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Best Black Friday smart home deals 2021

Ring Video Doorbell on a blue door
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We all want to find the best Black Friday smart home deals. From smart light bulbs to video doorbells to thermostats, there's no end of great products to kit out your smart home with, and many of them see big savings every Black Friday.

So, whether you want to give your existing smart home an upgrade, or you want to get started with your first video doorbell, here are the best Black Friday smart home deals right now. And be sure to check out our main Black Friday deals page for discounts on all sorts of other items, from TVs to smartphones and more.

Top 5 Black Friday smart home deals

Best Black Friday smart home deals now

Smart plug Black Friday deals

C by GE On/Off Smart Plug: was $24 now $14 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This small smart plug is now 44% off in this Black Friday deal. You can link this smart plug to Alexa and Google Assistant, so you can control whatever's plugged in by using your voice, or create a routine for when it should turn on and off. It's an essential part of any smart home.

WeMo smart plug: was $17 now $13 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The WeMo smart plug is compact (2 x 1.8 x 1.3 inches) and one of the few that works not just with Alexa and Google Assistant, but HomeKit, too.

Kasa Smart Plug (2-pack): was $19 now $14 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
TP-Link's Kasa smart plug is one of our favorites; we love its small size (2.6 x 1.5 x 2.4 inches), the status light on the side, and the robust scheduling app. This deal gets you two plugs for nearly 40% off.

Google Nest Mini + GE Smart Plug Bundle: was $59 now $24 @ Lowes (opens in new tab)
This deal includes the second-generation Google Nest Mini smart speaker and the GE Smart Plug. You can pair them in the Google Home app so you can control the plug from your smartphone or via Google Assistant.

Smart speaker deals

Ring Video Doorbell Wired w/ Echo Dot: was $99 now $41 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This deal gets you the Ring Video Doorbell Wired along with the third-generation Echo Dot, which you can use instead of the Ring Chime if a visitor buzzes your door. This is an older-generation Echo Dot, but it's still very functional; in some ways, we like its lower profile better than that of the 4th-gen Echo Dot.

Lenovo Smart Clock Essential: was $49 now $29 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This handy bedside device delivers the essentials: the time, the weather, and is also a pretty good device for listening to music quietly. It also works with Google Assistant, so you can control your smart home gadgets, too.

Amazon Echo Dot 3rd Gen: was $39 now $19 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The 3rd Gen Echo Dot is the ultimate affordable smart speaker for all things Alexa, allowing you to ask questions, control your smart home and enjoy music with a quick voice command. The speaker is now on sale for $20 off. 

Smart light deals

Philips Hue A19 Starter Kit: was $189 now $139 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
The Philips Hue A19 Starter Kit includes everything you need to add ambient lighting to any room in your home. Bulbs can be controlled via the app, voice, or the included dimmer switch. The kit also includes the Hue Birdge, which lets you control your smart bulbs via the Hue app.

Smart thermostat deals

Nest Learning Thermostat: was $249 now $179 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
This Black Friday deal cuts $70 off the price of one of the best smart thermostats. However, this deal only applies to the polished steel, stainless steel, mirror black, and white models.

Ecobee SmartThermostat: was $249 now $199 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Our favorite smart thermostat overall, this Ecobee model works with Alexa, Google Assistant and Siri, and even has a speaker and microphone built in, so you can use it with Amazon's and Apple's assistants. But what we really like is the remote sensor that comes with the Ecobee, which lets you monitor and control the temperature far from the thermostat itself.

Smart lock deals

Yale Assure Lock Touchscreen: was $279 now $229 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The Yale Assure is one of the best smart locks around; it's easy to use, connects to your Wi-Fi, and works with every major smart home platform: Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant, HomeKit, Phillips Hue and Samsung SmartThings. This deal shaves $50 off its price. 

Schlage Connect Smart deadbolt: was $199 now $170 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Schlage's smart lock comes with a unique feature: A built-in alarm that sounds when someone tries to jimmy the lock. It can work with either Zigbee or Z-wave, and comes in a variety of colors and two trim options. 

Wyze Lock: was $129 now $98 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Wyze's already inexpensive smart lock is even less in this Black Friday deal, which shaves about $20 off its regular price. The Wyze Lock works via Bluetooth and Wi-Fi, as well as with Alexa and Google Assistant.

