A connected home is quickly becoming the new must-have when it comes to real estate, and with good reason. Smart home products not only offer convenience, they can provide you with increased safety while lowering energy consumption.

Being able to manage your home’s lights, thermostat, security, and more via your smartphone is no longer just a luxury, it’s essential to quality of life. Today’s smart home systems make that possible, often for an affordable price.

The best smart home devices and systems are all user-friendly, easy to set up, expandable, compatible with various hardware, and are affordably priced. These devices come with free apps that are compatible with your smartphone, tablet, or computer for ease of control.

With the above information in mind, here are 50 of the best smart home systems and devices in descending order of cost so you can compare for yourself.

1. iRobot Roomba 980 Vacuum Cleaning Robot

Automatic cleaning robots just keep getting better and better and this model is no exception. It can easily be set up to clean an entire floor of your home and will even return itself to the charging base when necessary, picking up where it left off when resuming the job.

Key features:

Tangle-free extractors help to prevent jams
Free app lets you set cleaning schedules and more
Automatically boosts power on carpet

Cost: *Est. $884

2. Haiku Home L Series 52-inch Indoor/Outdoor WiFi Enabled White Ceiling Fan with LED Light

This smart ceiling fan is compatible with Alexa for a fully voice-controlled cooling system. It has been specially tested to ensure that it won’t rattle, click, or wobble and features an integrated LED light. Easily control settings via the included remote or mobile app.

Key features:

Choice of colors
Energy Star rated
iOS and Android compatible

Cost: *Est. $475

3. Oco Wireless Surveillance HD Video Monitoring Security Camera

This three pack of wireless security cameras allow you to easily keep tabs on the goings on around your home via your smartphone. Smart learning noise and motion sensors help reduce false alarms while providing a secure solution that sends push notifications to alert you to potential danger.

Key features:

Integrated night vision mode
Two-way audio
No monthly monitoring fees (optional cloud-based storage available)

Cost: *Est. $399.99

4. simplehuman Sensor Mirror Pro

Take your beauty routine high tech with this smart mirror that allows users to capture any lighting — including natural sunlight — and recreate it in an instant. It automatically turns itself on as you approach and you can easily control settings via the free app.

Key features:

A single charge lasts up to 3 weeks
Integrated surgical-grade LED lights
Compatible with Alexa

Cost: *Est. $399.99

5. Piper nv Smart Home Security System with Night Vision

This smart home monitoring system provides a live stream of the goings on in your home and reports back on temperature, humidity, and more. It features two-way audio and a loud, 105dB alarm to deter any potential intruders. The HD camera features 180-degree rotation and integrated night vision mode.

Key features:

Choice of colors
iOS and Android compatible
No monthly monitoring fees

Cost: *Est. $272

6. Dropcam Pro Wi-Fi Wireless Video Monitoring Security Camera

This wireless security camera easily sets up in just 60 seconds to start providing a home monitoring solution. This model offers video resolution up to 2X clearer than before and it features pan, zoom, night vision, and two-way audio.

Key features:

30 days of cloud video storage included at additional cost
iOS compatible
Nest compatible

Cost: *Est. $269.99

7. Nest Learning Thermostat, 3rd Generation

This smart thermostat can help you save on your energy bills thanks to its learning capabilities that sense when you are and aren’t home. It is compatible with up to 95% of HVAC systems and boasts a wireless, Bluetooth-capable design.

Key features:

Compatible with Alexa
iOS and Android compatible
2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $247.99

8. littleBits Electronics Smart Home Kit

This kit is a great option for those who are looking to convert their existing products into smart devices. It offers a fast and simple solution for bringing your “dumb” devices online and is even fun for older kids to create with.

Key features:

Compatible with web services and smart hardware
No wires or special programming required
Recommended for ages 14 and up

Cost: *Est. $223.70

9. August Smart Lock

You’ll never have to worry if you remembered to take your keys with you again thanks to this smart lock. Keyless control via your smartphone lets you open and unlock your door (or send ‘keys’ to family and friends) no matter where you are in the world. It easily retrofits into most doors and because it is battery powered, it will even work during a power outage.

