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Build your own home security with $50 off the Ring Alarm and a free Echo Show 5

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Ring Alarm (Image credit: Windows Central)

Today at Best Buy (opens in new tab) you can get the Ring Alarm 8-piece kit on sale for $199.99 and get a free 2nd-gen Echo Show 5. The Echo Show 5 can sell for anywhere between its current sale price of $55 (opens in new tab) to as much as $85, so that's huge value for absolutely free. The price of the alarm is also $50 less than what it normally goes for, so you're saving over $100 with this deal today. This is a deal you can't get anywhere else, either. The Ring Alarm is on sale at other retailers like Amazon (opens in new tab), but those deals don't include the free smart display.

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Ring Alarm 8-piece kit | $50 off & Echo Show 5 (opens in new tab)

Put together your own security system with this 8-piece kit that comes with a free Echo Show 5. Use the smart display to control your security system from anywehre. Add onto the kit later if you need to with piecemeal additions.

The 8-piece kit includes the Ring Alarm base station, one keypad, four contact sensors, a motion detector, and a range extender. This is a system you build yourself, so place all those sensors and detectors where they'll be the most useful. Then program the whole thing to communicate with the base station and your smartphone and your smart home. You don't need a professional to install it all, so you don't have to pay an extra fee there. You can get professional monitoring if you want it.

Once everything is setup, the installation is pretty simple. It all connects to the base station, which connects to your Wi-Fi and your smart home. Control all of it from the free Ring app, which will let you monitor your home from anywhere in the world. Pair the system with Amazon Alexa for even more advanced control. Considering you get a free Echo Show 5 with this deal, you'll definitely want to do that. You can arm or disarm your home with just your voice and get smart alerts when your sensors detect something unwanted.

Build this system up piece by piece. Start with the 8-piece kit here and add more as you need it.

John Levite
Deals Editor

J.D. Levite has been in the deals game since 2012. He has posted daily deals at Gizmodo, The Wirecutter, The Sweethome, and now covers deals for Android Central, iMore, and Windows Central. He was there for the first Prime Day and has braved the full force of Black Friday. If you cut him, he bleeds savings. But don't try it for real. That's a metaphor.