Your Black Friday & Cyber Monday Shopping Guide to Smart Home Tech in 2019

Written by | Updated December 5, 2019
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Even though Black Friday is over, you can still find some of the best deals of the year during Cyber Week.

Check out the latest deals at popular retailers like WalmartTarget, Best Buy, Kohl’s , Lowe’s and Home Depot.

To make your Cyber Monday about shopping (instead of researching), we’ve rounded up the best deals on some of our favorite smart home and home security devices, as well as other popular electronics. Take a look at our recommendations to finalize your holiday shopping list and make the most of Cyber Monday this year.

2019’s Best Cyber Monday Home Security Deals

Security Systems

Whether you want a system you can monitor yourself or a system that will connected to a call center and respond if your alarm is triggered, here are the best black friday deals on home security systems with no contracts, that you can install yourself.

Save 40% + Free camera
simplisafe sign

SimpliSafe Security System

  • Regular Prices from $229-$489
  • No contracts
  • Easy installation
Save up to $100
ring alarm

Ring Alarm Security Kit

  • Regular price $259
  • 10-piece kit
  • Ideal for 1-2 bedrooms
Save up to 50% off

Abode Smart Security Kit

  • Regular Pirce $229
  • Compatible with Apple Home Kit
  • Compact; custom automations
Save 20% + Free Sensors
Frontpoint Security System Equipment

Frontpoint Home Security

  • Start with $0 down and month-to-month monitoring
  • Easy diy installation
  • 30-day money-back guarantee
Save 50% + Free Camera
Cove Equipment DIY

Cove Home Security

  • Monitoring plans start as $14.99/mo.
  • 60-day money-back guarantee
  • Instant text messaging alerts

Data effective 12/05/2019. Offers and availability subject to change. See full disclaimer

Security Cameras

Wired or wireless, indoor or outdoor, Canary or Ring, here are all the best deals for home security cameras. Whether you want to check on your pet, keep an eye on your kids, make sure your property is safe from intruders, or something else, these are some of our favorite cameras with the best black friday deals.

Save $69
canary flex camera

Canary Flex Indoor/Outdoor Camera

  • Regular Price: $199.00
  • Wire-free or Plug In
  • Weatherproof & Alexa-enabled
Save $190
arlo two-camera system

Arlo Pro Wireless Security System with Siren

  • Regular Price $479.99
  • Indoor/outdoor 1080p cameras
Save $20
Blink XT2 security camera

Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Security Camera

  • Regular price $89.99
  • Add-on camera for existing Blink customers
  • 2-way audio, & free cloud storage
Save $5
YI 1080p Indoor Security Camera

Yi 1080p Indoor Security Camera

  • Regular Price $30.99
  • 24/7 full HD recording
  • Yi home app and cloud storage

Data effective 12/05/2019. Offers and availability subject to change. See full disclaimer.

Smart Locks

Here are some of the best deals for smart locks from the brands we recommend.

Save $28.30
Schlage Touchscreen Deadbolt

Schlage Smart Deadbolt

  • Regular price $199
  • Hands-free voice control
  • Z-wave Plus enabled

Data effective 12/05/2019. Offers and availability subject to change. See full disclaimer.

2019’s Best Smart Home Cyber Monday Sales

Video Doorbells

Video doorbell cameras are a smart holiday purchase—whether you want to put one under the tree as a gift or pop it on the porch to keep an eye on all your Cyber Monday packages.

Find the right smart doorbell for the folks on your nice list, and save money with these delightful holiday deals. Read our new Ring Review to compare all the Ring Video doorbell models and if you need help installing one, read our new How-to Install a Ring Video Doorbell guide.

Save $50
Ring Peephole camera product image

Ring Peephole Camera

  • Regular price $199
  • 1080p HD video doorbell
  • Alexa-enabled; replaces peephole

Data effective 12/05/2019. Offers and availability subject to change. See full disclaimer.

Smart Speakers

Smart speakers are an easy foray into the smart home ecosystem and a go-to gift. Whether you want to treat yourself, or family members and friends, a smart speaker delivers convenience and entertainment in a gadget that’ll take up less space than a poinsettia plant. Whether you prefer Amazon’s Alexa, Google Assistant, or Apple’s Siri, we’ve got the deals you need to pop a speaker in every stocking.

Save $25
Echo Dot 3rd generation Sandstone Color

Echo Dot (3rd generation)

  • Regular price $49.99
  • Alexa (3nd gen)
Save$60
google-home

Google Home

  • Regular price $129
  • Google assistant
  • Smart Home hub
Save $26
google home mini and smart light bulb

Google Smart Light Starter Kit

  • Regular price $55
  • Google home mini
  • Smart light bulb
Save $29.99
amazon echo 2nd generation with philips hue lighbulb

Alexa Smart Home Starter Kit

  • Regular price $179.98
  • Free Smart Lightbulb

Data effective 12/05/2019. Offers and availability subject to change. See full disclaimer.

Smart Watches and Wearable Devices

Whether you’re after a Fitbit or an Apple Watch, now’s the time to buy a gift that’s geared up to help you conquer your New Year’s resolutions.

We’ve rounded up deals on fitness trackers, the best smart watches and GPS trackers for your kiddos, and pet trackers that help you keep tabs on Fido.

2019’s Best Amazon Cyber Monday Sales

Amazon wants to rule your Black Friday shopping frenzy—and with deals like these, it could do it. We found deep cuts on everything from the Amazon Echo Dot to Ring doorbells and the Ring Spotlight camera. Check out their Black Friday page for more deals.

