Breaking into the field of smart home devices doesn’t have to be intimidating or expensive. In fact, the entire industry has gone to great lengths to make the process of setting up your smart devices as easy as possible. Most devices support one of the three main voice assistants, and many offer compatibility with third-party programming methods, including IFTTT applets. And for the rest of the day, Amazon’s Prime Early Access Sale ensures that you don’t have to invest heavily to get some of the best smart devices on the market.
The Echo Show 10 is an incredibly flexible smart display that doesn’t get the love it deserves. Not only is its high-definition screen fun to look at, it can follow you around the room, so you don’t have to strain to see it or manually adjust it while you’re doing different tasks. That makes it great for use in the kitchen, for example, when you don’t want to wash your hands to check the next page of the recipe. It also boasts the best internal speakers on any Alexa-enabled smart display to date.
Buy the Amazon Echo Show 10 for $80 off
$170 at Amazon
If you’re interested in developing a smart home setup but want to dip your toes in the water before diving in, consider a simple bundle of Amazon Echo Show 5 and Amazon Smart Plug. The Echo 5 is the most compact and affordable smart display today, and Amazon’s smart plug is as simple as they get. The significant discount on the combined package makes it difficult for smart home newbies to pass up.
Buy the Echo Show 5 and the Smart Plug bundle for $75 off
$35 at Amazon
Premium security cameras are among the most popular additions to smart homes, and the EufyCam 2 Pro kit offers some of the best image quality on the market. Each of its two cameras has a 1440p resolution and an IP67 rating for dust and water resistance, making them perfect for tracking the most important areas outside your home. They come with a powerful base station for improved range and are currently over $100 off.
Buy the EufyCam 2 Pro kit for $130 off
$240 at Amazon
Apart from dedicated security cameras, an actual security system with door and window sensors and professional monitoring should also be on your list. This is surprising for an entry-level system; you just need to put the sensors and turn it on. Several configurations are available, but this nine-piece set is a good size to start with.
Buy the SimpliSafe Nine-Piece security system for $120 off$180 at Amazon
There aren’t many smoke or carbon monoxide detectors yet that support a wide range of security systems, and the First Alert Onelink is one of the few. It requires some installation know-how since it’s hardwired, but it’s a small price to pay for potentially life-saving security. Speaking of small prices, it’s as affordable right now as it’s ever been, thanks to the Prime Day Early Access event.
Buy a Onelink First Alert Safe & Sound Detector for $118 off
$160 at Amazon
There are many great smart locks to choose from, but many of them are expensive, complicated, or both. Not the case with the Wyze Lock, which is one of the easiest to use yet released. It fits most existing deadbolts, supports Alexa and Google Assistant, and is perfect for convenient keyless entry.
Buy the Wyze Lock for $40 off
$90 at Amazon
With a good smart plug, you can turn a lot of “dumb” electronics into smart ones. There are many options for indoor and outdoor use, and the best weatherproof model comes from the popular Kasa brand. It’s IP64 rated (so it can withstand rain, but not submersion) and has a pair of independent outlets. Its 2.4-GHz wireless radio has a range of up to 300 feet, so it’ll work well as long as it’s remotely close to your home.
Buy the Kasa Outdoor smart plug for $9 off
$16 at Amazon
Smart lighting is perhaps the most significant addition to any smart home. Some are extremely expensive, but not all. This four-pack of Kasa smart bulbs is as economical as it gets, especially with a 25% Prime Early Access discount. They are equivalent to 800 lumens. In addition, they are colorful, dimmable, and compatible with Alexa and Google Assistant.
Buy the Kasa Smart Light Bulbs for $10 off
$16 at Amazon
Simple light bulbs are far from the only form of smart lighting available. Govee makes a wide range of programmable, voice-activated lighting, including light strips and TV bias lighting. Some of its most interesting and versatile products are LED light bars. They have an integrated microphone, 16 million colors to choose from, and the ability to automatically sync with the music you’re already playing.
Buy Govee Smart LED Light Bars for $21 off
$44 at Amazon
There’s no reason to limit high-quality smart lighting to floor lamps or entertainment systems. Meross, which makes several fully compatible, fully visible light fixtures, offers a bedside table lamp with variable color schemes and temperatures. It even allows you to schedule an alarm, to help yourself wake up to a pleasant light. Like many of Meross’ products, it even works with Siri and Apple HomeKit.
Buy the Meross Smart Table Lamp for $7 off
$30 at Amazon
Robotic vacuums have come a long way since their inception. Today, they are extremely powerful, with much better mapping capabilities than before. Some, like the high-end models from RoboRock, can mop as well as vacuum. In addition, they are self-emptying. The high-end option to look for right now is the Roborock S7 MaxV Plus, a truly premium autonomous model that can handle just about the biggest spaces.
Buy the Roborock S7 MaxV Plus for $290 off
$870 at Amazon
If you don’t want to shell out that much money, that’s understandable, and you don’t have to. Eufy makes some great mid-range options, and during Amazon Prime Early Access, the RoboVac X8 Hybrid is priced more like an entry-level vacuum. It maps, maps, and sits with the best of them, and is over 50% off at the moment.
Buy the Eufy RoboVac X8 Hybrid for $330 off
$320 at Amazon
Many homeowners don’t consider it, but indoor air quality can greatly affect people’s health. The new range of smart air filters help manage indoor pollutant levels with scheduling, programmable events, and fixed readings. They are extremely quiet and energy efficient. With the heavy discounts on some great models throughout the day, it’s a no-brainer to protect you and your family’s long-term health.
Buy the Levoit H13 Air Purifier for $45 off
Out of $105 at Amazon