Smart Home:

Best smart home devices of 2014

Updated

From smart locks to smart lights, we've reviewed all kinds of connected home products this year. This category is growing rapidly, but here are our favorites so far.

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Best home automation entry point

Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion

If it has a plug, then Belkin and IFTTT can make it smarter.

Price: $79.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best smart home bargain

Quirky Aros Smart Window Air Conditioner

Quirky's air conditioner is smart cooling at a smart price.

Price: $249.00 - $279.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best standalone smart hub

SmartThings Know and Control Your Home Kit

This $99 hub is the brains behind one of the best smart home systems we've seen.

Price: $199.00 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best smart thermostat

Nest Learning Thermostat

Google's got big plans for this gorgeous device -- stay tuned.

Price: $239.00 - $249.00 Check prices

5 stars Spectacular

Best color-changing smart LEDs

Philips Hue Connected Bulb Starter Pack

The novelty level is high, but we're still inescapably drawn to these smartphone-driven light bulbs.

Price: $188.79 - $199.95 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best DIY smart security kit

iSmartAlarm

iSmartAlarm is affordable and easy to use, and we're expecting new hardware and third-party integrations in 2015.

Price: $139.99 - $199.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best smart security with monitoring

SimpliSafe Home Security

SimpliSafe wins our Editors' Choice. Let us tell you why.

Price: $249.00 Check prices

4.5 stars Outstanding Simply a better way to secure your home

Best smart lock

August Smart Lock

The relatively low $199 price makes August an appealing option for DIY home automation fans.

Price: $249.95 - $328.98 Check prices

4 stars Excellent
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