Key features:

Choice of colors
iOS and Android compatible
Automatically opens upon your approach

Cost: *Est. $219.99

10. BeON Home Protection System

These smart bulbs easily integrate into your smart home system and feature battery backup that allows them to automatically turn on in case of power outages. You can even set them up to turn on when the doorbell or an alarm is triggered. It learns your habits and will automatically turn lights on and off when you’re away to make it seem like you’re home.

Key features:

Suitable for indoor or outdoor use
Up to 4 hours battery life
iOS and Android compatible

Cost: *Est. $199

11. Rachio Smart Sprinkler Controller, 8 Zone 2nd Generation

Available in a choice of sizes to suit most lawn’s needs, this smart sprinkler controller system helps cut down on water consumption up to 50%. It uses past, present and future weather information to decide when and how much to water, accounting and adjusting for real-time and forecast-based rain delays.

Key features:

Compatible with Alexa
iOS and Android compatible
Easy setup over WiFi in about 30 minutes

Cost: *Est. $199.99

12. Ring Wi-Fi Enabled Video Doorbell

Quickly and easily see who’s at the door via your smartphone or tablet no matter where you are in the world with this smart doorbell. Motion and ring-triggered alerts let you see who’s at home even when you’re not. It installs in just minutes on any surface and features optional cloud-based recording.

Key features:

Choice of colors
Integrated night vision
Dual power sources

Cost: *Est. $199

13. Schlage Connect Camelot Touchscreen Deadbolt with Built-In Alarm

You’ll never have to worry if you remembered to take your keys with you again thanks to this smart lock. Keyless control via your smartphone or the numbered keypad lets you open and unlock your door no matter where you are in the world. It easily retrofits into most doors and because it is battery powered, it will even work during a power outage.

Key features:

Choice of colors
ANSI Grade 1
Wink compatible

Cost: *Est. $199

14. SONOS PLAY:1 Compact Smart Speaker for Streaming Music

This compact speaker packs a powerful punch that allows you to easily stream your favorite tunes from most preferred music services at the touch of a button. It easily sets up via WiFi in just minutes and can be expanded over time.

Key features:

Choice of colors
Suitable for use in high humidity areas
iOS and Android compatible

Cost: *Est. $199

15. Lutron P-BDG-PKG2W Caseta Wireless Smart Lighting In-Wall Dimmer Kit

This kit comes complete with a bridge, two wireless in-wall dimmers, two remote controls, two pedestals, and two wall plates that allow you to get a smart lighting, temperature, and shade system up and running quickly and easily. Schedules allow you to create the appearance of someone at home even when you’re away on vacation.

Key features:

Apple Watch compatible
Compatible with Alexa, Nest, and more
UL listed

Cost: *Est. $189.95

16. Nest Cam Security Camera

This wireless security camera allows you to keep track of the goings on around your home in stunning HD quality. It features user-friendly plug-and-play setup and two-way audio to allow you to stay connected. Integrated night vision and motion- and sound-activated alerts ensure you’re in the loop no matter where you are.

Key features:

30-day free NestAware trial
iOS and Android compatible
Mounting hardware included

Cost: *Est. $186.44

17. Honeywell TH9320WF5003 Wi-Fi Touch Screen Programmable Thermostat

Available in single or dual packs, this smart thermostat features an easy-to-read color touchscreen that can be locked for security purposes. Remotely monitor your home from anywhere in the world via the free app. It boasts tool-free setup and is compatible with most HVAC systems.

Key features:

Choice of color
Compatible with Alexa
iOS and Android compatible

Cost: *Est. $184.13

18. Amazon Echo

This hands-free speaker allows you to take control of your smart home products with just your voice via the Alexa voice service and is compatible with WeMo, Philips Hue, Samsung SmartThings, Wink, Insteon, Nest, and ecobee devices.

Key features:

Continuously adapts to voice and user preferences
Automatically updates
iOS, Android, and Fire compatible

Cost: *Est. $179.99

19. iBaby Wi-Fi Wireless Digital Baby Video Camera with Night Vision and Music Player

This wireless baby monitor allows you to keep an eye on what matters most to you no matter what time of day or where you are. It boasts 360 degree pan and 110 degree tilt, night vision, and two-way audio. You can even record your voice for soothing playback when you’re not in the room.

