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Last updated: 09 March 2016


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Want to make your home smarter with automated appliances? Our test covers popular automation kits from Belkin, Panasonic and D-Link. Not sure what features you need? Use our home automation buying guide to find out. Our article on how we test explains how we get results in the CHOICE labs.

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Our expert testers work through each device and home automation kit to help find the models that:

  • are easy to use 
  • perform the best 
  • work with your Wi-Fi network.

Our interactive comparison tool helps you find out which wireless technology each model supports or which application need to use. Our Recommended list will help you see quickly which models come out on top.

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      • Widget support ios
      • Heat emissions measured celsius
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      • Ease of use score
      • Scheduling timers alarms
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      • Power rating watts
      • Remote access
      • Incandescent equivalent w
      • Average measured light output lumens
      • Beam angle degrees
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      • Dimming
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      • Geofencing
      • Application
      • Ios support
      • Lamp connector
      • Widget support android
      • Scenes
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      • Price
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      • Network connection to router
      • Stated light output lumens
      • 3rd party support
      • Stated colour temperature
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