Save $33
echo show 5

Amazon Echo Show 5

  • Regular price $89.99
  • Compact smart display
  • Alexa enabled
Save $30
echo show 8

Echo Show 8

  • Regular price $129
  • 8" HD screen and stereo sound
  • Video calling and messaging
Save $29.99
amazon echo 2nd generation with philips hue lighbulb

Alexa Smart Home Starter Kit

  • Regular price $179.98
  • Free Smart Lightbulb
Save $25
Echo Dot 3rd generation Sandstone Color

Echo Dot (3rd generation)

  • Regular price $49.99
  • Alexa (3nd gen)

Data effective 12/05/2019. Offers and availability subject to change. See full disclaimer.

2019’s Best Apple Cyber Monday Sales

We used to complain about fruit in our stockings, but with heavy discounts from this tech leader, we hope to find an Apple this year. Whether you’ve got your heart set on an Apple HomePod, new AirPods, or an Apple Watch, these deals will make your gift giving sweeter.

Save $15
apple airpods with charging case

Apple Airpods with Charging Case

  • Regular price $159.99
  • Siri-enabled
  • Wireless
Save $30
apple ipad 10.2inch

Apple iPad 10.2 inch

  • Regular price $329
  • Wi-Fi, 32 gb
  • 1.2MP FaceTime HD front camera
Save $46.51
apple macbook air 13 inch

Apple MacBook Air 13-in

  • Regular Price $999
  • 8BG Ram, 128GH SSD Storage
  • Two USB 3 ports

2019’s Best Google Cyber Monday Sales

Google is doing its darndest to get a Google Home or Google Nest Thermostat in every stocking. Check out the incredible deals on offer to help you score these smart home devices and high-tech safety gadgets.

Save $80
google-home

Google Home

  • Regular price $129
  • Google assistant
  • Smart Home hub
Save $70
copper nest thermostat with digital display of 70 deg. and green light

Google Nest Smart Thermostat

  • Regular Price $249
  • Learns to program itself
  • Control the temp. from smartphone
Save $90
Chromebook 14-in Laptop

Hp Chromebook 14-in Laptop

  • Regular price $279.99
  • 180-Degree Hinge
  • Full HD Screen

Data effective 12/05/2019. Offers and availability subject to change. See full disclaimer.

Black Friday and Cyber Monday FAQs

When is Black Friday?

Black Friday takes place every year on the day after Thanksgiving and marks the unofficial start of the holiday shopping season. This year it falls on November 29. But many stores begin sales (both online and in-store) in the days and weeks leading up to the famous shopping day. Some will even be open for in-store deals on Thanksgiving day. 

How does Black Friday work?

Not long ago, shopping on Black Friday involved waiting (and risking injury) amongst crowds of people for retailers’ doors to open before the sun rose. Today, it’s not uncommon for stores to open at midnight on Friday or in the afternoon or evening hours of Thanksgiving. 

If you’d rather not skip Thanksgiving dinner to score a steep discount, there’s no need to give up your turkey. Several pre-Black Friday deals make their debut throughout the month of November—and most of the best discounts and promotions will be offered in stores and online in the week leading up to Black Friday. 

How do you shop on Black Friday?

To maximize your Black Friday shopping experience you need to create a plan and a budget—and stick to it. Make a shopping list and check it twice to avoid splurging on extras that will burst your budget.

Once you have a finalized list, start scouting for sales on the products you want and compare prices among retailers. Checking sites like SafeWise can help you stay in the loop as stores release more information about Black Friday promotions.  

Some retailers require shoppers to come into the store for the best Black Friday deals, but you can also score great deals online. 

What stores have the best deals on Black Friday?

The sheer volume of promotions, discounts, product bundles, and freebies that stores advertise in the lead up to Black Friday can make it difficult to determine which offers are actually worth your time. We carefully evaluate offers on popular products to help you separate the meat from the giblets. 

What is a doorbuster?

A doorbuster is a special deal or discounted price that’s offered for a limited time on a popular item, typically during the first part of a retailer’s Black Friday hours. Many stores advertise doorbuster deals to lure in shoppers who are looking to score an exclusive discount on a higher-priced item such as a television, tablet, or smart home device. 

Many doorbuster items are available in severely limited quantities or made by brands that produce lower-quality items. Before you decide to stand in line for a doorbuster deal, do some preliminary research to make sure the deal is worth it. 

How do I know if I’m getting a good deal?

The best way to know if you’re getting a good deal is to be an educated consumer. That means you know what you want, which brands you prefer, and what the standard retail price is for each item. Armed with that info, you can compare the advertised discounts to find the deal that gives you the most savings. 

Why do they call it Black Friday?

Black Friday hasn’t always referred to killer sales—the term’s origin is far more sinister. 

The first Black Friday had nothing to do with shopping—and it wasn’t related to the holidays. On September 24, 1869, two shady Wall Street investors drove up the price of gold and caused a drastic stock market crash. Commodity prices plunged 50%, leading people to deem the day Black Friday.1

Today, most people think it refers to the profits stores make on this record-breaking consumer holiday. When companies are profitable, they’re “in the black.” This use of the term became popular in the ‘80s, and it’s stuck ever since.

Is Cyber Monday only online?

Technically, yes. Cyber Monday was created as an alternative (or a supplement) to Black Friday. Stores offer online-only deals to help drive website sales. With the huge growth of online shopping, Cyber Monday is giving Black Friday a run for its money. (Or is it our money?) 

Are AirPods on sale for Black Friday?

Yes. Several retailers are already advertising deals on AirPods. You can buy them on amazon right now for $14 off.

Sources

  1. History.com, “What’s the Real History of Black Friday?

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