That's the average price over the last couple of years, but since January they've been £29.99 for 4, except for a few spikes https://uk.camelcamelcamel.com/product/B0875CTMGH Going rate is £8.99 each, £15.99 for two or £29.99 for 4. If they're more expensive than that, wait a week
This is Amazon's lowest price historically (according to camelcamel). The price yo-yoes crazily but camel shows an average Amazon price as around £42.
This is the standard price for these from Amazon, bought some a few weeks ago
Perfect timing for me, thanks, as I move house on friday and was needing these!
Screw cap fitting for those who might not paying attention. IKEA does adapter very cheap and works fine
I can’t add to basket although it doesn’t mention anything about them being OOS
Thanks! I saw some YT vids suggesting IKEA stuff was a nightmare to setup but their pricing is top notch. I can’t bring myself to pay Hue prices and I saw some buggers selling Lidl stuff on e*ay with a healthy markup. I’ll look into Osram (y)
Good price, my lights went alexa gaga last couple of weeks, simply erase everything and start again, new mi account etc, been fine for 3yrs ... so no biggy... ordered
Ikea, Hue, Lidl, Osram all work well for me and can use the same bridge, Ikea and Lidl for sensible pricing obviously. If using Home Assistant I thoroughly recommend the Sonoff ZBBridge flashed with Tasmota, cheap with one of the strongest Zigbee signals out there and wifi for best positioning in the house.
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12/06/2021Expires on 12/06/2021Shipping from ChinaShipping from ChinaPosted 7 h, 25 m agoPosted 7 h, 25 m ago
The Ring Pro is smaller than the Ring V1 Ring V1 is 6.2cm x 12.65cm x 2.8cm Ring Pro is 4.67cm x 11.43cm x 2.03cm Mine came with this retrofit accessory (link below) which uses the same footprint as the Ring V1 and makes everything look a bit neater. That said I’m not sure if they still include this for free anymore. https://en-uk.ring.com/collections/accessories/products/retro-fit-kit-for-ring-video-doorbell-pro
Don't sound so upset. Keep looking.
i have a wired ring doorbell 1. does anyone know if i buy the pro is it the same size so it will fit.maybe a bit of a longshot. thanks
Smart tech has entered the British home in a big way in recent years, and the choices available are dizzying, so we've come up with a quick buyer's guide to help you find the perfect smart home devices for every situation.
There are plenty of brands around, offering variable quality and features. But, there's an art to making a smart home cheap and functional at the same time. We'll try to point you in the right direction to get the balance right. But before we do, let's try to get to grips with the “Smart” phenomenon with a quick a look at the history.
How Our Homes Became Smart
Homes have only truly started to become smart in the past 20 years. Sure, wireless phones and even lighting control systems were available before then but they weren't in general use and tended to cost a lot of money. The current explosion of smart tech only became possible when homes were integrated en masse into the World Wide Web and the Internet of Things (IoT).
The idea of creating networks of interconnected domestic appliances was first floated in the early 1990s as the internet took off. Technologists at tech companies like Novell and Microsoft started to dream about home networks featuring lights, heating, security systems and much more, which were connected to the global internet at the same time.
However, the actual implementation of the IoT has occurred much more recently. Most experts trace its introduction back to 2008, when home wifi, miniaturisation, and the spread of internet-connected mobile phones made smart tech a commercial success.
Since then, brands like Philips Hue, Nest, Google Smart Home, Apple, Amazon Alexa, and many other products have made their mark, and customers in the UK can now control a huge range of devices with the swipe of a smartphone screen. But why would you do so? Before moving on to look at specific products, it's important to understand what smart tech can do, and why the buzz around it is so intense.
Meet Google Nest Hub
What Does it Mean for Homes to be “Smart” Anyway?
In a sense, homes started becoming smart when people added doors, windows, chimneys, and cabinets. Anything that enhances the functionality and potential of our interior spaces could be seen as smart - but that's not exactly what the modern term refers to.
Instead, smart tech relates to interconnected devices that use wireless networks and advanced protocols to create local webs that are integrated into the wider internet. The 'smartness' generally arises from the ability of users to issue voice commands or control devices remotely via mobile phones – offering radical new possibilities.
So as a working definition, smart technology includes networked products that take conventional household appliances or tools, and provide totally new ways to control and combine them.
