The best home security camera ahead of Prime Day

Amazon’s Prime Big Deal Days sale is a few days away, but we’ve found some early deals on home security cameras. Here are our top picks:

Smart home devices are a popular category for Prime Day shoppers, but if you want to really be smart about your home, you’d look at getting a home security camera.

Although October’s Prime Day (officially known as Prime Big Deal Days) is just around the corner, starting on Oct. 10 and lasting through Oct. 11, the home security deals have already started to roll in.

We’ve rounded up the best we could find on Amazon, Best Buy, and every other retailer that wanted to get in on the fall Prime Day spirit, so you can start your shopping early.

Before we get into the deals, we do want to note that you won’t find any deals on Ring, eufy, or Wyze products on our list, despite those deals very much being out there. Why? All three companies have had some serious security vulnerabilities with their systems (the irony!) that keep us from recommending them — you can read more about our concerns here.

Best full system deal

Our pick: SimpliSafe Whole Home Security System (nine piece)

Why we like it

If you’re looking to bring in a whole home security system, not just a camera or two, this SimpliSafe bundle has you set. It comes with a base station, a keypad, four entry sensors, a SimpliCam indoor camera, an outdoor camera, and a motion sensor. We already consider SimpliSafe the best value home security system out there, and this deal only reaffirms that.

Best single camera deal

Our pick: Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera

$29.99 at Amazon (save $30)

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Why we like it

If you’re just wanting to dip your toes into the home security system world — whether you live in a small apartment or just appreciate the piece of mind that a single camera can bring when you’re out of the house — this Blink mini camera with the pan-tilt mount is a solid pick. At $30, you get the basics that you can build on without investing a ton upfront.

Best outdoor camera deal

Our pick: Blink Outdoor (3rd gen, three-camera system)

$99.99 at Amazon by invitation (save $150)

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Why we like it

As an invite-only deal, not everyone will get to experience these savings, but for those who do, they’ll be making out like bandits. Though these are the previous-gen Blink cameras, they’re still an excellent option, and getting a three-pack for just under $100 bucks means you can protect your home and your wallet in the same go.

More early Prime Day home security camera deals

  • Blink Mini — $19.99 $34.99 (save $15)
  • Blink Mini pan-tilt camera — $29.99 $59.99 (save $30)
  • Blink video doorbell — $49.98 $94.98 (save $45)
  • Arlo Essential Indoor Camera — $59.99 $99.99 (save $40)
  • Blink video doorbell and mini camera with Sync Module 2 — $64.99 $129.97 (save $64.98)
  • Blink Whole Home Bundle (Video doorbell, Outdoor 4, Mini) — $101.98 $214.97 (save $112.99)
  • Arlo Essential Spotlight Camera (three-pack) — $129 $349.99 (save $220.99)
  • Blink Outdoor 4 (5-camera system) — $199.99 $399.99 (save $200)
  • SimpliSafe the Essentials — $223.96 $279.95 ($55.99)
  • Arlo Essential Spotlight (four indoor/outdoor cameras) — $259.99 $449.99 (save $190)
  • Arlo Pro 4 Spotlight Camera Security Bundle (three indoor/outdoor cameras) — $299.99 $599.99 (save $300)

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