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The smarter, better Ring Video Doorbell Pro is $50 off and comes with a free Echo Dot

Amazon's dropped the price of the Ring Video Doorbell Pro to $199 and you can get a free Echo Dot.

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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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Cavalier Audio Maverick wireless smart speaker review: This Alexa-powered Wi-Fi speaker speaks Bluetooth, too

It’s fabricated from high-end materials, including aluminum and genuine leather, but this speaker’s sound quality left me saying "meh."

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Best smart bulbs for your connected home

Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.

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TP-Link Kasa Smart KL-series Wi-Fi light bulb review: Three new smart bulbs offer mostly great results

This trio of smart bulbs offer a little light for any type of user.

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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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Arlo Ultra review: This very expensive security camera delivers super-sharp 4k video

It stumbled out of the gate, but Arlo's high-end, high-res indoor/outdoor security camera is another winner.

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Best smart plugs: These gadgets will turn any electrical outlet into a smart socket

With models from Lutron, Wemo, Leviton, iDevices, and others, it can be difficult to know which easy and inexpensive device is best for controlling the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. We’ll help you find the right one.

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TP-Link Kasa Smart Wi-Fi Outdoor Plug review: Individual outlet control makes this the outdoor smart plug to beat

This outdoor outlet’s upscale feature set makes it well worth the price.

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Best water leak detectors for smart homes

Fires can be devastating, but water damage is a far more common risk. These smart devices will alert you if your home springs a leak, so you can take action quickly.

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Sinopé Sedna water-leak protection kit review: This electronic valve is less expensive, but only semi smart

This electric valve can’t analyze your water system the way some of its competitors will, but it might react to a leak more quickly than those smarter devices.

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Best smart lock for a keyless home

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

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Array by Hampton smart deadbolt review: It solves the battery problem, but falls short on integration

An onboard solar panel keeps the battery topped off, but you can’t use this smart lock with any smart home hub.

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TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch, Dimmer HS220 review: A solid competitor in the in-wall dimmer space

This dimmer switch is a smooth operator, but it has a couple of notable drawbacks.

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Best video doorbell: Nest vs. Ring vs. August and all the rest

Video doorbells maintain a continuous watch over the most important part of your property but which one is best? We take a look at the field.

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Sinopé TH1120RF programmable line-voltage thermostat review: A smarter way to control baseboard heaters

It doesn’t offer the panache of a Nest or the sensor-savvy of an Ecobee, but those smart thermostats don’t work with high-voltage heaters anyway.

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Eufy Lumos Smart Bulb 2.0 Dimmable White review: Updates give the Lumos line a fresh profile

Never mind the light, it’s the low price tag on these smart LED light bulbs that will catch your eye.

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Hubitat Elevation review: This smart home hub keeps everything local, a noble but ultimately impractical goal

Is the cloud really all that bad?

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