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These home security systems are excellent alternatives to ADT
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These home security systems are excellent alternatives to ADT

Michael L Hicks

Do-it-yourself security systems are on the rise, with smart home automation, affordable cameras and price transparency making them appealing to consumers. Professionally installed systems will cost much more, but also are more likely to have better coverage of your home and smart tech. We've weighed the best systems in both categories, to help you decide which system fits your needs...

Not-so different Nest Thermostat & Thermostat E are both solid budget buys
Two cheap choices

Not-so different Nest Thermostat & Thermostat E are both solid budget buys

Michael L Hicks

The Nest Thermostat E is currently our top pick for best smart thermostats, but Google is taking it off its store and only selling it through professional installers, in order to push the new Nest Thermostat 2020. Should current E owners upgrade to the new Nest Thermostat, and should new shoppers pick the E over its replacement while it's still in stock? We'll help you decide.

The new Wyze Cam v3 outclasses the Eufy Indoor Cam 2K in features and price
Battle of the bargain cams

The new Wyze Cam v3 outclasses the Eufy Indoor Cam 2K in features and price

Michael L Hicks

With the impending launch of the new Wyze Cam v3, we thought we'd weigh it against one of our current favorite indoor security cameras, the Eufy Security Indoor Cam 2K. Wyze's new color night vision and waterproof build make it a great indoor/outdoor cam, but Eufy has some free AI tech that has Wyze beat. Check out our detailed breakdown of these two reliable, cheap cams.