Video Doorbell Camera Prime Day Deals for 2021
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’ve scoured the internet for the best Prime Day video doorbell deals, predicting how much we can save in 2021.
FYI: This year, Prime Day is on June 21 and 22; normally, it’s in July, so this is one month earlier than anticipated.
The Best Prime Day Deals on Doorbell Cameras
As of this writing, no companies have announced their Prime Day deals for 2021. But to predict the future, sometimes you need to look into the past. These were the best Prime Day deals on video doorbells last year:1
|Doorbell camera reviews||Doorbell camera pricing page||Regular equipment cost||Amazon Prime Day 2021 deals||Amazon Prime Day 2020 deals|
|Blue by ADT security system review||ADT security system pricing||$200||Not announced yet||$40 off|
|Arlo Video Doorbell review||Arlo Video Doorbell pricing||$149.99||Up to $80 off||$168 off with the Arlo Ultra|
|August Doorbell Cam Pro review (no longer available)||N/A||$199||Not announced yet||N/A|
|August View review (no longer available)||N/A||$229.99||Not announced yet||N/A|
|Kangaroo Doorbell Camera + Chime review||Kangaroo Doorbell Camera + Chime pricing||$19.99||Not announced yet||N/A|
|Lorex Video Doorbell review||Lorex Video Doorbell pricing||$129.99||Not announced yet||N/A|
|Ring Peephole Cam review||Ring Video Doorbell pricing||$129||Not announced yet||61% off with the Echo Dot|
|Ring Video Doorbell review||Ring Video Doorbell pricing||$99.99||Not announced yet||$80 off with the Echo Dot|
|Ring Video Doorbell 2 review||Ring Video Doorbell pricing||$169||Not announced yet||N/A|
|Ring Video Doorbell 3 review||Ring Video Doorbell pricing||$199.99||Not announced yet||$140 off with the Echo Show 5 smart display|
|Ring Video Doorbell 3 Plus review||Ring Video Doorbell pricing||$22.99||Not announced yet||N/A|
|Ring Video Doorbell Pro review||Ring Video Doorbell pricing||$249||Not announced yet||Up to 49% off or 50% off with the Echo Show 5|
|Scout Security System review||Scout pricing||$105||Not announced yet||N/A|
|SimpliSafe Video Doorbell Pro review||SimpliSafe Video pricing Doorbell Pro pricing||$169||Not announced yet||N/A|
|SkyBell HD review||SkyBell Doorbell camera pricing||$199||Not announced yet||N/A|
|SkyBell Slim Line Doorbell camera review||SkyBell Doorbell camera pricing||$169.90||Not announced yet||N/A|
Note: Most of the discounted video doorbells on Prime Day are from Ring, an Amazon-owned company. Third-party companies are much less likely to have video doorbell Prime Day deals, and some video doorbells we’ve tested aren’t sold on Amazon currently, such as the Nest Doorbell, the eufy Video Doorbell, the Vivint Doorbell Camera, and the Zmodo Greet Pro. 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. With savings of over 60 percent,2 it makes sense to buy as much as possible of whatever you need on Prime Day. After all, it’s the Christmas of sales holidays!
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, although hardwired models may use cellular or landline backup to stay on during power outages.
- 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.3
- 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 battery.
- 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.
- 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 2021 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.
NBCNews. (2020). Amazon Prime Day 2020: Best sales and deals to shop now.
Yahoo. (2020). Prime Day Blink, Ring, Arlo, Nest & Smart Home Deals (2020): Best Security Camera, Doorbell, Alarm, Floodlight & Philips Hue Smart Lighting Deals Presented by Retail Egg.
DSM&T. (2021). IP Rating Chart.