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We're happy to report that the new Ecobee4 boasts all the same features as it predecessor, and more, thanks to the addition of built in Amazon Alexa voice service capabilities. That means you can have the thermostat do everything that the Amazon Echo and its siblings can, such as control smart devices, shop, play music, and hear the latest news and weather, all using Alexa voice commands. Want complete wireless supremacy over the lights in your home?The Philips Hue line delivers with bulbs that let you control not only the intensity of the light, but also the color. It can get pricey, to be sure, but the Hue ecosystem has been around long enough that it works with just about every other system out there, from Alexa, to IFTTT, to Siri using the Philips Hue Bridge. Not interested in colorful lights but still want that incredible granular control over an all white bulb?Philips has the Hue White coming in at an almost bargain price, at least for smart bulbs. It even has bulbs you can use outdoors.

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We reviewed Brinks against three other home security competitors, evaluated three of its home security plans and took note of all the positive and negative features. Brinks absolutely excels at customer service and smart home features, doesn’t require a landline, and offers the “fastest alarm response” right to your smartphone. But the company lacks in its diversity of contract options, availability of any kind of theft guarantee, and in its transparency of some key features and prices. Whether or not the security system is “easy on you” is up for interpretation. If you’re well versed in current technology trends and appreciate the involvement of your smartphone and touchscreen devices for your home, you’re in luck. Brinks Home Security is incredibly tech oriented and partners with the Nest brand for low maintenance, sleek tech options in the most basic Brinks package called “Nest Secure. ” These kinds of home automation features, which correlate with customer satisfaction according to J. D. Power’s survey, allow for your security system to be a hub for other smart devices, like automated locks and voice assistants. But they also might be more complicated than some people are looking for. Brinks may have everything you need for your home security system and it may be “tough on bad guys” with quick sensors and alarms, but it will likely only seem easy to those familiar with smart homes and smartphone technology.