If you've already taken advantage of this year's early Black Friday deals, then your home is a treasure trove of pricey gadgets for would-be intruders. One of the best security cameras can help you deter potential threats and monitor your property whether you're home or away. These devices combine motion sensors, night vision and Wi-Fi to keep an eye on activity and remotely stream video over the internet. Once motion is detected it sends a notification to your phone.
Black Friday and the days leading up to it are among the best times to score a discount on a security camera. The models I recommend below are budget picks that punch far above their weight class thanks to high-end features like AI detection and color night vision that help them keep up with security cameras double or even triple their price. Some picks like the Arlo, Blink and Wyze models feature weatherproof construction to withstand water and dust to double as an outdoor security camera.
Home security cams under $70 — Quick links
- TP-Link Tapo 2K Pan & Tilt Security Camera: was $35 now $25 @ Amazon
- Ring Indoor Cam 2nd Gen (2023): was $59 now $29 @ Amazon
- Blink Mini Camera (3-Pack): was $100 now $39 @ Amazon
- Blink Wired Floodlight Camera: was $99 now $49 @ Amazon
- Ring Video Doorbell: was $99 now $54 @ Amazon
- Google Nest Indoor Cam (2nd Generation): was $99 now $69 @ Amazon
- Blink Outdoor 4: was $119 now $70 @ Amazon
TP-Link Tapo 2K Pan & Tilt Security Camera: was $35 now $25 @ Amazon
For full 360-degree coverage of a large open space, the Tapo C210 is a versatile security camera. This model physically pans and tilts to show you different areas of your room. Place it in the center of your space and you can spin it around, zoom in, and even look up or down towards the floor or ceiling directly from the touchscreen controls in the app. Its standout feature is a built-in AI that can detect people, objects, or a baby's cries for smarter notifications without requiring an additional fee. The camera uses this AI to track the motion of a subject and follow it as it moves throughout a space. You can record up to 256GB of footage locally to a MicroSD card without a subscription. It's on sale for $27, but click on the on-page digital coupon to knock it to $25.
Ring Indoor Cam 2nd Gen (2023): was $59 now $29 @ Amazon
The new Ring Indoor Cam (2023) can record 1080p (1920x1080 pixel) video, scare off intruders with a built-in siren, and detect motion in specified zones. It is more compact than the previous model with the addition of a new privacy shutter and upgraded mount. This is the lowest price we've seen to date.
Blink Mini Camera (3-Pack): was $100 now $39 @ Amazon
If you need to cover multiple rooms on a budget you can grab three Blink Minis for just $39 — $60 off the original price (just a single Blink Mini costs $35). These affordable cameras still pack a crisp 1080p resolution which makes out people and objects in motion. Notifications hit your devices within seconds and the cameras' infrared night vision mode makes it easy to see what's happening even in pitch-black rooms like a basement. Keep in mind that if you're away often and want to save recordings, you'll need to pay a subscription fee. However, they make great monitors for motion notifications and dropping into live feeds to check up on kids, pets, and even doorway activity.
Blink Wired Floodlight Camera: was $99 now $49 @ Amazon
If you have the wiring for a floodlight above your garage or on the side of your house then Blink's outdoor security camera is worth a look. Its 1080p camera's wide 143-degree field of view captures more of the scene which is ideal for keeping an eye on cars in your driveway or the land on the side of your home. Meanwhile, its bright built-in 2600-lumen LED spotlight scares away threats and provides color night vision for true-to-life vehicle and clothing tones. You can control the lights, siren, and detection settings directly from your phone or Alexa device.
Ring Video Doorbell: was $99 now $54 @ Amazon
Ring's flagship video doorbell is 45% off in this Black Friday deal. It can be wired or run on battery power, and is the least expensive of Ring's video doorbells that can let you know if there's a package at your door. Unlike pricier models, though, it lacks head-to-toe video and a removable battery. Check out our Ring Video Doorbell review to learn more.
Google Nest Indoor Cam (2nd Generation): was $99 now $69 @ Amazon
Google's 2nd generation Nest camera is generous with advanced features such as rich notifications that identify activity taking place and three hours of video storage space without a subscription. In our Google Nest Indoor cam review, we really liked its ease of use, design, and video quality. If your Wi-Fi goes out it automatically records up to three hours of events so you can see what happened during the service lapse. It also delivers person, pet, and vehicle notifications, HDR-enhanced images, and Google smart home integrations, making it one of the most powerful options — especially for those already in the Google Home ecosystem.
Blink Outdoor 4: was $119 now $70 @ Amazon
The Blink Outdoor is a fully wireless home security camera that records video in 1080p, lets you store video locally (or in the cloud), and has a two-year battery life. The Editor's Choice camera holds a spot in our list of the best home security cameras. It's currently on sale at its lowest price ever.