PCMag’s Best Smart Home Devices for 2021

IoT and smart homes continue to be part of the conversation for 2021. With security, safety and financial prudence on everyone’s mind, PCMag has published their list of the Best Smart Home Devices for 2021.

Some of the winners are Amazon’s Echo and Google’s Nest. In addition, audio devices like the SONOS One make the cut.

Check out the article below for the full list.

What Is Smart Home Technology?

What if all the devices in your life could connect to the internet? Not just computers and smartphones, but everything: clocks, speakers, lights, doorbells, cameras, windows, window blinds, hot water heaters, appliances, cooking utensils, you name it. And what if those devices could all communicate, send you information, and take your commands? It’s not science fiction; it’s the Internet of Things (IoT), and it’s a key component of home automation and smart homes.

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Home automation is exactly what it sounds like: automating the ability to control items around the house—from window shades to pet feeders—with a simple push of a button (or a voice command). Some activities, like setting up a lamp to turn on and off at your whim, are simple and relatively inexpensive. Others, like advanced surveillance cameras, may require a more serious investment of time and money.

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There are many smart home product categories, so you can control everything from lights and temperature to locks and home security devices. They also happen to make fantastic gifts, whether you’re shopping for the holidays or buying a housewarming present. Here’s a rundown of the best products we’ve tested for every room of the house.

To read the original article, visit PC Mag.

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