Smart Home Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals 2023
One of the first things we learned when we started growing our smart home is that it can get really expensive. We started off with $20 smart bulbs, and before we knew it, we were spending hundreds of dollars on smart locks, smart speakers, and smart cameras.
Fortunately, shopping holidays like Black Friday and Cyber Monday provide the perfect opportunity to cut down our smart home spending through discounts and special deals.
In this guide, we’re rounding up all the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2022 smart home deals we could find, as well as providing tips on how to maximize your savings.
Smart Home Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023 Deals
One of the best benefits of smartening up your home is that you also get to make it more secure using smart security devices. Obviously, that’s the type of smart home upgrade we like here at Security.org, so today, we’re focusing on the smart home products that can beef up your home security as well.
Ring offers deep discounts on a wide variety of products and bundles this Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2022 season, which makes it a great option for laying out the foundation of your smart home security system. Ring works with a wide range of smart home brands, including smart locks from Schlage and Kwikset, smart voice assistants, and even connected smoke and CO detectors.
If you’re looking to buy security cameras, Ring camera Black Friday deals come with savings of up to $210 on multipacks and up to $60 on individual cameras. The Spotlight Cam Plus Battery, for example, which is one of Ring’s newest cameras, starts at just $139.
Ring’s video doorbell Black Friday deals, on the other hand, can save you as much as $70 if you purchase the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, which is on sale for $100.
And if a security system is what you’re looking for, the five-piece Ring Alarm system that also includes a Ring Video Doorbell Wired sells for just $169.98, $95 less than the regular price.
Lastly, you can give your Ring smart home security system a boost by pairing your Ring devices with Alexa, which right now, can save you as much as $135. You can find Alexa and Ring bundles on Amazon.
Speaking of Amazon, let’s talk about one of the most popular smart home product lines today from the e-commerce giant: the Amazon Echo.
Powered by Alexa, Amazon Echo smart devices and displays give smart home owners the ability to control a wide variety of smart products with their voices.
As of right now, Alexa smart speakers and displays highlight the biggest savings. If you’re looking for a good entry-level smart speaker, the new Echo Dot is selling for as low as $24.99. If a smart speaker is more your thing, the Echo Show 5 is available starting at $34.99. Both are at least 50-percent off.
For full-sized smart speakers and displays, the Amazon Echo and Echo Show 8 are your best options. The Echo is currently 50-percent off at $49.99, while the Echo Show 8 is 46-percent off at $69.99. (Read our Echo Show 8 review to find out why that’s a good deal.)
We also recommend browsing Amazon’s security camera, video doorbell, router, smart light, smart lock, and smart thermostat deals, as a lot of them can be bundled with Alexa devices for extra discounts.
Over to the other side of the smart home fence is Google Nest, Amazon’s starkest competition. Google Nest makes a number of smart speakers and smart displays that compete directly with Echo devices. And instead of Alexa, Google employs its own smart voice assistant: Google Assistant.
Google’s Black Friday sale started on November 17, but it ends at midnight on Cyber Monday. Here are the Black Friday prices for Google Nest smart speakers and displays.
- Nest Mini: $19.99
- Nest Audio: $50
- Nest Hub: $50
- Nest Hub Max: $164
- Nest Audio 2-pack: $89
Aside from those, you can also save on other Made by Google smart home devices. For example, Nest Learning Thermostats are up to $70 off ($150 off if you purchase two), Google Nest Cams are up to $90 off, and Nest x Yale smart locks are up to $80 off.
When it comes to DIY smart security, very few can match what SimpliSafe offers. As we expanded on in our SimpliSafe review, SimpliSafe is capable of integrating with voice assistants, smart locks, and several other smart home products.
All SimpliSafe systems are 50-percent off right now, and users get a free indoor camera for every security system purchase. On top of that, if you bundle a free 30-day trial to the Interactive monitoring plan to your SimpliSafe system at checkout, you’ll get another 10-percent off.
We highly recommend bundling the Interactive plan trial (and keeping it afterwards for $27.99 per month) not only because of the extra discount, but because the subscription enables you to unlock SimpliSafe’s integrations with Alexa, Google Assistant, Nest thermostats, and other smart home products.
With CUE automations, a feature we talked about in our abode review, abode supports a comprehensive list of smart home automation functions. To use CUE automations, though, you’ll need an abode system, starting with either the Gateway or iota hub.
The latter is a special hub equipped with a camera and sensors, so it’s an all-in-one device that can really up your smart home game. For abode’s Black Friday sale, which is extended until Cyber Monday, an abode starter kit that usually costs $500 is marked down to $250. This kit includes a Gateway hub, two mini door sensors, and a keypad, as well as a free indoor camera and two free colored smart bulbs. It also comes with one month of free professional monitoring.
Now, if you already have an abode system, now is also a great chance to upgrade your abode smart security by adding peripherals. All abode sensors and cameras are up to 67-percent off as well.
ADT may be old, but its security systems come equipped with the latest in smart home security technology. ADT systems work with Alexa and Google Assistant, smart thermostats, smart locks, smart lights, and many more smart home products, as we’ve highlighted in our ADT review.
If you’re interested in an ADT system, but worried about the price, note that ADT is having an online sale where all security equipment is up to 20-percent off. Additionally, a free Nest doorbell, outdoor camera, and Nest Hub can be included if you purchase a Video bundle, which is ADT’s largest equipment package.
That is ADT’s Black Friday deal this year, which is awesome considering that ADT systems can get expensive if you decide to go for all the bells and whistles.
Pro Tip: ADT might offer additional deals to customers who will request a quote on or before Black Friday. In previous years, ADT offered a 10-percent discount on new security systems.
Frontpoint is another one of those security systems that work well with smart home devices. In our Frontpoint review, we tested its capabilities in working with Alexa, Google Assistant, smart locks, smart thermostats, and we’ve found it quite capable.
If you’re planning to buy a Frontpoint system, now is your chance to get all the bells and whistles that you want, as Frontpoint starter packages are currently up to 50-percent off this Cyber Monday. That’s a step-down from the 60-percent discount it offered during Black Friday, but to compensate, customers buying a Frontpoint system worth at least $350 get an additional $125 off. Go to our Frontpoint pricing page to learn more about Frontpoint’s prices.
Last but not least, we can’t talk about smart home security without mentioning Vivint. Vivint security systems are hands-down some of the most advanced security systems that offer smart home features. Powered by a touchscreen control panel, Vivint systems offers the best of both the worlds of security systems and smart home systems.
In the past weeks, Vivint offered several online deals, starting with a $50 credit for new members followed by three months of free professional monitoring. Its best deal of the year yet, however, is free professional installation. This service costs $199 normally, so that’s a huge savings right off the bat.
Unfortunately, Vivint stopped showing deals on its website after Black Friday, but you may still be able to get that free installation offer from Vivint if you call for a quote today. Ask about CYBERINSTALL, which was the promo code tied to the free installation offer.
Starting a smart home may seem like a big undertaking, but you can seriously diminish the costs if you buy your devices on Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2023. For more information on how to set up your smart home, read our home automation guide.