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The Best Smart Home Security Systems for 2020

Need a security system but don't know where to start? We've tested all the major DIY and professionally installed security packages to help you determine which is the best smart home security system for you.

By John R. Delaney  & Alex Colon

The Best Outdoor Home Security Cameras for 2020

Keep your home and property safe by monitoring what's happening outside with a connected camera. These smart outdoor security cams can withstand the elements to keep your home protected from the inside out.

By John R. Delaney

The Best Smart Light Bulbs for 2020

One of the easiest and most affordable ways to dive into smart home technology is with smart light bulbs. Here's what you need to know to get started, along with reviews of the top Bluetooth and Wi-Fi LEDs we've tested.

By Alex Colon  & Angela Moscaritolo

Lorex Home Center Review


The Lorex Home Center lets you monitor your Lorex cameras on a 7-inch touch-screen panel that offers voice control and doubles as a Bluetooth speaker, but it only works with a handful of compatible devices.

By John R. Delaney

Eve Cam Review


The Eve Cam is an indoor security camera designed for use with Apple’s HomeKit platform. It offers sharp HD video, but you’ll need an iCloud subscription and a compatible Apple device to act as a hub to access some of its features.

By John R. Delaney

Philips Hue Iris Table Lamp Review


The latest version of the Philips Hue Iris Table Lamp is brighter than ever and features Bluetooth for hub-free control.

By Angela Moscaritolo

Smart Lights Can Now Be Scheduled Using Google Assistant

Ask the virtual assistant to 'turn on the lights at sunset' or 'turn off the bedroom lights at 11 p.m.'

By Stephanie Mlot

The Best Robot Vacuums for Pet Hair

There are plenty of robot vacuums on the market, but which ones are best for cleaning pet hair and dander? We've rounded up our highest-rated pet-friendly robot vacuums, and provided a few pointers to help you find the perfect one for you and your furry friend.

By Angela Moscaritolo

The Best Cheap Robot Vacuums for 2020

Keep your floors clean without spending a ton of money. We've tested lots of affordable robot vacuums—these are the best you'll find for $300 or less.

By Angela Moscaritolo

The Best Robot Mops for 2020

Retire your old mop and bucket. Let a robot keep your floors spick-and-span with little effort on your part. These are the best robot mops we've tested.

By Alex Colon  & Angela Moscaritolo

The Best Robot Vacuums for 2020

Want to keep your floors clean without lifting a finger? Let a robot do the work for you. The options are more capable and affordable than ever, and we've rounded up the best robot vacuums to help you pick one that's just right for your home.

By Alex Colon  & Angela Moscaritolo

Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro Review


The Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro gives you a wide, crystal-clear view of your doorstep and offers excellent zooming capabilities, package detection, and voice control.

By John R. Delaney

The Best Smart Kitchen Appliances for 2020

Cook like a top chef with smart gadgets that add high-tech convenience to your culinary repertoire. The best connected kitchen appliances we've tested can help you with every step of the cooking process.

By Will Greenwald  & Alex Colon

AeroGarden Bounty Elite Review


The AeroGarden Bounty Elite is a smart indoor hydroponic system that includes everything you need to easily grow up to nine plants at a time, no matter your gardening experience level.

By Angela Moscaritolo

The Best Smart Home Devices for 2020

Whether you're looking for a connected light bulb, security camera, or thermostat, start with the best smart home devices we've tested for every room in the house.

By Alex Colon  & Angela Moscaritolo

Ring Mailbox Sensor Review


The Ring Mailbox Sensor will let you know when your mailbox has been opened and can trigger Alexa and other Ring devices.

By John R. Delaney

The Best Smart Speakers for 2020

Alexa, Google Assistant, or Siri? The first step in choosing an AI companion is deciding which voice assistance platform is the right fit for your home. The second step is picking up one of the best smart speakers we've tested.

By Sascha Segan  & Will Greenwald

The Best Video Doorbells for 2020

The only bad thing about a video doorbell: The knock-knock jokes fall flat because you already know who's there. These are the best doorbell cameras we've tested for keeping tabs on your entryways.

By John R. Delaney

Revolution Cooking R180 2-Slice High Speed Smart Toaster Review


The Revolution Cooking R180 is a touch screen-controlled smart toaster that does a very good job of toasting just about anything—for a price that will leave your wallet smoking.

By Will Greenwald

Nanoleaf Tips HomePod Mini-Compatible Smart Bulb, Light Strip

Nanoleaf's Essentials lineup works with standard Bluetooth connections, but HomePod mini compatibility means these lights can tap into Thread, which allows for direct communication between smart devices.

By Sherin Shibu