This week's Black Friday deals have drastically slashed the prices on some of our favorite smart home gear. From the best smart speakers to security cameras, most gadgets can be had for 50 percent off of their normal price. These all-time lows make now one of the best times to give your smart home some upgrades or start one if you've been on the fence.
I've been covering retail events like Black Friday for 15 years. On this page I'll be rounding up the best Black Friday smart home deals from the likes of Amazon, Best Buy, Target, and Walmart. Whether you're looking for deals on the best smart locks or best smart displays, here are the top discounts happening right now.
Smart home device sale: up to 40% off @ Best Buy
From smart speakers to home security systems, Best Buy is offering one of the most aggressive smart home deals this Black Friday. The retailer is knocking up to 40% off devices from Arlo, Google, Honeywell, and more. After discount, prices start as low as $59.
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Black Friday smart home deals — Quick links
- Blink Mini Camera (3-Pack): was $100 now $39 @ Amazon
- Aqara U100 Smart Lock: was $229 now $129 @ Amazon
- Shark Days sale: deals from $44 @ Walmart
- Google Nest Hub (2nd gen): was $99 now $49 @ Best Buy
- Echo Show 10 w/ Ring Smart Bulb: was $265 now $159 @ Amazon
Best Black Friday smart home deals
Echo Show w/ Kasa Color Smart Bulb: was $79 now $22 @ Amazon
The Echo Dot is a small but mighty Alexa speaker made by Amazon, and right now you can get a Kasa color-changing smart bulb with it for free. In our Echo Dot review, we said the newest generation of this speaker sounds great for its size and appreciated the added temperature and motion sensors for the automation potential they open up. While it lacks a screen you can use your voice to set timers, control your other smart home devices, and more.
Google Nest Hub (2nd gen): was $99 now $49 @ Best Buy
The second-gen Google Nest Hub features a 7-inch smart display and built-in speakers. This device also offers sleep tracking and support for some of the best streaming services out there, including Netflix, Disney Plus, Hulu, and more. In our Google Nest Hub review, we said its improved smart home UI and refreshed design make it the best smart display for your bedside.
Amazon Echo Show 5 (3rd Gen) w/ free Amazon Basics smart color bulb: was $103 now $50 @ Amazon
The ideal compact smart home command center, the Amazon Echo Show 5 crams a lot of features into a small package. Perfect as an alarm clock or a kitchen companion, you can watch videos, get news/weather updates, manage your connected smart devices, and take video calls in seconds. This smart display is currently $50 off, and it comes with a free Amazon Basics smart bulb too.
Google Nest Hub Max: was $229 now $129 @ Best Buy
Save $100 off the price of the Google Nest Hub Max, which blends superior sound with a 10-inch touchscreen display and 6.5MP camera. With all the usual smart speakers features, plus app and video call support, it's a great addition to your home.
Echo Show 10 (3rd Gen) w/ Ring A19 smart bulb: was $265 now $159 @ Amazon
With a massive 10-inch screen perfect for watching videos or managing your smart home devices this is the cornerstone of any smart home. Its standout feature is its built-in motor which rotates the screen so that it stays in view as you move to different points throughout a room. This is helpful during video calls and while you cook around the kitchen.
Blink Mini Camera (3-Pack): was $100 now $39 @ Amazon
If you need to cover multiple rooms on a budget you can grab three Blink Minis for just $39 — $60 off the original price (just a single Blink Mini costs $35). These affordable cameras still pack a crisp 1080p resolution which makes out people and objects in motion. Notifications hit your devices within seconds and the cameras' infrared night vision mode makes it easy to see what's happening even in pitch-black rooms like a basement. Keep in mind that if you're away often and want to save recordings, you'll need to pay a subscription fee. However, they make great monitors for motion notifications and dropping into live feeds to check up on kids, pets and even doorway activity.
Blink Outdoor + Floodlight: was $139 now $83 @ Amazon
While the Blink Outdoor has pretty good night vision, this device, which adds two 700-lumen floodlights to the mix, lets you see things even better in the dark, providing an extra layer of safety and security. Like the camera itself, this is completely wireless, and includes all the batteries you'll need.
Arlo Essential Video Doorbell Wired: was $149 now $99 @ Best Buy
Arlo's video doorbell has a 180-degree diagonal field of view, which is on a par with many other models. However, it packs a removable battery, which means that if you get a second battery, you won't have any downtime with your video doorbell. In our Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell review, we said it has some great features, such as package detection, but note you'll need a subscription.
