Nest Secure Cyber Monday Deals

  • Simple to install and easy to use
  • Google Home automation features
  • A range of no-contract plans
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Update: Google doesn’t sell Nest Secure anymore.

Black Friday doesn’t have to mean being trampled at the mall. Rather, you can enjoy Black Friday discounts from the comfort of your own home via the Internet. Enter Nest Secure, Google Nest’s take on the home security system. Now, under normal circumstances, it’s priced at $399, and that doesn’t even include optional installation, storage, or monitoring costs. So, how much can you save on Nest Secure on Black Friday? We’re here to tell you all that and more.

Nest Secure Equipment
Nest Secure Equipment

Save on Security

We’re still waiting with bated breath for Nest Secure’s 2020 Black Friday discounts, so while we wait, let’s tell you about what they did for us last year. Along with some serious savings on their video doorbell, cameras, and smart thermostats, Nest gave us up to 35 percent off of their smart home devices on Amazon.1 For the Nest Secure system, that means we could’ve gotten it for as little as $259.35, saving around $140! We’re hoping Nest has similar discounts for Black Friday discounts 2020, if not even better.

Nest Secure Prices

Currently, the Nest Secure Alarm System, which includes the Nest Guard base station, the Nest Detect sensors for doors or windows and a Nest tag for arming and disarming the system, is priced at $399. However, if that’s too steep, even with a Black Friday discount, you can pay $16.62 a month for two years with zero percent financing from the Google Store.

Nest Learning Thermostat
Nest Learning Thermostat

Not done with Nest? Here’s the pricing for their other products, which range from security cameras to smart thermostats. As you can see, Nest isn’t the cheapest smart home brand around, but it’s a leader in terms of what its products can do. The Nest Learning Thermostat, for example, learns people’s heating and cooling preferences after a few days, automatically creating a schedule; but that’s a story for another day.

Product NameProduct CategoryPrice (Low to High)
Nest ProtectSmoke and CO Detector$119
Nest WiFiWiFi Router$149
Nest Thermostat ESmart Thermostat$169
Nest Cam IndoorSecurity Camera$199
Nest Cam OutdoorSecurity Camera$199
Nest HelloVideo Doorbell$229
Nest Learning ThermostatSmart Thermostat$249
Nest x Yale LockSmart Lock$279
Nest Cam IQ IndoorSecurity Camera$299
Nest Cam IQ OutdoorSecurity Camera$399
Nest SecureSecurity System$399

Professional vs. DIY Installation Costs

One optional cost is installation. While we installed Nest Secure ourselves in our Nest Secure review, professional installation is available from Handy starting at $119. Although they’re a third party, all of Handy’s professionals are pre-screened, and with the Handy Happiness Guarantee,2 you shouldn’t have any issues with faulty service. However, if you’d rather have the $119 back in your pocket, Nest Secure was super easy to install, and not just for us home security experts.

FYI: Although Google Nest offers professional installation of Nest Secure through Handy, we don’t think it’s necessary, as you can install the system yourself for free without much difficulty or time.

Storage Costs

There’s also the question of storage, given you buy some Nest cameras to go along with the Nest Secure system, which we recommend. Fortunately, Nest has seriously lowered its storage prices; now, they’re reasonable, so you can buy 30 days of cloud storage for either $6 a month or $60 a year, or 60 days for $12 a month or $120 a year.

Nest Guard
Nest Guard
No Nest AwareNest AwareNest Aware Plus
Activity zonesX
Create and share clipsX
Days of 24/7 continuous recordingX010
Days of cloud storage03060
Facial recognitionX
Free Nest MiniXWith yearly planWith yearly plan
Monthly Price$0$6$12
Yearly Cost$0$60$120
Yearly Savingsn/a$12$24

Tip: To save either $12 or $24, buy a yearly Nest Aware plan as opposed to a monthly plan.

Professional Monitoring vs. Self-Monitoring Costs

Another optional cost is for 24/7 professional monitoring, which means that instead of being fully responsible for your home security system, you’ll have a team of people on call, 24/7, to respond to any alerts you get when your system is armed. Now, Nest actually outsources its professional monitoring to Brinks Home Security, and it’s a bit high at a minimum of nearly $20 a month. If you want to learn more about the professional monitoring you’d be getting with Nest Secure, read our Brinks review.

Term LengthCost
One Month$29
Three Years$19

We’re hoping that this year’s Black Friday discounts on Nest Secure will include both Nest Aware as well as professional monitoring in addition to the equipment itself. To read more about how much Nest costs, jump to our page on Nest pricing.

About Nest

Nest has been in business for exactly a decade. Before Google bought it in 2014 for a whopping $3.2 billion,3 eventually changing its name to Google Nest, the company was called Nest Labs, and started with the Nest Learning Thermostat in 2011. By 2013, they had developed the Nest Protect smoke and CO detector and after the company acquired Dropcam the next year, they came out with the Nest cameras.4 Two years later, Nest Secure was born, and two years after that in 2019, Google integrated Nest Secure with their voice assistant, Google Assistant. While this raised privacy concerns for some, as Google had never disclosed the microphone in the Nest Guard that enabled Google Assistant to speak in the first place, Nest remains an incredibly popular name in smart home security. But if privacy is a priority, then Nest probably isn’t for you.

Want More?: Aside from the Nest Secure security system, Nest also makes indoor and outdoor security cameras, smart thermostats, a Wi-Fi router, a smart lock, a video doorbell, and a smoke and CO detector.

The Nest App
The Nest App

Conclusion

On Thanksgiving, we tell our friends and family what we’re thankful for, and this year, that’ll include Nest Secure discounts. So get ready to put money back in your pocket this Black Friday when you buy a security system from Google Nest.

Citations
  1. PR Newswire. (2019). Top Nest Black Friday Deals 2019: Early Nest Security Cameras, Thermostats & Hello Doorbell Savings Rated by Spending Lab.
    prnewswire.com/news-releases/top-nest-black-friday-deals-2019-early-nest-security-cameras-thermostats–hello-doorbell-savings-rated-by-spending-lab-300959735.html

  2. Handy. (2020). About Handy.
    handy.com/about

  3. CNN. (2014). Google buys Nest Labs for $3.2 billion.
    money.cnn.com/2014/01/13/technology/google-nest/index.html

  4. Google. (2015). Say hello to Nest Cam.
    blog.google/products/nest/say-hello-nest-cam/