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​If you're ready to start setting up your smart home, don't miss these products popping up in 2018. From smart security systems to intuitive appliances, these products will help boost your home's IQ and make life a little easier.

​Nest protect

The Nest Protect is the ultimate smoke and carbon monoxide detector for tech lovers.

Distracted cooking dinner? The Nest Protect will detect even the slightest amount of smoke and will give you an early warning in a friendly, human voice before any damage is done. It can also tell the difference between smoke and steam so you won't be startled out of the shower in the morning. Better yet, if the unit detects carbon monoxide it will tell your Nest Thermostat to turn off the heat to keep the danger from spreading.

The Nest Protect also offers an app that has a variety of innovative features, including telling you exactly what's wrong and in what room the danger lies. In case of a false alarm, the Nest Protect can be quieted using the app and will send you an alert when the batteries are running low instead of chirping at you from the ceiling. You can even enter an emergency contact so it's easy to call for help when you need it.

KOHLER konnect

Throughout the year, KOHLER will be unveiling a line of high-tech smart home products called KOHLER Konnect that can be controlled using voice-commands and personalized presets. If you've ever wanted to live like the Jetsons, this is your chance.

From a shower that remembers your heat and water pressure preferences and can be turned on with a simple command, to a toilet that knows you're approaching and will adjust its seat and feet warmers, all of the KOHLER Konnect products feature integrated Amazon Alexa technology. Want your bathroom mirror to tell you the weather? All you'll have to do is ask.

August smart lock

With the August Smart Lock, you won't have to worry about forgetting to lock up in the morning or leaving a spare key under the mat. This gadget easily attaches to your existing deadbolt so you can lock and unlock your door with your phone, as well as your regular keys.

If your family member forgets their keys or you have an unexpected houseguest, you can give them access with just the push of a button through the August Smart app. You can also track activity at your door 24/7 and double-check that your door is closed and locked.

Samsung family hub fridge

With so many features, it's not hard to see why the Samsung Family Hub Fridge is getting attention.

Like many smart fridges, a sleek touchscreen makes it easy to keep track of your schedule and grocery list. But what really sets this model apart is that it functions as a smart home hub, allowing you to control all of your smart home gadgets, like smart lights and thermostats, right from your fridge.

On top of that, the Family Hub Fridge lets you set expiration notifications so you know when you'll need to make another trip to the store. Can't remember if you need more milk while you're out running errands? No problem. The fridge features three interior cameras that take a photo when you close the door so you can easily check using the app. It even suggests recipes and reads them out step by step when you have your hands full.

Sources: CNET, Wired Magazine, Nest, JBL, Samsung, KOHLER, August

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