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Nest Hello smart video doorbell drops to $169 ($60 off) from B&H

There isn't too much competition in the smart doorbell market, but Nest's Hello is one of the best. We reviewed it a year ago and walked away impressed, awarding it a spot on our "Most Wanted" list. Regularly priced at $229, the Hello is currently being discounted by B&H to a more palatable $169.

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Arlo Pro 2 four-camera kit on sale at Best Buy for $550 ($250 off) with free smart bulb kit


When it comes to security cameras for your smart home, Arlo has the reputation of making premium products that work reliably and are easy to install — thanks to the ability to run wire-free on internal batteries. The Arlo Pro 2 is currently on sale at Best Buy and Amazon, with the four-pack going for $550 and two-pack for $299.

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Chamberlain myQ Google Assistant and IFTTT integration is free for a limited time

Chamberlain's myQ garage door openers allow you to check whether your garage is open or closed and control it remotely using an app. That basic functionality is free, but integration with services like Google Assistant and IFTTT are what the company calls "Premium Services," and they normally cost a dollar a month. For a limited time, though, year-long subscriptions to those services are free.

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Wyze Scale leaks at FCC with full photos and manual, Wi-Fi smart plug may be in the works

Based on the details of an FCC exhibits listing, Wyze may soon have a smart bathroom scale to add to its smart home gadget lineup of security cameras, sensors, and lights. The "Wyze Scale" will run off of 4 AAA batteries, connect to the Wyze app over Bluetooth, and measure both weight and body fat percentage. According to a report by Zatz Not Funny!, a Wi-Fi smart plug may also be in the works.

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Yale's Assure Lever smart lock for non-deadbolt doors is now available

Smart lock maker Yale announced a new product at CES this year, designed to be fitted on doors that don't have deadbolts, which are generally required for grafting on smarts. The Assure Lever lock gets around that requirement by replacing your doorknob and lock assembly with a lever handle (hence the name) and keypad.

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This Amazon myQ smart garage door bundle costs less than the Cloud Cam it includes ($99)

Bundles are a good way to get a markdown on two complementary products, and sometimes the bundle gets marked down so much it's actually cheaper to buy than just one of its components. This may only happen rarely but it results in some mouth-watering deals — like today's smart garage bundle, where the Amazon Cloud Cam Key Edition ($120 value) and myQ Smart Garage Door Opener ($50 value) can be had for just a hundred bucks, a cool $70 off.

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Philips introduces new Bluetooth Hue bulbs that work without a hub

Hue products are known for their reliability, ease of use, and integration with third-party solutions. However, they typically require a Zigbee hub to function, which makes a Hue setup quite pricey if you're only looking at buying a couple of bulbs. The competition has long offered lights that connect directly to a Wi-Fi router or your phone over Bluetooth, and Philips is finally giving in by announcing a range of bulbs that don't need a hub to function — even though they can also work with one.

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Get a Kasa Cam from TP-Link for just $62 ($38 off) right now

If you're looking for a solution to keep track of your home while away, a smart security camera is a good option — they're easy to set up, don't require additional hardware, and don't cost too much. The TP-Link Kasa Cam is one such smart camera and it's currently on sale for $62 — it usually sells for around $80, down from the MSRP of $100.

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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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The Nest Secure starter kit all-in-one alarm system drops to $230 ($170 off)

Nest products are known to be well designed, easy to use, and reliable. What they're not so popular for is their price, which tends to be quite high. When the brand launched its Secure starter kit, it priced is at $400, which was probably a bit too steep. However, its all-in-one alarm system is now available for $230-$250, making it far more affordable than before.

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