Smart Home Installation

Read through step-by-step tutorials to help you prepare for any installation pertaining to your smart home.

Viewing a smart doorbell through a phone screen

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Expert Tips for Installing a Video Doorbell System

The latest generation of video doorbell systems are better, faster, and easier to live with than ever before.
Lead image for the best smart thermostats guide, shows a hand reaching out to adjust the settings on white smart thermostat installed on a tan wall.

Best Smart Thermostats (2024 Guide)

The best smart thermostats come with remote control, scheduling, usage reporting, and more. Upgrade your home with one of our top picks.

Testing Smart Automatic Water Shut Off Valves

Ask This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey tests two different styles of smart automatic water shutoff valves.

How to Upgrade to a Smart Thermostat with Four Wires | This Old House: Live

Ask This Old House home technology expert Ross Trethewey demonstrates how to install a new smart thermostat without an existing common wire. This video is part of This Old House: Live—an initiative providing daily programming and opportunities to connect with our experts during these challenging times.

How to Install an Electronic Dead Bolt

Ask This Old House host Kevin O'Connor shows a homeowner how to install a Bluetooth-enabled smart-lock dead bolt for his front door

How to Install an Energy-Saving Programmable Thermostat

Save on your energy bill with controls that automatically change the temperature settings