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Imagine your front door automatically unlocking as you pull into the driveway, the A/C kicking on as it senses your presence, and your lights turning bright at a simple command: “I’m home.”

There may be no place like a “smart home,” but where do you start? Here are four gadgets that can turn any abode into a trendy tech haven that obeys your commands.

Thermostat

Ever leave your house and forget to adjust the temperature? The Nest Learning Thermostat lets you control temperature from your phone or tablet. It also learns your routine and works to make your home more efficient, saving time and money.

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Lights

Installing smart bulbs is an easy way to upgrade the lighting in your house. Philips Hue Smart Light Bulbs work with your existing fixtures and let you adjust colors and brightness from the mobile app.

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Need help installing your lights? Check out our guide.

Smart lock

The August Smart Lock replaces the interior side of your deadbolt and uses your smartphone as the key. Use the August Home app to lock and unlock your door from anywhere.

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Learn more about how you can use an August Lock.

Security Camera

Wi-Fi cameras keep an eye on everything happening in and around your home, even when you’re not there. The Nest Cam is one of the most popular choices on the market (though not your only option).

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If you want to make life even easier, use a smart assistant like Alexa or Google to connect all of your devices and control your house with your voice. (As a bonus, you can have fun impressing your dinner guests or freaking out your in-laws with your new electronic servant.)

These four products will raise your home’s IQ points dramatically.

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