Key features:

iOS and Android compatible
Installs in just seconds
Complete privacy control via the free app

Cost: *Est. $179.95

20. Kuna Smart Home Security Outdoor Light & Camera

This stunning smart home security camera also doubles as an entry light and boasts a non-threatening and conspicuous design that blends seamlessly into most home decors. It easily installs in just 15 minutes and is smart enough to send push notifications to your mobile device when someone approaches your home.

Key features:

Two-way intercom
Wide-angle lens with 720p resolution
iOS and Android compatible

Cost: *Est. $179

21. Philips 456194 Hue White and Color Ambiance A19 Bulb Starter Kit 2nd Generation

Available in a choice of different configurations, this smart bulb starter kit comes complete with the hub bridge device and three connected bulbs for quick and easy setup right out of the box. Design your own lighting system and save your favorite “scenes” via the free app. The bulbs retrofit into lights with a 10w screw base fitting.

Key features:

Compatible with Alexa
Optional frustration-free packaging
2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $176.77

22. Zmodo Smart Wireless Security Cameras

This wireless bullet-style outdoor security camera boasts 720p resolution and comes complete with four cameras to offer a complete home monitoring solution. Thanks to one-click setup and weatherproof housing, you’ll be up and monitoring in no time at all.

Key features:

Choice of multiple camera packages available
Comes with a 3 year warranty and lifetime support
iOS and Android compatible

Cost: *Est. $175

23. iSmartAlarm iSA3 Preferred Package Home Security System

Available in a choice of different configurations to suit any home’s monitoring needs, this kit features everything you need to create a DIY security system. It comes complete with a hub, two window/door sensors, a motion sensor, two remote tags, and two sensor stickers.

Key features:

iOS and Android compatible
Virtually unlimited expansion
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $169.15

24. Canary All-in-One Home Security Device

This smart device boasts a real-time video stream, 90+dB siren, motion-activated recording, auto-arm/disarm, and instant access to local authorities that make it an excellent choice for monitoring your home. It also features integrated humidity, air quality, and temperature sensors to help keep your family healthy.

Key features:

Choice of colors
No monthly monitoring fees
iOS and Android compatible

Cost: *Est. $168.94

25. Arlo Smart Home – 1 HD Camera Security System (VMS3130-100NAS)

Available in a choice of different configurations to suit any home monitoring needs, this wireless security camera can be used indoors or outdoors and features crisp 720p resolution. It comes complete with free cloud-based storage and boasts motion-activated push notifications to your mobile device.

Key features:

Magnetic mounts allow you to easily mount and move
HD clarity even at night
Batteries included

Cost: *Est. $159.99

26. Samsung SmartCam HD Pro 1080p Full-HD Wi-Fi Camera

This smart camera boasts a simple WiFi setup and full 1080p HD video stream that allows you to keep tabs on the goings on around your home no matter where you are in the word. You can easily connect up to 10 cameras for a complete home monitoring solution.

Key features:

Local video storage
Two-way audio enabled
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $159

27. Petcube Interactive Wi-Fi Pet Camera

Stay connected with your furry friend while you’re away from home thanks to this smart little device. It allows you to view live, HD video from anywhere in the world and two-way audio lets you soothe and reassure your pet. The built-in laser toy allows you to play and exercise them remotely.

Key features:

iOS and Android compatible
Share and engage with the community
Wide, 138 degree viewing angle

Cost: *Est. $149

28. Crock-Pot Smart Wifi-Enabled WeMo 6-Quart Slow Cooker, SCCPWM600-V1

Ensure dinner is on the table at just the right time thanks to this WiFi-enabled slow cooker. You can easily adjust cook time and temperature via the WeMo application for perfectly cooked (and safe to eat) food, every time.

Key features:

iOS and Android compatible
Dishwasher safe for easy cleanups
Cool touch handles

Cost: *Est. $124.59

29. SkyBell WiFi Video Doorbell Version 2.0 Classic

Quickly and easily see who’s at the door via your smartphone or tablet no matter where you are in the world with this smart doorbell. Motion and ring-triggered alerts let you see who’s at home even when you’re not. It installs in just minutes on any surface and features a weatherproof design for increased longevity.

