Automated products for the home are becoming more common at the places you already shop. Home centers, appliance stores, and electronics stores carry all kinds of smart gizmos at all prices. The best part is you’ve got control literally in the palm of your hand. Whether you’re using a remote or an app on your smartphone, you can instantly communicate with your door locks, window coverings, thermostat, lightbulbs, and more.
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