Smart, cheap technology gadgets for the home

iSmartAlarm | CNET Rating: 4 out of 5

iSmartAlarm | CNET Rating: 4 out of 5 stars (excellent)

The good: Comprehensive, intelligent and economical home security for do-it-yourself-minded consumers.
The bad: It doesn't call the police for you; the iCamera video add-on is tough to work.
The cost: $199
Bottom line: An intriguing, legitimate alternative in home security, especially for small-home owners and budget-minded consumers.

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New home products are taking technology to the next level. In fact, with a boom in home automation, your options are expanding every day. CNET listed some of its favorite products to help you take advantage of some of the most interesting and ingenious smart products they've seen -- and most are surprisingly affordable. ©2014 CBS Interactive Inc., a CBS Company. All rights reserved. Used by permission.

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