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Samsung expands SmartThings ecosystem with affordable smart camera, plug, and bulb

Although Samsung has been in the smart home game for a few years now with its SmartThings ecosystem, its lineup has mostly relied on being a central home automation hub that integrates with third-party devices like plugs and lights to automate your home. Until today, the majority of the brand's IoT products were sensors that would act as triggers, but the company is now expanding it with a smart camera, plug, and bulb, which give it a complete range of smart home products.

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Used Nest Cams risked exposing their new owners, but Google has since rolled out a fix

Smart home gadgets can get pretty expensive, and some might be tempted to pick up their hardware in used condition to save a bit of dough. Unfortunately for them, Wirecutter recently discovered that used Nest cams could provide the original owner with limited access to the new owner's feed, though the issue has since been fixed by Google.

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Ring announces renter-friendly doorbell camera that goes into the door's peephole

Connected security cameras are one of the first smart home devices people think about buying, yet it's understandable that not everyone feels comfortable with a camera inside their house recording their personal life. That's why video doorbells make a lot more sense — they provide the benefit of a security cam aimed at your home's entrance, while also offering several other perks like checking deliveries or answering the door when you're not home. But not everyone has the luxury to install one of them: if you can't mess with the wiring of your existing doorbell, you've probably skipped the product category entirely.

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Arlo Baby monitor is at all-time low of $130 on Amazon ($70 off)

Babies are a bundle of joy. They can also be a bundle of nerves to take care of for parents, especially in what are supposed to be sleeping hours — that's why a lot of people consider buying baby monitors. The Arlo Baby is just one option out there and it's now more affordable than ever on Amazon.

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Secure your home with this weatherproof Canary Flex 2-pack camera bundle for $250 ($130 off)

When investing in a security camera, you usually have to pick whether you'll use it indoors or outdoors, mostly because the latter are weatherproof and built to be more durable. Unfortunately, when you move out or decide your security device would have made more sense in another location, you end up having to purchase a new one — or end up with a bulky camera in your house if you went for the outdoor model. Thankfully, Canary's Flex cameras are, as their name might suggest, quite versatile as they work both indoors and outdoors while remaining discreet and resistant to harsh weather conditions.

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Huge Google Nest smart cam sale is here for last-minute Father's Day gifts

If your pop's idea of Father's Day involves home improvement, this ongoing promotion for Google Nest hardware might be of interest. Right now Google has a ton of its smart home hardware on sale for the upcoming holiday, notably including a rare discount on the Google Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, which can be had for $50 off ($300) for one, and $80 off ($518) if you get the two-pack.

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Nest Hello Smart Wi-Fi Video Doorbell discounted to $170, but just for today

We were pretty wowed by the Nest Hello when we reviewed it last year, given it earned our "Most Wanted" accolade. The only major drawback we found was the high $230 asking price, but today's deal over at Massgenie eliminates that. For the next 6 hours, you can grab the Nest Hello Smart Wi-Fi Video Doorbell for just $170. Act fast, though, as the deal ends today.

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Arlo Ultra review: A good security camera with a bad price

You've got numerous choices in connected some security cameras these days, but almost all of them require wires. Running a camera solely on batteries introduces a lot of uncertainty. Will it last long enough? Will it wake up reliably? Arlo, a former Netgear subsidiary, has released several battery-powered cameras that bested the competition, but the new Arlo Ultra is a tougher sell.

This 4K camera has a high upfront cost and higher monthly fees than other devices, but the performance is admittedly impressive. The video is incredible, and the addition of a spotlight is genuinely helpful. After some software updates, the Arlo Ultra is a good product with similar reliability to Arlo's past cameras.

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Yi Outdoor Camera on sale for $58 ($22 off) at Amazon

So, you want a security camera, huh? If you've been looking to get a $100 unit to stick above your driveway, you can get that $100 unit for more than 40% off right now as Amazon has the Yi Outdoor Security Camera on discount — and that discount runs layers deep.

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The Arlo Pro 2 four-camera kit is on sale for $600 ($200 off) on Amazon

We recently shared a deal that let you save up to $280 on first-generation Arlo Pro cameras. Although the discount was interesting, the product was only capable of 720p video recording, which is a little outdated nowadays. If you passed and waited for an offer on security cameras with crisper image quality, you're in luck, as the second-gen Arlo Pros are currently discounted on Amazon, with a four-pack selling for $600 instead of $800. In case you rushed on last week's deal and are now regretting your purchase, let me ask: Is it too late now to say sorry?

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