If you’ve decided that this is the year you’re going to start adopting smart home technology, then you’ll be pleased to know that this is probably the best time of the year to do it because of all the deals. Check out these smart home Black Friday 2017 deals and deck your halls with Amazon and Nest devices this year.
Smart home Black Friday 2017 deals: Echo Dot
The Echo Dot is a voice-controlled gadget that enables you to use Amazon’s Alexa to do a variety of things in any room. The hands-free device will let you control many of your other smart home devices, set alarms, listen to audiobooks from Audible, control Amazon Video, play music, and even make calls and send or receive messages. The Echo Dot connects to speakers via Bluetooth and is compatible with Amazon Music, Pandora, Spotify, TuneIn and iHeartRadio for music playback.
Using your voice, you can connect to other Echo devices throughout your home. The Echo Dot can also be used to control a variety of smart home devices made by Samsung, Nest, Sony, Philips Hue, SmartThings, WeMo and other manufacturers.
The Amazon Cloud Cam makes it easy to stay connected to your home at all times to watch your pets and family. The camera captures 1080p Full HD video, and you can watch clips from the last 24 hours free. The Cloud Cam will send notifications when it picks up activity, so if you’re away on vacation, you’ll get a notification if someone is in your home.
The camera also includes night vision and even two-way audio, which allows you to talk to your family or pets even when you aren’t there. Amazon also offers advanced features such as Zones or person detection, although these features do require a fee after the 30-day free trial is up. It also works with Amazon’s Alexa, so all you have to do is ask Alexa to bring it up on your Amazon device.
One thing that can make shopping for smart home devices difficult is trying to buy things that are all compatible. However, one good thing on this list of smart home Black Friday 2017 deals is that all of them are compatible with each other, including this Nest Learning Thermostat. It’s compatible with Amazon Alexa even though it’s made by Alphabet’s Nest. However, Alexa devices are sold separately, so you may need to pick up an Echo Dot along with it.
The Nest Learning Thermostat is able to learn your preferred temperatures and even program itself after about a week. It turns itself down automatically when you’re not home to conserve energy, and you can even adjust the thermostat yourself via your phone or tablet if you connect it to Wi-Fi.
Out of all the items on this list of smart home Black Friday 2017 deals, the Nest thermostat is probably one of the more recognizable brands.The Nest Learning Thermostat is available in copper, stainless steel and white, and it can be bought with or without expert installation.