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Amazon is currently offering the Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit for $79.99 shipped. Having dropped from $200, today’s offer is good for a 60% discount, beats our previous offers by $20, and marks a new all-time low. This kit includes everything you need to get started with Samsung’s SmartThings platform including a second generation hub, two multipurpose sensors, motion sensor, and smart plug. It’s a great option for not only bolstering your home’s security, but also diving into one of the more mature home automation ecosystems on the market today. Learn more about SmartThings and its application as a Z-Wave hub in our guide. Rated 4.3/5 stars.

Depending on whether you’re interested in expanding this starter kit’s smart home or security functionality, there are some notable ways to put your savings to work. On the home automation side, grabbing one or more of the SmartThings Dimmable Light Bulb at under $10 is easily recommendable. For additional protection, adding in another SmartThings Motion Sensor at $20 will let you add movement tracking capabilities to a second location in your home.

Speaking of smart home security, today we’re tracking a noteworthy deal on a HomeKit-enabled Arlo security system. For $250, you’ll be able to grab two of the cameras alongside an audio doorbell.

Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit features:

Your home needs a brain, so get started with a SmartThings Hub. It connects wirelessly with a wide range of smart devices and makes them work together. SmartThings works with a wide range of connected devices including lights, speakers, locks, thermostats, sensors and more. Visit the SmartThings website to see the full list of compatible devices. Use the SmartThings App or Amazon Alexa to control your smart home. Teach your house new tricks by telling it what to do when you’re asleep, awake, away, and back home.

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