If you thought smart homes were a novelty or that something only the rich could afford think again. The technology is going mainstream and we have the stats to prove it. We also have the products and systems that can make your smart home-dreams a reality. Our annual Products of the Year contest pulls in some of the brightest, most innovative smart home devices on the market today. From simple but high-IQ light switches to full-blown automation system, the entries submitted by manufacturers ran the gamut. But they all had one thing in common: the ability to make a huge impact on your home environment.
In this guide, we’ve listed all of the entries, organized into categories so you can easily find the types of products that interest you. The winner of each category—chosen by an expert panel of judges–is indicated with a special logo. You’ll find links to the manufacturers and retail prices of the products and systems to help you hone your smart home shopping list.