Home security is continuing to become more and more popular, and luckily it's also becoming more accessible. From smart locks (opens in new tab) to security cameras (opens in new tab) and even basic spotlights (opens in new tab), there are a few things you can do yourself to add a layer of security to your home without going broke. Amazon is kicking off its "12 Days of Deals" promotion with home improvement gear, which includes most of what you'll need to get started with a smarter, more secure, home.
No keys needed
Whether you want to let in a neighbor without giving them a key or don't want to have to dig through your purse at night to find one, a smart lock is a great way to enter your house in style. These normally sell for around $280, and have never dropped below $220 in the past.
Sight and Sound
For someone looking to up their home security, this is the ultimate starter bundle. It comes with the Arlo Pro 2-camera starter kit and the Arlo doorbell and chime. The cameras come with the required base station to make them work, and you can add extra cameras in the future if you want. This kit previously sold for almost $450 and had never dropped in price.
Not everyone wants or needs cameras outside, but sometimes just a simple motion activated light is all it takes to scare someone off. This 2-pack of LED spotlights is $14 off right now and the best part is that they are battery operated, meaning no need to have electrical wires run to where you want them installed.
Interact from anywhere
Video doorbells are a great way to see who's at your front door and interact with them, even when you're not home. This combo comes with Ring's 1080p Pro video doorbell, a Chime Pro which extends your network and the sound from your doorbell, and a free Echo Dot that can also be set to ring when the doorbell goes off. Normally, this kit would run you about $350 if you bought everything separately.
Have eyes everywhere
Unlike other security cameras, these can be placed just about anywhere, including on an entry table, desk, in a cabinet, and more. They offer 24/7 recording and streaming, and access to the previous 7 days worth of recordings for free. Using the built-in facial recognition you can see who the cameras identify for quick alerts. These normally run at around $400 for the 3-pack, and have never dropped below $250.
If your home has a garage, it has a garage door. Did you ever think how cool it would be to control that from your phone? This smart hub works with just about any garage door made after 1993, and at $21 off it's hard to pass up. You can open and close the door from anywhere, and even get alerts when your door is left open for an extended period of time.
Install it yourself
Self-install alarm systems are becoming more and more popular, and as they grow in popularity it seems as though the cost continues to drop. This $100 kit comes with a keypad, two door sensors and a motion sensor. Similar systems from the competition cost as much as $300.
Oh so bright
As much as possible, you should avoid having any dark spots that people can hide outside your home, and that's where this comes in handy. There are two heads to point in different directions, and it offers 500 Lumens of brightness. At nearly 50% off, you'd be silly not to pick one up in black or white.
The Echo Dot isn't as obvious a choice as some of the others, but many of these smart home and security devices integrate well with Amazon's Alexa for voice control. If you want to future-proof your house even more, the Echo Dot is a great way to bring those smart home gadgets all together with ease.
This is just some of the great gear that Amazon has discounted today, so be sure to check it all out. Many of these prices are all-time lows, or pretty close to it, so if you value your security and enjoy a good deal, today's the day to combine them both.
Jared started off writing about mobile phones back when BlackBerry ruled the market, and Windows Mobile was kinda cool. Now, with a family, mortgage and other responsibilities he has no choice but to look for the best deals, and he's here to share them with you.