Key features:

Choice of colors
iOS and Android compatible
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $109.99

30. Funlux® NEW Outdoor 720P HD Smart Wireless Surveillance Camera System

This wireless bullet-style outdoor security camera boasts 720p resolution and comes complete with two cameras to offer a complete home monitoring solution. You can easily set this up in seconds without a computer, and push notifications (including updates) are automatically sent to your mobile device.

Key features:

Choice of multiple camera packages available
iOS and Android compatible
Power supply included

Cost: *Est. $109

31. Chamberlain MYQ-G0201 MyQ-Garage

This handy little gadget allows you to remotely control your garage door from anywhere in the world via the free app and is compatible with most brands of garage doors. Push notifications let you know when someone has opened or closed your garage door, and it installs in just minutes.

Key features:

Compatible with Nest
iOS, Android, Blackberry, Windows compatible
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $99

32. Circle with Disney

This hub lets parents control what devices and content their children have access to and easily connects with all other smart devices in your home. You can set time limits for social media, blackout connection periods during mealtimes, and easily see which sites your kids spend the most time on.

Key features:

iOS and Android compatible
Integrated ad blocker
No monthly fees

Cost: *Est. $99

33. CUJO Smart Internet Security Firewall

Thanks to plug-and-play installation, this little device sets up quickly and easily on your home network to provide enhanced security to all your devices. It helps to protect your devices against malware, hacks, and other cyber threats and is continuously learning and adapting to help keep your personal information protected.

Key features:

iOS and Android compatible
6 month free trial included
Compatible with any router

Cost: *Est. $99

34. Samsung SmartThings Hub, 2nd Generation

Available in a number of different configurations to suit nearly any home, this smart hub system allows you to easily connect smart devices to be controlled in one single place. It offers convenient push notifications to your mobile device, so you can stay in the loop with the goings on around your home no matter where life takes you.

Key features:

iOS, Android, Windows compatible
Dual powered
Compatible in Canada and the US

Cost: *Est. $99

35. KOHLER K-9245-CP 2.5 GPM Moxie Showerhead and Wireless Speaker

This shower head has been a favorite of ours for years and makes a fun addition to any smart home. Listen to your favorite tunes in the shower or around the house, as the water-resistant center speaker is removable. It easily syncs with Bluetooth-enabled devices from up to 32 feet away.

Key features:

Choice of flow sizes
Choice of colors
Up to 7 hours battery life

Cost: *Est. $92.69

36. Mr. Coffee Smart WiFi-Enabled WeMo 10-Cup Optimal Brew Coffeemaker

Never again be without your morning cuppa Joe thanks to this smart coffee maker that allows you to schedule and adjust brew times via the free WeMo app. It quickly heats up water and brews a pot in under 10 minutes so you aren’t waiting for your caffeine fix.

Key features:

iOS and Android compatible
Push notifications let you know when the coffee’s ready
Can be used with/without the app

Cost: *Est. $89.06

37. Ooma Telo Free Home Phone Service

Available in a choice of different configurations, this unit allows you to make local, long distance, and international calls for a lower fee than traditional home phone services. It easily connects to Nest and Alexa for seamless voice-activated control.

Key features:

Choice of colors
1 year warranty
Voicemail, call waiting, caller ID, and text alerts included

Cost: *Est. $85.99

38. Nest Protect Smoke Plus Carbon Monoxide

Available either wired or wireless, this smart home combination smoke and carbon monoxide alarm boasts audible and mobile push alerts in case of dangerous CO levels or low battery. It installs in minutes with all hardware included.

Key features:

Wink compatible
Integrated pathlight for low light use
iOS and Android compatible

Cost: *Est. $65

39. Wink Connected Home Hub

The Wink hub is quite possibly the best smart home system available. It allows you to connect a number of smart home products from many different brands to create one seamless smart home system. Lights, garage door opener, smoke alarms, and more can easily be controlled via the free Wink app.

Key features:

iOS and Android compatible
Easily installs in just minutes
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $60.28

40. LIFX Color 1000 A19 Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb

This smart light bulb features LED technology to provide a powerful lighting solution without sending your energy bill sky high. It easily installs in just seconds and connects via the integrated WiFi module. Choose from a variety of colors and different whites to create the perfect home lighting solution.

