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.
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.
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.
ADT announced their Canopy service marking their entrance into the IoT space. Through Canopy ADT will be providing professional monitoring services for select smart home devices. Learn more about how Canopy works and its compatible devices.
Xfinity Home by Comcast is looking to become a front runner in the race to the connected home and after three years in the space has recently posted a job listing on their site looking for a VP and Product Evangelist to help shape the direction of the home automation and security solution and make Xfinity home the most desired platform for consumers. Find out what Comcast is looking for in this valuable position and what it may mean for the future of Xfinity Home.
In December 2015, SmartThings and Scout Alarm announced the launch of Scout Professional Monitoring on the SmartThings platform. While still in beta at the time of the announcement, this premium service addition will allow new and existing SmartThings customers to expand the level of security of their SmartThings Home Monitoring package to include professional 24/7 monitoring with police dispatch. Learn more about these two innovators.