Aqara U100 Smart Lock: was $229 now $129 @ Amazon
This ANSI-rated smart lock has a durable zinc alloy exterior and is tough enough to withstand multiple strikes. It's loaded with ways to access your home like the built-in fingerprint scanner, keypad, app, or mechanical key. Our favorite feature is Apple's HomeKey, you simply need to touch your iPhone or your Apple Watch to the Encode Plus to lock or unlock it.
Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2: was $249 now $149 @ Amazon
Our favorite wired-only video doorbell, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2, features head-to-toe video, so that you can see things closer to your front door, such as packages. In our Ring Video Doorbell Pro 2 review, we loved its small and slim design as well as effective package detection.
Blink Outdoor 4 Bundle: was $359 now $179 @ Amazon
This bundle includes everything you need to secure your home. It comes with the two Blink Outdoor 4 cameras, a wired floodlight camera, mini pan/tilt camera, Sync Module 2, and three mounting kits. The cameras offer 1080p HD live view, infrared night vision, and crisp two-way audio.
Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera Security Bundle: was $599 now $279 @ Best Buy
If you're looking for the ultimate in home security cameras, you can't do much better than this. The Arlo Pro 4 has a 2K camera resolution, a built-in spotlight, color night vision, a 160-degree field of view, and a rechargeable battery in each camera that will last up to 12 months on a charge. This 3-camera deal shaves 50% off the regular price. In our Arlo Pro 4 review, we called it a solidly-built, user-friendly, high-resolution security camera.
TP-Link Kasa Matter Smart Plug (2-Pack): was $40 now $24 @ Amazon
This smart plug from TP-Link is one of the best smart plugs for its small size and Matter support that works across all major smart home ecosystems. Its slick Tapo app lets you schedule when the connected devices turn on and off and link it to smart assistants such as Alexa and Google Assistant. It's one of the cheapest ways to make any appliance "smart."
Kasa Full Color Changing Smart Light Bulbs (4-Pack): was $39 now $25 @ Amazon
These smart light bulbs connect directly to your Wi-Fi router and don't need a hub. You can control and schedule these lights using your phone or smart assistant. And with over 16 million possible colors to choose from you can give your rooms a truly custom look.
Shark Days Sale: deals from $44 @ Walmart
It's Shark Days at Walmart and the retailer is discounting select Shark vacuums with prices as low as $44. The sale includes air purifiers, steam mops, robot vacs, and more. It's one of the biggest Shark appliance sales I've seen all year. After discount, Shark's smart robot vacs start at just $129.
Amazon Smart Air Quality Monitor: was $69 now $48 @ Amazon
Keep an eye on your indoor air quality, humidity, and temperature with real-time updates sent to your phone to Alexa devices. This gadget tracks and measures pollutants like allergens and smoke. When air quality changes it can automatically turn on your smart home devices like an air purifier or dehumidifier to improve it.
Google Chromecast with Google TV (4K): was $49 now $37 @ Amazon
Add this streaming stick to any TV or monitor to access a wide variety of streaming apps, view your connected security cameras, and control your smart home from the big screen. You can also cast your photos and videos directly to the device from a phone, tablet, or laptop on the same network.
Anker Eufy 25C: was $249 now $149 @ Walmart
The Anker Eufy 25C is one of the least-expensive robot vacs we've seen. The smart vac can be controlled via smartphone app or via voice commands. It features a triple brush cleaning system and can clean both carpets and hard floors. Best of all, it has built-in drop-sensing technology that prevents it from falling down a flight of stairs.
Google Nest Learning Thermostat: was $249 now $179 @ Best Buy
The latest version of Google's smart thermostat features a better screen while still learning your behavior to adjust heating and cooling automatically. In our Nest Learning Thermostat review, we said the Editor's Choice thermostat is easy to install, use, and connects to a wide range of other smart home devices.
What is Matter and why is it important for my smart home setup?
Matter is a universal smart home standard that allows devices from other brands to communicate seamlessly across different smart home platforms. Opting for Matter-compatible devices ensures effortless integration and smoother functionality, allowing different brands’ products to work together without any glitches. This simplifies the setup process, expands device options, and future-proofs your smart home.
How do I protect my smart home's privacy and data from prying eyes?
Prioritize devices with strong security features and updates—brands like Arlo and Eufy have a reputation in this area. You should secure your Wi-Fi network with a unique, regularly updated password (every 3 months or so) and use VPN encryption to scramble your activity. You should also hop into your router's web management portal to disable remote management. This page should be in your bookmarks as you can use it to check on device network connections and activity. Last but not least, you need to frequently check if your device firmware is up to date to patch vulnerabilities.