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iDevices Thermostat review: This inexpensive smart thermostat works with Alexa, Google Assistant, and Siri, too

Whether your smart home uses an Amazon Echo, Google Home, or Apple HomePod, this budget-priced thermostat will fit right in.

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Best smart speakers: Which deliver the best combination of digital assistant and audio performance?

With models based on Alexa, Google Assistant, Siri, Cortana, and others to come, we’ll help you find just the right model for you.

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Best home security camera: Keep an eye on the home front

A boom in wireless security cameras is inspiring a movement in DIY home surveillance. Follow our buying guide and read our reviews to find the best option for you.

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Best robot vacuums: We name the most effective cleaners

Vacuuming is one of the most hated household chores. Here are your best choices for outsourcing it to some automated help.

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Wisenet SmartCam N2 review: Solid facial detection tops this security camera's list of features

This home security camera makes it easy to monitor everything from kids to elderly parents.

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Best home weather station: Which one should be your personal meteorologist?

Home weather stations are getting more accurate and sophisticated all the time. Follow our buyer's guide to ensure you're not left in the cold or soaking wet.

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Best smart lock for a keyless home

Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart lock.

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D-Link Full HD Pan & Tilt Wi-Fi Camera review: This one is for smart-home buffs only

D-Link delivers another solid camera, but its app's emphasis on smart-home automation may limit its appeal.

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Roborock S5 Robot Vacuum Cleaner review: This premium vacuum busts dust and mops, too

Powerful suction, laser mapping, and an elegant app justify the high price.

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The Array by Hampton Connected Door Lock operates on Wi-Fi and is powered by the sun

A solar panel in this premium-priced, Wi-Fi-connected deadbolt continuously charges its battery.

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Best smart home systems for a connected domicile

Your home is only as smart as the hub that orchestrates everything behind the scenes. These DIY tools are the best of the bunch.

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Honeywell Home Smart Home Security Starter Kit review: Is this super-simple security system worth the big bucks?

With no professional monitoring option and a sky-high price tag, this alarm system won’t be for everyone.

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Arlo Security Light review: These battery-powered, multi-colored LED lights are good companions for Arlo cameras

Arlo's motion-sensitive security lights complement Arlo security cameras, but they add another box inside the house.

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Brilliant Control review: Impressive blend of switch and smart home controller, but there’s room for improvement

Still using toggles to turn on the lights? Try this sleek touch panel instead.

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Roost Smart Battery (2nd Generation) review: Well worth the extra money

The one-time higher price tag buys peace of mind when you’re away from home.

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iRobot's Roomba i7+ is so smart it empties its own dirt bin

IRobot gave its newest Roomba robot vacuum cleaner extra smarts, so it learns and remembers your house for more efficient cleaning.

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How to add Z-Wave sensors to Ring Alarm

Adding a sensor to the Ring Alarm system is easy when you know how, but you should consider if it's really worth it.

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The best Amazon Echo add-ons and accessories

A few are goofy, but many are great: These mostly inexpensive gadgets can make Amazon’s smart speakers even better.

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