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The best cheap home security camera deals for June 2020: Arlo, Nest, Ring, EZVIZ

Take advantage of the great weather to set up your smart home with these great deals on cheap home security cameras. The wide selection of wireless home security cameras can make it hard to choose, but we’re here to help in two ways. We include buying tips and address a few common concerns when buying cheap home security cameras below.

We also suggest you check out our Best Home Security Cameras for 2020 and The Best Wireless Security Cameras for 2020 articles, which are updated regularly. Because there is high demand for home security cameras, we update this article weekly, so check back often for the best and latest deals.

Today’s Best Home Security Camera Deals

  • EZVIZ C1C 1080p – New Indoor WiFi Security Camera$25 ($15 off)
  • EZVIZ C6CN 1080p Indoor Pan/Tilt WiFi Security Camera$40 ($20 off)
  • YI Smart Security Camera 3, AI-Powered 1080p Home Camera System IP Cam 2-pack$50 ($30 off)
  • EZVIZ Outdoor Security Camera$60 ($40 off)
  • Arlo – Pro 1-Camera Indoor/Outdoor Security Camera System$138 ($113 off)
  • Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera$150, was $200
  • Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Home Security Camera System 2 camera kit$250 ($230 off)
  • Google Nest Cam – Indoor Home Security Camera with Night Vision 3-Pack$359 ($31 off)
  • Arlo – Pro 2 4-Camera Indoor-Outdoor Wireless 1080p Security Camera System – White$400 ($250 off)

Arlo Pro 2 - Wireless Home Security Camera System 3-camera kit

$350 $530
Expires soon
Save over 50% on one of our long-time favorite home security cameras. The Arlo Pro 2 wireless indoor/outdoor camera system has night vision, 2-way talk, and siren. This deal is for the 3-camera kit.

Google, NC1104US, Nest Cam Indoor, Security Camera, Black, 3

$359 $390
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A 3-pack of Nest Cam Indoor Security Cameras with phone alerts, two-way talk, and no hub required.

Google Nest Cam IQ Indoor Security Camera - 2 Pack

$349 $499
Expires soon
Two Nest Cam IQ Indoor Security Cameras with person alerts, close-up tracking view, 4K image sensors, and HDR. HD two-way talk projects your voice loud and clear.

Arlo - Pro 1-Camera Indoor/Outdoor Security Camera System

$122 $250
Expires soon
Install the Arlo Base Station indoors and the wireless and wire-free Arlo Pro 1 indoor/outdoor 720p HD camera anywhere you want.

Google Nest Cam Outdoor, Security Camera, White

$149 $199
Expires soon
This wired outdoor home security camera never needs recharging and runs 24/7, rain or shine. Supports 2-way talk and sends alerts to the Nest app. This deal is for a single camera.

YI Home Camera, 1080p Wi-Fi IP Security Surveillance Smart System 4-camera kit

$89 $190
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This bundle includes four 1080p indoor wired security cameras with motion detection, 2-way audio, night vision, baby crying detection, and cloud storage.

EZVIZ C6CN 1080p Indoor Pan/Tilt WiFi Security Camera

$40 $60
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The EZVIZ C6CN indoor 1080p Wi-Fi security camera pans and tilts automatically to follow motion. Notable features include 360-degree image capture, full duplex 2-way talk, and Micro SD card storage.

Arlo Pro 3 – Wire-Free Security 2-Camera System

$400 $500
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The Arlo Pro 3 wire-free security camera system records in 2K HDR video and features color night vision, 2-way audio, a siren, and an integrated spotlight. This deal is for the 2-camera system.

EZVIZ Outdoor Security Camera

$60 $100
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Weatherproof IP66 surveillance security camera includes a strobe light and siren. Two-way audio and support for both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant.

Victure 1080P FHD WiFi IP Camera Indoor Wireless Security Camera

$30 $40
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The Victure indoor 1080p full HD camera has night vision, two-way audio, motoin detection and local storage with a Micro SD card.

Nest Security Camera, for Indoor Use (Renewed)

$120 $140
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Save money without sacrificing security with a renewed Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera with two-way talk, night vision, and an Amazon 90-day warranty.

Google Nest Cam Outdoor, Security Camera (2-Pack)

$239 $299
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The Google Nest Cam wired outdoor home security camera never needs recharging and runs 24/7, rain or shine. Supports 2-way talk and sends alerts to the Nest app. This deal is for two cameras.

Wyze Cam V2 1080P Indoor Smart Home Camera with Wyze Sense Starter Kit

$43 $48
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The bundles includes a Wzye 1080p full HD indoor Smart Home Cam V2 and a single Wyze Sense motion sensor that sends an alert to the owners' smartphone.

Nest Cam Indoor, Security Camera NC1102ES , Black,

$129 $199
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Plug-and-go security with the Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera. Supports 24/7 live video, smartphone alerts, and clear night vision.

EZVIZ C1C 1080p - New Indoor WiFi Security Camera

$25 $40
Expires soon
Full HD 1080p Indoor Wi-Fi Security camera with smart motion detection, full-duplex two-way audio, 40-foot night vision, and MicroSD storage card slot.

Google Nest Cam Indoor Security Cameras (3-Pack) - Black

$397 $427
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Three Nest Indoor Cam Security Cameras with 1080p HD video, two-way talk, and continuous 24/7 live video including night vision.

