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.
Here's a clever way to get a smart speaker into every room without cluttering up every room with a smart speaker.
Added support for Nest and IFTTT brings Leviton’s Wi-Fi-based smart products closer to a buy rating.
This avant-garde approach to smart home control needs refinement.
These bulbs work with the included hub, or with third-party gear.
It’s not perfect, but who wants another hockey puck just to talk to Alexa?
Eaton’s slim smart dimmer switch only works with its own lights, but it’s not as good as they are.
This budget-priced kit has a long way to go to compete in an increasingly crowded market.
Built for industry, but perfect for home.
This revamped SimpliSafe system brings DIY security to the masses, although it limits you to using SimpliSafe’s gear.
Save your pennies if you want to adopt Nest’s sleek—yet limited—security offering.
It’s short on handholding, but SkylinkNet’s SK-250 kit is a good-enough security offering (though not recommended for beginners).
With massive device support and a simple interface, it’s hard to beat SmartThings to anchor your smart home.
This pricey smart plug offers ground effects and solid energy-monitoring features.
Built for families and parties, Roxi can be slow on the draw, but it makes up for it in versatility.