Smart Homes

The future is now: these smart homes showcase how cutting-edge home tech can serve the modern lifestyle. From security systems to smart lighting to intelligent kitchen appliances, these tech-savvy homes inspire us to integrate smart home solutions into our own living spaces.

Clueless About Gardening? These 5 Smart Planters Can Help
You may not have a green thumb, but thanks to technology, you can still grow your own herbs and vegetables.
5 of the Best-Looking Home Security Systems Out There
It's common for homeowners to come to the realization that although they want to protect their homes from burglaries and similar...
A Homeowner Uses Smart Technology to Manage His Napa Property from Anywhere
In Napa, a custom menu of apps helps a frequent traveler keep track of security—and his garden—from afar.
4 Easy Ways to Make Your Home Smarter Today
These low-fuss products bring automation into your home without compromising on design.
A Smart TV Controls the Layout of This Futuristic Beijing Home
Demonstrating the fluid relationships between work, home, and technology, Chinese studio Dot Architects creates a haven for the...
Get Smarter
The story of the smart home has yet to be written—one early adopter explains why.
How Working in Home Automation Inspired One Developer to Rethink Smart Tech
Entrepreneur Shaun Springer turned 15 years of smart home experience into Astro, a hardware startup that aims to simplify the...
Must-have smart home tech gadgets from ISE 2017
Looking to make your home just a little smarter? While still in its infancy, the number of smart home products—devices that let...
How to Talk to an Architect About Getting Smart Tech
We asked the principal of DRAW in Kansas City.
How Secure Is the Modern Smart Home? We Ask a Professional
The burglars’ tools of tomorrow will look more like robots and radios than lockpicks and crowbars. A security expert weighs in.
5 Ways to Make Your Home Smarter
Interior designer Wendy Raizin shares her top tips for raising your home’s intelligence quotient.
Would You Live in a Smart Home?
Our July/August 2015 issue is all about home automation.
6 Ways Smart Lighting Can Help You Take Control of Your Home
From customized presets to voice commands, these intelligent features promise added comfort, safety, and sustainability in the...
Two Silicon Valley Vets Master the Smart Home Without Going Full “Jetsons”
A freshly blackened veneer is the face of a San Francisco tract house’s Cloud-based reinvention.
Meet the Good Guys Trying to Hack Your Smart Home
Hidden among the many benefits of a Smart Home are subtle vulnerabilities that today’s security researchers are just beginning to...
On a Peaceful Wooded Lot, a Futuristic Toronto Home is Buzzing with Smart Tech
In a leafy Toronto neighborhood, a Cor-Ten–clad family home is wired for the future.
Smart Tech Makes this Modern Home Ultra Energy Efficient
Using a combination of passive design principles and active technologies, LGA Architectural Partners forges a smart,...
Home Smart Home
Energy-monitoring and smart technologies have set up shop in the home, transforming machines for living into veritable living...
How to Integrate Smart Lighting into Your Home
The firm OneButton specializes in creating custom technology solutions for spaces ranging from offices to residences.
The Starter Guide to Assembling Your Smart Home
Home automation expert and director of marketing at Leviton Greg Rhoades shares what to prepare, what to consider, and what to...
5 Key Elements of Smart Home Functionality
As technology becomes smarter, the natural evolution is to connect devices in our homes to help us lead more comfortable, secure,...
A Day in the Life of a Smart-Home Voice Assistant
We asked three super-users to share their voice histories.
11 Smart Home Devices For an Efficient Home
If you're looking to make your home work more efficiently and reduce energy costs, the smart home market has a lot to offer.
This Smart Home Sets a Powerful New Standard For Sustainability
The energy-efficient Silicon Valley home that architect Dan Spiegel designs for his parents responds to their lifestyles, the...

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