TECHNO HOUSE TOP 10

Tools for the wired home

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1 LOCK­ING SYS­TEM

One of the sleek­est prod­ucts in the key­less lock cat­e­gory is Latch. De­signed by thomas mey­er­hof­fer, it has the look of an iphone, and it’s equally in­tu­itive. tem­po­rary pass­codes can be texted and eas­ily re­set, and its em­bed­ded cam­era shows you who’s at the door. Pric­ing avail­able through on­line re­quests, latchac­cess.com

4 SO­LAR POWER STOR­AGE

Tesla’s lat­est game changer, due for im­mi­nent re­lease, brings au­to­mo­tive bat­tery tech­nol­ogy to the home. the Pow­er­wall com­bines a lithium ion bat­tery with so­lar pan­els to har­ness and store the sun’s en­ergy, which can then be used to power a house at night. it has the po­ten­tial for a net-zero en­ergy rat­ing. Cus­tom-or­der pric­ing, tesla.com

5 ALL-IN-ONE CON­TROL

The Harmony elite is a multi-plat­form re­mote and app that syncs and com­mands up to 15 de­vices, do­ing ev­ery­thing from ad­just­ing the lights and turn­ing up the mu­sic to un­lock­ing the front door. $500, log­itech.com

2 OUT­DOOR SE­CU­RITY

Nest is a leader in the smart ther­mo­stat mar­ket, and now it is fo­cus­ing on home se­cu­rity with an out­door cam­era that mon­i­tors both mo­tion and ir­reg­u­lar sounds. the de­vice can also save up to 30 days of footage, and since it plugs in, there are no bat­ter­ies to re­place. $260 pre-or­der, nest.com

3 PER­SON­AL­IZED THER­MO­STAT

What makes ecobee3 stand out from its com­peti­tors is the abil­ity to reg­u­late dis­tinct tem­per­a­ture and hu­mid­ity lev­els from room to room by us­ing small sen­sors that can sit on a shelf or at­tach to a wall. From $300, ecobee.com

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