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Best DIY Home Security Systems

A DIY security system makes your home safer and more secure without tying you into a contract, but you monitor it on your own. However, some DIY systems let you add professional monitoring for a small monthly fee.


The Asante Smoke Detector Kit is an adequate smoke alarm for your home. Its biggest strength is that it connects all the smoke alarms in your house over Wi-Fi. The Asante smartphone app lets you remot


The Roost Smoke Alarm makes an appearance on our list of the best smoke detectors because it detects carbon monoxide and natural gas in addition to smoke. After you connect it to your home’s Wi-

Kidde Smoke

The Kidde Smoke and CO Alarm is a battery-powered smoke detector that’s easy to install, connect and use to monitor potential dangers in your home. When you connect a few of these units to your


The Halo+ is a great home smoke alarm. It’s easy to use and install, and it performed well in our detection tests. In addition to monitoring for smoke and fire, this device detects dangerous lev

First Alert

The First Alert Onelink is an outstanding smoke detector for a 21st century home. It’s a high-tech device that monitors your house for smoke and carbon monoxide, and it has a mobile app that not

Best Smart Thermostats

A smart thermostat, also called a programmable thermostat, can lower your heating and cooling costs while making your home comfortable. Check out our reviews to see what the best thermostats can do.


The ecobee4 is an exceptional smart thermostat that builds on ecobee's previous successes. It's the first thermostat we've tested that directly incorporates Amazon's Alexa service. This means you don'

Honeywell Lyric T5

The Honeywell Lyric T5 Wi-Fi thermostat is a lean version of the Honeywell Lyric Round. When comparing the two models, the T5’s biggest drawback is that it doesn't have the same motion and humid

Vivint Solar

Vivint Solar offers four payment plans in addition to warranties and solar panel performance monitoring. This solar contractor can help you save money on your utility bill while decreasing your impact


There are many solar companies out there, but Sunrun is one of the best. It provides roof and workmanship warranties on all of its installs and has a multiple payment plans to choose from, so it is ea


Sunnova is a competitive solar company with good guarantees, warranties and monitoring service. It’s easy to find answers to your questions on the company's extensive FAQs page and through its r


SolarCity is a sister company to Tesla Inc., which means it benefits from the technology and research done through the smart energy company. This solar company offers some of the most sleek and afford

RGS Energy

RGS Energy offers dependable warranties and reliable support features, and it will help you monitor your solar panels' power production. Getting answers to your questions is simple with the customer s


One of the most important things for a homeowner with solar panels is the ability to contact the company whenever you need to. PetersenDean's customer service is very fast and knowledgeable. The warra

Legend Solar

Legend Solar only uses solar panels made by SunPower, a company that’s been in the solar industry since the 1980s. These panels tend to be costly, but they also last longer than others. With its

ION Solar

ION Solar is the result of Vision Solar and Zing Solar's merger in early 2017. It is a growing solar company that offers strong warranties and financing options at relatively affordable prices. You wi

Dividend Solar

With service available in 23 states across the U.S., Dividend Solar is the largest solar company in our lineup and the most likely to be available in your area. However, since this solar panel provide

Direct Energy Solar

Direct Energy Solar's website is full of information. While the customer representatives were relatively quick to respond to questions, they aren't as helpful as some other companies are. This company


If you own several shotguns and rifles, you have made quite an investment and no doubt want to protect the long guns in your valuable collection from theft or any kind of damage from fire or moisture.

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