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The Best Smart Home Products of 2018

August 30, 2018 – Framingham, MA – Electronic House, the leading information site for smart home consumers, announces the winners of 2018 Products of the Year Awards recognizing the best technologies, products, and services for the smart home.


“Our annual Products of the Year contest exemplifies the amazing diversity of smart home technology, and this year’s submissions and winners are some of the most innovative products and systems available to consumers looking for ways to smarten up their homes,” says Electronic House editor Lisa Montgomery. “Selecting the best entry for several smart home categories wasn’t easy based on the high quality level of all the products entered, but in the end the judging panel was able to come to a decision and is please with the chosen winners.”


All entries were judged on creativity, innovation, functionality, aesthetics, and lifestyle benefits to the homeowner, by an unbiased panel made up of several industry leaders, along with the editors of CE Pro and


The 2018 Electronic House Product of the Year Winners:


Audio > Audio Components: Amplifiers, Receivers, Tuners, Processors, and Audio Streaming devices


Vanco International Spot for Dot In-Wall Amplifier

Vanco International
Spot for Dot Digital In-Wall Amplifier



Audio > Loudspeakers & Soundbars


Polk Audio
Polk Audio Command Bar




Home Control & Automation >  Home Networking Components


Epic 5


Home Control & Automation > DIY-Installed Whole-House Home Control/Automation Systems


The Brilliant Control


Home Control & Automation > Energy Monitoring Devices & Services

Fibaro Wall Plug


Wall Plug


Home Control & Automation > Power Management, Conditioning & Backup


Schneider Electric
APC™ by Schneider Electric Back-UPS Pro


Home Control & Automation > Professionally Installed Whole House Controls/Automation Systems


When>>Then Automation


Home Control & Automation > Smart Sensors

Nortek Security & Control 2GIG Stove & Grill Guard


Nortek Security & Control
2GIG Stove & Grill Guard






Home Control & Automation > Spa/Pool Controls & Water Management


ConnectedYard Inc.


Home Control & Automation > Thermostats

Venstar Explorer Mini Thermostat


Venstar Inc.
Venstar Explorer Mini Thermostat






Home Control & Automation > Universal Remotes & User Interfaces


Crestron Electronics Inc.
Crestron Handheld Touch Screen Remote 310


Home Theater > A/V Racks & Rack Accessories


Middle Atlantic Products
Proximity Series Sliding Mounting Plate


Home Theater > Home Theater Furniture


Salamander Designs


Home Theater > Media Servers/Storage Devices

Kaleidescape Strato S Movie Player






Strato S Movie Player


Home Theater > Video Projectors


Epson Home Cinema LS100 Full HD 3LCD Ultra Short-throw Laser Projector


Lighting > Fixtures, LED, Fiber Optic

Kohler Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror with Amazon Alexa


Verdera Voice Lighted Mirror with Amazon Alexa






Lighting > Lighting Controllers and Accessories


Vantage Controls
Vantage Controls: PCAP Touch Technology


Lighting > Motorized Window Treatments and Windows


Crestron Electronics Inc.
Crestron® Horizontal Sheers


Lighting > Smart Light Bulbs


Philips Hue White and Color Ambiance starter kit


Security > Access Control (including Videophones, Door Locks, Gates, etc.)


Marvin Windows and Doors
Marvin Home Automation – Lock Status Sensor


Security > Security Sensors

Flo Technologies Flo Sensor


Flo Technologies, Inc.






Security > Security Systems


Honeywell Lyric Controller with Homekit


Security > Surveillance Cameras


Guardzilla 360 Outdoor/Indoor All-In-One HD Camera


Video > Flat-Panel Displays


Séura SMART Mirror


Video > Lifts & Mounts


Nexus 21
Eclipse E-500 Residential Projector Drop-Down


Video > Video Components & Processors

IOGEAR Ultra Long-Range Wireless 4K Video Extender


Ultra Long-Range Wireless 4K Video Extender, 60Hz



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