloths. Do you know where they live? Costa Rica. Learn how to chill from the masters and have an eco-adventure at the same time. Zipline through tropical forests, drink excellent coffee and check in on your home from a gorgeous beach. Travel more. Worry less

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How to Get the Most Out of Your Smart Home System

To help you get the most out of the Smart Home solutions available, consider professional in-home installation and personalized setup from Reliance — it can optimize your in-home experience. You can rest assured that each in-home installation technician is specially trained. They’ll arrive with all the parts, equipment and tools necessary to get the job done right, not to mention the expertise to ensure a safe and efficient installation process. They’ll also conduct product testing and take the time to demonstrate and fully explain the features and functionality of your new Smart Home products to make sure you’re delighted.

For more Smart Home information, read our Tips for Whole-Home Security, and check out the Home Watch Bundle on our Bundles page!

Visit our Ultimate Home Comfort Trends Guide to learn more about what’s trending this year!


1Some features, including mobile notifications, remote control, video streaming and video recording, require working internet and Wi-Fi.
2Some features, including mobile alerts, remote control and custom schedules, require the Nest app, working internet and Wi-Fi, and Nest Connect or Nest Guard.
3Some features, including mobile notifications and remote control, video streaming, and video recording, require working internet and Wi-Fi.
Google, Nest Doorbell, Nest Hub, Nest Hub Max, Nest Protect and other marks are trademarks of Google LLC.

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