The development of various smart home devices have made it easier for households to manage their homes even from far away. From deploying security measures to adjusting temperature and light settings, these devices can make for a great house upgrade. 

Most of these are now also designed to be compatible with common technologies we may already have ourselves. Here are this year's top 7 most efficient smart home devices that work with Alexa.

1. Kasa Smart Light Switch
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Guaranteed to give you the most bang for your buck, the Kasa Smart Light Switch is one of the cheapest smart light switches out there. This allows you to control and monitor the light settings in your home hands-free whether you're at home, in the office, or on vacation with either Alexa or the Kasa app. Kasa is trusted by over 4 million users.

2. Teckin Smart Plug
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The Teckin Smart Plug lets you control it via remote through its app or via voice with Alexa. It gives you the ability to create customized schedules to automatically turn on and off any home electronics or appliances.

3. Honeywell Home Wi-Fi Smart Color Thermostat
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Equipped with trademark Honeywell technology, the Honeywell Home Wi-Fi Smart Color Thermostat is highly rated for its flexibility and adaptability to your home or building temperature needs. It intelligently takes note of your temperature preferences and operates in accordance to these. It also provides smart alerts like air filter change reminders, humidifier pad replacement reminders, high/low temperature warnings, and status of internet connection.

4. Google Nest Learning Thermostat
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The Google Nest Learning Thermostat is currently the best-seller in its category on shopping sites. It is sought after for its auto-schedule functionality that learns your temperature preferences and programs itself for you. Early on, it learns how your home warms up and keeps an eye on the weather to get you the temperature you want when you want it.

5. Kasa Smart Plug Mini
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The Kasa Smart Plug Mini is rated highly because of its struggle-free, tinker-free, and stress-free mechanism. It is very simple to setup and use. With the Kasa app that is compatible on all operating systems, you can turn electronics on or off from anywhere. It also gives you the option to customize scenes and schedules for controlling multiple devices and electronics with just a single touch.

6. Ring Indoor Cam
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The Ring Indoor Cam is a compact plug-in indoor camera that lets you see, hear, and speak to people conveniently from your phone or tablet. It gives you the ability to watch your entire home in real-time to monitor and ensure security. The hands-free control of this device makes it an ultra convenient way for you to make sure your home is safe from harm.

7. Sengled Smart Light Bulb Starter Kit
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The reliable and affordable Sengled Smart Light Bulb Starter Kit lets you light up your home easily and efficiently. Its grouping functionality lets you create a group for all of your A19 Alexa light bulbs, for easier control and automation.