Amazon Prime Day 2024: Unbeatable Security, Safety, and Smart Home Tech Deals

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Amazon just dropped the dates for Prime Day 2024. This mega savings event is just around the corner, and it's shaping up to be a tech lover's paradise! Mark your calendars for July 16-17, when the e-commerce giant will roll out massive discounts on many products. Be sure to check back with us for the best security, safety, and smart home tech deals.

Hot deals to watch

Here's a peek at some of the deals we expect and will be looking out for:

* prices as of post date. Read full disclaimer.

How to make the most of Prime Day

To maximize your savings and snag the best deals, follow these tips:

  • Create a wishlist: Save the items you want to buy to your Amazon wishlist. This way, you can quickly see if they go on sale.
  • Set up deal alerts: Use the Amazon app to set up notifications for deals on products you're eyeing.
  • Use Alexa: Ask your Alexa-enabled device, "What are my Prime Day deals?" to discover personalized offers.
  • Check early access deals: Some deals might be available before Prime Day officially starts. Keep an eye out for these early birds!

Not a Prime member yet?

Now is the perfect time to join if you still need to become an Amazon Prime member. Prime membership not only gives you first dibs on exclusive Prime Day deals and offers—you also get benefits like free two-day shipping, Prime Video, Prime Music, and more. Sign up for a 30-day free trial here.

Safety tips for Prime Day shopping

Prime Day is a bustling shopping event—and just like Black Friday—scammers are also looking to score. Be mindful of potential scams and stay safe with our tips to keep deals in your cart and scammers at bay.

Verify seller legitimacy

  • Always double-check that you're on the official Amazon site or app.
  • Look for a secure URL (https).
  • Check customer reviews.
  • Ensure there’s public contact information with a real address.
  • Confirm a transparent return policy.

Use credit cards for purchases

  • Credit cards offer protection against fraud.
  • Many provide fraud protection and help with unauthorized payments.
  • Use virtual credit card numbers if available for added security.

Don’t rush your purchases

  • Scammers exploit urgency. Take your time.
  • Good deals appear in advance, not just on Prime Day.
  • Be wary of deals that seem too good to be true from unfamiliar sellers.
  • If feeling pressured, take a break and return later.

Be skeptical of social media ads

  • Scammers use platforms like Instagram and TikTok to lure buyers.
  • Research the store and verify its legitimacy before purchasing.

Final thoughts
Amazon Prime Day 2024 is set to be an event you won't want to miss. With incredible deals on security, safety, and smart home tech, it's the perfect opportunity to upgrade your home. Get ready to click 'add to cart' and enjoy the savings!

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Rebecca Edwards
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Rebecca is the lead safety reporter and in-house expert for She has been a journalist and blogger for over 25 years, with a focus on home and community safety for the past decade. Rebecca spends dozens of hours every month poring over crime and safety reports and spotting trends. Her expertise is sought after by publications, broadcast journalists, non-profit organizations, podcasts, and more. You can find her expert advice and analysis in places like NPR, TechCrunch, The Washington Post, The Chicago Tribune, The Miami Herald, HGTV, MSN, Reader's Digest, Real Simple, and an ever-growing library of podcast, radio and TV clips in the US and abroad.

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