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Home security providers offer deals throughout the year. From home alarm kits to security cameras and video doorbells, the best brands offer these products at firesale prices on big sale days. Black Friday and Cyber Monday are two of these special discount days worth marking on your calendar.
The good news is, the Black Friday and Cyber Monday home security deals are streaming in as we near the home stretch. (They change everyday so bookmark this page.) Here’s what’s happening right now with our favorite home security brands.
SimpliSafe is affordable, stylish, award-winning wireless home security you can set up yourself in minutes. Black Friday is always a big day for SimpliSafe. The latest SimpliSafe update is 60 percent off all SimpliSafe security systems with interactive monitoring. That deal includes an indoor camera on the house. Like most Cyber Monday promos, this one is going fast.
Picking up a Vivint home security package may be tempting if you’re thinking of investing in a more robust wired home security system. This week Vivint is offering some big Cyber Monday savings. For the next few hours, when you sign up for a Vivint home security package, you get a free video doorbell, a free professional installation (they usually run $199), and three months of monitoring on the house, which would normally cost between $90 and $135.
The biggest name in home security isn’t what we’d call cheap, which is why Black Friday and Cyber Monday are the days to score your new ADT security system. We didn’t see any monster savings this year, but ADT is throwing around Nest Doorbells, Outdoor Nest Cams, and Nest Hubs (2nd Gen) like they’re confetti. If you sign up for one of their Video and Smart Home packages in the next few hours, you can swipe up all three for nothing. (That’s $650 in free products if you’re counting.)
Pro Tip: Wired or wireless, which do you need? Actually, for your security equipment both are reliable. (Plenty of our household connections are wireless.) But for your monitoring service, we always recommend a provider with a cellular connection to its emergency center.
The day after Thanksgiving, a.k.a., Black Friday, is the official kick-off to the Christmas holiday shopping season. This is a great time to shop for home security equipment. (Don’t worry, you can still hide all your shiny new security tech under the Christmas tree — though we kind of recommend installing it ASAP.)
The problem a lot of excited home security shoppers face come Black Friday is FOMOD (Fear of Missing Out on Deals). We guarantee you won’t, as long as you follow our announcements here. (Remember to bookmark us!)
Also, just to play it absolutely safe, don’t forget to save the dates. For your convenience, here’s when Black Friday, Cyber Monday, and Amazon Prime Day are going down.
This year Black Friday falls on November 25, 2022. Besides year-topping home security deals on their latest models, many top home security brands will also float attractive deals on their monitoring services and accessories, including extended warranties and sometimes free shipping.
This year Cyber Monday is on November 28, 2022. Just like Black Friday, Cyber Monday is also a day for slashed prices and once-a-year sales, typically on online purchases. Interestingly, we tend to see the best rates and discounts on security systems and smart home devices on Cyber Monday, so holding off an extra three days to swipe up a heavily discounted security package may pay off. Then again, nothing’s written in stone, and promotions vary from provider to provider.
Let’s not forget Amazon’s annual Prime Day. Every year, thousands of items go on sale for Amazon Prime members, including products from our favorite home security brands. (Some years, we’ve actually seen Prime Day deals top Black Friday sales.) This year Prime Day fell on July 12, by the way. But don’t worry — if you missed it, Prime Day happens every year. The most likely candidate for 2023 is, you guessed it, July 12.
FYI: On Prime Day 2022, Amazon claims to have sold over 300 million items in 20 countries, saving members $1.7 billion.1
The real trick to Black Friday and Cyber Monday is timing your purchase, and that’s not always easy. Every home security company is feeling out the market leading up to the big days, trying different promotions out — so you may find a really tempting deal that’s literally here today and gone tomorrow. Which can add to the angst.
Rest assured, we monitor Black Friday promotions a few times daily so you won’t miss out on anything. Right now, we’re collecting the best pre-Black Friday sales on the web (take a look up top), along with any Black Friday intel we can find.
That doesn’t make the waiting any easier, we know. But at least, if you bookmark this page, you’ll have all the information you need to make the best decision possible on your Black Friday home security purchase.
Did You Know: ADT has been protecting American homes for 140 years, but they didn’t start using their iconic blue yard sign until 1989.
Home security companies are constantly throwing out discounts to sweeten the deal. One way they do that is with special coupon codes.
To maximize your chances of snatching up a coupon, first, narrow your search down to one or two home security companies you really like and sign up for their newsletters. That’s probably the best way to score an exclusive coupon in time for Black Friday. (Social media is a close second.)
Second, check these pages from time to time. If a tasty home security offer goes live, chances are, we’ll report it here.
Finally, there are two special groups that tend to see standing discounts on home security equipment and services year-round — members of the armed forces and senior citizens. Here’s how that works.
Some home security brands offer sizable home security discounts for active military, veterans, and/or military family members. These could come in the form of reduced rates on services, free equipment and features, or contract exceptions.
A few home security companies offer exclusive discounts for senior citizens. Lively’s Jitterbug smartphones are on sale for 50 percent off at the moment, for example. But the most popular home security features for seniors are alert buttons and two-way communication features that give older folks instant access to medical professionals and loved ones. This Black Friday we’re likely to see some substantial discounts on those products and services, too
If you’re in one of these two special groups, your best bet for landing a home security discount is to contact a company representative and ask. Many times discounts for special groups aren’t advertised on websites at all.
Here are a handful of other providers offering up deals, discounts, and special promotions on the latest in home security:
Amazon Staff. (2022, Jul 14). The history of Prime Day. Amazon News.
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