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Home Security Upgrades: Black Friday Camera and Monitoring System Deals

As we head into the holidays, many are starting to think about preparing their homes for any potential threats while families are away. One of the best ways to provide an extra layer of security and peace of mind is to invest in a home security camera system. Fortunately, Black Friday is the perfect time to take advantage of big discounts on the latest camera and monitoring technology. In this blog post, we will explore some of the top deals and system upgrades available during the late November sales.

Camera Technology Has Come a Long Way

Home security cameras have evolved drastically in recent years. What used to be basic, low-resolution cameras installed in a few key areas have transformed into fully-integrated, high-tech monitoring solutions. advancements in camera resolution, features and wireless connectivity have enabled round-the-clock protection and automation. Some of the latest camera innovations include:

Wireless, Battery-Powered Cameras: Leading brands now offer wire-free cameras that can be placed virtually anywhere inside or outside the home without dealing with wires. Most include rechargeable batteries that last months on a single charge.

High-Definition Video: 1080p and higher resolution recording provides crystal clear footage that can help clearly identify faces, license plates and small details. Some even support 4K Ultra HD for maximum visibility.

Night Vision: Built-in infrared LEDs on many outdoor and indoor/outdoor cameras allow for clear recording even in total darkness up to 30-50 feet away.

Motion Detection Alerts: Sophisticated motion sensors can detect movement and send push notifications or emails with captured footage. Users can customize motion zones for maximum effectiveness.

Two-Way Audio: Two-way intercom features let users speak and listen through selected cameras to deter intruders or speak to family remotely.

Cloud Storage Integration: Most systems backup recorded video clips automatically in the cloud for 30 days or more, so footage is safe even if the camera is stolen.

Ring and Simplisafe Black Friday Deals to Watch

Ring Video Doorbells

Some of the biggest bargains this year will be on Ring's lineup of smart video doorbells and security cameras. The Ring Video Doorbell Pro is a top-selling model known for its HD video quality, wide angle field of view and integrated motion sensors. On Black Friday, look for deals dropping the Pro's usual $249 price by $50-100. The standard Ring Video Doorbell will likely see $30-50 discounts from its $99.99 MSRP as well. Both work with the Ring app on phones for two-way conversations and activity alerts.

SimpliSafe Home Security Kits

SimpliSafe is a very easy to use, professionally monitored security system that doesn't require long term contracts like some competitors. Their entry-level 8-piece kit usually retails around $230 but is expected to fall below $200 on Black Friday. This kit includes a base station, keypad, contact sensor, motion sensor and three entry sensors—everything needed to secure doors and windows. Installation is DIY without tools in about 30 minutes. SimpliSafe also offers 24/7 professional monitoring for around $15 per month which is worth the extra peace of mind while away.

Wyze Cam v3 and Arlo Pro 3 Deals

Wyze Cam v3

The Wyze Cam v3 just launched this fall but is already being discounted for the holidays. This little camera packs a big punch with 1080p HD video, a 130-degree wide angle lens, 12x digital zoom, color night vision up to 25 feet and local storage via microSD card (not included). Best of all, it maintains Wyze's incredible value at just $20-25 on sale—a small price to pay for peace of mind. Access footage and alerts from the Wyze app on any device for free.

Arlo Pro 3 Floodlight Camera

Arlo's Pro 3 Floodlight Camera takes security to the next level by integrating a motion-activated floodlight, color night vision, 2K video quality and 180-degree diagonal viewing angle. The wireless, battery-powered design is winter-ready for outdoor use. Normally $249.99, look for Black Friday discounts shaving off $50-75 from this premium yet fully wireless security solution. A solar panel accessory can even keep the battery charged indefinitely for true set-it-and-forget-it protection.

Nest Cam Battery and Nest Hello Deals

Nest Cam Battery

Google-owned Nest has established itself as a leader in smart home devices, and their HD security cameras are always top sellers. The Nest Cam Battery boasts 1080p video, built-in microphone and speaker for alerts, 6 month battery life and AI features like Person Alerts. Although normally $179.99, expect savings of $30-50 off this winter-ready, wire-free camera. Another option is the Nest Hello video doorbell which supports advanced features like facial recognition—it often falls to $169 from $229 on sale days. Either camera works seamlessly within Nest's app ecosystem too for remote control.

Blink Outdoor Camera System

While not always the featured Cyber Monday deal, Blink cameras are worth watching closely on Black Friday as they offer phenomenal value at their sale prices. A 2-camera Blink Outdoor System retails for $99.99 but has been discounted as low as $65 on major shopping holidays before. Featuring 1080p HD video, two-year battery life, free cloud storage and setup via the Blink Home Monitor app, it's a top choice for monitoring entrances, garages or porches wire-free. Motion clips can also be reviewed directly from the included Sync Module 2.

Planning Camera Placement for Maximum Coverage

When investing in a new security camera system, it's important to thoughtfully plan camera placement inside and outside the home to maximize coverage of entry points, critical areas and blindspots. Here are some general tips on strategic camera installation:

Outside: Mount cameras above primary entry doors, near garages and gates, along side areas of the home, and in backyards facing the property line.

Inside: Position cameras in living rooms, entryways/foyers, hallways, home offices facing main entry doors, and in basements near doors.

Avoid privacy concerns by not pointing cameras into neighbor's windows or directly inside the home if possible.

Mount cameras between 8-10 ft high for proper vantage points that still capture faces.

Consider corners, ceilings and sheltered spots like porches/eaves for full views without obstructions.

Check camera fields of view through the mobile app before finalizing locations. Overlap views when able.

Taking full advantage of positioning during the initial setup helps maximize blind spot coverage against potential external and internal threats. Always follow local privacy/recording laws as well.

Professional Monitoring for the Ultimate Peace of Mind

For those seeking the highest level of security, professionally monitored systems that can detect emergencies and dispatch help make the most compelling Black Friday offers. Here are two top brands with reliable 24/7 monitoring services:


ADT remains the leader in professional home security and will likely extend its common Black Friday offer of a free ADT Pulse home security kit (MSRP $699) with new system activation and 36 month monitoring contract. Their systems use reliable cellular communication to bypass phone lines, and partner with local emergency services for the fastest response in emergencies. The keypad, motion sensors, entry sensors, camera are all top of the line.


As mentioned above, SimpliSafe offers an easy to install Do-It-Yourself system without upfront equipment fees or contracts. However, their equally reliable professional monitoring service normally costs $15-25 per month and activates emergency response in under 60 seconds. Look for Black Friday specials knocking this critical service down by $5-10 per month. Between sophisticated equipment and experts standing by, it's the gold standard in peace of mind protection.

Score Big Savings on Top Home Security Brands

From doorbell cameras to fully-integrated professional monitoring systems, there has never been a better time to outfit your home with cutting-edge security than during Black Friday sales. With so many strong deals across all budgets from top names like Ring, SimpliSafe, Nest, Arlo, Wyze and ADT there's something for everyone's home protection needs. Careful planning and strategic positioning of cameras according to tips in this guide ensures you make the most of your new security investments while keeping loved ones safe all holiday season and beyond. I wish you the best of luck scoring the perfect setups at incredible prices this year!

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-- Edited by jamesespinosa on Tuesday 21st of November 2023 08:28:36 AM

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