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Best security camera deals: Ring, Arlo, Blink and more on sale

These are the best security camera deals available right now

If you want to have more peace of mind when you’re away from home, then grabbing yourself a set of home security cameras to check on things is a good idea. Luckily, there are a lot of excellent options out there, whether it’s in the budget range or high-end, including some excellent deals that you can take advantage of to help bring the cost down. To that end, we’ve collected some of our favorite deals below on various cameras, including wireless security cameras, to save you the hassle of cables. That said, if you’re already in the Amazon ecosystem, then you may want to check out these Ring camera deals instead.

Chamberlain myQ Smart Garage Security Camera — $40, was $50

Chamberlain myQ Smart Garage Security Camera

While this is ostensibly made for your garage, there’s no reason the Chamberlain myQ Smart Garage can’t work for other uses as well, especially if you don’t need the highest quality of recording. It has an HD camera, which isn’t a ton, but it does have an impressive 130-degree field of view. The MyQ also connects through dual-band Wi-Fi for a better connection, and it even has two-way communication, which is impressive for something at this price bracket.

Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera — $86, was $121

The Arlo Essential Spotlight 4 outside in the elements.

The Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera is one of the better wireless cameras out there. Arlo is a brand that’s become a staple in home security cameras. The Essential Spotlight Camera is easy to install and take down for charging, and it offers the conveniences you’ll find in most wireless cameras. These include easy wireless connectivity to your home’s wifi network, which often needs to be done with a hub. This camera has connectivity built right in without the need for additional peripheral equipment. It has a motion sensor and an infrared mode for seeing at night. It has a two-way audio, which can be a good way to ward off intruders or talk with people making deliveries.

EufyCam 2 Pro — $120, was $170

EufyCam 2 Pro

Another budget-friendly option is the EufyCam 2 Pro, which has a surprisingly long battery, up to a full year, an impressive number regardless of which way you cut it. It also has a pretty loud siren to warn you and, even more impressively, offers an anti-theft feature that triggers said loud siren. Unfortunately, it does have a couple of downsides, with the primary one being that faces aren’t obvious at night, and that may impact identifying a trespasser. A lot of that has to do with the maximum 2k resolution, which isn’t as high as other offerings on this list that go up to 4k.

Blink Outdoor 4 (3-pack) — $140, was $260

The Blink Outdoor 4 installed on a fence

A lot of people may not know this, but Blink is one of Amazon’s brands focused on the budget range of home security devices, like the Blink Outdoor 4. Interestingly enough, it runs on AA batteries, so it’s much easier to deal as opposed to having to charge an internal battery, although that does mean you only get 1080p resolution. That said, you do get some other stuff like enhanced motion detection, two-way communication, and a 30-day free trial of Blink Subscription Plan so that you can save clips to the cloud. This deal will snag you a three-pack and is perfect for those who need a bit more coverage.

TP-Link Tapo Wire-Free MagCam (3-pack) — $190, was $250

TP-Link Tapo Wire-Free MagCam

The TP-Link Tapo is a good option if you want something with a higher resolution since it can handle up to 2k, giving you a lot more detail than you would see with some of the lower-end options. One of the great things about the Tapo is that it has local storage, up to 512GB, which isn’t something you often see, given that most companies require a subscription for that. It also has an impressive 300-day battery life span, as well as full-color night vision for those who live in areas with very little street and outdoor lighting.

Google Nest Indoor/Outdoor Cam — $380, was $450

A Google Nest Cam against a white background.

The Google Nest Cam is a great, versatile option for home security cameras that can be used indoors or outdoors. It has a 130-degree view, which is pretty solid for a security camera, and the 1080p resolution should be more than enough to see things clearly. There is also a six-times zoom you can use, which might come in handy given that it has a roughly 25-foot detection distance for motion, while the night-vision LED will give you about 20 feet of night vision. This version comes with a battery, so you don’t have to worry about wiring it up, which is good because the charging cable it comes with is only three feet long, so you aren’t really going to be able to write it up full-time.

Google Nest Doorbell Wired (2nd gen) — $150, was $180

A man installs a wired model of the Google Nest Doorbell near his front door.

While everybody knows about the Ring Video Doorbell, the truth is that there are a lot of other great options out there if you don’t necessarily want to be in Amazon’s ecosystem. One great example is the second generation Google Nest Doorbell, which has a lot of great improvements on the previous generation, such as a continuous video feed, easier installation, and things of that nature, although some of them are locked behind a $12/month Nest Aware Plus membership, which is a shame. Besides those features, though, you get 960 x 1280 resolution with a 10-foot motion detection distance, as well as a  145-degree field of view.

Google Nest Cam with Floodlight — $200, was $280

The Google Nest Cam with Floodlight mounted on a house.

If you’re looking for something that is more specifically made for outdoors within the Google ecosystem, then the Google Nest Cam with Floodlight is the way to go. It has the same sort of features as the non-floodlight version, with the added benefit of two floodlights that can hit a maximum of 2,400 lumens. Each floodlight also has a 25-foot and 180-degree detection radius, which is slightly more than what the camera has, so they should pop on before or at the same time as the camera, which is great. One thing to keep in mind is that this is hardwired, so installation will take some thought and effort.

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