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The August Smart Lock Pro is our favorite smart lock—it integrates with most smart home hubs, gives you smartphone control, and installs easily. If you’re looking for a budget-friendly standard deadbolt, we like the Schlage B60N deadbolt with its reinforced strike plate and extra-long screws. Keep reading to see our top picks for every type of door lock to meet any need.
See how the August Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro stack up against other smart locks on the market. Get pricing, comparisons, and more.
Smart thermostats provide a huge convenience: many models allow you to create a heating and cooling schedule. Others can actually learn your preferences, like whether you sleep hot and prefer your home at a cool 68 degrees Fahrenheit at night. Smart home thermostats also help save you money on heating and cooling costs.
With so many features and price points available, picking the right camera for your home security needs can be overwhelming. Our goal is to provide you with the best security camera options and point out the key features that differentiate them from one another to help you pick the right camera for your home…
Security cameras can help you keep an eye on your pets and children when you’re not home, discourage would-be burglars, and document crimes. When the cameras are paired with a good security system, you’ll also get alerts of unwanted visitors in your home…
With so many different video doorbell options, we want to make sure you’re choosing the best doorbell camera for your home. Our favorite doorbell cameras are Nest Hello, Ring Video Doorbell 2, Skybell HD and more.
If you don’t want to invest in a full security system, installing a video doorbell can go a long way in keeping you and your family safer. They not only protect the most vulnerable point of entry to your home (the front door) but also help you keep an eye on porch valuables like newly delivered packages or your favorite lawn gnome when you’re away from your home. Our Ring video doorbell review featuring hands-on setup and testing, images, tech specs, pros/cons of the doorbell, and consumer reviews.
See which home automation systems we think belong in your home in 2019, and learn why we thought Amazon Echo was the best in our in-depth review.
The August Doorbell Cam Pro covers the basics, and it’s a great smart doorbell if you’re looking primarily to save, capture, and replay video. Plus, it has a standout feature called HindSight that captures the moments leading up to a motion alert.
Security camera technology has always piggybacked off its older brother, broadcast television, but security always lags a few steps behind. While 4K is now the new standard in broadcast TV, the same can’t be said for security cameras. Still, if you’re considering buying an HD security camera, you’ll want to set yourself up for the future, but does that mean 1080p or 4K?
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