YI Smart Security Camera 3, AI-Powered 1080p Home Camera System IP Cam 2-pack

$50 $70
Expires soon
Two YI AI-powered Smart Security Camera 3 models include human detection, sound analytics, crying baby alerts, smart cloud search, and both cloud and local storage.

Nest Labs Wi-Fi-enabled Indoor Camera in White

$265 $299
Expires soon
Wi-Fi-enabed Nest IQ Cam Indoor Security Camera contnuously records up to 30 days of video. Includes two-way talk, night vision, human detection, and smartphone alerts.

Arlo Pro 2 Wireless Home Security Camera System 2 camera kit

$250 $480
Expires soon
The Arlo Pro 2 wireless indoor/outdoor camera system was our long-time top pick until the release of the Arlo Pro 3 and it still a very solid choice, especially with these deep discounts.

How To Choose A Cheap Home Security Camera

  • Indoor, outdoor, or both: If you want cameras both inside and outside your home, you’ll find that most companies make both indoor and outdoor cameras. The outdoor cameras are usually waterproof and dustproof and generally have more robust mounting devices than indoor cameras. You can always use an outdoor camera inside, but the opposite is not the case.
  • Wired power connection or battery-powered: Battery-powered cameras are easier to mount, especially outdoors, than cameras that require AC power via a wire. The advantage of wired power connections is you don’t need to monitor battery life and recharge batteries when depleted. Some home security cameras made by Ring run on rechargeable batteries even when they are plugged into AC power because the house power continuously charges the batteries.
  • Video resolution and depth of field: Resolution refers to the number of pixels or dots that make up images. For most home systems, 1080p resolution, also called Full HD or FHD, is sufficient, but you can also pay more for 2K or 4K cameras, which have, respectively, two or four times as much resolution. The depth of field generally refers to the width or height of the image the camera captures. A maximum is 360-degrees or a complete circle. With a stationary camera, that is, one that does not rotate to follow a moving object, anything over 100-degrees depth of field is pretty good. More is better.
  • Detection sensors, motion, sound, or both: Most home security cameras have motion detection. Some also activate when they detect sound. To avoid too many false alerts from blowing leaves, passing cars, and nosy squirrels, it helps to have adjustable detection areas for motion detection and sound volume or audio analytics for sound detection.
  • Two-way audio: Two-way talk is common with home security cameras. Single duplex audio allows one person to speak at a time while the other listens. Full duplex, which is more like natural human speech, lets both parties talk and listen at the same time.
  • Storage capability: Many home security cameras automatically store images and audio/video clips in the cloud. Other cameras use local storage on removable solid-state memory cards. The best choice is a camera that supports both cloud storage for remote access from any location and local storage backup.
  • Stored video access charges: Cloud storage for video clips is sometimes free, at least on a limited basis. There are often subscription plans based on the amount of storage, the number of stored clips, and how long you can access stored clips. If you want significant storage, be sure to check cloud storage features and prices before buying and mounting the hardware.
  • Mobile app or Wi-Fi monitoring: Most home security cameras send alerts to a mobile app and allow remote livestreaming and sometimes enable remote access to stored clips in the cloud. Security cameras with Wi-Fi can often be accessed by any computer or device that can access the internet, usually by entering a user name and password.
  • Smart home platform compatibility: The gold standard for smart home platform support for voice commands and voice management is both Amazon Alexa and Google Assistant compatibility. Fewer cameras support Apple HomeKit, Siri, IFTTT, or other platforms.
  • Integration with other same-brand devices: If you plan to install additional smart security devices such as video doorbells, smart lights, and DIY smart security systems, be sure to choose smart security cameras that work with other devices. At a minimum, you should be able to check all devices with the same app or smart home platform.

Do Home Security Cameras Reduce Crime?

Visible security cameras can have a preventative effect even when not hooked up, in a fashion similar to sign on your lawn with a security company name. When cameras are mounted outside the home in visible but hard to reach locations, that too can deter a thief or vandal. Better still is when a security camera is one component of several, including neat, trimmed yards with ample lighting and no hiding places.

Do Home Security Cameras Have Audio?

Most home security cameras have two-way audio, some with a push-to-talk button within reach of visitors but more often not. Better quality cameras have sufficient audio quality and volume to be heard clearly. While less expensive security cameras have single duplex audio — meaning you can talk and listen, but only one at a time — full-duplex audio — both sides can talk and listen simultaneously is even better.

Do Home Security Cameras Need Wi-Fi?

No. There are home security cameras that connect to a central device via long cables. Others connect by wire or via Bluetooth or another wireless signal to a secondary device that serves as an intermediary hub that connects to the home network. Most home security cameras today, regardless of the price range, can connect to the network or a hub via Wi-Fi.

Can Home Security Cameras Be Hacked?

Like any computer system, home security cameras can be hacked. There are, however, several steps you can take to make your cameras more secure. These same steps mainly apply to any smart system.

  • Secure your home network
  • Change default user names and passwords
  • Use unique, difficult to guess passwords
  • Don’t reuse passwords
  • If any component of your smart home system allows guest access, be sure to assign guests exclusive codes or passwords.
  • Use a robust password management program
  • Use two-step authentication when available
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