Prime Day is coming! This should come as great news to Prime members as well as anyone who’s on the hunt for the best Prime Day deals and discounts on home security products.
I think it’s safe to say that Prime Day 2021 is definitely a go – and according to our sources, it will be held earlier than July.1 Other sources are suggesting that Amazon might add a second Prime Day before 2021 is out.
This Just In: Amazon Prime Day 2021 will be held from June 21-22. And deals and discounts are already beginning to surface.
That said, we all know Amazon likes to keep folks guessing in the lead-up to their biggest shopping day of the year. But I do have past experience to draw from, too. And one thing that’s been consistent in past Prime Day events2 is a strong showing from Blink, the Amazon-owned brand with a suite of affordable wire-free cameras.
If you’re not familiar with Blink cameras, we covered the brand from head to toe in our full Blink home security camera review. But in the meantime, let’s explore some of the deals, discounts, and special offers Blink has up their sleeves for Amazon’s version of Black Friday.
What to Expect from Blink on Prime Day
Overall, Blink cameras work just like they should – they’re reliable wireless cameras that pair pretty seamlessly with home Wi-Fi and require very little hassle or time to get up and running. And prices across Blink’s indoor and outdoor cams are pretty reasonable, especially for a set of cams that run on batteries.
But do remember this: In Blink, you won’t find anything close to the fancy, five-star facial detection technology I encountered in my hands-on experience with Google Nest Cams, another high-rated camera. Those are among the most expensive cameras in the biz in terms of equipment – making them wildly different from our Blink cams. Just something to think about. And for a broader look at cameras across the industry, visit our security camera buying guide.
But back to Blink. Since it’s an Amazon product, you know you’re getting top-shelf technology. As Prime Day approaches, you should also expect to see some decent Blink discounts. From what I’ve seen, the massive e-commerce retailer is always keen to mark down their own proprietary devices on Prime Day. Last year, you might recall a healthy dose of markdowns on Ring products, including a generous 24 percent off the price of two fan-favorite Ring Indoor cams.
Also, I discovered a small but appealing discount off the Blink Mini, the brand’s only wired camera – now $28, marked down from $35. It’s still early, though; keep in mind that discount might get even deeper as Prime Day draws near, and it’s also very possible that the $100 Blink Outdoor camera3 and slightly cheaper Blink Indoor, for $80, could be marked down, too.
FYI: Blink Mini cameras aren’t fancy, but the device was super easy to install and use in my own experience with the camera. Learn more in my full Blink Mini camera review.
Of course, a savings of $7 probably isn’t going to make or break your Prime Day experience. That said, I find that Prime Day is often one of the best chances to save on security systems or smart home products (up to $100 savings or more!), so it might be worth starting there.
For example, during last year’s Prime Day, the Arlo Pro 3 system we reviewed was marked down 30 percent. It’s still a pricey setup, but if you’re looking for a simple, set-it-and-forget-it camera, Blink’s $28 Mini represents a solid option – especially for budget buyers.
For more ways to save on Blink cameras year-round, head over to our full Blink camera deals and discounts guide.