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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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Flo by Moen smart water valve review: The high price of prevention

The Flo Water Damage Prevention System monitors and reports on your home’s water usage. It can also shut off the water supply to prevent catastrophic damage in the event of a leak.

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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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First Alert Onelink Smart Smoke + Carbon Monoxide Alarm review: This alarm doesn’t work entirely as advertised

We liked First Alert's first smart smoke/CO detector, but this iteration removes that model's best features and doesn't act much like a smart device at all.

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Best smart thermostat: Reviews and buying advice

There are so many smart thermostats to choose from today. We'll help you pick the right one.

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Sense energy monitor review: Your patience will be rewarded with great insight into your home's electricity use

Sense is a bright-orange box that sits in your electrical breaker box and gives keen insight into your home's entire power usage.

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The Philips Hue lineup expands with three new outdoor fixtures and an outdoor sensor

The outdoor sensor could be a great home security offering, as well as a convenient way to turn on lights when you come home in the dark.

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Honeywell Home T-Series smart thermostats from Resideo feature room-monitoring sensors

Resideo is new in name only: The Honeywell spin-off is a major player in the HVAC market.

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Palo Alto Innovation says its Node-ify Axon can transform almost anything into a smart device

This universal sensor can measure temperature, sound, motion, light, weight, and even the water level in your pet’s bowl.

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Smart Alert for Mail (SAM) review: How to check your mailbox without leaving the house

Tired of trudging out to your mailbox only to find that your mail hasn't arrived yet? SAM will notify you the moment it arrives—as long as your box isn't too far from your house.

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Kangaroo Motion Sensor review: This home security system only goes halfway

This home security system sure sounds inexpensive, but it's no bargain.

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iHome iSB02 Wi-Fi Dual Leak Sensor review: This leak detector suffers from a flood of problems

iHome makes some good smart home products, but this water leak detector isn't one of them.

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Rachio Wireless Flow Meter review: A watchful eye for irrigation leaks

If you have a Rachio 3 smart sprinkler controller, this add-on device will inform you if your irrigation system springs a leak.

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Airthings Wave Plus review: real-time radon detection is this all-purpose air quality monitor's best feature

Newly added carbon-dioxide, volatile organic compound, and air-pressure sensors are good to have, but radon detection remains the primary attraction of this air-quality monitor.

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Eve Room review: a smart air-quality monitor for Apple enthusiasts

This HomeKit-enabled accessory tracks indoor temperature, humidity, and volatile organic compounds over time.

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Cove Home Security review: In search of the simplest security system

This is one of the least-expensive home security systems we've encountered (you have the option of paying nothing up front), but it can't integrate other smart home devices—including home security cameras.

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The Meater smart meat thermometer gets a Bluetooth range boost

The Meater+ answers one of our few complaints about the original Meater smart meat thermometer.

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Johnson Controls GLAS smart thermostat review: Hey Cortana, I’m cold!

No smart thermostat is more beautiful, but is that enough to justify a sky-high price tag?

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