The best smart home deals - save £150 on Hive, £50 off Netatmo welcome

Make your dumb house a smart home with these top deals, from Next to Hive, Netatmo to Netgear, Philips Hue to Amazon Echo Dot, plus Google Wifi and Google Home

Need to keep a handle on your heating? Fancy some app-controlled bulbs? What about a connected camera for your kitchen?

It sounds like you need some smart home kit, and you're in the ideal place. 

We've searched high and low to cobble together this list of the top offers on smart gadgets to make your home cleverer, and more efficient- based on our Top 10 Smart home devices

Or, you know, to watch what the cat gets up to when you're down the shops.

Heating controllers

Tado

A polished system best suited to small homes and free spirits.

Nest 3.0

A solid upgrade to our favourite piece of smart home kit, the 3rd-gen Nest pairs a bigger display with great app functionality to deliver a pretty solution to heating control. It's not a dramatic reinvention - but it didn't need to be.

Hive Active Heating 2

More expensive than the Nest, Hive's thermostat is simple enough for anyone to use and sufficiently powerful to be useful. Sure, it lacks the learning smarts of some rivals, but its foolproof approach makes it a dial for the people.

Connected cameras

Netatmo Welcome

Slick and reliable, Netatmo has added face recognition to its cylindrical camera, so it'll tell you precisely when the kids get home - and send you a video clip to prove it. You'll have to spend some time teaching it their faces, though.

Netgear Arlo Pro

Your garden shed has never been so secure.

Other smart home kit

Philips Hue

Yes, it's been around for a while - but Hue is still the best smart lighting solution. A vast range of bulbs, lightstrips, lamps and accessories, all controlled by a fantastic app and HomeKit-compatible, make it a bright - if costly - choice.

Amazon Echo Dot

One of the best bargains in tech right now and a first step into a wonderful future.

Google Wifi

A Wi-Fi wonder that'll make your old router look like a tech dinosaur.

Google Home 

Genius in some ways, and a dunce in others, Home, like the Echo, is on the cusp of true brilliance. We’re just not quite there yet.

Ikea Trådfri smart lighting 

The Swedes have made the perfect smart lights for beginners, and imminent voice control could yet see them trouble Philips Hue.