Make your house instantly smarter with these awesome accessories [Deals]

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Smart Home Roundup
From security cameras to stronger locks and more, we've got some easy ways to make your home smarter.
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Houses are mostly brick, wood and/or concrete, but that doesn’t mean they can’t be smart. With the right bit of technology, you can enhance the efficiency, convenience and security of the place where you and your family spend most of your time.

And right now you can save big on four smart home accessories. From easy water monitoring to tougher door locks, they’ll give your home a real boost.

Here’s a smart home cam with facial recognition, night vision and more for under $45 [Deals]

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blurams Dome Pro
This highly rated smart home camera can be your extra layer of protection.
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Home security cam shoppers are always looking for that middle ground between a feature-laden device and the sticker shock that usually comes with such units.

The Blurams Dome Pro 1080p Security Camera hits that sweet spot. It packs loads of high-quality, super-cool extras into a versatile, modestly priced package that should fit most user’s security needs.

These iPhone-controlled robot vacuums are on sale today [Deals]

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Robot Vacuums
Give your home a sci-fi upgrade and pick the robo-vacuum that picks your needs and budget.
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One of the few pure and good things technology has brought is the ability to release a personal R2-D2 in our homes to keep the carpets clean. Personal robots are automatically cool, and even better when they make life tidier. So we rounded up three of the best robo-vacuums on the market, from entry-level to deluxe models.

Snag one today — at a big discount — to take some of the drudgery out of your housework.

Illuminate your life with LED smart bulbs [Deals]

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iHaper Smart Bulbs
Upgrade your home or office with customizable smart bulbs.
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Lightbulbs are the symbol of invention and good ideas, but it’s not until the last few years that they’ve changed in a fundamental way. The LED bulbs are energy efficient, and full of possibility for customization. So if you’re looking to make your house or office smarter, these bulbs from iHaper are a great way to go.

Satechi dual HomeKit plug makes your outlets smarter [Review]

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Satechi Dual Smart Outlet review
This smart plug could be the start of your home automation makeover.
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Satechi’s dual-socket smart outlet lets you easily dip your toe into home automation. There’s nothing to install — you just plug it in — but the Dual Smart Outlet still allows you to control two different appliances from your iPhone, iPad, etc. It uses Apple’s HomeKit so it’s compatible with plenty of other accessories.

Find out how you can take a first step into controlling your home with Siri voice commands in our hands-on review.

Legrand’s new HomeKit light switches require no hub

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Legrand Home Smart Lighting for Apple HomeKit
Legrand’s latest dimmable light switches and wall plugs are all HomeKit compatible.
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The just-released Legrand Home Smart Lighting for Apple HomeKit collection includes 3-way and dimmable wall switches, as well as plug-in wall sockets that are also either on/off or dimmable. Any of these can be controlled via an iPhone, HomePod, etc. with no pesky hub required for in-home use.

Manage your own microclimate with an all-in-one A/C and humidifier [Deals]

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EvaSmart2
This futuristic, portable A/C uses evaporative principles to efficiently cool and clean the air.
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Hanging an air conditioner half-way out the window is an effective, if noisy way to keep a room cool. But it’s also a technology that goes all the way back to 1902. This is the future after all, so now the air conditioner gets the smart home treatment.

Forget about passcodes with this Wi-Fi-enabled smart safe [Deals]

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With Wi-Fi connectivity, smartphone access and other cool features, the iKeyp smart safe is ideal for storing often-used valuables like meds, passports, and more.
With Wi-Fi connectivity, smartphone access and other cool features, this smart safe is ideal for storing often-used valuables like meds.
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Everyone owns valuables they want to keep safe, from jewelry to passports to medication. But keeping the stuff we need on a daily basis in a traditional metal safe just isn’t practical. Ever tried to enter a passcode on a safe’s clunky dial in a rush? It’s hard, by design.