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We review hundreds of products in a wide range of categories each year. Here's the best of the best in smart homes.

Philips Hue Calla Outdoor Pathway Light &…

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Our Score 9

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Petzi Treat Cam Review

  • Easy to use
  • Fun way to interact with your pet
  • Pets love it
  • A jingle brings your pet to the camera
  • Low-quality video
  • Treats get jammed
  • Bulky design
Our Score 6

Vivint Doorbell Camera Review

  • Well-designed, intuitive interface
  • Versatility through various optional components
  • Professional installation
  • Courteous service
  • Expensive monthly rates
Our Score 8

Myfox Home Alarm and Security Camera Review

  • Easy to set up
  • Intuitive app
  • Attractive components
  • Privacy shutter
  • Expensive
  • Lots of gear
  • Can’t delete cloud footage
  • Can’t customize all the features
Our Score 6

Schlage Connect Touchscreen Deadbolt Review

  • Easy to use
  • Robust Z-Wave feature list
  • Simple installation
  • Comes in a variety of finishes
  • Programming without Z-wave difficult
  • Interior housing is bulky
  • A bit noisy
Our Score 8

Netatmo Welcome Review

  • Beautiful design
  • Clever face recognition tech
  • No recurring fees
  • Easy to set up
  • Placement can be difficult
  • Faces aren’t always recognized
  • Wi-Fi range is limited
  • No battery backup
Our Score 6

Flir FX Review

  • Very simple to set up
  • Intuitive, well designed app
  • MicroSD card support
  • Versatile
  • Cool recap videos
  • Wide angles, excellent night performance
  • Cheap plastic body
  • Expensive subscription model
  • Extras aren’t cheap
  • Annoying false alarms
Our Score 7

LifeSmart Smart Home Kits Review

  • Well designed app home screen
  • Reliable
  • Lots of options
  • Really cool-looking light strip
  • Doesn’t work with many outside devices
  • Confusing instructions
  • Some parts of the app are unintuitive
  • Some components require professional installation
Our Score 6

Nyrius Smart Outlet Review

  • Easy to use
  • Intuitive app and quick setup
  • Reliable
  • One of the cheapest options on the market
  • Limited by Bluetooth, so you can’t connect…
  • Bulky
  • Can’t connect to other smart home devices
Our Score 6