Deals & Promotions

We have curated a list of deals and promotions from the top safety and security companies.

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Aliza VigdermanGabe TurnerChief Editor
Last Updated on Oct 14, 2020

Spring, summer, fall, winter, the time for savings is all the time. Whether it’s Black Friday, Cyber Monday, Prime Day, or just Wednesday, you can always save on home security products like cameras, security systems, and video doorbells, as well as digital security software like VPNs and identity theft protection. Well, we’ve rounded up all the best savings so you can put that money back into your wallet, where it belongs!

Home Security Systems

There’s a huge price range when it comes to home security systems, based on the amount of equipment you have as well as any additional monthly fees. While you can buy a $30 pair of security sensors and call it a day, you can also scale up with cameras, motion sensors, glass break sensors, door/ window sensors, keypads, panic buttons, and the like. But whatever you choose, make sure you’re getting as many savings as possible.

Home Security Cameras

Cameras play an important role in home security. With Wi-Fi-connected devices, you’ll be able to actually see what’s happening at home through a mobile application. Moreover, if you do end up having a home invasion, you’ll have footage for the police, essential for solving crime.

Video Doorbells

Essentially security cameras that hook up with your existing doorbell, video doorbells let us see who’s at the door even if we’re halfway around the world, upping our home security. While Ring is by far the best-known manufacturer of video doorbells, accounting for four out of every 10 in-use video doorbells as of February 20201, other brands offer great devices, as well. Our advice? Keep your options open!

Smart Home

Whether it’s smart speakers, smart displays, or other Wi-Fi-connected devices like plugs, thermostats, or even appliances, the Internet of Things isn’t going anywhere. In fact, by the end of 2019, there were 9.5 billion active IoT devices, much larger than the forecasted 8.3 billion. One of the main drivers of this increase? Smart home devices specifically2.

VPNs

VPN companies are well-known for offering amazing deals, especially on Black Friday and Cyber Monday. There’s no reason why you should pay full-price for a VPN when such great discounts exist!

FYI: If you’re one of the millions of people working remotely because of the COVID-19 pandemic, use a VPN on your home network or on a public network to encrypt your web traffic and IP address. Basically, you’ll be able to browse privately online, protecting your data and any sensitive business or customer information, as well.

Identity Theft Protection

Protecting you, your family’s and your business’s identities doesn’t need to cost a lot. The truth is, you don’t have to spend a lot to detect identity theft as soon as it happens. We scoured the Internet for the best Black Friday and Cyber Monday deals on identity theft protection services, and here’s what we dug up.

When Is Black Friday?

This year, Black Friday lands on Friday, November 27th, the day after Thanksgiving. So make sure that you wake up from your turkey coma and trot on over to the mall to get home security systems, security cameras, and doorbell cameras for the lowest prices ever!

When Is Cyber Monday?

Cyber Monday is three days after Black Friday on Monday, November 30th. We at Security.org were wondering, exactly how did Cyber Monday come to be? Well, according to Reader’s Digest3, the term was coined by Ellen Davis, a senior vice president at the National Retail Federation, in 2005 after she noticed that there was an increase in eCommerce revenue the Monday after Thanksgiving. After rejecting the names Black Monday and Blue Monday, she came up with Cyber Monday, and it paid off right away; that year, there was a 26 percent increase in sales compared to 2004. And the rest, as they say, is history!

Tip: Want to hide purchases from your kids this year? Buy them on Cyber Monday instead of Black Friday. Just make sure they don’t see the packages!

When Is Prime Day?

While Prime Day 2019 occurred in mid-July, the COVID-19 pandemic pushed it back to October 13th and 14th, 20204. And in hopes of supporting small businesses, Amazon is giving Prime members a $10 Prime Day credit when they spend $10 on products by select small businesses. But if you forget when Prime Day is or want to sign up for Prime, just ask Alexa!

Recap

No matter the season, it’s always the right time to save on home security or digital security and protect yourself, whether it’s in-person or online. If you’re not exactly sure what you want to save on, check out our lists of the best security cameras, the best security systems, the best video doorbells, the best VPNs, and the best identity theft protection. We’ve tested out all of these products and services ourselves so you can make sure you’re spending your money wisely.

Citations
  1. Strategy Analytics. (2019). Smart Home Survey Summary – All Countries – December 2019https://www.strategyanalytics.com/access-services/devices/connected-home/smart-home/reports/report-detail/smart-home-survey-summary—all-countries—december-2019

  2. IoT Analytics. (2020). IoT 2019 in Review: The 10 Most Relevant IoT Developments of the Year. https://iot-analytics.com/iot-2019-in-review/

  3. Reader's Digest. (2019). Finally! Here’s How Cyber Monday Even Became a Thing. https://www.rd.com/article/history-of-cyber-monday/

  4. The Amazon Blog. (2020). Announcing Prime Day 2020. https://blog.aboutamazon.com/shopping/announcing-prime-day-2020