If you're looking to improve your home's security, make it more convenient to run or reduce your energy bills, then it's well worth shopping the latest deals on smart home gadgets.
There are still some great deals to be had now on video doorbells, smart home assistants, smart security or even smart thermostats.
Alternatively it could be you're looking to buy a gift for family or friends, and if that's you then keep reading for the best deals now from the biggest brands including Ring, Blink and Google.
Quick Links to Best Smart Home Gadget Deals
- Amazon - deals available on robot vacuums and robot vacuum cleaners
- B&Q - find great deals on smart home security systems and video doorbells
- John Lewis - shop smart home accessories from Amazon, Ring and Google
- ao - great sales on smart lighting and smart security cameras right now
- Currys - bargain prices on on smart plugs and video doorbells
Today's Best Smart Home Gadget Deals
Echo Show 8 |WAS £99.99, NOW £62.99 (SAVE £37) at Amazon
The Echo Show 8 brings together all the smart tech associated with the Alexa voice assistant with an 8" HD screen that allows you to make video calls, see weather and news at a glance and watch films and TV — amongst a whole host of other things.
You can set alarms and timers, use the screen as a photo frame, stream music (if you have Amazon Music you can see the lyrics on screen too — karaoke anyone?)
Oh, and if you are worried about privacy, you can electronically disconnect the microphones and camera and slide a built-in cover to close the camera lens off.
Ring Video Doorbell (2nd gen) + Ring Chime | WAS £118, NOW £99 (SAVE £19) at Amazon
Keep an eye on your door, no matter what with the Ring video doorbell. Although now succeeded by the third generation, that doesn't mean the gen 2 pales in comparison.
With advanced home security features including Near Motion Zone and 1080p two-way talk video, this is a great price not worth missing out on.
Plus, you can get the Ring Chime (which lets you select a variety of chime tones) as part of this brilliant bundle deal from Amazon.
tado° Wired Smart Thermostat Starter Kit V3+ | WAS £199, NOW £149.30 (SAVE £50.69) at Amazon
Compatible with 95% of central heating systems. this smart home heating gadget allows you to control your home's heating from wherever you might be, ensuring you always return to a home that will be at the perfect temperature for you.
It will help you save on your bills too — the smart thermostat notifies you when everyone has left the house or if a window has been left open, allowing you to turn off the heating so as not to waste energy.
Integrate it with your home assistant (Amazon Alexa, Google Assistant or Apple HomeKit) and you can implement voice control for your heating as well.
Echo Show 5 (2nd Generation)| WAS £74.99, NOW £35.99 (SAVE £39) at Amazon)
The Echo Show 5 is a great example of a smart home device that can smarten up your home, without breaking the bank - especially when it's 50% off!
The HD camera is excellent, enhancing the experience of making and receiving video calls. The Echo Show 5 can also be used as a hub for compatible devices such as smart lights and smart plugs, and the usual advantages of Alexa voice control mean you can request a song, or check the traffic, sports scores or the weather.
Best Video Doorbell Deals
The best video doorbells are a brilliant way to increase the security of your home and make a very wise investment. Plus, video doorbells also provide a useful service when it comes to receiving deliveries. Finding a frustrating 'Sorry we missed you' note on your doormat can now be a thing of the past.
With a video doorbell, not only can you see who is at the door before you answer it, but you can effectively answer your door even if you aren't home as most feature two-way audio.
Best Smart Lights Deals
The best LED bulbs allow you to programme your lights to come on and go off at certain times during the day, even when you are not at home — perfect for deterring any unwanted visitors. They are also handy in children's bedrooms as they can be set on a timer to go off once children are asleep.
Some smart bulbs allow you to choose from a selection of mood lighting settings too.
Best Smart Heating Deals
All of us are becoming more aware of the importance of saving energy — even if just to save money on household bills. Plus, an increase in working from home means it has become more important than ever to keep an eye on those heating bills.
The latest range of smart heating controls allow you to keep track of how much energy you are using and ensure your home is always set at the perfect temperature for you.
Best Deals on Smart Plugs
The best smart plugs basically turn any standard appliance into a clever one. What this means is that, once plugged into the smart plug, your appliance (be that a lamp, fan, coffee machine or radio) can be controlled from your mobile device wherever you might be.
Plus, if you have a smart assistant such as Alexa or Google Home Assistant that is compatible with your smart plug, you will be able to use voice control to operate your appliances — "Alexa, turn on the Christmas tree lights!"
Best Smart Assistant/Speaker Deals
Smart assistants, such as the Echo Dot or Google Home, are really simple to set up and operate — plus they can be used used as central hubs for other compatible smart devices, such as smart plugs, bulbs or video doorbells.
They allow you to set timers, check the news or the weather, create shopping lists, play music — there really are endless possibilities when it comes to what a smart assistant can do.
Some of the newest models, such as the Echo Show 8, also allow you to hold video calls and see the weather and news.
Best Home Security Systems Deals
Most of the best home security systems feature cameras or alarms that are easy to set up and install, and can be paired simple with mobile devices.
Wireless versions should be easy enough to install on a DIY basis. However, if you opt for a wired smart home security system, you should seek the services of a professional installer — this is one area you don't want to cut corners on.
Sarah is Web Editor of homebuilding.co.uk. She began her career more than a decade ago, working on the editorial team of Public Sector Building magazine, before joining the wider Homebuilding & Renovating team as Social Media Editor in 2012. Since purchasing her first house in 2015, Sarah has been adding to the ever-increasing list of home improvements she needs to make; including extending over the garage, resurfacing the driveway, replacing existing flooring and revamping the kitchen. Fortunately, in her eight years on Team Homebuilding, including three as web editor, she is not short on design inspiration or top tips to tackle or project manage these tasks herself.
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