Nest Camera Prime Day Deals for 2022
Just what kind of cash can you save on Nest cameras this Prime Day?
- Individual cameras range from $99.99 to $279.99
- Discounts on multi-camera packs with two to four cameras from $189.98 to $596
- Nest Aware subscriptions cost either $6 or $12 per month, or $60 or $120 per year
Prime Day 2022 is well underway, which means it’s time to scour Amazon for the best security equipment you can get for your dollar.
In previous years, we kept a close watch on Nest cameras, as they used to have some of the most premium security cameras in terms of features and price. In August 2021, however, Nest refreshed its product line with much more affordable security cameras. Prime Day 2022 marks the first Prime Day for these new Nest cameras, and we’re loving the deals we’re seeing thus far. If you’re a fan of Nest cameras, this may be one of the best days of the year to purchase one … or three!
Nest Prime Day Deals
Let us start by saying that we’re just glad that Google is back on Amazon. As you probably know, Google Nest and Amazon are big competitors in the smart home department. Amazon has Alexa, while Google offers Google Assistant. Both own security camera companies — Google has Nest cameras and Amazon has Ring and Blink. In the past, this competition has caused friction between the two companies, which resulted in Amazon deciding not to sell newer Google Nest products on its marketplace in 2018.1 That meant for a while, we didn’t see Prime Day deals on Amazon for Nest cameras.
Fortunately, Google Nest is back on Amazon. Not only that, it has some of the best security camera deals right now, and with the Prime Day debut of the most affordable Nest cameras yet, now is a great opportunity to build out your Google Nest smart home security ecosystem.
These are the best Prime Day deals on Nest security cameras:
|Nest Camera||Sale Price||Regular Price||Discount|
|Nest Cam Battery||$134.99||$179.99||$45|
|Nest Cam Battery (pack of 2)||$299.99||$329.99||$30|
|Nest Cam Indoor||$78.99||$99.99||$21|
|Nest Cam with Floodlight||$189.99||$279.99||$90|
|Nest Doorbell (Battery)||$119.99||$179.99||$60|
|Nest Doorbell (Wired)||$148.00||$229.00||$81|
Those are great deals compared to previous discounts from Nest. Black Friday deals on Nest cameras last year, for example, dropped prices by up to 30 percent. The deals above reflect discounts well above that figure. This year’s Prime Day discounts are better than last year’s, too. Although Nest’s lineup was significantly more expensive last year, the discounts only hovered around the $30 to $50 range. This year, we’re seeing multiple Nest cameras with discounts between $60 and $90.
By the way, the one-camera and two-camera Nest Cam Battery sets kicked off Prime Day with a $60 and $90 discount, respectively. We’re guessing stocks have been depleted, so the prices listed in the table are from third-party sellers. This goes to show that Prime Day deals don’t always last until the last minute, so if there’s a Nest camera you want and it’s on sale, you have to act fast.
Of course, Nest isn’t the only company offering great Prime Day deals. We’re also seeing Prime Day Blink camera deals and Prime Day Ring camera deals. Whatever you order, you should know that Prime Day includes package theft at higher levels than normal. Keep an eye out for porch pirates!
Pro Tip: Even though Prime Day is an Amazon Prime event, we often see other companies offer discounts on their online stores. We recommend visiting the Google Store as well to compare prices.
Normal Pricing for Nest Cameras
Just to provide a little context, let’s look at what Nest cameras cost normally. Keep in mind that multi-camera bundles often carry discounts of their own, so buying in bulk saves you money, Prime Day or not.
|Nest Cam (indoor, wired)||$99.99|
|Nest Cam (indoor/outdoor, battery)||$179.99|
|Nest Cam with floodlight||$279.99|
|Nest Cam (indoor, wired): 2-pack||$189.98|
|Nest Cam (indoor, wired): 3-pack||$278.97|
|Nest Cam (indoor/outdoor, battery): 2-pack||$329.99|
|Nest Cam (indoor/outdoor, battery): 4-pack||$596.00|
|Nest Doorbell (battery)||$179.99|
|Nest Doorbell (wired)||$229.00|
Are Nest Cameras Still Worth It?
If you compare Nest’s prices to industry standards, it’s still one of the more expensive security camera brands. There are $30 Wyze Cams, for example, and the Ring Indoor Camera we reviewed cost us only $60. We think the latter is a good mid-range camera, which means the indoor camera from Nest falls into the high-end category. That being said, the indoor Nest Cam really is a high-end camera, since it offers person detection and even facial recognition when paired with a Nest Aware subscription.
From the point of view of people who have been testing Nest cameras for years (that’s us!), though, the new Nest cameras are a breath of fresh air in terms of pricing. Did you know that Nest used to offer an outdoor camera — the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor we reviewed — for $400? Even more intriguingly, that outdoor camera shared a lot of similar features with the new $180 Nest Cam Battery. We found that out when we reviewed the Nest Cam Battery recently. Needless to say, within the past year, Nest earned a spot on our list of the best affordable cameras you could buy. It’s already one of the best security camera brands, and lowering its prices while keeping all the great features only made Nest better.
The same holds true for the new Nest doorbells, which come in battery-powered and hardwired versions. We tested the Nest doorbells recently, and we can say that not only are they better than the Nest Hello (the now-discontinued Nest doorbell) in terms of features, but also in terms of price. The battery-powered and hardwired Nest video doorbells cost $179.99 and $229, respectively, both falling within normal video doorbell pricing.
FYI: Nest provides three free hours of cloud storage. If you’re looking to record continuously, though, you’ll want to invest in Nest Aware. Nest Aware provides 30 days of storage for $6 a month or $60 for the year. Continuous recording is available in the Nest Aware Plus subscription for $12 per month or $120 per year.
Prime Day often presents a great opportunity for buyers to enjoy discounts on security equipment. Nest’s Prime Day 2022 deals can save you up to $90 or maybe even more if you buy multiple sets, so if you’re looking to bulk up your home security, now is a great time to do it.
That being said, Nest isn’t the only security camera brand we’re monitoring this Prime Day. Competitors such as Ring, Blink, and Arlo also have their own special offers, so we recommend staying brand-agnostic until you’ve done your research.
Business Insider. (2018, Mar 2). Amazon will stop selling Nest smart home devices, escalating its war with Google.