Nest is one of the most recognizable brands in the connected home space and for good reason. Their smart home devices are among the best available and consistently rated highly. We wanted to see if the devices lived up to the hype so we got hands on a tested them. Our reviewers tested everything from installation and set-up to features and compatibility. Come see what impressed our reviewers and why these devices are so popular so you can decide if they’re right for you.
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While the Wink Hub 2 appears to be very similar to the 1st generation hub it proved to be a more powerful and reliable. This affordable smart hub option wowed our testers with its compatibility easily pairing with most smart home devices we tried. Come see what our reviewers had to say about the design, features, and installation process as they get hands on to provide an in-depth review.
The Amazon Echo & Echo Dot are powerful home automation hubs but do you know what the difference is between the two? or what other devices are compatible with them? In this hands on review we explain the differences between the Echo & Echo Dot and discuss their performance during out testing.
The HomeKit Enabled August Smart Lock is hands down the best smart lock currently available. While it doesn't offer built in notifications its automation features and compatibility with other leading smart home devices make it stand out. Come see what reviews had to say about the device in this hands on review.
We got our hands on the August Doorbell camera to conduct an in-depth review. We quickly realized the square video doorbell was a favorite among our reviewers and only out performed by the SkyBell HD and Ring Pro. With fantastic audio quality and smart lock integration its competitors can't match the August Doorbell Cam is a smart home device to consider.
If you’re looking for a video doorbell for your home you’ve likely heard of Ring. But how much do you really know about their devices? Our experts tested and reviewed both their Ring & Ring Pro doorbells and loved them! The devices wowed our reviewers and earned a place as some of the best devices we tested. Come see what our experts had to say about the design, features, and installation process of both Ring Wi-Fi video doorbells.
The Ecobee3 HomeKit enabled thermostat was the hands down favorite of our reviewers. This sleek device comes packed with amazing features like Geofencing, room based temperature control, and motion sensing capabilities. It also features compatibility with the most popular smart hubs like Amazon Echo, and Samsung SmartThings. Come see what our reviews had to the setup, performance, and features of one of the most popular home automation devices of 2016.
Looking to give the gift of automation or simply trying to make your house a smart home? With so many different automation and IoT devices available it can be difficult to find the best products to meet your needs. We've tested and reviewed the best smart home devices to help you pick the best gifts and devices for every room in your house.
Home to the Great Plains, the great state of Nebraska ranked as the 19th safest place to live in the United States for 2016. Learn more about the various cities and towns that helped to make the Cornhusker state one of the safest in the country.
With winter in our midst, the use of gas appliances has increased throughout the United States. Whether it be a gas stove, fireplace, or furnace, we are susceptible to gas hazards. Here at Alarm System Reviews, we want to ensure that you have all the tools needed to keep your family safe this winter season.