Video Doorbell Camera Prime Day Deals for 2022
Our Favorite Prime Day Deal
The two-day Prime Day sales event has officially begun! And the deals and discounts will run until midnight tomorrow (July 13). We don’t have much time left, so check out these deals to find the right video doorbell camera for your home or apartment.
Prime Day is one of the biggest days for package theft, but one of the smartest ways to prevent package theft is to use a doorbell camera. We guess it’s a catch-22, then, that some of the best savings on video doorbells come on Prime Day. Regardless, we’re covering Prime Day 2022 video doorbell deals. So let’s dive right in.
The Best Prime Day Deals on Doorbell Cameras
Video doorbell brands are aware that folks use their products to catch and report package theft, which is why a lot of them started to offer deals weeks before Prime Day started. The best deals, however, are the ones that are live now. Here are the best Prime Day 2022 deals we found.
|Video Doorbell Brand||Deal||Products|
|Arlo||Up to 25% off||Arlo Essential Wired Video Doorbell, Arlo Essential Wireless Video Doorbell|
|Blink||30% off Blink Video Doorbells and up to 50% off bundles with Blink cameras and Amazon devices||Blink Video Doorbell|
|Google Nest||Up to 35% off||Nest Video Doorbell (Battery)|
|Lorex||Up to 20% off||Lorex 2K WiFi Video Doorbell, Lorex Smart 2K, Lorex 1080p WiFi Doorbell, etc.|
|Ring||Up to 54% off select Ring doorbells when paired with an Echo Show 5||Ring Video Doorbell, Video Doorbell Pro, Video Doorbell 3, Video Doorbell 4|
|Wyze||10% off||Wyze Video Doorbell with Chime (Hardwired)|
Right now, Blink and Ring have the best video doorbell Prime Day deals, which isn’t surprising given that both are owned by Amazon. Arlo and Nest also offer significant discounts, so at least you have options if Ring and Blink aren’t up to your liking. That said, we’ll continue to monitor video doorbell brands — including SkyBell, Kangaroo, and Swann — throughout Prime Day to help you select the best deals.
Past Prime Day Video Doorbell Deals
Prime Day is usually a great time to bolster your front door security with a video doorbell. Case in point: Last Prime Day, we saw these deals from some of the top video doorbell brands.
|Video Doorbell Brand||Deal||Products|
|Blue by ADT||$40 off||Blue by ADT Video Doorbell|
|Ring||Up to $80 off when paired with the Echo Dot (3rd generation)||Ring Video Doorbell, Ring Peephole Cam|
|Ring||Up to $140 off when paired with the Echo Show 5 (2nd generation)||Ring Video Doorbell 3, Ring Video Doorbell Pro|
|Ring||$15 off||Ring Video Doorbell (Wired)|
|SimpliSafe||20% off||SimpliSafe Doorbell|
Note: Ring gets a lot of attention every Prime Day ever since Amazon acquired the video doorbell company. Year after year, they’ve put out the best Prime Day deals. However, it’ll be interesting to see the deals from Ring’s top competitors, particularly Nest. We reviewed the new Nest Doorbells earlier this year and we were impressed.
Unfortunately, some of the doorbells we love aren’t on Amazon. The Vivint Doorbell Camera we reviewed, for example, is exclusively offered by Vivint.
If your selection doesn’t have Prime Day deals or isn’t on Amazon, look for doorbell camera Black Friday deals instead.
While you’re at it, you may want to check out some Prime Day security camera deals. Adding security cameras can help in monitoring not just your front door but other intrusion-prone areas of your house, both indoors and outdoors.
What To Look For in Doorbell Cameras
New to doorbell cameras and not sure where to start? Although they may seem overwhelming, they’re not super different from a regular outdoor camera.
- Connectivity: Most smart doorbells connect to Wi-Fi, through which they stream live videos and record to the cloud.
- Durability: Look for a model that works in a wide temperature range, with an IP rating of at least 65, meaning it’s dust-tight and water-resistant.1
- Power: While there are wireless video doorbells available, if you have existing doorbell wiring, you may opt for a hardwired version. Note that this could complicate installation, so you may want to hire a professional in some cases. Wireless options, on the other hand, are very easy to install with few tools. However, take into account battery life and whether it’s a rechargeable or replaceable battery. Rechargeable batteries are more cost-efficient, as you won’t need to buy batteries on a regular basis.
- Video resolution: Look for video doorbells with resolutions of at least 1080p video, the current standard in the home security industry.
- Field of view: The field of view should be wide enough to see your entire front yard; 120 degrees should be the minimum. Also consider the orientation. Video doorbells with horizontal orientation can cover a wider field, but they might not be able to catch a person’s face if they stand too close. Those with vertical orientation, on the other hand, can capture an entire person from head to toe, but they might have blindspots on the sides.
- Zoom: To catch those smaller details, look for cameras with optical zoom.
- Two-way audio: Two-way audio is an essential feature of any video doorbell. It’s what lets you talk to your visitors at your front door rather than just see them. With a microphone on the device itself, they can talk back, all through your mobile application.
- Night vision: We prefer doorbell cameras with infrared night vision over doorbell cameras with color night vision, as the bright lights can make your device quite conspicuous.
- Storage: If you end up having a break-in or package theft, you’ll probably want to use your doorbell camera’s footage in the criminal investigation, and you’ll need storage for that. While some doorbell cameras have local storage through micro-SD cards, most offer cloud storage, which is often part of a monthly subscription. Consider these costs as well, as they’re typically around $3 a month.
- Smart home integrations: Already in the Amazon or Google smart home ecosystem? Look for a video doorbell that works with Alexa or Google Assistant, along with your other smart home devices for home automation.
- Artificial intelligence: You don’t want to be notified every time your video doorbell detects motion from any object, as that will include cars, animals, and even trees swaying in the wind. Instead, look for video doorbells with person detection so you only get notified when it matters. Facial recognition, which tells you exactly who’s at your door, is even better.
- Installation: You can either install the video doorbell yourself or hire a professional. Some companies, like Vivint, require professional installation.
- App: Look for a corresponding mobile application with high ratings on the App Store or Google Play, depending on the make of your phone or tablet.
- Pricing: Video doorbells range in price from just $19.99 to $249.99 at the most extreme, but you can expect to pay around $150 for the equipment. Don’t forget to factor in the costs of all your products and services, from the video doorbell and its mount to storage and (in some cases) professional monitoring.
As more and more companies announce their Amazon Prime Day 2022 deals, we’ll keep this page updated so you can plan out your savings. But if you’re not sure which video doorbell is right for you, check out our guide of the best video doorbells, all of which we’ve hand-tested.
DSM&T. (2021). IP Rating Chart.