The Benefits of Adding Smart Tech to Your Home
The advantages of this smart approach are potentially vast. For instance, if you are the kind of person who worries about security when you travel abroad, smart cameras can provide real-time footage from sensitive areas of your home, and smart alarms can let you know exactly who called or entered the property, when, and what happened.
Smart lighting offers new ways to fine tune the atmosphere of interior spaces, while permitting close control of energy usage – something that we can all benefit from in an era of climate change. Smart speakers let you calibrate the way you listen to music, streaming music from room to room without missing a beat, or including voice commands to switch playlists or radio stations.
Smart heating systems allow users to create schedules and change their thermostat on the way home from work. Smart coffee makers can be turned on from your bed as you snooze in the morning; smart TVs link to streaming hubs to deliver huge arrays of movies, games, and TV shows; smart plugs let you control ordinary devices with your phone – the list goes on.
In fact, the range of today's smart devices is so vast that it really helps to focus your attention. So let's isolate a few key areas and discuss what's available, the key brands, and why buyers should smarten up their home via hotukdeals.
Different Types of Smart Tech for the Home
As we noted earlier, smart tech now spans a huge spectrum of options, but some are more popular and functional than others. Here are the key product areas buyers will encounter at the hotukdeals Smart Home listings.
Home Security – Security was one of the first areas to receive a smart makeover, and the results have been impressive. This category includes alarms, sensors, cameras, and speakers, which tend to be integrated by specialist security apps. Leading brands include Netgear, Arlo, Yale, Somfy, Nest, and Hive. The choices stretch well beyond those names, but most offer similar options. For example, a Hive Smart Home system could let you add outdoor and indoor cameras, with cameras attached to a smart doorbell that record footage of every visitor. Users can deploy motion sensors where required, and use the Hive 360 Hub to control them, both on smartphones and laptops. With these products, you can lock down every weak spot and provide extra reassurance when you aren't around.
Lighting – Not all smart tech is concerned with limiting theft or intrusions. Some of the most popular smart home products involve lighting, offering exciting possibilities that go far, far beyond bayonet light bulbs. Brands here include Philips Hue, Lifx, and the low cost Tradfri range from IKEA. Hue is the most fully-featured of the three, offering full connectivity with Apple devices and they will enhance any smart home with Alexa as well. With an array of these bulbs, you can choose millions of colours, set up strobe effects, dimmers, and set schedules, all via instant voice activation.
Audio – Home audio tech has been an obvious target for networked smart solutions, and the major brands haven't disappointed. Nowadays, it's incredibly easy to set up a few Google, Bose, Amazon, or Sonos speakers around your house, providing all-over audio coverage and voice-activated music on demand. Most users will want to invest in an Alexa or Google Home hub to start things off – but they can branch out after that, as Sonos and Bose both cater to the major smart tech platforms. In terms of sound quality, Bose tends to be the market leader (especially when you rig up soundbars and home cinema systems along with smart speakers). But Sonos leads the way when it comes to creating home networks.
Kitchen – Even the kitchen has become smarter in recent years. Much smarter in many cases. For instance, fridges from GE and Samsung SmartThings come with customisable ice makers and hot water dispensers; they can be calibrated to offer different internal temperatures, have their lighting tweaked, and provide alerts when errors arise. Other options include smart toasters from Sage, the smartphone-connected Nutribullet Balance, and a host of smart ovens from Samsung and AEG. If you habitually forget to turn off ovens, only realising on the way to work, they will be the ideal solution.
Do those product areas exhaust the options when it comes to smart tech around the home? Not at all. Smart tech has found its way into the garden, thanks to automatic watering systems, robotic lawnmowers, and outdoor lighting solutions. Brands like Eightsleep offer beds with numerous comfort settings, while products like the Mira Mode shower add an extra dimension to daily bathing. Wherever you look, home appliances are being networked and enhanced.
How to Create A Smart Home System
If all of this sounds exciting (and it should), you might want to start designing a specially-tailored smart home system, instead of buying appliances separately and connecting them as you go along.
The key thing here is having the right infrastructure in place to add new items as you purchase them. This could mean installing a Google Home Hub, or one of Amazon's speakers to coordinate devices via Alexa. Apple's HomePod offers a similar solution, arguably with better compatibility for iPhone and Apple Watch users. But all offer the same concept: the ability to network diverse products on one network, through a single controller.
