You don't have to spend a fortune to keep tabs on what goes on in and around your home. Take the Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit, for example. It's on sale at Amazon for $79.99 for a limited time. It retails for $129 these days though we have seen it sell for more than that of late. It averages $139 and has never dropped this low before.

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Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit

This kit comes with everything you need to keep an eye on your home, no matter where you are. It includes the essential SmartThings Hub, along with two Multipurpose sensors, a motion sensor and an outlet at its lowest price ever.

$79.99 $129.00 $49 off

This kit includes the necessary SmartThings Hub as well as two Multipurpose Sensors, a Motion Sensor and a smart plug so you can get set up quickly with a pretty smart home. The Multipurpose Sensors can be used for a few things like alerting you if windows open unexpectedly or setting connected lights to turn on and off as you open doors, etc. The Motion Sensor can alert you if there's unexpected movement or be used as triggers for connected devices to turn on and off as people come and go. You can then use your SmartThings Outlet to control lights, electronics, and small appliances from anywhere. The system is expandable, so you can add more sensors and outlets down the line as and when you need them.

The SmartThings hub acts as the "brain" of the smart home and works with Wi-Fi networks, Bluetooth, and other wireless protocols like ZigBee. A bunch of brands make smart home gear that works with SmartThings like smart bulbs, thermostats, garge door openers, and much more.

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