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Get up to half off eero Pro mesh Wi-Fi bundles ($99 up) for Prime Day

Prime Day is coming into the homestretch, but we would be remiss not to point out some awesome deals on some products from a company that Amazon only recently acquired. Eero has been making mesh Wi-Fi routers and beacons for years now, but today may be the best time to spruce up that old local area network of yours — various Eero Pro router and beacon packages are half-off for the remainder of today.

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The best Prime Day deals on smart home automation and security cameras

Smart home gadgets are futuristic in the best way. With a robot sweeping your floors, lights that set themselves automatically, and a doorbell that can tell you who's ringing, you're practically living in The Jetsons. All that automation can cost a pretty penny, though — so thank goodness for Prime Day, when just about everything you can buy online gets a little (or a lot) cheaper.

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The Chamberlain MyQ smart garage door opener drops to $30 on Amazon ($15 off)

Your garage door opener has a range of, what? Maybe 100 feet if you're lucky. How about infinite range? That's what you get with the Chamberlain MyQ smart garage door opener. This device used to cost around $100, but it's dropped to half that more recently. For Prime Day, the MyQ is just $29.99.

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The best smart home devices you can buy right now (Summer 2019)

Worldwide sales of voice assistant smart speakers from Google, Amazon, and others continue to grow, and the same can be said of the smart home sector as a whole. The technology underpinning these products is always improving and it’s becoming increasingly affordable to bring smart gadgets into your house.

There's already such a vast number of different products from various companies out there that it's hard to know which ones are the best, so we've put together this list with some of our favorites.

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Samsung SmartThings gaining support for EU plugs in preparation for German launch

Samsung SmartThings is a versatile smart home platform with one crucial caveat: It only supports US and UK plugs at the moment, locking out many interested parties in countries with different wiring. This is about to change. In preparation for IFA in Berlin, Samsung announced on Wednesday that it's bringing SmartThings devices to Germany this September. With the country using EU wall plugs, this should allow people based in other countries with these sockets to import them, too, and use them without adaptors.

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ADT's LifeShield launches HD Video Doorbell for $200

Established security firm ADT broke away from Samsung SmartThings to launch its own fully-fledged smart home security platform earlier this year, and now its LifeShield subsidiary is releasing a video doorbell to go with its own DIY system.

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Wyze Cams get person detection with Xnor on-device AI

Wyze offers capable home security cameras starting at just $20, but the feature set isn't on par with cameras that cost ten times as much. Wyze is taking a step closer to the likes of Nest and Arlo today thanks to its partnership with Xnor.ai. With Xnor technology, your existing Wyze cams can detect people and cut down on notification spam.

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Save an extra $100 on a Ring Video Doorbell 2 refurb for $90

With the summer holidays coming up, you might be looking at adding an extra layer of security to your home. If you're on the market for a smart doorbell, you can buy Ring's second-generation video doorbell for almost half the original price by getting a certified refurbished unit from Amazon.

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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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