Your home is only as smart as the hub that orchestrates everything behind the scenes. Whether you want a generalist automation kit or a security-savvy alarm system, these DIY tools are the best of the bunch.
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.
Make your dumb ceiling fan or fireplace smart today with this Wi-Fi bridge, and it might enable you to do the same for your air conditioner and other appliances later.
With models from Lutron, Wemo, Leviton, iDevices, and others, it can be difficult to know which easy and inexpensive device is best for controlling the lamps and small appliances in your smart home. We’ll help you find the right one.
Today’s smart bulbs are brighter and easier to control than ever, but choosing the right one for your environment remains a challenge.
It’s affordable enough, but ultimately not worth your time in its present state.
Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart door lock.
Thanks to an external hub, Lockly can now be accessed remotely.
Samsung SmartThings users will want to check out this inexpensive, dimmable, Zigbee, white-only LED smart bulb, but be aware of its limitations before you plop down your 10 bucks.
But this pint-sized camera will make a great impression on anyone with basic surveillance needs.
Excellent design, trouble-free installation, and elimination of the need for a matching switch gives Wemo another winner in the smart home space.
A bare bones smart plug, priced accordingly.
Whether you need off-the-grid lighting or just an emergency power option, don’t overlook this simple kit.
A simple home security solution learns a few new tricks—and gets easier than ever to set up.
GE intended these bulbs to be easy to use, but they're just the opposite.
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