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How to add Z-Wave sensors to Ring Alarm

Adding a Z-Wave sensor to Ring Alarm is easy when you know how but it might not make sense. We explain.

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Smart home systems vs. home security systems: How to choose the right DIY platform

What do you value most: Convenience or security? Maybe you can have both.

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Home security systems vs. smart home systems: How to choose the right DIY platform

What’s more important to you, security or convenience? Maybe you can have both.

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Smart home guide for beginners: Make your home more convenient to live in without spending lots of time or money

You don’t need to be an expert or spend a fortune on cutting-edge gear, these first steps will lay a foundation you can build on.

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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 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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Foscam E1 review: This battery-powered camera detects people and pets

This cordless indoor/outdoor camera's intelligent motion detection can capture criminal activity, but it takes too long to get to the video evidence.

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Ambient Weather WS-2902 Osprey Weather Station review: The best choice for smart-home buffs

You'll encounter a quirk or two, but this home weather station offers everything an enthusiast could want.

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Samsung’s SmartThings Wifi mesh router/smart-home hub mashup features AI tech from Plume

Samsung is putting its well-regarded SmartThings brand front and center in the latest iteration of its combination Wave 2 Wi-Fi mesh router and smart-home hub.

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Best smart speakers: Which delivers 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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Samsung reveals the Galaxy Home speaker with Bixby

Samsung's Galaxy Home combines Bixby, a smart home hub and high quality audio

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Ring Video Doorbell Pro review

The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is more expensive than its battery-powered cousins, and it requires hardwired power, but it produces fewer false alerts.

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Neato Botvac D7 Connected review: Building a better (but more expensive) mousetrap

With its advanced mapping, deep cleaning, and intuitive app, the D7 is our favorite high-end robot vacuum.

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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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Eufy RoboVac 11s review: Our favorite budget robot vacuum gets an upgrade

The affordable carpet cleaner is now smaller and has more suction.

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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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Iris Smart Hub (2017) review: Lowe’s offers an affordable smart-home system for the hacker mindset

A new professional monitoring option puts the focus squarely on security.

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Best smart smoke detector to keep your home safe

Smart smoke and carbon monoxide detectors don’t just sound the alarm, they also alert your smart phone and more.

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