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

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals

Even though Black Friday and Cyber Monday have passed, there are still holiday deals to be found. Check out Amazon's Holiday deals page to see deals on popular gadgets for the holidays.

Don't forget to check Google Store's Holiday deals page to find deals on Nest products like cameras, thermostats and video doorbells.

To help make your Black Friday and Cyber Monday shopping easier, we rounded up the best deals on some of our favorite smart home and home security devices. Our recommendations help you finalize your holiday shopping list and make the most of all of the holiday deals.

Check back frequently since deals can change often!

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Home security deals

Frontpoint
Frontpoint sale

🔥 Frontpoint is offering 50% discount + get $125 cash back when you spend $350 or more.

Info current as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. 

SimpliSafe
SimpliSafe System
SimpliSafe deals

🔥 SimpliSafe is currently offering 50% off any new security system with the Interactive Monitoring plan.

Info current as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. 

Cove
Shows a line-up of equipment found in a Cove home security system, including a key fob, control panel, motion sensor, and two contact sensors.
Cove deals

🔥 Cove is offering 65% off home security equipment plus a free HD security camera!

Info current as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. 

Abode
abode home security equipment
Abode deal

🔥 Abode is currently offering up to 50% off storewide.

Info current as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. 

Vivint
vivint home security equipment
Vivint deals

🔥 Vivint is offering free doorbell camera pro (gen 2) for a limited time! ($249.99 value) 

Info current as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. 


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Medical alert deals

Bay Alarm
Bay Alarm Medical deals

🔥 Bay Alarm Medical is currently offering free shipping + one free month on select medical alert plans.

Info current as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. 

Medical Guardian
Medical Guardian deals

🔥 Medical Guardian is currently offering 50% off the Mini Guardian plus a free month of service, free shipping, and a free lockbox.

Info current as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. 


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Kid safety deals

gabb wireless kids smartwatch in black
Gabb Wireless deals

🔥 Gabb's currently giving free and discounted devices to anyone who signs a 1- or 2-year service contract. 

Plus, use promo code SAFEWISE to get a FREE accessory (up to $20 value) per device.

Info current as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change. 

Cosmo logo
COSMO deals

🔥 COSMO is currently offering 15% off any JrTrack kids smartwatch or wrist band for the holidays.

Use code: GIFT15

Info current as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.


Internet security deals

Nord VPN
screenshot of NordVPN app on iphone screen in male hands
Nord VPN deals

🔥 Nord VPN is currently offering up to 68% off + 3 months free!

Info current as of publish date. Offers and availability may vary by location and are subject to change.

Google products

Nest Outdoor IQ camera

🔥 Up to 50% off on Google Nest products

†Google, Google Nest, Google Nest Mini, Google Home and other marks are trademarks of Google LLC.

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. 

Amazon products

Ring Doorbell 3

🔥Up to 60% off Ring devices
🔥Up to 70% off on Alexa-enabled devices

*Amazon.com prices as of publish date. Read full disclaimer.

Apple products

Apple Watch 5

🔥Up to 30% off Apple watch
🔥Up to 60% off Abode Home security

*Amazon.com prices as of publish date. Read full disclaimer.

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Black Friday and Cyber Monday FAQ

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 25, 2022. But many stores begin sales (both online and in-store) in the days and weeks leading up to the famous shopping day. Some even open for in-store deals on Thanksgiving day.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

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. But, with the huge growth of online shopping, Cyber Monday is basically an extension of Black Friday promotions.

Sources

  1. David Roos, History.com, “A Visual History of Black Friday: From Financial Crash to Shopping Mania," March 2019. Accessed November 17, 2022. 

Disclaimers

Product prices and availability are accurate as of the date/time indicated and are subject to change. Any price and availability information displayed on Amazon at the time of purchase will apply to the purchase of this product. Safewise.com utilizes paid Amazon links.

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Cathy Habas
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Cathy Habas
With over seven years of experience as a content writer, Cathy has a knack for untangling complex information. Her natural curiosity and ability to empathize help Cathy offer insightful, friendly advice. She believes in empowering readers who may not feel confident about a purchase, project, or topic. Cathy earned her Bachelor of Arts degree in English from Indiana University Southeast and began her professional writing career immediately after graduation. She has contributed to sites like Safety.com, Reviews.com, Hunker, and Thumbtack. Cathy’s pride and joy is her Appaloosa “Chacos.” She also likes to crochet while watching stand-up comedy specials on Netflix.

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