Amazon has a slew of home security devices available. This gear can help you keep better tabs on your property, though we do have some privacy concerns.
Ring Alarm Enhanced Protection Kit With Free Echo Dot for $249 ($110 off)
Along with the base station to coordinate it all, the kit includes a keypad, a panic button, a flood and freeze sensor, seven contact sensors that can be used to monitor doors and windows, two motion detectors, a device that can hear if your smoke detector or carbon monoxide detector go off, and a range extender so your base station can reach them all—even in a big house.
Blink XT2 3-Camera Kit With Free Echo Dot for $185 ($65 off)
These cameras feature motion detection and two-way communication. You can place or mount them nearly anywhere, indoors or outdoors.
Ring Indoor Cam Two-Pack for $120 ($20 off)
These indoor-only cameras work with Alexa and have a compact footprint. It supports two-way audio, for the times you want to talk to your dog when you’re away from home. You’ll need to buy a subscription if you want to record all your videos and review clips from the past 60 days.
Ring Floodlight Camera With Free Echo Dot for $199 ($100 off)
Two motion-activated floodlights flick 1,800 lumens upon anything that crosses their sensor. When that happens, the unit sends an alert to your phone, PC, or tablet so you can view the 1080p video feed live. Two-way audio lets you talk to and listen to anyone who happens to be near the floodlight.
AmazonBasics Microwave bundle for $60 ($50 off)
This kitchen gadget might be a little silly, but it’s on sale with a free Echo Dot. You can use it intuitively. Ask Alexa to reheat some food, for instance, and the microwave will do the rest.
Echo Connect for $13 ($22 off)
Turn your landline telephone into an Alexa-connected speakerphone. You need an Echo speaker to use it, landline phone service, and a landline telephone—that is, if you still have a landline. The Connect will sync with your phone contacts in the Alexa app (on your cellular telephone), so you can make and answer calls without having to go find the telephone to dial.
Echo Wall Clock for $24 ($6 off)
Aside from working like a traditional analog clock, this model features LED lights that sync up with your Echo devices. Rather than piping up and asking Alexa how much time is left before you need to take the turkey out of the oven, you can glance at the clock and see a visual indicator.
Eero Pro Mesh Wi-Fi System for $209 ($90 off)
The Eero Pro tri-band router has enough Wi-Fi signal to cover 1,750 square feet, and pairing it with the included Eero Beacon adds another 1,500 square feet of coverage. If your house is bigger than that, you can add more beacons. Two ethernet ports give you the option of a wired connection.