7 Gadgets to Keep an Eye on Your Home

Advances in smart home technology make it easier than ever to keep an eye on your home whether you're at work or on a weekend getaway. Smart locks, Wi-Fi leak detectors, and video doorbells, among other nifty gadgets, all help provide peace of mind and allow you to check on your house no matter where you are.

Kwikset SmartCode lever smart lock with dial pad in nickel finish photo

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Kwikset SmartCode Lever Smart Lock

Keep an eye on all who enter your home with the Kwikset Smart Lock. This lock is designed to open only for those you trust most. Make it easy for your family and friends to securely enter your home by setting up to 30 unique PINs—one for each person. You'll be able to monitor who accesses your home remotely by downloading the mobile app. Blend the lock with the rest of your exterior decor by choosing from a nickel, brass, or bronze finish.

Price: $159.99

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Nest smoke and carbon monoxide alarm in white photo

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Nest Smart Smoke and Carbon Monoxide Alarm

Having smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors (and making sure they're working properly) are essential items to ensure the safety of your home and all who are in it. The Nest Protect is a smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detector all in one. Equipped with smart technology, this alarm monitors your home for fast-burning fires, smoldering fires, and odorless, colorless carbon monoxide gas. Set it up to send alerts directly to your phone so you can hush false alarms (like burnt popcorn!) when necessary, or be alerted when you're not at home. Proactive measures make all the difference when it comes to the safety of your house.

Price: $119.99

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Lyric Wi-Fi Water Leak and Freeze Detector

No one wants an impromptu swimming pool—or worse, ice rink—in their basement from a leaky pipe. The Lyric system keeps an eye on your home by measuring humidity levels and temperature to catch the first signs of a possible leak or frozen pipes. Place the monitors by your sump pump, water heater, washer, and under sinks to get all the potential trouble areas covered. Then, set up alerts to your smartphone so the detector notifies you instantly if there's ever a problem.

Price: $79.99

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Mini HD Smart Home Security Camera with Night Vision

Keep an eye on your home any time of the day or night with this handy mini security camera. Small but mighty, this home surveillance camera can give you an idea of what's going on in your space no matter where you are. Place it in a corner, and the 111-degree wide-angle lens will capture a view of your room with 720p HD resolution. Use it to watch your house when you're away, or even monitor your pets. The speaker and microphone allow for two-way communication, so you can even talk to your four-legged friends to reassure them you'll be home soon!

Price: $49.99

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SimpliSafe Home Security System

The straightforward, out-of-the-box SimpliSafe system is quick to set up and has the option of 24/7 professional monitoring if you choose. No drills, no holes, no fuss. Simply place the motion detectors near your main entrances and access points—it's easy to customize your home security preferences. Worried your pets will set off the alarm? This smart security system detects the unique heat signature of people, so you don't have to worry about your dog or cat triggering a false alarm.

Price: $259.95

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Kwikset Smartkey Deadbolt in satin nickel finish photo

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Kwikset Smartkey Deadbolt

Home security gets a 21st-century upgrade with this advanced deadbolt. With the second generation of Smart Lock technology, this model is smaller and sleeker than its predecessor and updated with new features. Sync it to your smartphone's Bluetooth to lock or unlock the door with one touch, or send and manage free eKeys that give you access anytime and allow you to manage guest access around the clock. Plus, it comes with a backup traditional key and can be re-keyed if necessary.

Price: $227

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Ring Video Doorbell Pro

See and speak to anyone who comes to your door whether or not you're at home with the Ring Video Doorbell Pro. This smart doorbell transmits clear 1080p HD video day or night right to your smartphone, tablet, or PC. Whether you're in the kitchen, office, or at the store, the Ring Video Doorbell's built-in motion sensors will alert you anytime someone visits. Immediately get notified when a package is delivered, or see who's there before you open the door.

Price: $249

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