Homeowners are taking their homes into the 21st century with “smart home” technology. Here are a few products that can make your home smarter, safer and more efficient.


Ring Doorbell
A motion-activated video doorbell system with an app that enables you to see and even speak to visitors at your door from anywhere. Also available for use within your home, for security.
Cost: $99 – $249


Smart Light Bulb
Dimmable, Wi-Fi-enabled LED light bulbs that allow you to change lighting from anywhere (even while away from home) using an electronic device or smart speakers.
Cost: $10 – $12 per bulb


Smart Speakers
Smart speakers like Google Home or Amazon Echo can use Wi-Fi to sync with your smart electronics, allowing you to use voice commands to lower the lights, turn on the heat or even make your morning cup of coffee.
Cost: $50 – $200


Nest Thermostat
A sleek thermostat you can control from your phone or tablet to adjust your heating and air. This device learns the climate of your home, automatically adjusting the temperature when conditions change.
Cost: $170 – $235


TP-Link Smart Plug
Wi-Fi enabled adapter that you can plug appliances like your coffee maker into, so you can turn them on and off from an app on your smartphone.
Cost: $15 – $17


These gadgets and gizmos might be cool and convenient, but they also provide a few other benefits for your household.

Peace of Mind
High-tech security systems let you keep an eye on your home whether you’re at the office or on vacation. Control appliances and electronics from your smartphone to make changes at home throughout the day.

Save Money
Forgot to turn off the lights this morning? Smart home devices allow you to switch off the bedside lamp or turn off the AC from your phone, conserving energy and saving you money on bills.

Boost Home Value
Smart appliances, wall plugs and light bulbs can instantly boost your home’s value and appeal should you look to sell.


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