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10 things to make you feel like you're living in HGTV's Smart Home

USATODAY - Tech Top Stories

Since 2008, HGTV has built--and given away--12 brand new houses outfitted with the latest smart home products. Located in Roanoke, Texas, a 33-mile drive from Dallas, the 2019 HGTV Smart Home is valued at over $1.2 million. Step inside of the Old World oasis, and the home you'll find is anything but archaic. The impressive smart home is loaded with dimmers, switches, light bulbs, shower systems, toilets, and more--all of which can be controlled by voice, tablet, or smartphone. Although a winner for the latest HGTV Smart Home has already been selected, there's no reason you can't create your own "smart home" with the help of the right products.


Best video doorbell (2022)

ZDNet

The home security industry has been revolutionized with new technology, ranging from smart home sensors to smart locks to security video cameras. But one of the most subtle and effective security measures you can add to your home is a video camera doorbell. These doorbells serve two purposes: they record footage of people who approach your front door, and they alert you with a pleasant chime or jingle when they're pressed -- just like a regular doorbell -- and have a video recording of everything just in case. Although these devices can be very useful and increase your home's security, it can be tough to determine which video doorbell you should pick. Luckily for you, we've put together a selection of the top video doorbells in 2022.


The skeptic's guide to smart home gadgets

Los Angeles Times

Ring founder and chief executive Jamie Siminoff holds a Ring Video Doorbell, left, that has a video camera so residents can see who's knocking with a smartphone app. Ring founder and chief executive Jamie Siminoff holds a Ring Video Doorbell, left, that has a video camera so residents can see who's knocking with a smartphone app. Before you buy any "smart" gadgets, make sure they're not dumb. This holiday season, a third of Americans plan to buy a smart home device, according to the Consumer Technology Assn. The trick is figuring out which ones are worth the cost, trouble and inevitable security risks.


The best smart lock 2021: Business and home use

ZDNet

No longer do you have to worry about who has the keys to your home or business. With the best smart locks for business and home use, you can go digital for better accessibility and even greater convenience. A smart door lock can work alone or integrate with your smart home security system to ensure that the keys to your castle are always in the right hands. However, with so many to choose from, today's market can be more than a little challenging to navigate. That is why we have put our proprietary methodology and analysis to the test, weighing each option to find the absolute best smart locks for your home and business use in 2021.


The best smart lock 2022: Business and home use

ZDNet

No longer do you have to worry about who has the keys to your home or business. With the best smart locks for business and home use, you can go digital for better accessibility and even greater convenience. A smart door lock can work alone or integrate with your smart home security system to ensure that the keys to your castle are always in the right hands. However, with so many to choose from, today's market can be more than a little challenging to navigate. That is why we have put our proprietary methodology and analysis to the test, weighing each option to find the absolute best smart locks for your home and business use in 2022.