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Best Smart Garage Door Opener

Searching or reaching for that elusive garage door opener remote while trying to navigate a dark suburban street, toppled garbage cans or your kids’ toys – or your kids – often proves awkward and dangerous. Chamberlain’s garage door opener lets you tap your device’s

Best Smoke/Carbon Monoxide Detector

While the Nest Protect Smoke + CO2 alarm is great for those who want a 2-in-1 device that connects to several smart home devices, there’s something to be said for the Roost Smart Battery. This $35 gadget plugs into any existing smoke or CO2

Best Smart Speaker

Yes, it’s a Bluetooth speaker, but the $180 Amazon Echo has a number of voice-activated features that let you control a number of smart home gadgets, as well as connect to other smart home hubs, such as those from Belkin and Samsung. It can

Best Video Monitor

  The third generation of the excellent Dropcam, this $199 camera now shoots video in 1080p (up from 720p), and has a magnetic, swiveling base that lets you set it up almost anywhere. It features two-way audio, sharp night vision and a powerful digital

Best Smart Thermostat

SMARTPHONE COMPATIBILITY Android, iOS MULTIPLE ZONES Yes SELF-INSTALLATION Yes MOTION ACTIVATION Yes WORKS OFFLINE Yes WORKS WITH HomeKit, Amazon Echo, Samsung SmartThings, Logitech, Wink, IFTTT While there’s a lot of futuristic things about the Ecobee–such as its slick touchscreen interface–its best feature is something

MisuraEmme Wall System

All MisuraEmme designs are original “made in Italy” creations. They represent an attentive monitoring of market trends and changes; well-rounded products with exclusive quality as their main ambition, permeated with the company’s tenacious enthusiasm and manufactured directly on our premises-part of a tested balance