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All of Our Best Cyber Week and Black Friday Deal Coverage
Here are the best Black Friday Weekend and early Cyber Monday deals so far.

All of Our Best Cyber Week and Black Friday Deal Coverage

Black Friday itself has come and gone, but most of our recommendations below are still running through Black Friday Weekend and new Cyber Monday and Cyber Week deals are already out there for the taking. Here's a…

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Best Cyber Monday Deals on Google Nest Thermostat, Nest Cam, Nest Protect, Nest x Yale Locks (Right Now)
Google Nest Cam Outdoor security camera. Image: Digitized House.

Best Cyber Monday Deals on Google Nest Thermostat, Nest Cam, Nest Protect, Nest x Yale Locks (Right Now)

The Google Nest Learning Thermostat started the connected thermostat product genre, and they are still an excellent choice for many homes. They've controlled the HVAC in our homes for the past seven years, never exhibiting a single…

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Best Black Friday Weekend Deals on Smart Door Locks, up to 47% Off
The August Smart Lock Pro in our Digitized House labs. Image: Digitized House.

Best Black Friday Weekend Deals on Smart Door Locks, up to 47% Off

Smart door locks are one of the connected home accessories we most often recommend to consumers. If you have been delaying taking the plunge, now may be the time with these best Black Friday weekend smart lock…

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High-Tech Landlords: Seven PropTech Innovations For Property Managers
Multifamily high-tech systems from companies like Latch offer smartphone controls, intercoms, and smart locks. Image: Latch.

High-Tech Landlords: Seven PropTech Innovations For Property Managers

If you haven’t heard of PropTech until now—the latest real estate buzzword—you are already falling behind on becoming a high-tech landlord. On the portmanteau side of things, PropTech is the long lost cousin of FinTech. Similarly, what…

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Four Challenges Landlords Face With Smart Apartment Tech
Savvy landlords are embracing smart apartment tech. Here are the top four challenges they face. Image: Ferenc Keresi from Pixabay.

Four Challenges Landlords Face With Smart Apartment Tech

Once upon a time, the phrase "smart apartment" defined a property in a great location at a highly appealing rental rate. Nowadays, "smart" carries a new meaning—it signifies that a property contains up-to-date technology to help make…

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August Brings SmartThings Integration to All August Smart Locks
All August smart door locks will gain Samsung SmartThings integration when used with the August Connect Wi-Fi Bridge. Image: Digitized House and ASSA ABLOY.

August Brings SmartThings Integration to All August Smart Locks

The August Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro have gained new direct, software-based integration with Samsung SmartThings, without the need for Z-Wave. While SmartThings integration has been available previously with the Z-Wave-radio-equipped August Smart Lock Pro, the…

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5 Best Smart Technology Upgrades to Boost the Value of Your Home
What are the best smart home upgrades to add value to your dwelling? Read on.

5 Best Smart Technology Upgrades to Boost the Value of Your Home

Smart homes are becoming a more affordable reality for many Americans. According to statistics firm Statista, the smart home market is expected to grow by 12 percent annually to reach a market value of $43.7 billion by…

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How to Choose the Ideal Smart Gadgets for Your House
Just beginning your smart home journey? A smart speaker is a great place to start. Image: John Tekeridis on Pexels.

How to Choose the Ideal Smart Gadgets for Your House

You’ll be surprised how far technology has come in recent years, and the latest gadgets for the home are slick and super useful. Move over, sandwich toaster, and make way for smarter and more utilitarian devices that…

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Essential High-Tech Home Improvements You Need to Include in Your Remodel
Incorporating smart technology into your home remodel makes sense. Image: Digitized House.

Essential High-Tech Home Improvements You Need to Include in Your Remodel

If you’re finally thinking about welcoming your home to the 21st century, just know that you’re not the only one. Smart home technology is rapidly advancing and is more accessible than ever in the US, and my…

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An ASSA ABLOY Smart Door Lock for Every Door, Everywhere
Across Europe, there is an ASSA ABLOY smart door lock for nearly every application. Image: ASSA ABLOY.

An ASSA ABLOY Smart Door Lock for Every Door, Everywhere

Connected living has become the order of the day, and in lockstep smart home technology has reached a tipping point. In a survey conducted for ASSA ABLOY’s new “Smart Door Locks Report 2018,” 60% of respondents said…

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Do Smart Home Features Make It Easier to Sell Your House?
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Do Smart Home Features Make It Easier to Sell Your House?

Millions of people out there are constantly drawn to the latest tech. Whether it’s an app on their latest smartphone or another screen to help them keep in touch with relatives, technology is always improving. One thing…

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6 Ways to Keep Tabs on Your Family Using Smart Home Technology
Smart cameras inside your home can alert you when your child arrives or leaves. Image: Xfinity Home.

6 Ways to Keep Tabs on Your Family Using Smart Home Technology

One of the many benefits of smart home technology is the ability to keep tabs on your home when you can’t be there. Forgot to turn off the lights? Do it remotely. Not sure if you shut…

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What’s Driving Demand for Smarter Home Security? Answers in New Market Report
Available as a free download, the new "Smart Door Locks Report 2018" offers key insights on smart home security. Image: ASSA ABLOY.

What’s Driving Demand for Smarter Home Security? Answers in New Market Report

Home security is getting more intelligent: that’s one conclusion of a new report by consultancy IFSEC Global and door opening solutions provider ASSA ABLOY, which examines results from a specially-commissioned smart home customer survey. This comprehensive report—entitled…

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August Enables More Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT Skills
Just in time for Halloween: August Home brings new Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, and IFTTT skills to its smart locks and doorbells. Image: August Home.

August Enables More Google Assistant, Amazon Alexa, IFTTT Skills

Adding to a repertoire of voice commands for its smart door locks, August Home has added a smart unlock feature for the Google Assistant. Designed to work with the August Smart Lock and Smart Lock Pro, the…

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How to Select a Smart Door Lock for a Rental Property
Smart door locks can be a secure addition to your rental property and a delight to tenants. Image: Nest and Yale.

How to Select a Smart Door Lock for a Rental Property

For centuries, physical locks have been the first line of defense for our properties, keeping them safe from break-ins and unauthorized access. But beyond that, they are a way to assign and revoke access to our rental…

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