Since 2015, Amazon has celebrated its founding day with a huge sale. This year, Prime Day starts at midnight (PDT) on July 15 and runs until 11:59 p.m. (PDT) July 16. You’ll find Christmas-caliber shopping deals on everything from furniture and electronics to toys and home goods. We’ve rounded up our favorite deals for Prime members on smart home and safety equipment.
Prime Day Deals on Smart Home Tech
myQ Smart Garage Door Opener + Amazon Cloud Cam
Prime Day 2019 has a ton of deals on smart home devices. One of our favorites is the myQ Smart Garage Door Opener. When paired with the myQ app, you can open and close your garage door from anywhere in the world. This year’s deal also gives you the option of pairing the myQ with an Amazon Cloud Cam so you can see who comes in and out of your home. To top it all off, Prime members in select areas can qualify for Amazon Key. This service allows delivery drivers to drop off your packages in your garage and see the whole thing through your Cloud Cam. Find out if your area and garage door is compatible with Amazon Key.
The Echo family tree has grown since the device debuted in 2014. Five years later, it’s still a Prime Day staple with deals like half off Echo Dot and deep deals on other Echo devices like the Echo Spot, Echo Show, and Echo Plus. Any of these smart devices can double as a smart home hub with the right equipment. You can control compatible devices like smart lights, outlets, cameras, and TVs through your Amazon Echo, making it easy to make your home a little more intelligent. Check out our Guide to Alexa if you aren’t sure which Echo to get.
Regular online shoppers and smart home enthusiasts know how important a quality router can be. This year’s Prime members can get a deal on the TP-Link Smart Wi-Fi Router. A good router can cut download speeds and connect smart devices smoothly. It also comes with family-friendly features like parental controls, user profiles, time limits, and activity insights. This smart router comes with optional MU-MIMO (multi-user multi-input multi-output) technology that allows you to connect multiple users and devices without slowing internet speeds, so popcorn will be the only thing you’ll wait for during movie night.
If you plan on spending your summer days binging your favorite shows, check out the Prime Day deal on electronics like the Toshiba 49-inch Fire TV. It has built-in features like Netflix, Hulu, and Prime Video that make it easier to stream your favorite movies and shows. Plus, this smart TV can connect to other devices like smart cameras, lights, and more to help you set up the perfect home theater for you and your family.
One of Apple’s newest gadgets, AirPods, has a slick carrying case that doubles as a charger. The Apple AirPods with Charging Case keeps your earbuds safe and full of juice whenever you need them on your commute, at work, or at the gym.
Prime Day usually means serious discounts on Kindle tablets like the Fire 7. Last year, the Fire 7 tablet sold for under $30, so we’re predicting another serious discount. These tablets can stream movies, browse the web, and of course, access your Kindle library for books and audiobooks.
The Proscenic Robot Vacuum Cleaner might be the smartest vacuum you’ll ever meet. If you’ve ever wanted a robot vacuum cleaner, Prime Day is your chance. You can control this vacuum cleaner through an app or Alexa to set “no-go” zones, schedule cleanings, and more. It even doubles as a mop!
The Petcube Bites 2 pet cam is no ordinary indoor camera. This puppy has built-in Alexa capabilities and a treat launcher to keep your pets on their toes. Watch your furry friends from your phone with the 160-degree view in night vision and clear 1080p resolution.
The Arlo Pro 2 cameras are tiny but powerful, and they’re under $300 for Prime Day. These security cams are durable enough to work inside and outdoors. You can mount them to your doorstep, in the nursery, or anywhere you need a little extra surveillance. You can also use Alexa to control the cameras throughout your home. Learn more in our full Arlo review.
Don’t get stranded anymore with the portable Jump&Go Portable Car Jump Starter. This is another Prime Day launch we want to keep our eyes on. This is a great gadget for anyone who has terrible luck with their car or wants to be prepared for long road trips.
Distracted driving is never a good idea. So instead of fiddling with your phone for directions or texts, mount your phone on your dashboard. The iOttie Car Mount has built-in Alexa abilities. It only takes one touch to make a call, get directions or check the weather.
If you need to check your blood pressure regularly, you might want to check out deals on the Etekcity Upper Arm Blood Pressure Monitor. This Prime-member exclusive has a slick, clear digital display, irregular heartbeat indicator, and a USB charger that makes home healthcare a little easier.
The Sleep Trainer Alarm Clock is a great gift for parents with restless toddlers. The cloudy cuties glow different colors to show your child when it’s time for bed and when it’s okay to wake up. You can play lullabies and white noise from the speakers, as well as adjust a timer for naps.
Katie McEntire has tested home security systems in her own apartment, installed GPS trackers in her own car, and watched her cat, Toki, nap all day through a live nanny cam feed. As an expert reviewer, she believes that firsthand experience is the best way to learn about new products (even if it requires being the guinea pig). She specializes in pet safety and DIY security and has contributed to publications like DigitalCare.org and TechGuySmartBuy. Learn more