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Best smart home devices

Updated March 19, 2014 3:47 PM PDT

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

The Belkin WeMo Switch + Motion is a fun, wallet-friendly step toward the long-promised home automation revolution.

Price: $79.99 - $194.94 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Connected by TCP LED Lighting Control System

For basic lighting automation needs, this TCP kit will do the job nicely -- and it won't break the bank, either. For more advanced features and controls, consider the competition, but be prepared to splurge.

4 stars Excellent

SimpliSafe Home Security

Home security options are evolving rapidly, but SimpliSafe is one of our current favorites. If you want a comprehensive, easy-to-use system that features live monitoring, you'll have a hard time finding a better option at a better price.

4.5 stars Outstanding Simply a better way to secure your home

Best smart thermostat

Nest Learning Thermostat

The Nest Learning Thermostat makes home climate control, yes, interesting. With lovely design, charming extras (it reports the weather!), and integrated Wi-Fi, this thermostat of the future can restart an industry.

Price: $224.95 - $249.00 Check prices

5 stars Spectacular

Philips Hue Connected Bulb Starter Pack

You might not have an obvious need for an Internet-connected, color-changing light bulb, but the Philips Hue Connected Bulb kit offers enough potential to justify its high price tag.

Price: $199.95 - $199.99 Check prices

4 stars Excellent

Best standalone home automation hub

Revolv Smart Home Solution

Enthusiasts will appreciate Revolv's attempt to bring order to the smart home universe, but those still dabbling with one or two connected devices should wait for this market to expand.

3.5 stars Very good

Best smartlock

Yale Real Living Touchscreen Z-Wave Deadbolt

If you're looking for a higher level of convenience from your lock, but you don't want to pay monthly fees, then you'll want to give this deadbolt your consideration.

Price: $216.41 - $275.00 Check prices

3.5 stars Very good
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