Key features:

Compatible with Alexa
Compatible with Nest and SmartThings hubs
iOS, Android, Windows compatible

Cost: *Est. $59.99

41. Lutron P-PKG1W-WH Caseta Wireless 600-watt/150-watt Multi-Location In-Wall Dimmer with Pico Remote Control Kit

This in-wall dimmer switch comes complete with mounting plate and a remote control for ease of use right out of the box. It is compatible with incandescent, halogen, LED, and CFL bulbs. The line includes a number of different products that can be added upon to create a whole home system.

Key features:

Compatible with Alexa
Compatible with Lutron Smart Bridge or the Wink hub
iOS and Android compatible

Cost: *Est. $59.95

42. Wemo Switch Smart Plug

This smart switch quickly and easily turns any outlet into a smart outlet that lets you control any electronic via the free WeMo app. It requires no special wiring or hubs to use, making it incredibly user-friendly. You can easily set timers to automatically power on and off your devices.

Key features:

Compatible with Alexa
iOS and Android compatible
1 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $39.98

43. TP-LINK Smart Plug w/ Energy Monitoring

Available with or without the energy monitoring feature, this smart plug lets you quickly and easily turn any outlet into a smart outlet without any wiring necessary. Make the appearance of being home when you’re on vacation thanks to handy “away” programs. Plus, 24/7 technical support means you’ll never be left in the dark.

Key features:

Compatible with Alexa
iOS and Android compatible
2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $39.95

44. iDevices Kitchen Thermometer

This smart thermometer boasts a compact design that won’t take up space in your kitchen and quickly reads temperatures from -22 to 572 degrees Fahrenheit. Thanks to the free app, you can easily see the progress of your meal and ensure it’s cooked to a safe internal temperature.

Key features:

Up to 150 hours battery life
Magnetic mounting
Up to 150 foot Bluetooth range

Cost: *Est. $38.49

45. GE12722 Z-Wave Wireless Lighting Control On/Off Switch

This smart switch is powered by Z-wave and is compatible with a number of smart home hubs to let you wirelessly control your home’s lights. GE offers a number of different options to quickly and easily retrofit all your home’s lighting and fans.

Key features:

Compatible with Alexa
Integrated LED indicator light
Compatible with all types of bulbs

Cost: *Est. $36.95

46. Quirky Porkfolio Smart Piggy Bank

You little one will think saving is all sorts of fun thanks to this smart piggy bank that lets you track savings and set goals via your smartphone or tablet. The pig’s nose lights up each time a choice is inserted, helping to make saving more enjoyable.

Key features:

Choice of colors
Holds up to $100 in quarters
Wink compatible

Cost: *Est. $36

47. Philips 455394 Hue Wireless Dimming Kit, 2nd Generation

This smart lighting kit comes complete with one light and one switch that can be controlled wirelessly. You can easily control up to 10 smart bulbs from one kit, and the LED bulbs provide dimmable lighting without sending your energy bill through the roof.

Key features:

Frustration-free packaging
Compatible with Nest
2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $34.99

48. Ankuoo NEO Smart Plug

This smart plug lets you quickly and easily turn any outlet into a smart outlet without any wiring necessary. Make the appearance of being home when you’re on vacation thanks to handy programmable features. Choose the upgraded Pro version to remotely monitor your energy consumption.

Key features:

Choice of colors
Choice of configurations
iOS and Android compatible

Cost: *Est. $21.99

49. GE Link, Wireless A19 Smart Connected LED Light Bulb

Available in a choice of different configurations to suit any home’s needs, this smart bulb easily installs in just seconds to provide you with a remotely-controlled lighting system. Create smart schedules and group lights that can be controlled from anywhere in the world.

Key features:

Compatible with Amazon Echo and Wink
UL listed
2 year warranty

Cost: *Est. $14.75

50. Quirky Egg Minder Wink App Enabled Smart Egg Tray

A fun little device, this smart egg tray updates you to the status of your egg freshness and sends push notifications to your mobile device when you’re low and need to hit the grocery store. LED indicator lights alert you to which egg needs to be eaten first.

Key features:

Holds up to 14 eggs
iOS and Android compatible
Battery operated (included)

Cost: *Est. $10.99

About Caitlin McCormack

Caitlin is the Senior Staff Writer at Watchdog Reviews. She's been writing about tech trends and products and other topics since 2012.

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