Lorex Doorbell Camera

Lorex Doorbell Camera

The rise of the smart doorbell1 is one of the biggest tech advancements of the last decade. Not only are these devices used by millions of homeowners around the world, they also happen to be among the most sought-after gadgets on Amazon’s biggest shopping event of the year: Prime Day.

So with that in mind, let’s talk about what you should expect at this highly anticipated shopping event, which is officially scheduled for July 12 and 13, 2022. If history is any indication, I’m expecting at least a handful of deals on video doorbells, primarily from Ring, but also from other quality brands like Lorex, Arlo, and Vivint.

FYI: If you’re curious about one of the top players in this industry, check out our hands-on review of the Lorex Video Doorbell.

Since it’s still early, I can’t precisely pinpoint which doorbell cams will be marked down for Prime Day; it’s Amazon, after all, and they do like to keep folks in suspense. But keep checking back here, as well as review our full home security Prime Day deals guide for the latest updates on Prime Day 2022.

Next, let’s discuss some findings and takeaways I’ve picked up from previous Prime Days.

Doorbell Cameras: Past Prime Day Deals

Arlo Doorbell

Arlo Doorbell

As in previous years, Prime Day is promising for Prime members2 – particularly for folks who are looking for the best doorbell cameras out there.

Here are a few doorbell deals I’ve noted in Prime Days past:

  • In 2021, the price for a wired Ring Video Doorbell plus Echo Dot was slashed by 55 percent, down to just $45.
  • Also in 2021, the Arlo Essential Wireless Doorbell was on sale for $50 off – down to $150 from a typical $200.
  • In 2020, Amazon put their top-selling, latest-generation Ring Video Doorbell on sale for $70, a Prime Day savings of 30 percent.
  • Also in 2020, a two-in-one package of an Arlo Ultra camera + Smart Hub system and an Arlo Video Doorbell was available on Amazon for $659, a $168 discount.
  • The same year, eufy’s Security Wi-Fi Video Doorbell and wireless chime cost just $100 on Prime Day, a $20 discount.
  • A super-cool Nest Hello Video Doorbell got a $50 price slash in 2020 on Prime Day, for just $179.
  • In 2019, the August Doorbell Camera hit Prime Day with a healthy $103 discount, from $200 down to $97.
  • Again in 2019, Prime Day offered a two-for-one deal on a Ring Video Doorbell and Echo Dot – a savings of about $80.

Pricing on Doorbell Cameras

Buying a doorbell camera, thankfully, is one of the smartest purchases you can make to help secure your home. For some pre-Prime Day pricing context, here’s a quick breakdown of regular pricing for several doorbell cameras across the industry:

Manufacturer Model Power Source Price
Ring Video Doorbell (2020) Battery or Wired $99.99
Ring Video Doorbell Elite Wired or PoE $349.99
Lorex 2K Wired Video Doorbell Wired $179.99
Lorex 1080p Wi-Fi Video Doorbell Wired $49.99
Nest Nest Hello Wired 179.99
Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell Battery $199.99

Doorbell Cameras and Prime Day 2022

Ringing the Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro

Ringing the Vivint Doorbell Camera Pro

In 2021, Prime Day enjoyed record-setting sales, with products like the Arlo Pro 3 security camera, Ring Video Doorbell Pro, and Echo Dot smart speaker available at deeply discounted prices.

Now that the 2022 Prime Day date is confirmed — remember, that’s July 12 and 13, I have one piece of advice to share: If you’re trying to buy a new doorbell camera this Prime Day, your best option for saving the most money is almost definitely going to be Ring.

The Ring Video Doorbell

The Ring Video Doorbell

It’s pretty simple, really. Ring is the No. 1 doorbell camera, and it’s owned by Amazon. Though our hands-on Arlo Video Doorbell Camera experience was pleasant and featured a slim look and impressive technology, I still prefer Ring Doorbells overall. Ring is simple to set up, easy to use, and it boasts some of the best features of any doorbell camera I’ve tested.

That said, if you like Arlo’s design better, or you’d prefer a more sophisticated device like Vivint’s Doorbell Cam, there are still lots of choices out there.

For more help choosing the right doorbell, visit our complete buying guide for doorbell cameras. And don’t forget to bookmark this page and check back often as Prime Day 2022 approaches. We’ll be updating this page almost every day leading up to the sale.

And with that … happy Prime Day shopping!