Level Bolt: was $199 now $149 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Looking for a smart lock that completely disappears? The Level Bolt fits inside your existing deadbolt, but enables you to control it from your smartphone or with Ring or HomeKit. This deal takes $50 off the lock's regular price.

myQ Chamberlain Smart Garage Control: was $29 now $24 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The myQ is our favorite smart garage door opener, and through Black Friday it's discounted by $6 — not huge, but hey, its starting price is only $30. The myQ is easy to set up and control and works with Amazon Key and Google Assistant. Our only complaint is that it doesn't work with Alexa.

Security camera deals

Wyze Cam v3 w/Google Nest Hub: was $137 now $69 @ Wyze (opens in new tab)
This deal gets you one of the best home security cameras along with the Google Nest Hub for half off! With the Google Nest Hub, you can watch a live feed from your Wyze Cam, which can be mounted either indoors or out, and delivers a sharp 1080p video stream.

Blink Outdoor: was $99 now $59 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Our top fully wireless outdoor budget security camera is 40% off in this Black Friday deal. It's easy to set up, and its batteries will last for up to two years before needing to be replaced. It works with Alexa, and you can view a feed from the camera on a smart display. A great value at this price. 

Ring Video Doorbell (2020): was $99 now $79 (opens in new tab)
Ring's newest flagship video doorbell is $20 off for Black Friday. It can be wired or run on battery power, and is only one of two Ring video doorbells that can let you know if a package is on your doorstep. You can read our review (opens in new tab) to see why we gave it 4 stars.

Arlo Pro 4 three-camera system: was $599 now $399 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
This deal on one of the best outdoor security cameras gets you $200 off a three-camera kit, and includes a charging station for the batteries, as well as a spare. The Arlo Pro 4 has sharp 2K resolution, digital pan and zoom, and a small but powerful LED to let you better see who's there. 

Home security system deals

Simplisafe Essentials kit: was $259 now $103 @ Simplisafe (opens in new tab)
Get one of the best home security kits for more than 50% off — plus a free security camera — in this Black Friday sale. The 6-piece kit includes the base station, a keypad, a motion sensor, and three entry sensors. During this time, Simplisafe's other kits will also be discounted.

Netgear Orbi Whole Home Tri-band Mesh WiFi 6 System (RBK752): was $449 now $329 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
Netgear's Orbi is one of our favorite mesh networking devices; it has a dedicated channel for the base and the satellites to talk to each other, freeing up bandwidth. This deal gets you the base station plus one satellite, which should be more than powerful to cover most homes. Plus, it has Wi-Fi 6, which means it's future-proof for years to come.

Google Nest Protect (wired): was $119 now $109 @ Amazon (opens in new tab)
The best smart smoke detector is currently 10% off at Amazon. The Nest Protect can sense both smoldering and fast-burning fires, lights up to show you the way out, and can be linked to other alarms. Keep in mind this deal is for the hardwired version of the Nest Protect only. 

Smart appliance deals

Samsung RF27T5501SR 26.5 cu. ft. Family Hub French Door Smart Refrigerator: was $3,199 now $2,398 @ The Home Depot (opens in new tab)
If you want the latest tech in your refrigerator, then this is the one to get. It features an integrated touch screen display which can connect with your smart home, help you plan out your meals and shares photos and calendars. The refrigerator itself has a huge 26.5 cu. ft capacity to boot, and comes with an ice/water dispenser. 

Samsung 24" Top Control Built-In Dishwasher: was $999 now $899 @ Best Buy (opens in new tab)
If you’re looking for a smart dishwasher, then look no further. The premium Samsung DW80R9950US is currently $150 off and features Wi-Fi connectivity, which lets you control and monitor it remotely from your phone. It’s also a quiet operator, rated at just 39dBa, and the door will release automatically at the end of the cycle to help the drying process. With 15 place settings, it’s more than big enough too.

Michael A. Prospero is the deputy editor at Tom’s Guide. He oversees the Homes, Smart Home, and Fitness/Wearables categories, but also tests out the latest standing desks, webcams, drones, and electric scooters. He has worked at Tom's Guide for many a year; before that, he was the Reviews Editor for Laptop Magazine, a reporter at Fast Company, and, many eons back, an intern at George magazine. When he’s not testing out the latest running watch, electric scooter, or skiing or training for a marathon, he’s probably using the latest sous vide machine, smoker, or pizza oven, to the delight or chagrin of his family.