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Smart home buying guide
by Eric Angevine

Automating a smart home, once a Hollywood fantasy, is now real, affordable, and available. Learn how it works and what it can do for you.

Wireless router buying guide
by Eric Angevine

How a new Wi-Fi router supports bandwidth-hungry activities like HD video streaming, audio streaming, online gaming, and video chat.

What works with Nest?
by Eric Angevine

Through the Works With Nest program, other smart home manufacturers make their devices compatible with the famous thermostat. The lineup includes smart lighting, smart door locks, and voice assistants like Google Home and Amazon Alexa. Learn what you can do with the family of Nest-friendly products.

Security camera buying guide
by Eric Angevine

Keep your home and business safe with surveillance and monitoring gear. This article will help you figure out which type of security camera will best suit your needs.

DIY tips, tricks, and hints to help you install your own security system. Includes suggestions on wiring, placement, and setup.

The Nest Learning Thermostat connects to your home network and immediately begins learning your energy habits, taking over manual tasks.

Most home security systems require monthly fees and professional installation. But the Nest Secure starter pack promises easy set up, a streamlined app, and no subscription. Does it deliver? Our writer took it for a test run.

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