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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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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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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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The best indoor air quality monitors: Identify the pollutants that can compromise your health and comfort

Whether you suffer from allergies or asthma or just want to optimize your indoor environment, these devices will give you insight into the air you're breathing.

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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 find your own personal meteorologist.

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Laser Egg 2+ review: This all-in-one air quality monitor tracks a pair of indoor pollutants

With PM2.5 and TVOC monitoring plus weather readings, this device could help you breathe easier.

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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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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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