Did you know that a burglary occurs once every 15 seconds in the U.S.?1

It’s certainly a sobering statistic, but there are ways to make sure you don’t become a victim. A solid home security system is the best way, and one of the most powerful deterrents you can have are security cameras.

D-Link Camera at Night

D-Link Camera at Night

That said, home security cameras can be a little pricey. It can also get a little confusing when you start talking about advanced features and the mile-long list of camera manufacturers. What exactly do you need to protect your home and family, and who do you want to purchase it from?

Don’t worry – we’ve got all the information you need right here. We’re going to break down what you should be looking for in a camera, some of the top manufacturers’ offerings, and strategies for how to get your hands on some exceptional cameras without breaking the bank.

FYI: Pricing on security cameras can seem inconsistent, but it’s generally a get-what-you-pay-for scenario. To learn more, visit our in-depth security camera cost guide.

Everyday Deals and Savings on Security Cameras

How much you can save depends when and where you’re shopping, and the specific brands you’re looking for. In terms of current deals, though, let’s start with one of our favorites, Arlo. They’re one of the best wireless cameras on the market, and they’re known for their sleek design and feature-rich equipment.

Arlo Camera Deals

Arlo Pro 3 Mounted Outside

Arlo Pro 3 Mounted Outside

Specifically with Arlo, you’ll want to pay close attention to the packages and system bundles they offer, as this is really the best way to save money if you’re looking to buy their cameras. Right now you’ll save 10 percent on a custom security bundle that costs $250 or more, 15 percent on one priced $500 or more, and 20 percent on one priced $1,000 or more.

If you’re looking for deals on specific pieces of equipment, though, here’s what’s currently available:

  • Arlo Ultra 2 Wireless Security Camera: Was $299.99, now $249.99
  • Arlo Essential Wireless Security Camera: Was $129.99, now $79.99
  • Arlo Essential Indoor Security Camera: Was $99.99, now $69.99

Arlo is one of our favorite manufacturers, but they aren’t exactly known for being budget-friendly. If you’re going to protect your property with Arlo equipment, it really is best to bundle. For lots more info about their cameras, check out my hands-on Arlo Pro 3 camera review.

Pro Tip: If you like Arlo’s cameras but aren’t keen on the prices, my review of Reolink’s Argus 3 camera might have a few pointers. Reolink’s cameras resemble Arlo in many ways but are generally a bit cheaper. Just something to keep in mind.

Ring Camera Savings

You really can’t go wrong with a Ring camera, so it’s always a smart idea to see what’s in store with Amazon’s leading camera brand around holiday sales, Prime Day (more on that later), and just your everyday markdowns on packages and bundles.

Ring Floodlight Cam Mounted Outside

Ring Floodlight Cam Mounted Outside

Here are a few Ring deals I happened upon, but note this is certainly not an exhaustive list. Keep checking back here as Ring announces big discounts around retail holiday sales like Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and of course, Prime Day.

  • Video Doorbell 3: Was $199.99, now $139.99
  • Ring Starter Kit: Was $419.98, now $379.99
  • Ring Deluxe Kit: Was $819.96, now $779.97
  • Ring Five Piece Alarm Security Kit with Echo Dot: Was $249.98, now $209.99

Pro Tip: Read my latest Ring Camera review to learn all about this versatile lineup of home security cameras.

Blink Camera Discounts

From left: Blink Indoor, Blink Mini, Blink Outdoor

From left: Blink Indoor, Blink Mini, Blink Outdoor

Blink is a consistent favorite of ours, with slim, discreet equipment powered by extended-life batteries. Though they’ve amassed a healthy following among apartment dwellers and renters, Blink is generally billed as the budget-friendly alternative to Ring, known for containing basic features and offering super-easy installation.

While the savings don’t tend to be massive for Blink products – they are pretty affordable already, as you might have learned from my hands-on Blink camera analysis – there are still plenty of discounts to snag. For example, right now you can snag a Blink Outdoor Cam with a Solar Charging Mount for $139.98 — 15 percent off its original $164.97.

Pro Tip: For more ways to save on Blink cameras year-round, head over to my full Blink camera deals and discounts guide.

Lorex Camera Deals

Lorex Outdoor Camera Installed

Lorex Outdoor Camera Installed

There’s always much to find in a Lorex sale. It’s a huge brand of cameras that are available all the way up to 4K video but remain mostly affordable compared to competing brands. Their Deals of the Day, for one, are worth a look; here are just a few deals happening now on Lorex’s site:

  • Lorex 4K (8 Camera Capable) 2TB Wired NVR System with Bullet Cameras: Was $599.99, now $509.99
  • Lorex Fusion 4K 16 Camera Capable (8 Wired + 8 Wi-Fi) 2TB NVR System with 4 Smart Security Lighting Bullet Cameras, One 2K Pan-Tilt Camera and One 2K Indoor Wi-Fi Camera: Was $909.99, now $773.49
  • Lorex 4K Ultra HD Active Deterrence Security Camera: Was $79.99, now $59.99

Lorex is always offering discounts and deals on their absolutely massive inventory. For more ways to save on Lorex, visit my in-depth Lorex deals and discounts guide.

Did You Know: Wyze is another popular home security camera brand with both indoor and outdoor devices. Head over to our Wyze Black Friday Deals page to learn more about how to get the best savings on Wyze.

Amazon Prime Day Deals on Security Cameras

Amazon Prime Day3 needs little introduction; you’ve likely already been on pins and needles waiting for the massive sales bonanza to return in 2023.

Indeed, this event, held annually since 2015, has a slightly different meaning this year. For many small businesses, it’s a chance to recoup debilitating losses they endured in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Ring Stick Up Cam

Ring Stick Up Cam

What should that tell you? For one, look for generous sales on lots of Amazon-branded cameras. You guessed it: That’s Ring and Blink. As these brands reveal what they’re cooking up for Prime Day, you should look out for deals like the ones I described above on the Ring Spotlight, Ring Stick Up, and everyone’s favorite Ring Video Doorbell when the big event rolls around.

Final Thoughts and Recommendations

If you’re willing to do some careful planning and preparation, you can find some truly amazing deals on security cameras around the holidays, Prime Day, and other seasonal sales. Of course, if you already own a Ring, Arlo, Nest Cam, or another one of the top-rated cameras I discuss above, it’s likely you’ll be notified by email or push notifications (if you’ve enabled them) about brand announcements and sales around holidays.

And aside from the big names stated above, it’s always smart to compare those higher-profile cameras against lesser-known brands like Zmodo and D-Link. I’ve found some unique and surprisingly impressive cameras at affordable prices that way.

Otherwise, be sure to keep checking back here for the latest updates on home security camera deals. And don’t forget to check out our roundup of Amazon Prime Day deals on security cameras.