7 Devices That Will Make Your House Smarter and Safer at the Same Time

Smart homes aren't just convenient—they can protect your family too.

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Just as washing machines and Crockpots promised a new era of convenience to earlier generations, wifi-equipped smart devices do the same today. A proper smart home affords conveniences like having Alexa to turn on the lights as you walk through the door or running a routine that sounds an alarm, starts brewing coffee, and plays a news podcast first thing in the morning.

This convenience is great, but a less-heralded though arguably more important benefit of a smart home is to make your house safer. There are a ton of devices, from cameras to locks to detectors, that can protect your house from dangers within and without. Here are our favorites.

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