Cheap home security camera systems can save you plenty of cash and offer excellent peace of mind to boot. While you can easily spend big filling your home with futuristic security features, these home security camera deals will ensure comprehensive coverage without breaking the bank.
Smart home tech is becoming easier to use, more efficient, and even smarter, so it's the perfect time to pick up a few of the best security cameras. Years ago, installing a new home security system was a costly and complicated process. But fast-forward to the present day, and there are now all kinds of internet protocol security cameras that can be found for affordable prices at nearly every budget. The best news is that once installed, they can be easily accessed and monitored using a smartphone, tablet, or laptop.
We want to help you discover the best possible standalone home security camera, or all-singing, all-dancing home security system, at a great price. That means whether you're looking for an indoor camera to keep an eye on your pets or kids or a system of outdoor cameras to monitor your home, there are deals available at every price point. You can also look forward to home security camera deals at the upcoming 2022 Amazon Prime Day sale.
Home security camera deals: indoor cameras
Released last year, the Blink Mini security camera provides security to your home day and night with built-in infrared night vision, two-way audio, customizable motion detection, and live view recording. You'll get alerts sent to your smartphone when motion is detected so you can monitor your home from anywhere.
The compact security camera also works with Amazon Alexa, so you stream live video, play recorded video clips, and arm and disarm your camera using just your voice.
The Blink indoor security camera is battery-powered and includes two AA lithium batteries that offer an impressive two-year battery life. The wireless security camera is easy to set up and includes infrared night vision so you can check in on your home day or night.
The Blink camera features two-way audio and includes a built-in motion sensor that sends alerts to your smartphone or tablet when motion is detected. The smart camera also works with Amazon Alexa for hands-free control and is available in multi-camera kits so you can monitor multiple rooms in your home.
The Arlo Pro 2 is called "pro" for a reason. This high-end set-up is truly a professional-quality security system for your property. The Arlo Pro 2 comes as a starter pack consisting of one hub and two cameras. The cameras are of a high-end and solid build and they're capable of recording crystal-clear 1080p HD video.
It's worth noting that they do work well both indoors and outdoors, thanks to their IP65 waterproof rating and strong magnetic mounts.
Thanks to 8x digital zoom, a 'smart siren' and a powerful Night Vision mode, there's no corner of your home you can't keep a close eye on from the system's app or web interface, giving you ultimate peace of mind. The only downside is that the set-up can be tricky and it's not the most intuitive security system on the market either.
The versatile Ring Indoor Cam is a compact indoor security camera that comes with a mounting bracket so it can be placed on a flat surface or mounted to a wall. The Ring security camera allows you to monitor your home from anywhere with the compatible Ring App and features two-way audio so you can hear and talk to people and pets.
The Ring indoor cam connects to your other Ring devices so you can monitor your whole home from your phone, laptop, tablet, or Echo device. The Ring camera is also easy to install and works with Amazon Alexa for hands-free control.
If you're looking for a budget security camera, the Wyze Cam Pan is a fantastic option. The indoor security camera automatically detects, tags, and tracks motion with 360-degree coverage in under 3 seconds. The customizable camera also features night vision and two-way audio so you can listen and talk to your family when you aren't home.
You can live stream from anywhere with the compatible Wyze app, which also notifies you when motion or sound is detected. The camera will automatically record a 12-second clip when motion is detected that saves to the cloud for free for 14 days. Alternatively, the Wyze Cam also includes a built-in microSD card for a local storage option.
The Wyze Cam also works with Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant so you can use your voice to view live streams on compatible devices.
The Nest Cam IQ has IQ in the name for a reason: it’s intelligent. Really intelligent. Not only can it notify you if there’s movement in your home, but it can also differentiate between people and animals, and – what’s really remarkable – it can even identify if it’s a familiar or unfamiliar person.
The Nest Cam IQ also has the best image quality of any of the cameras we’ve tested, shooting in 4K and HDR (high dynamic range). If someone is in your home, you’ll have crystal clear images of them.
The main drawback with the Nest Cam IQ is that to use its full range of functions you’ll have to purchase a subscription to Nest Aware. But if you want the best quality, the Nest Cam IQ is probably the camera for you, especially if you find a deal.
The Hive View is the latest camera from the smart home manufacturer behind the well-regarded range of heating control kits. A collaboration with designer Yves Béhar, the Hive View is one of the few security cameras we’ve ever seen that actually looks stylish, coming as it does in a choice of champagne gold or black and brushed copper finishes.
Thankfully, as much effort has gone into the substance as the style, and the Hive View comes with some really cool features. Most notable is its detachable head, which allows you to temporarily move the camera – with its HD 180-degree field of vision – to anywhere you’d like in the house for as long as the onboard battery lasts, which is about an hour. Perfect if you want to keep an eye on the baby while cooking.
The Hive View works with the wider Hive ecosystem, so if you’ve already got the Hive thermostat and sensors everything will work seamlessly together in the same app.