Additionally, it might help to invest in a few smart plugs. Belkin and Hive are good options to go for here, as they integrate well with the major smart home platforms, and allow users to turn ordinary toasters or kettles into semi-smart devices. With a strategically connected plug, you'll be able to tell even antiquated kettles to start boiling away, well before you arrive home in the evening.
Choosing the Right Smart Speakers
Planning also makes sense when creating a smart audio system – especially when expensive speakers are concerned. But which smart home speaker is best?
If you want the best possible audio quality, compatibility with as many types of device as possible, and 100% reliability, there are a few brands and models to look for at hotukdeals:
Sonos – Few smart speakers come close to the Sonos One, which blends audio quality, multi-room functionality, and easy control via Alexa, Apple Play, Google Home, or the Sonos app. Sonos have bundled in hundreds of global streaming services, including Spotify, so the choice of coverage is excellent, and you can easily connect Sonos One speakers to smart TVs if desired.
JBL – Slightly cheaper and much more portable than the Sonos One, JBL's collection is perfect for people who love to move speakers around the home. Extremely water-resistant (so ideal for bathroom listening), this Bluetooth range pairs up with all smartphones, laptops, and Google Home hubs, and streams Pandora and Spotify without a hitch.
Amazon Echo – Amazon's Echo range is a hugely popular option, thanks to its unparalleled Alexa compatibility, but the Echo Show offers something slightly different. Featuring a high definition screen on the flipside of its speaker, the Echo Show lets you see track details (and lyrics), and can stream from Amazon Prime Video, so it's a pretty amazing entertainment option – especially for the many users who choose to set up a smart home with Alexa at its core.
Google – You can't mention smart speakers without exploring Google's collection. Offering solid sound quality and impressive aesthetics, models like the Google Home Mini and Google Home Max offer great voice recognition, while the Max can generate some serious bass.
Bose – Famous for the sound quality of its home speakers, Bose has been slightly slower off the mark than Sonos and other brands in the Smart era, but is rapidly making up for lost time. Models like the Home Speaker 500 sound fantastic, sync seamlessly to Alexa and co., and also come with 3.5mm ports – a very handy addition for users of older MP3 players and stereos.
Things to Remember When Choosing Smart Home Alarm Systems
When picking smart systems to secure your home, it's important to make the right selection – not just the cheapest selection. Home security isn't an area where it's worth cutting corners, and at hotukdeals, you can pick up premium smart home security tools for bargain prices. Here are some things to bear in mind when making a selection:
Get the smart hub choice right is crucial, as the hub determines many aspects of your home security system. Good hubs can connect multiple cameras and sensors, and allow users to navigate them with ease via intuitive smartphone apps. They won't go offline or struggle with smart home device conflicts, and setup should be relatively simple, even for entry-level users. A good option is to use Google Home as the base, along with a Hive Hub that's linked to the brand's various cameras. That way, you can benefit from Google Assistant and the Hive App, which makes calibrating your security needs much easier.
If you find a great home security bargain at hotukdeals, make sure that the product concerned will work with your home's smart hub. Not all security tools work with Alexa, Google Home, or Apple HomeKit, so don't be stuck with a mismatch.
Alarm systems need to be loud enough to provide an alert and act as a deterrent, and easy to switch off when false alarms are triggered. So check security apps to make sure that the switching off process is hassle-free. Products like the Yale Sync Home Alarm offer a range of alarm styles and volumes (and can hook up to Hue lights to provide a flashing alert as well – a neat extra layer of deterrence).
More upscale home security systems incorporate monitoring services, which alert professional security or the emergency services should problems arise. This can be handy for owners of professional premises, or those who are worried about health issues, but will raise the risk of false alarms – so they aren't for everyone. Most people will do just fine with a doorbell camera, a few smart cameras, and a smart alarm.
How and When to Find Smart Home Sale Bargains
Now that we've introduced the major smart home devices and systems, and you have a pretty good idea of the brands in play, we need to focus on the meat of the matter: how to find the best possible smart home offers, which deliver the tools they require.
Don't assume that you need to start out small. Sophisticated smart home systems from brands like Nest, Google, Yale, or Hive can often be built for affordable prices. But you will need to shop smart, and avoid paying listed prices where possible.
For example, if you shop for a Hive smart home setup at the company's own homepage, the bills can start to mount. Even if you shop for Hive Welcome Packs, the cost will exceed £300, while basic Hive Security packages start at £220, and include relatively few sensors or cameras. Hive isn't especially expensive, and most major brands will offer similar prices.
