Smart home products are all the rage these days, but that doesn't mean "dumb" legacy alarm systems are obsolete. Nexx makes a variety of solutions that make things like garage doors and electrical outlets smarter, and now the company is turning its attention to alarm systems, delivering the power to arm, disarm, and self-monitor home security using a system that’s already installed.
Whether you travel often, work late, or just want to keep an eye on your home, chances are you've checked out a number of smart security cameras. Some home security options can get pretty expensive — if you're on the lookout for an affordable security camera, Woot is offering the Zmodo Pivot Cloud for just $60 ($20 off).
Doorbells have found themselves modernized for the 21st century thanks to the addition of video — seeing who's in front of the door before you open it, and being able to speak with them, helps improve safety and makes it easier to know if getting off your couch to answer the door is worth it. Last year we saw Arlo announce its Video Doorbell, which was a great value initially and only got better as new features arrived.
Google is teaming up with security provider ADT to better promote its Nest smart displays and security cameras. In a $450 million deal that gives the big G around 6.6% of ADT's stock (with some caveats), ADT customers will get access to Google's Nest Aware subscription service, and ADT will be able to sell and install Nest gadgets.
Arlo is one of the premier brands when it comes to home security cameras. It released an updated second-gen version of its popular Ultra security cameras earlier this month, but there wasn't a whole lot of improvement when compared to the original. And today, Woot is selling refurbished Arlo Ultra systems starting at just $149 for a single camera add-on.
When it comes to monitoring your home security, Arlo cameras are some of the best out there. The Arlo Ultra 2 may have just been released, but the original Arlo Ultra is still a solid option. The camera had a bit of a rocky release in 2018, but since then the company has ironed out the launch issues. Right now you can get an Arlo Ultra kit with the hub and two cameras for $450 at Amazon and Best Buy.
It's important to make sure your home is secure, but that can prove costly. Arlo is one of the better choices these days when it comes to wireless cameras, but its models often come in on the expensive side. We called the Arlo 2 Pro the best wireless camera you could buy back in 2018, and right now, Amazon has a two-camera kit with the Arlo 2 Pro on sale for just $199.
It's been a while since we got any new Nest products, but Google did promise improved subscription plans last year. Now, those plans are finally rolling out. In the coming days, Nest users will be able to migrate to the new Aware plans, which start at $6 per month for all your cameras.
Outfitting your home with connected security cameras can be quite expensive, especially once you start looking into setting up multiple cameras, even more so if you need them to be capable of recording outdoors or in HD. Luckily, Amazon's latest Deal of the Day can help to upgrade your home security with the best pricing yet on Yi security camera 2-packs. Two of the dome-style indoor cams with pan, tilt, and zoom support will set you back $55 ($34.99 off), and the outdoor camera bundle is available for $71.99 ($68 0ff.)
The wireless security camera market has become saturated over the past few years, but a new deal for one of Eufy's products should help it stand out from the crowd. Currently, the eufyCam 2C two camera kit is selling for $190 on Amazon with the use of a free coupon — $50 off its asking price. The add-on cameras are also being discounted by $15 and can be had for just $85.