Black Friday: Best early deals on smart lights, security cams, and other smart home gear

Jump-start your smart home with these early Black Friday deals on smart lights, robot vacuums, security cameras, video doorbells, and more.

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Online retailers aren’t waiting for Black Friday to serve up steep discounts on smart bulbs, smart plugs, robot vacuums, smart switches, and everything else you need to turn your dumb home into a smart one. 

Of course, the best Black Friday bargains are over in a flash, so if you see an enticing smart home deal, act fast before it sells out. Also, don’t be surprised if prices change without notice.

To see everything else on sale right now, check out our roundup of the best early Black Friday 2020 deals.

Best early Black Friday deals on smart lighting

We’re kicking off our deals with discounted smart lights from Anker’s Eufy brand, which is offering 40 percent-off coupons for selected bulbs.  We also highlight price drops for bulbs and switches from such smart home brands as Kasa and Wemo, and there’s a steeply discounted smart color LED lightstrip from Sylvania. We also have our eye on a Philips Hue white A19 bulb at Walmart that’s bundled with a Hue dimmer switch, along with a three-pack of white and color ambiance A19 bulbs that's selling on Amazon for 26-percent off.

Best early Black Friday deals on smart security

Ring just kicked off a major Black Friday sale featuring a wide variety of its most popular security cameras and systems, including the 2nd-gen, eight-piece Ring Alarm kit for 40-percent off and the Ring Peephole Cam for 46-percent off. Not to be outdone, Arlo has unveiled its own Black Friday deals, include discounts of up to 40% off for the Arlo Pro 3 security cam (which won our Editors' Choice award). Also, check out Eufy's 2K video doorbell, which is getting a 30-percent discount at Best Buy, while a 2-camera kit from TP-Link's Kasa brand (check out our review) just got a nice 28% price cut on Amazon. Other deals include EZVIZ outdoor cameras, the touchscreen Yale Assure Lock, and the budget-priced Blink Mini indoor cam.

Best early Black Friday deals on robot vacuums

Roborock just unleased a flurry of Black Friday deals on some of its priciest robot vacuums, including a 25-percent discount for the S6 MaxV, winner of our Editors' Choice award. We’re also tracking deals deals on various Roomba models (including the self-emptying i7+ and the mid-range i3+, another Editors' Choice award winner), along with vacuums from Bissell, Eufy, and Ecovacs. Last but not least, we have a Shark robot vacuum at Walmart for nearly 50-percent off.

Best early Black Friday deals on digital photo frames, smart plugs, smoke alarms, and other smart home devices

Smart plugs are leading the way when it comes to early Black Friday deals, with discounts on indoor and outdoor models from TP-Link’s Kasa brand. We also have Aura's new Carver digital photo frame (see our review) on sale, a couple of Leviton discounts, a baby monitor from Lumi by Pampers, Chamberlain's myQ Smart Garage Door Opener (we're fans), and First Alert has a decent deal for its Onelink smart smoke detector.

Top tech sales during Black Friday

Want to do your own digging around to see what’s available? All of these stores have sales right now:

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