Smarten Up Your Home – Top Tech Picks!
With so many options to smarten up your home, check out TechRadar’s top recommendations for the best devices to get your house up to speed!
Best smart thermostat: Nest Thermostat E
Although the Nest Thermostat E may not be as compatible as its more expensive sibling, it’s still an excellent choice for a smart thermostat on a budget.
Buy on Staples – $229
Best smart security camera: NetGear Arlo Q
If you’re looking for a discrete way to monitor your property in Full HD quality, this user-friendly device could be it! Comes with free 7-day cloud storage.
Buy on Amazon – $179
Best smart switch: TP-Link HS200 Smart Wi-Fi Light Switch
The TP-Link HS200 works great for turning electronics on or off from anywhere! Use the Kasa app, Google Assistant, or Amazon Alexa via your smartphone.
Buy on Amazon – $39.99
Best smart plug: Belkin WeMo Insight Smart Plug
The Belkin WeMo Insight smart switch allows you to: monitor your energy usage, schedule your switches on or off, and work from your Nest thermostat modes.
Buy on Amazon – $59.99
Best smart lock: August Smart Lock Pro
The August Smart Lock Pro fits onto your existing deadbolt and allows you to use your old key, while still having the benefits of a smart lock like connecting with Alexa, Siri, or Google Assistant.
Buy on Amazon – $277