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Best smart home devices of 2017

From smart locks to smart lights, tech has finally come home.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Features
    • 8 Usability
    • 9 Design
    • 7 Performance
    Amazon Echo

    Best smart home centerpiece

    If you're looking for a central control point for your smart home gadgets, you'll have a hard time finding a better option than Amazon's voice-activated smart speaker, or its likable virtual assistant, 'Alexa.'

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  • Lifx Color 1000

    Best color-changing smart bulbs

    Lifx's second-gen smart bulbs are brighter and more efficient than you-know-Hue -- and the colors look better, too. We also like the easy-to-use app, the integrations with IFTTT and Alexa, and the fact that Lifx bulbs don't need a hub.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Features
    • 9 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 9 Performance
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Features
    • 7 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 9 Performance
    BeOn Starter Pack

    Best smart security lighting

    BeOn's smart bulbs don't come cheap, but they'll keep shining when the power goes out, turn on automatically when they hear your doorbell or alarm, and even replay your typical lighting patterns when you're not home.

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  • Scout Home Security System

    Best DIY security system

    While Scout isn't the cheapest DIY system on the market, we were impressed by its potential for customization. You can build the perfect security setup for your needs with this system.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 7 Features
    • 8 Usability
    • 8 Design
    • 8 Performance
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    CNET's Rating

    • 8 Features
    • 9 Usability
    • 8.5 Design
    • 9 Performance
    Nest Cam Indoor

    Best Indoor Smart Cam

    The Nest Cam Indoor's reliably 1080p streaming, easily installable magnetic base, and solid app set it apart from the rest of the market.

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  • Nest Protect (second generation)

    Best smart smoke detector

    The Nest Protect is better-looking and more fully-featured than any other smoke or carbon monoxide detector on the market. It isn't cheap, but it looks and acts the part of a high-end smart safety upgrade.

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    CNET's Rating

    • 9 Features
    • 7 Usability
    • 9 Design
    • 8 Performance

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