Home security camera deals: outdoor cameras
The Ring Stick Up Cam was released in 2019 and is available in a battery and plug-in version. Designed for indoor or outdoor use, the versatile Ring security camera is easy to set up and can be placed on a flat surface or mounted to a wall with the included mounting bracket.
The Ring Stick Up Cam features two-way audio and advanced motion detection so you can customize the areas of your home that are most important to you. The Ring cam also works with Amazon Alexa for hands-free control, and the Live View feature allows you to check in your home any time with the compatible Ring app.
The Blink outdoor security camera is an affordable indoor/outdoor camera that's weather-resistant and features infrared night vision so you can monitor your home 24/7. The easy-to-install camera is battery-powered and includes two AA lithium batteries that offer an impressive two-year battery life.
The Blink camera includes a built-in motion sensor that sends alerts to your smartphone or tablet when motion is detected with the compatible Blink app. The Blink outdoor camera also works with Amazon Alexa, so you can control your entire home security system with the command of your voice.
Released in 2019, the Arlo Pro 3 is a feature-packed two-camera system that allows you to see and record video in 2K HDR. The security camera also features two-way audio and color night vision, allowing you to see full color and important features even at night.
Unlike the Arlo 2, the Arlo Pro 3 features smart alerts so you can receive notifications for people, vehicles, and packages which allows you to react accordingly. The Arlo 3 also has a siren and spotlight built into the camera and features a 160-degree view for an ultra-wide picture. You're also getting Amazon Alexa and the Google Assistant for hands-free control and provides a battery life of three to six months.
The Arlo Ultra 2 security camera allows you to see and record video in stunning 4K HDR for a crisp and clear picture day or night. The weatherproof two-camera system features a wide 180-degree field of view and will send notifications to your smartphone when motion is detected. Like the Arlo Pro 3, the Ultra also features smart alerts, two-way audio and includes a built-in siren and spotlight.
So what does the Ultra 2 have over the Pro? The Ultra 2 has upgraded to 4K resolution and provides a wider field of view, so if those features don't matter to you, then we'd recommend sticking with the Arlo Pro 3, which also has a cheaper price tag.
Monitor and secure your home with the Ring Security Cam that features built-in motion-activated floodlights. The Ring Floodlight Cam replaces your existing floodlights and requires hardwired installation. You'll be able to monitor your property in HD video and get alerts when motion is detected with the compatible Ring app. You can even activate the siren from your phone or tablet when you see anything suspicious. You'll also be able to hear and speak with people from your mobile device through the camera's built-in microphone and speaker.
The Ring Cam allows you to customize your motion zones so you can focus on areas of your property that are most important to you. The Floodlight Cam has advanced motion sensors and a 140-degree field-of-view so you can even monitor your blind spots. The Ring camera also features night vision and works with Alexa to launch on-demand video at the command of your voice.
The Circle View camera features 1080p HD live streaming and a 180-degree field of view so you can monitor your full property. You're also getting two-way audio and enhanced infrared night vision up to 15-feet away. If privacy is a concern, you can rotate the camera down to hide from view or just simply press the button on the back to stop streaming and recording. The security camera is also easy to install and includes a wall-mounting bracket, and features a weatherproof body that’s built to withstand the elements.
A great option for Apple fans, the Circle View works with your Apple devices so you can control and set up your camera through the Apple Home app. Just install the app on your iPhone or iPad, and you monitor your live feed and adjust your settings from anywhere. You'll also get 10 days of free cloud storage included with your Apple HomeKit.
The Nest Cam Outdoor is, unsurprisingly, the outdoor camera from Nest. Much like its indoor counterpart, the Outdoor boasts brilliant image quality and a fantastic app, which is no surprise given Nest’s origins as a Google company, now existing as part of Google’s parent company, Alphabet.
The Nest Cam Outdoor requires a subscription in order to unlock the full suite of features, but that’s fairly common with security cameras. The one fault we have to pick with the Nest Cam Outdoor is that it connects to its base with a magnet, meaning a thief could feasibly pluck it from the base, and, er, steal it.
Nest is obviously aware of this flaw, as there is an upgrade in the shape of the Nest Cam IQ Outdoor, which has the smarts of the Nest Cam IQ (above), but is "tamper-proof."
With its smart, solid, and compact design, the Arlo Q has instant appeal as a discrete security camera. And it’s backed up by the user-friendly Arlo app that enables you to access key features, like the push notification settings, with a minimum of fuss.
Our experience with getting the camera online didn’t go well, and our Wi-Fi network struggled to stream its 1080p live view, but your mileage may well vary, and you might not find any such stumbling blocks. In which case, the overall usability of this product, combined with its relatively robust build quality and the generous seven-day free cloud storage plan, make this a good way to start protecting your property.
You might also want to check out the Blink vs Ring (opens in new tab) comparison.