The best way to avoid these prices is by hunting for smart discounts at hotukdeals. Sticking with Hive, you'll tend to find big discounts from merchants like British Gas (especially for the company's smart thermostats), and Amazon bundles Hive smart devices with Echo Dots on a regular basis.
If you plan your smart home system and want to buy its elements in one go, it may also make sense to time your purchases wisely. Black Friday is an excellent time to hunt for hubs, speakers, thermostats, toasters – you name it. And Amazon Prime Day in summer is naturally a great time to pick up Alexa-connected smart tech.
Enhance Your Environment with the Smart Home Offers Available at hotukdeals
Homes are becoming smarter all the time, but has your lifestyle kept pace with technological development? If not, it's time to shop for smart speakers, ovens, fridges, cameras, alarms and any other devices to enhance your home. The options are endless, providing radical new ways to secure, light, or heat your home. If that sounds appealing, be sure to head to the hotukdeals smart home listings for the latest deals on cutting edge domestic tech.
I've had four of these for a long, long time and never got round to using them, until today when I finally got everything I needed to wire these up. White is bright. Colour is not. I'm not expecting to light the garden up with these, just flank it with colour.
Good deal and voted hot. Once in a while they do an offer where you can bag these for £39.99
I hope these last better than their indoor lightbulbs!
Bought two of these last time they were reduced to extend the range of some cameras - they were utterly useless. Get a regular network extender for the same price (or less) and it boosts your whole network range, not just the Ring bits.
My garden is around 40m and it works a treat… in fact when I unplugged it the signal was still fine from the main box.
Kept getting weak signal warnings in the same set up, had to move the extender outside in a waterproof enclosure in the end. This worked but not ideal.
" Uses Z-Wave wireless tech up to a distance of 152m "
Anyone know if this would extend out to a summer house 40 metres down the garden
16/05/2021Expires on 16/05/2021Posted 11th MayPosted 11th May
It is! I would have preferred 5M and half the price.
shame its rgb, some lightstrips do rgb and w i need one of these but dont want hot pink! just white
Nice! 10metres is…a lot…
Unfortunately they both have to be the same colour/brightness, as there’s only one control unit. I was thinking about buying a separate control unit from AliExpress for the other 5M (some HomeKit ones on there too), but the colours might be off.
Looks great mate. Do you know if the two strips are separately controllable. Or do they both have to be the same colour/brightness?
16/05/2021Expires on 16/05/2021Posted 11th MayPosted 11th May
These are junk. Mine died after a few weeks. Overheat and then switch off after 2 minutes of use. Meross are a nightmare for warranty returns. They won't process a return until I've taken a video that shows both the bulb failing and the signal strength of my WiFi at the exact moment the bulb switches itself off. Absolutely nuts.
Tried this brand once. Sent it back as I didn't like the light it was quite artificial looking light compared to Philips or Aldi smart bulbs.
I got these and after changing internet providers I cannot get them to reset ( turning on n off 3 times within 5 secs) so now they are useless.
Nice deal, although we bought these on the last deal and think will have to return. They seem to flick on/off randomly. You'll just be sitting in lounge when suddenly lights go out and then back on again. Also had some connection issues where you try change colour but it doesn't always do anything
This is how the power connector comes supplied, if this helps?
The 10m pack (2x 5m) has the power connection in the middle. Govee say it has to be like this as the voltage drop over the 2 strips is too much for them to work properly. You can get connectors online
These have to be used with the supplied mains plug to power them? Or can they be adapted to use usb port off the tv for power?
You just need to change the RF channel for the lights remote, look on the Govee website help section or the instructions booklet that comes with them. I merged 3 sets to be controlled from 1 remote and to prevent them reacting to my TV & soundbar remote. (I dont remember the sequence presses for the Govee brand but something like long press power until lights shine white or a solid colour then press Pulse or Fade.)
Worked for me. No idea why I need these but ordered
With the app disabled via the hacked firmware, do you find you have to reconnect them to WiFi any time they lose power? I have a couple of indoors yi cams, with the m-star variant of the hacked firmware. Every time they lose power I have to scan the QR code to reconnect them, and haven't found a way around this
If the camera is installed at a decent height then it greatly reduces the chances, can also replace the screws with security screws, or if no other option and it's fitted quite low I have seen them used with a steel cage type cover that protects the camera not only from theft but also other damage. You will also get a 6 sec clip of the incident stored to the cloud for free.
