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The smart home was once a far-flung pipe dream, but it is now a reality. Wherever you live, your home is ground zero for some of the most interesting tech available right now, and tech that’s yet to come. Best of all, it doesn’t have to cost a fortune to get your home up and running with smart hardware and services. Home security and monitoring solutions can alert you to a burglary, smoke, fire, or just simple motion activity. There are plenty of options with a range of capabilities, from smart doorbells and smart locks to indoor and outdoor cameras that can see in the dark. Smart speakers, like the Google Home, Amazon Echo, and Apple HomePod each play a big role in helping you out, too. In the kitchen, they can read out recipes, or if you’re cleaning, you can call out to them to change the song on the fly. If you buy smart light bulbs, for instance, you can turn them on and off by using your voice.

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The package-tracking Eufy Dual video doorbell is $50 off and doesn’t require a monthly fee

This doorbell works with both Google Home and Amazon Alexa. Plus, there are deals on devices like the Echo Show 5, Ring doorbells, a refurbished Fire TV Cube, and more

Antonio G. Di BenedettoOct 1

Eufy’s impressive new smart cameras use AI to identify you and your pets

The Edge Security System leverages machine-learning for facial recognition, people, pet, and vehicle detection on its new 4K cameras. It also has free, local storage and is backward-compatible with most existing Eufy cameras.

Jennifer Pattison TuohySep 30