On Black Friday, in addition to phones and laptops, smart home devices and home security systems are some of the most popular tech products. This is because big shopping events come with discounts on everything, from advanced security cameras to smart doorbells. However, while waiting for Black Friday 2023, one way to predict offers is to check last year’s deals. So, here are 10 deals on home security systems to expect during the shopping season:
Security cameras and surveillance systems
Last shopping season saw remarkable discounts on some of the most popular products in the home security category. Here, security cameras and surveillance systems allow users to keep a watchful eye on their property. The shopping season deals included both—indoor and outdoor cameras and surveillance systems. For example, Eufy’s Cam 2 Pro Wireless Home Security Camera System was available at Amazon for a discount of nearly 30% on its list price. This outdoor security camera is equipped with features such as 2K resolution, night vision, two-way audio, and a 140-degree field of view.
When it comes to smart home security systems, Blink is a highly sought-after brand. Last year, a bundle of 2 Blink Mini indoor cameras was available at Amazon for a discount of more than 55%. The cameras are wired and equipped with motion detection and two-way audio.
Google’s Nest Cam is suitable for both indoor and outdoor security. Last year, it was available at B&H for a discount of around $60 off their original price. These cameras are wireless and offer a 1080p resolution, along with night vision, a 130-degree diagonal field of view, 6x digital zoom, and two-way audio.
Smart doorbells emerged as a star player in last Black Friday’s home security lineup, and rightfully so. These devices can let users answer their door from anywhere, whether they are inside the home or miles away. They can also greet visitors or monitor deliveries without stepping outside. Last year, shoppers got some great deals on smart doorbells from some popular brands, such as Blink. Its Video doorbell is a wireless device powered by batteries. It is Alexa-enabled and features two-way audio, HD video, and motion alerts. It was available at Amazon for about $10 less than its list price.
For those who prefer Google smart home devices, the company also has Nest Doorbells. Google’s Nest Doorbells have both wired and wireless variants. Last year, the wireless variant was available at a discount of around 33%, and the wired variant was available at a discount of around 6% at Amazon.
Ring Video Doorbells are also Alexa-enabled, featuring 1080p video recording and motion alerts. This doorbell is capable of running on battery and wired power. Last year, it was available at Amazon for a discount of around 40%.
Smart door locks
Last year’s Black Friday deals also consisted of discounts on smart door locks that allow users to lock and unlock their main doors via smartphones or fingerprint sensors. They may also allow integration with virtual assistants, providing enhanced remote control over the main door. Here, Level was one of the brands offering deals on locks last year. Level Home’s Smart Lock (Touch Edition) offers keyless entry using touch, a key card, or via smartphone. It is compatible with Apple Home. Last year, it was available at Amazon for a discount of around 15%.
August’s Wi-Fi Smart Lock (4th generation) is designed to fit over an existing deadlock. It is compatible with Apple Home, Alexa, and Google Assistant. Last year, it sold on Amazon with 39% off its list price.
When it comes to shopping season deals on security lighting, the product that became highly popular last year was the floodlight camera. These devices are motion-activated floodlights that capture video upon sensing danger, providing enhanced security against potential intruders. Last Black Friday, there were some great deals on these security lighting systems from brands such as Ring. Its Wired Floodlight Cam Plus comes with 1080P HD video, two-way audio, and a 105 dB siren. It was available at Amazon for a discount of around 40%.
Arlo’s Pro 3 Floodlight Camera features an extra-wide field of view (160 degrees). It also features HDR video recording, motion and sound triggers, and two-way audio. It was available at Amazon for a discount of around 28% last Black Friday.
In addition to these products, one can look for deals on smoke and carbon monoxide detectors this year to enhance home safety.