Best Black Friday Home Security Deals: Google Nest, Amazon Blink, August, and More


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The holiday season is a great time to install smart locks, security cameras and video doorbells, especially to avoid porch pirates derail your delivery dependent schedules. Fortunately, this is also the best time to find good sales on home security devices and systems.

If you’re looking for smart home security gadgets, like those that work with your Alexa or Google Assistant compatible speakers or smart displays, there are plenty of options, too. In addition, there will only be more sales as we get closer to Black friday and Cyber ​​Monday itself. Check out Best Buy’s new Black Friday early bird sale, some of the top favorites at Target, and Walmart’s first Black Friday sales to find out more.

Here are the best home security deals we’ve found so far.


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With the promo code “BF90”, you can now get $ 90 off the August Smart Lock Pro – a solid lock with tons of added bonuses, like support for the Z-Wave radio protocol, allowing it to work with many smart home gadgets. Only downside: it does not work with WiFi.

Read our review.

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Google Nest’s latest video doorbell is a solid gadget for Google enthusiasts. It performs well, doesn’t require wiring, and comes with a range of free features like smart alerts and three hours of clip history. For $ 130, it’s a steal.

Read our review.


The Arlo Pro 4 is one of the best security cameras around, between its 2K live streaming, cooperation with Alexa and Google Assistant, and some great extras like a projector and siren. Now you can buy a three-pack for $ 200 off – which is quite a steal, if you’ve been thinking about overhauling your home monitoring setup.

Read our Arlo Pro 4 review.


Blink’s line of very affordable home security gadgets are still pretty wallet-friendly, but the Blink Mini is almost half-cut right now, at just $ 20. Of course, it doesn’t have all the added perks of more luxurious smart cameras, but if you’re looking for a solid performer at an unbeatable price, this is your choice.

Read our Blink Mini review.


It might not seem like the most obvious home security gadget, but a smart speaker like the Amazon Echo Dot can actually make your home more secure. Alexa Guard lets your smart speaker listen for telltale signs of security issues, like broken glass. And if you upgrade to Alexa Guard Plus, which costs $ 5 per month, it adds a lot of other skills, like playing dog barks to deter potential burglars.

Read our Amazon Echo Dot (Third Generation) review.


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