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9 hot deals on smart home devices that automate, control, and protect your home

Kara Kamenec
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It can be hard to know where to start when you’re ready to make your home “smarter.” As new smart home devices hit the market, the best deals aren’t based just on cost, but on choosing products from trusted brands, with functions you will actually use in your home. Compatibility with devices from other brands adds to value, and privacy protection also matters.

The smart home devices market is filled with thermostats, cameras, door locks, lights, appliance interfaces, control hubs, and more. With manufacturers focused on building their brands in the smart home space, we can expect to see plenty of new devices — and, of course, some great deals — in the coming years.

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Arlo Pro by Netgear Security System with Siren — $373

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Know what is happening at your home at all times with the Arlo Pro by Netgear Security System with Siren. The system includes two security cameras that let you watch over your home from every angle, indoors and out, day and night. The kit includes rechargeable batteries, motion- and sound-activated alerts, 2-way audio, a 100-plus decibel siren, and seven days of free cloud HD video recordings. The cameras are IP65-certified weatherproof, meaning they’ll work well even in the snow, rain, or heat. They also have a live-view function that allows you to record video any time of the day from anywhere.

The Arlo Pro by Netgear Security System with Siren normally retails for $420 but is currently marked down to $373 on Amazon, saving you $47 (11 percent).

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LIFX Wi-Fi Smart LED Light Bulb – $50

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LIFX is a smart lightbulb that uses Wi-Fi to bring immersive color to your home. The LIFX app allows you to fine-tune your lighting experience to control a single light or all lights in your home while enjoying strong, vibrant colors, along with delicate whites. It seamlessly integrates with some of your favorite smart home products, including Amazon Alexa, Apple HomeKit, Google Assistant, Nest, and SmartThings. Use simple conversation starters to turn your lights on and off, change the brightness, make them warmer in appearance, and swap them to your favorite color. You can start with one and add more LIFX bulbs whenever you want to unlock more features.

The LIFX Wi-FI Smart LED Light Bulb normally retails for $60 but is currently marked down to $50 on Amazon, saving you $10 (17 percent).

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iRobot Roomba 614 Robot Vacuum — $279

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Keep your home clean and tidy the smart way with an iRobot Roomba 614 Robot Vacuum. One of the best vacuums available, it features a three-stage cleaning system specially engineered to loosen, lift, and suction everything from small particles to large debris from carpets and hard floors. A smart device, it automatically adjusts to all floor types including carpet, tile, hardwood, laminate, and more.

The iRobot Roomba 614 Robot Vacuum regularly retails for $380, but is currently on sale for $279 on Newegg, saving you $100 (26 percent).

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Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker — $147

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Enjoy great-sounding music anywhere with the Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker. Simply connect the Play:1 to any Amazon Echo- or Alexa-enabled device, then just ask for the music you love. Setup only takes about five minutes using your home Wi-Fi, and you can easily expand your home audio system over time by adding wireless speakers to additional rooms whenever you’re ready. The speaker features a pair of Class-D amplifiers and custom built-drivers, all meticulously tuned to the speaker’s unique acoustic architecture. It delivers dynamic, room-filling sound, so you can listen to your favorite playlists from streaming services like Amazon Music, TuneIn, Pandora, and iHeartRadio.

The Sonos Play:1 Compact Wireless Speaker normally retails for $200 but is on sale for $147 on Amazon, saving you $53 (26 percent).

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Amazon Tap — $89

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Tap or speak to get music, updates, access to services such as Uber, and more with a certified refurbished Amazon Tap Speaker. The speaker uses Alexa Voice Service when connected to Wi-Fi or a mobile hot spot to play music, read the news, provide weather reports, and even order a pizza.

Enjoy up to 9 hours of continuous playback (or up to 8 hours when in hands-free mode), and easily power back up with the included charging cradle. It delivers crisp sound powered by Dolby, with dual stereo speakers that provide 360-degree omnidirectional audio. When you’re on the go, streaming music is just as easy as using your phone or other mobile device’s hot spot. Whether you’re heading to a party or pedaling to the park, Amazon Tap’s compact size makes it easy to move around. The speaker is also always getting smarter, with new features added on a continual basis.

Pick up a certified refurbished Amazon Tap for $89 on Amazon after a $20 discount.

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Vine Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat — $70

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Enjoy optimum temperatures in the comfort of your home with a Vine Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat.  The smart thermostat allows you to program your device as either a home or business thermostat, and offers scheduling features specifically based on your usage.

Like many smart thermostats, this model is Wi-Fi-enabled and allows for remote access via your smartphone when you download the Vine app from iTunes or Google Play. Set up a daily program to optimize your home’s temperature to meet your daily schedule and lifestyle needs. Using premium cloud services, you can receive alerts for severe weather conditions and excessive temperatures, receive reminders to change your HVAC equipment filters or to set up service calls as needed.

The Vine Smart Wi-Fi Thermostat regularly retails for $150 but for a limited time is on sale for $70 on Newegg, saving you $80 (53 percent).

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Ring Video Doorbell Pro — $229

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With the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, you can monitor what’s happening at your front door at all times and never miss a visitor again. You can see, hear, and speak to anyone from your smartphone, tablet, or PC, thanks to its motion-activated camera, two-way audio, and brilliant HD video.

Advanced motion detection allows you to designate zones to monitor and get alerts whenever someone enters those areas. The weatherproof doorbell helps you protect your home day or night with built-in infrared night vision. You can also check on your property at any time with video on demand.

With a quick and easy installation, you can replace your existing doorbell in minutes. And a lifetime purchase protection means you’re getting a product you can trust. Choose from four different finishes to match your home and pick up one today for the reduced price of $229 after a $20 discount on Amazon (8 percent).

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TP-Link Smart Plug — $29

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Save money by running your house on your schedule with a TP-Link Smart Plug. Schedule it to automatically power electronics on and off as needed. The smart plug also allows you to turn electronics on or off from anywhere with your tablet or smartphone using the free Kasa app. Go a step further to keep your home secure using Away Mode, which will turn devices on and off at different times to give the appearance that someone is home while you are away. It works with Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant for voice control, so you can verbally control various devices throughout your home.

The TP-Link Smart Plug normally retails for $40 but is currently available for $29 on Amazon after a $11 (28 percent) discount.

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Echo Show — $150

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If you already love all the things you can do with Alexa, you will enjoy the service even more with an Echo Show. The smart device allows you to visually experience all the best features of Alexa, such as watching video flash briefings and Amazon Video content, browsing and listening to Audible audiobooks, and more.

With the Echo Show, you can still experience all the best Alexa services hands-free, meaning all you have to do is ask. You can make hands-free video calls to friends and family who have an Echo Show or the Alexa App, and make voice calls to anyone who has an Echo or Echo Dot. The device also doubles as a speaker, giving you powerful, room-filling sound via Dolby processing.

The Echo Show is always getting smarter and comes with eight microphones, beam-forming technology, and noise cancellation, so it hears you from any direction. Pick one up today for the reduced price of $150 on Amazon, an $80 savings (35 percent).

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Update: Revised deal prices and swapped out iRobot model with Roomba 614.

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