If you’re ready to go shopping for home security cameras, the first wave of Black Friday deals is here as major retailers start the annual sales event early. Best Buy and Walmart began listing best Black Friday home security camera deals last week, and each week they are rolling out a new selection. Amazon’s Holiday Deals Dash is scheduled to end November 19, at which time Amazon’s official Black Friday Deals likely will begin. Additional retailers, including Target and Newegg, also have Black Friday deals happening now.
Wise to the fact that shoppers might hold off on purchases to wait for lower prices because Black Friday started earlier than usual, Best Buy, Walmart, and others have introduced special price protection programs for designated Black Friday deals. The details differ, but the basic idea from those retailers is if you buy a Black Friday designated deal now and the retailer drops the price on or before Black Friday, you can get a refund for the difference. So, there’s no reason to hold off if you find a home security camera at a great price. We also found the best Black Friday smart home deals, if you’re shopping for additional smart devices.
Best Black Friday home security camera deals
How to choose a home security camera during Black Friday
The number and variety of home security camera choices have exploded in the past several years, but they’re not all the same. The primary factors to consider in your search for the best outdoor security cameras are where you’ll place it, how you’ll install it, and your budget. Some buyers prefer to buy indoor-only cameras for inside the house and more rugged, weatherproof cameras for use outside. You can choose either type or select an indoor/outdoor camera that can work in either environment.
You may want to set up your own security camera scorecard when you start to look at the deals from manufacturers such as Arlo, EZ-VIZ, Google Nest, Kasa, and more. Factors to consider in addition to indoor or outdoor placement are whether the camera will use wired or battery power, if they use sound or motion detection, whether or not they let you define detection zones, and if they store recorded video clips locally or in the cloud. Many security cameras include two-way audio so you can talk to visitors or warn off intruders. Video quality matters, of course, but a camera that records 1080p HD is sufficient for most people. Few people need the higher 2K and 4K resolutions. If the video footage is recorded in the cloud, find out if you can view clips for free, and for how long, or if you need to pay a subscription fee. Finally, most home security cameras connect to your home network, and you can see live videos or clips on a mobile app. Many also work with Amazon Echo or Google Assistant smart home systems so you can use voice commands to control the cameras and watch live video on smart home displays.
Where to find the best home security camera sales
- Amazon Black Friday: Amazon has the greatest variety of Black Friday home security camera deals from a large number of manufacturers, including Arlo, Y!, Zmodo, Kasa, Eufy, Heimvision, and EZ-VIZ. This variety is sure to increase when Amazon’s Black Friday sale officially begins, but there are excellent deals to be had now.
- Best Buy Black Friday: Best Buy’s current selection of Black Friday home security camera deals include a wide range of Arlo models and an outdoor security camera system by Lorex. Buying now with Best Buy’s Black Friday price protection can save missing out on depleted inventory later.
- Walmart Black Friday: Walmart’s initial selection of Black Friday home security camera deals includes Arlo, Google Nest, and EZ-VIZ single cameras and systems. Like Best Buy, Walmart also price protects Black Friday designated deals.
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