Doorbell Camera Black Friday and Cyber Monday Deals
If there’s any day of the year that’s tantamount to a shopping Hunger Games, it’s Black Friday, the most competitive shopping day of all. That’s because on Black Friday, you can get video doorbells, otherwise known as doorbell cameras, for some of the lowest prices ever. Here at Security.org, we’ve tested out dozens of video doorbells and researched the best Black Friday deals so you can save on smart home security. Let’s get started, because we have a lot to go over.
The Best Deals on Doorbell Cameras
So here’s the deal: none of our favorite doorbell camera companies have actually announced their Black Friday 2020 deals yet. That’s not super surprising, as they want people to pay full prices, ideally. However, we traveled back in time to Black Fridays past to see what discounts they have done last year and earlier, which could be some great indicators for 2020. Buckle up!
Blue by ADT Doorbell Camera
Last year, Blue by ADT, then known as Lifeshield before it was acquired by ADT, offered us $100 off security systems up to $399.99, $200 off of all systems $400 to $799.99, and $300 off systems worth $800 and up. The best part? They even threw in a free indoor camera for new customers! To learn more, read our Blue by ADT review.
Arlo Video Doorbells
According to a release on Business Wire, Arlo’s Black Friday sales on Amazon included up to 17 percent off video doorbells.1 For their $200 video doorbell, this came out to $166. Not too shabby!
August Video Doorbells
The August Doorbell Cam Pro along with the August View, which we covered specifically in our August View review (say view five times fast), were up to 64 percent off on Amazon last year.2
Tip: Aside from video doorbells, August also sells smart locks, the perfect complement, in our humble opinion. After verifying someone’s identity with the video doorbell, you can let them into your home remotely with the smart lock!
Lorex Video Doorbells
Lorex’s video doorbell was up to 49 percent off on Amazon last Black Friday; for the $129.99 device, that would have amounted to savings of up to $64.
The Nest Hello is one of the best video doorbells of the year, but at $229, it’s also one of the pricier options on the market. Well, last year Amazon sold the video doorbell for up to 35 percent off, so it’s definitely worth waiting until Black Friday to see how much you can save.
FYI: Since last year, Nest has lowered its cloud storage prices. Now, you can buy 30 days of cloud storage for $6 a month or $60 a year, or 60 days of cloud storage for $12 a month or $120 a year. So if the cloud storage prices were the only things holding you back, then you should be good to go with the Nest Hello.
Ring Video Doorbells
While not all of Ring’s many video doorbells were on sale on Black Friday last year, we did see $30 off the Ring Video Doorbell, $50 off of the Ring Video Doorbell 2 and $80 off of the Ring Video Doorbell Pro. Of course, Amazon owns Ring, so we expect even more Black Friday discounts this year.
Got 5G?: The Ring Video Doorbell Elite, the Ring Video Doorbell Pro, the Ring Video Doorbell 3 and the Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus all work on either 2.4 or 5 Ghz networks, so you can put your video doorbell on the 5G network for faster connections.
SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro
SimpliSafe is fairly predictable when it comes to sales; nearly all year long, they offer 25 percent off a new system plus a free camera, so we expect the same to be true this year on Black Friday.
SkyBell Video Doorbells
SkyBell gave us $70 off plus free shipping and free cloud recording in 2017, but we didn’t see many discounts for 2018 or 2019, so it’s unclear what exactly the future will bring.
Vivint Doorbell Camera
Vivint’s been having Black Friday deals for nearly a decade, including free activation and installation on all new home security and home automation systems with savings of up to $500. They’ve also had sweepstakes to win a free system and up to five years of free service with the winner announced on Black Friday. We haven’t seen sweepstakes for this year yet, but we’ll keep our eyes peeled.
Zmodo Video Doorbells
In 2018, Zmodo gave its customers a free Zmodo Greet Video Doorbell with a purchase of the Zmodo Sight 180 camera, plus 30 days of cloud storage on the house. You really can’t get much better than free!
Doorbell Camera Pricing
When we test our doorbell cameras and review them on our site, price is always a factor, which is why we laid out the regular prices of each doorbell camera below, from lowest to highest.
|Doorbell Camera||Regular Price|
|Kangaroo Doorbell Camera||$19.99|
|Ring Video Doorbell 2||$99.00|
|Ring Video Doorbell||$99.99|
|Scout Video Doorbell||$105|
|Ring Peephole Cam||$129.00|
|Lorex Video Doorbell||$129.99|
|eufy Security Video Doorbell||$159.99|
|SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro||$169|
|SkyBell Slim Line Doorbell Camera||$169.90|
|eufy Video Doorbell 2K||$169.99|
|Zmodo Greet Pro||$179|
|August Doorbell Cam Pro||$199|
|SkyBell HD Video Doorbell||$199|
|Ring Video Doorbell 3||$199.99|
|ADT Blue Doorbell Camera||$200|
|Arlo Video Doorbell||$200|
|Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus||$229.99|
|Ring Video Doorbell Pro||$249.00|
|Vivint Doorbell Camera||$249.99|
|Ring Video Doorbell Elite||$349.99|
Obviously, we’re more than excited to see what savings on doorbell cameras 2020’s Black Friday will bring. Our best bets lie with Ring video doorbells, great tools for preventing package theft. Check back in as it gets closer to the date for more updated information!
Business Wire. (2019). Top Arlo Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019 Deals: List of Arlo Pro, Pro 2 Security Camera & Video Doorbell Sales Rounded Up by Consumer Articles.
Globe Newswire. (2019). The Best Smart Home Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2019 Deals: Lorex, Blink, WeMo, Ecobee, Honeywell & TP-Link Sales Listed by Spending Lab.