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Kami Smart Security Starter Kit review: Its low price tag is the one thing it has going for it

You won't find many Zigbee-based home security systems cheaper than this, but you'll find plenty that are more effective at protecting your home.

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Ring Floodlight Cam review: An excellent choice—if you’re living in Ring’s ecosystem

If you’re already using one of Ring’s doorbell cameras or spotlight cams, this porchlight replacement will be a great addition.

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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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The Phyn Smart Water Assistant: A less expensive tool for identifying leaks and analyzing your home's water use

It can’t shut off your water supply in an emergency, like Phyn’s more powerful first product, but it’s a lot cheaper and you can install it yourself.

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Blue Line Innovations EnergyCloud review: A simpler way to monitor your home’s power consumption

It's not as sophisticated as some other systems, but it costs less and is easier to set up.

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IoT roundup: Connected cows, food safety sensors and tracking rent-a-bikes

Farmers use LoRaWAN wireless with internet of things devices that monitor the health and location of cattle, and restaurants use it to network IoT sensors that signal temperature shifts in commercial refrigerators.

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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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Awair Glow C review: Automating "dumb" appliances remains this air-quality monitor's best trick

This air-quality monitor will activate an existing appliance—a fan or an air condition, for example—can improve your home's indoor air quality whenever it's needed.

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Kangaroo Motion + Entry Sensor review: This motion-sensing entry detector needs more tricks up its sleeves

Kangaroo’s new sensor is an enticing entry-level choice given its no-tools, no-hub setupd and $30 price tag. But sensors on their own can't provide a complete picture of what’s happening in your home.

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Ecobee SmartThermostat with voice control review: Ecobee’s fifth-gen device is its best yet

Nest Who? Ecobee builds our top pick in smart thermostats.

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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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Airthings Wave Mini review: This is a great entry-level air quality monitor

The radon-detecting Wave's little brother is a great way to start checking for airborne irritants.

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Phyn Plus smart water valve review: Sophisticated leak detection and water use analysis—for a price

Yes, it’s even more expensive than the Flo by Moen, but Phyn doesn’t charge extra to inform you how you’re using water.

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Wyze Sense review: This $20 sensor system is a steal for security DIYers

This starter kit of two contact sensors and one motion sensor extends the capabilities of Wyze's affordable security cameras.

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SimpleSENCE Home Leak & Freeze Detector review: No hub, no frills

The SimpleSence water leak detector only does the basics, but it does them well.

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Honeywell Home T9 Smart Thermostat review: Remote sensors are the star attraction here

The graybeard of home HVAC control has learned a thing or two from smart thermostat competitors Nest Labs and Ecobee.

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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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