Arlo, Nest, and SimpliSafe home security systems are on sale for spring

Home security systems have evolved in the past decade and have made a lot of leaps even in just the last few years. More and more people are ditching traditional security setups (typically professionally installed and administered remotely by a security or cable company) in favor of more affordable and customizable do-it-yourself solutions from makers like SimpliSafe, Nest, and Arlo.

Below, we’ve rounded up a small handful of great deals on some of the best of these home security systems, from full-featured bundles with all the bells and whistles to simple Wi-Fi camera systems that just make it easy for you keep an eye on things. No matter what your security needs are, these discounted systems should have you covered, so if you’re looking for a modern way to guard your castle without expensive contracts, then read on:

SimpliSafe Home Security System

simplisafe

SimpliSafe makes one of our all-time favorite home security systems thanks to its slick and intuitive design, set-it-and-forget-it tool-less installation, and affordable no-contract 24/7 monitoring service (which connects via cellular and Wi-Fi for failsafe coverage, even if there’s a power outage). If you’re paying for a traditional security system, a cheaper alternative like SimpliSafe can easily pay for itself within a few years.

From now until Tuesday, April 2, SimpliSafe is offering a 15-percent discount plus a free Wi-Fi camera with every purchase of its home security tech made directly from the company’s webstore. This lets you build a custom security bundle exactly to your liking.

Arlo Pro Wireless Camera System

Netgear Arlo Pro 2 review
Daven Mathies/Digital Trends

App-enabled “smart” Wi-Fi cameras are an increasingly popular way to secure your home, letting you keep an eye on things inside and out. Netgear’s Arlo Pro camera system is our favorite of these due to its impressive capabilities and ease of use. The 100-percent wire-free cameras are a cinch to install and are suited for both indoor and outdoor environments. They’re weather-resistant, feature two-way audio, and even work at night thanks to their low-light vision capabilities, and you get free cloud storage for keeping up to 7 days’ worth of recorded video.

One of the main drawbacks our review team found with the Arlo Pro system is its initial cost, but it’s on sale from Amazon right now at a deep discount: A nice 45-percent savings knocks a whopping $190 off the price, letting you grab this excellent two-camera indoor/outdoor home security system for a much more reasonable $230. There are also no subscriptions, contracts, or other service fees to worry about.

Nest Cam IQ Outdoor Security Camera System

lowes presidents day deals on dyson nest and samsung outdoor cam digital wired security camera with night vision 4

The Nest Cam IQ is another one of the best home security cameras on the market today and is a great choice if you’re looking for a dedicated outdoor camera system. It’s actually our favorite for night vision, boasting the best low-light monitoring and recording of all of our top picks (complete with long-distance and zooming/panning capabilities). It’s not wireless like the Arlo – it plugs right into a normal power outlet – but the flip-side of this is that you don’t have to mess around with batteries.

The Nest Cam IQ Outdoor cameras make it easy to keep an eye on your property at all times, sending a video feed right to your computer or mobile devices running the Nest companion app. The Cam IQ will also send immediate alerts when it detects loud sounds, and it features two-way audio communication. The two-camera Nest IQ Outdoor camera system is on sale on Amazon right now for $290.

Looking for more great stuff? Find tech deals and much more on our curated deals page.

We strive to help our readers find the best deals on quality products and services, and choose what we cover carefully and independently. If you find a better price for a product listed here, or want to suggest one of your own, email us at dealsteam@digitaltrends.com.

Digital Trends may earn commission on products purchased through our links, which supports the work we do for our readers.
Product Review

4K in home security is finally here, thanks to Arlo’s Ultra UHD smart cam

The 4K home security camera is finally here! Class-leading image clarity and a super-wide field of vision makes Arlo Ultra an early contender for the year’s best smart cam. While there are definite quirks to the device, the device…
Deals

Amazon and Best Buy smash prices on August smart home security locks

Amazon and Best Buy have the lowest prices for two August smart home door locks during a limited time sale. August was one of the first smart door lock companies designed specifically for smart home convenience and security.
Deals

Save up to $200 on the rugged and easy-to-use Blink XT wireless security cameras

The Blink XT wireless smart cameras -- on sale right now from Best Buy for as much as $200 off -- are a great way to keep an eye on your home inside and out, allowing you to monitor everything right from your phone or tablet.
Deals

The best iRobot Roomba deals to make cleaning your home a breeze

Keep your home clean without lifting a finger using a robot vacuum cleaner. These nine iRobot Roomba deals not only help you keep your home tidy, but many also come with advanced features such as automatic scheduling and Wi-Fi connectivity.
Deals

Shark, Ecovacs, and Roomba robot vacuums get price cuts for spring

The weather's getting nice again, and we're all emerging from our winter-long hibernation. So it's time once again to also start on that spring cleaning you've been putting off. But who really wants to clean when you'd rather be outside? We…
Computing

Dell slashes prices of XPS 13 and Alienware 17 laptops in latest promo

Dell's latest promotion will score you big savings on the XPS 13 or the Alienware 17. The stylish XPS 13's discount is for $430, and only the rose gold model is on sale, while gamers who choose the Alienware 17 will save $860.
Computing

Lenovo’s Yoga C930 sale drops a $650 discount on its 2TB SSD laptop

Lenovo is offering one of its 2-in-1 laptops at a $650 discount. This Lenovo Yoga C930 laptop comes with a 2TB solid-state drive, a digital pen, a fingerprint reader, and a Dolby Atmos sound bar.
Deals

Apple iPads and iPad Pros get price cuts up to $150 on Amazon

In the market for a new iPad? Now might be the time to buy -- Amazon has discounted a range of iPad models, including the 10.5-inch, 11-inch, and 12.9-inch iPad Pro models, plus the standard iPad.
Deals

Amazon sale knocks 20% off Nintendo Switch, Pro Controller, and games

A new wave of savings on gaming content is crashing down in celebration of Earth Day. Amazon is slashing prices up to 20% off for used Nintendo Switch consoles, games, and accessories like the Switch Pro Controller.
Deals

Take a gander at the best deals on 4K TVs for April 2019

There's no doubt that a good 4K smart TV is the best way to take your home entertainment setup to the next level to enjoy all your favorite shows, movies, and games in glorious Ultra HD. We've got the best 4K TV deals right here.
Deals

Ultra Wideband is here, and you can use it with the 5G Moto Mod (and save $150)

5G is rolling out in the U.S., and Motorola’s Moto Z3 is one of the few phones that can use it. Select people can take advantage of Verizon’s 5G service and enjoy a $150 discount with the purchase of a Moto Z3 and 5G Moto Mod bundle.
Deals

Get some bud-green Master and Dynamic wireless headphones for $50 off this 420

Looking for the best possible audio experience to pair with your favorite herb? Master and Dynamic has announced a special 420 edition of its gorgeous on-ear and over-ear headphones, which will be available for $50 off this 4/20.
Computing

You won't want to miss these deals on some of the best laptops around

Whether you need a new laptop for school or work or you're just doing some post-holiday shopping, we have you covered: These are the best laptop deals going right now, from discounted MacBooks to on-the-go gaming PCs.
Deals

The best Amazon Prime Day 2019 deals: Everything you need to know

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is still a few months off, but it's never too early to start preparing. We've been taking a look at the best discounts from previous Prime Days to give you our predictions of what to expect this year.