Christopher NullFreelance Contributor, TechHive

Christopher Null is a veteran technology and business journalist. He contributes regularly to TechHive, PCWorld, and Wired, and operates the websites Drinkhacker and Film Racket. Disclosure: He also writes for Hewlett-Packad's marketing website TechBeacon.

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iSmartgate Pro review: This smart garage door opener fails to deliver on its big promises

This garage door controller is difficult to install, and suffers significant problems, including frequent disconnects.

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The best smart garage door controllers deliver convenience and peace of mind

Even if you use your garage only as an oversized storage locker, you’ll wonder how you ever got along without a smart controller for your existing garage door opener.

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Securam Touch smart lock review: It might look more at home on a military base, but this fingerprint reader-equipped lock offers solid security

A high price tag and a rough-around-the-edges app keep Securam’s first consumer lock from being a runaway success.

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The best smart lock for a keyless home

Keys are yesterday’s tech, your smart home needs a smart door lock.

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Noon Lighting System review: It’s the very best smart switch for your home, and it’s priced accordingly

The ability to create scenes using your room’s lighting is positively magical.

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Deako Smart Lighting System review: Modular hardware delivers incredible flexibility, but at a steep price

It’s a compelling concept, even if it isn’t as sophisticated as some other high-end lighting systems we’ve evaluated.

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Wyze Lock review: This ultra-affordable smart deadbolt converter covers the basics well

Convert your dumb deadbolt into a Wi-Fi-connected smart lock for less.

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First Alert Onelink Safe & Sound review: Alexa in a smoke detector? It's an inspired, if expensive, idea

Here's a clever way to get a smart speaker into every room without cluttering up every room with a smart speaker.

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Minut Smart Home Alarm review: This impressive, low-cost home security system emphasizes privacy

It’s non-invasive because it operates by detecting body heat instead of relying on cameras, and it’s inexpensive because it doesn’t depend on your deploying sensors all over the house.

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Aqara Smart Home Starter Kit review: This muddy smart home kit has a glimmer of promise

This bare-bones, but budget-friendly kit covers just the basics and is very weak in terms of home security.

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Garadget review: Open your garage door with open-source technology

If you have the patience for delving into user forums if you need help, Garadget is worth a look.

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Kwikset Halo smart deadbolt review: Wi-Fi in, attractive design out

Kwikset’s smart lock gains in connectivity, but loses out in the looks department.

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Emporia Vue energy monitor review: Understand your home’s energy consumption without breaking the bank

The Emporia Vue gives great insight on your home's carbon footprint by monitoring how it consumes electricity.

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Bulbrite Solana color-changing A19 smart bulb review: A fair generic built for Wi-Fi

An immature app keeps Bulbrite's color-changing smart bulb from meriting a strong recommendation.

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