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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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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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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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Awair 2nd Edition review: The popular air-quality monitor gets an upgrade

The Awair adds dangerous particulate matter to the list of indoor pollutants it detects.

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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 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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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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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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First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound review: Alexa in a smoke detector? It's an inspired, if expensive, idea

Here's a clever way to get a smart speaker into every room without cluttering up every room with a smart speaker.

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Monoprice is getting into the smart home market

Monoprice, known for its no-nonsense, low-cost tech products, is expanding into the smart home with a range of new devices.

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Nest Temperature Sensor review: An easy recommendation for Nest thermostat owners

Monitoring the temperature in more than one location makes the Nest smart thermostat even smarter.

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Swann Smart Home Alarm System (model SSH-KIT01) review: This budget security system is short on capabilities.

This budget-priced kit has a long way to go to compete in an increasingly crowded market.

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SimpliSafe Essentials review: Fundamental, hassle-free home security

This revamped SimpliSafe system brings DIY security to the masses, although it limits you to using SimpliSafe’s gear.

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Ambi Climate 2 review: An intelligent alternative for controlling a room air conditioner

Nest-like features enable the second-generation Ambi Climate to learn just how cool you like to be.

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Nest Secure review: This security offering carries a premium price tag

Save your pennies if you want to adopt Nest’s sleek—yet limited—security offering.

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SkylinkNet Alarm System Starter Kit Plus review: Built by techies, for techies

It’s short on handholding, but SkylinkNet’s SK-250 kit is a good-enough security offering (though not recommended for beginners).

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