What deals can we expect on Nest smart home technology this Black Friday?
Last year Nest offered several great discounts on security cameras, thermostats and smoke detectors during the Black Friday sales season. We have looked at these deals from last year and used them as a basis for predicting what we can expect this year on Nest products.
Nest offer four security cameras, the Nest Cam Indoor, Outdoor, IQ Indoor and IQ Outdoor. They all offer 24/7 live coverage of your home, 1080hp stream and smart alerts on your phone when suspicious activity is spotted. With the new IQ range, Nest has added its ‘Supersight’ technology which offers close up tracking and enhanced zoom. What does this mean? When the IQ camera sees a person it will automatically zoom in and track them whilst simultaneously capturing 4K quality photos. The IQ Indoor cam is already on sale, however, you’ll have to wait till November for the IQ Outdoor version to ship.
Last Black Friday we saw Nest Cam Indoor and Outdoor discounts of 36% and 14% respectively. We’re fully expecting similar sales this year, although we’re factoring in a slightly more conservative 25% and 15% discount for these two cameras. As the Nest Cam IQ is a new product to 2017 we have no basis for predicting sales this year. However, we are fully expecting Nest to take advantage of the sales season hype and are therefore predicting a modest 15% discount for the IQ indoor and outdoor cameras.
Nest offer two smart thermostats which help to cut your energy bills and maintain your preferred temperature throughout the day. The Nest Learning Thermostat works out your preferences for different times of the day based on the temperatures you set. For example, it will pick up that you continually put the heating up for breakfast and will schedule the heating to come on before you wake up. Nest released the Thermostat E in April 2017, a cheaper variant of the Nest Learning. From what we can tell there is little to no difference in functionality and the price difference comes from the extra information (weather updates and clock) on the Learning Thermostat’s hi-res color display.
For Black Friday 2016 we saw a 20% discount on the Nest Learning Thermostat with a $199 sales day price. Given that Nest released the far cheaper Thermostat E in April, we expect they won’t want too great a difference in sales day price between the competing products and so have factored in a 25% discount. As for the Thermostat E we are predicting a 10% Black Friday discount this year.
The Protect smoke detector is able to detect carbon monoxide levels and alert you to any changes in your home air condition. The Nest Protect tests itself automatically, can be controlled from your phone and lasts up to ten years.
Last year Nest offered a $148 Black Friday bundle deal of the Nest Protect plus two LIFX smart LED light bulbs which retail at $45 a piece. We expect they will offer a similar bundle deal this year and are also holding out for a 10% reduction on the Nest Protect as a standalone product.
One other thing to note is that Nest offered free shipping on orders over $100 last year for the sales season. You should expect the same this Black Friday & Cyber Monday.