Got one of these last year, warning, the nut that hold it breaks really easy - water gets in, it freezes and cracks the nut rendering it useless. I luckily had something similar and cut it off then glued/screwed it on this, still works fine but if I hadn't had the spare bit it would have been binned. They are good, but are a bit of fun getting to link up to wifi sometimes, well, most times. Once it's connected fine, but getting it to connect.....
I've had several Yi camera's for well over 6 years now and never had a corrupted card.
I just had VM installed yesterday, and the service guy mentioned that if you were getting a much lower wifi speed then expected, it likely that your wifi device does not support the 5Ghz band and only 2.4Ghz. The hub works out what speed to give based on what your device can handle. Just my 2p worth! FYI: My wireless speed according to speedtest.net give me ~250mb/s on a 350mb VM account.
I am on Virgin Media and pay for 200mbps I have a hub 3 with NO mesh setup yet Did a broadband speed check today and got 216.2mbps on my wired PC Got 128mbps on my wife's PC connected by wi fi On my android phone got 81.4mbps Are you using cat 6 ethernet cable?
Installed S4 on Sunday, excellent with Virgin. Definitely worth extra £15 from Amazon
I work for virgin , you should be close to 200mbps wired,if your not you should get it looked at
Highly recommend these for vm. Pay for 200mbps you will get 80 mbps wired and 0 - 30mbps wifi if lucky. I fitted two of these and get 5o= 80 mbps all over house on wifi
Great plugs, I have several of these, smaller than some other brands, so easy to put 2 side by side
Google for bjpierron smartthings virtual alexa switch. Create a device handler for the Alexa switch in the smartthings dashboard. Create the device, which should appear in Alexa. Then create 2 Alexa routines, one to switch socket on when the virtual alexa switch is turned on, and equivalent for off. I've got a Sonoff water heater switch controlled in ST app.
Oh, tell me more!
You could have a Virtual Alexa button in Smartthings to trigger this on/off. Wouldn't be able to report the state in ST though.
I think that one has only 100mb ports, this one has 1000mb ports.
Is this item better than this? https://www.amazon.co.uk/TP-Link-TL-SF1008P-8-Port-Ethernet-Switch/dp/B001PS4NRM/ref=asc_df_B001PS4NRM/?tag=googshopuk-21&linkCode=df0&hvadid=310785453975&hvpos=&hvnetw=g&hvrand=5388123893184661832&hvpone=&hvptwo=&hvqmt=&hvdev=m&hvdvcmdl=&hvlocint=&hvlocphy=9044970&hvtargid=pla-406644864415&psc=1&th=1&psc=1
So on here https://www.tp-link.com/uk/compare/?typeId=5700&productIds=35621%2C35616%2C38653. There is no operating differences between the m4 e4 and s4, only difference i can see is one has a 1.0 input instead of 1.5
Agree with others they are usually around £99 cracking bit of kit, no dead spots and fast wifi around the house
Get the S4 from Amazon that drops to £99 about once a week lately
I got these from Currys for £99 Never looked back, amazing bit of kit, but I don’t think this is a deal.
I agree with your logic. I just wish they didn't put the SD card within the bell since someone can just nick it I think your solution is the best though but I'll research a bit more
unfortunately i cant help with the size (but having had the ring which has a battery, they are notably bigger, but its not radiculous. regarding automations - if you are using Alexa, you can link things together (on the wired and wireless)... i'm a google home user so cant do this but worth having a look at - How to Connect the eufy Doorbell to Your Smart Home Devices? - Tips & Tricks - Eufy Security Collective (eufylife.com)
I currently have the wired 2k version but don’t like that It can’t use with automation with it as it’s not linked to the home base, I have some Eufy motion sensors on the front drive that activate the cameras. I’ve been thinking about getting the battery version and just power using the wires that are already installed, has anyone had both is it much bigger in size ?
I’ve bought the wired version at £109. I’ve also got Blink cameras that handle security at night/when we’re out. I wanted the doorbell to be as responsive as possible. Local storage and prebuffer is the way to do that for sure
Ah I didn't know about the no pre-buffer. Thought it would be the perfect one but now in 2 minds again