The 7 home security deals I'd buy on Prime Day are not all from Blink or Ring!

Arlo Ultra 2 security camera
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Prime Day brings with it a lot of exciting deals, but Amazon-owned companies Blink and Ring tend to dominate – not only with massing savings but also 'early access' deals meaning you can get in a few days early.

Now the event is in full swing I've found some deals on more than just those Amazon-owned firms, which. As Digital Camera World's resident smart home security camera expert that is quite exciting, since I prefer to have a full range of options available to me. (That said, I have also been very impressed with the Blink deals with subscription costs factored in - yes, I did the long-term math, and for the Ring deals too.)

Anyway, to my main point. Our list of best security cameras has other brands for good reason. For example, as an Apple HomeKit user, I'm fond of the Arlo system, which allows the use of an Arlo base station that lets your Arlo cameras integrate Apple's system, and there are some striking discounts to be had on Arlo cameras:


Arlo Essential Spotlight 3-pack

Arlo Essential Spotlight 3-pack |was $349.99| $142.65
Save $207.31 These gorgeous battery-powered wi-fi cameras boast LED flashlights to provide color 1080P video, an elegant charging system, and compatibility with Alexa, Google, HomeKit, and SmartThings. 

Arlo Essential Video Doorbell |

Arlo Essential Video Doorbell | was $199 |  $69.99
Save $130 Can be fitted using existing wires or the built-in battery if you don't have any wires, and features a square (1:1) camera for excellent coverage of your porch, as well as package detection to help beat porch pirates.

Or, you can go the whole hog and get a top notch Arlo system with high-res cameras, XL batteries, and the home hub and get a massive Prime Day deal too...

Arlo Pro 5S 2K XL |

Arlo Pro 5S 2K XL | was $799.99 | now $399.99
Save $400 Three Pro 5S 2K security cameras, offering excellent resolution (enough for 12x digital zoom). The 160˚ view will cover your property without wires and the XL batteries and dual-band wi-fi keeps charging down. The hub will control it all, recognizing people, packages, pets, and vehicles using AI.


One of the best brands because, while they might ask for a little more upfront, they (like Arlo) offer an elegant alternative to the subscription in the form of a base station. There are several choices – I reviewed this S330 bundle a few months ago and strongly recommend it:

Eufy Security S330 2-Cam |

Eufy Security S330 2-Cam | was $549.99 | now $379.99
Save $140
Local storage, expandable up to 16TB, facial recognition using BionicMind AI, and two 4K cameras – which top up their charge with solar panels – mean you'll be able to install a top-spec home security system without running any cables or signing up for ongoing charges.


Swann make a good choice as one of the more reliable PoE (Power over Ethernet) companies – it helps a lot they're not embroiled in an international trade blacklisting either like some big Chinese brands. 

Swann 9-cam 4K pack

Swann 9-cam 4K pack | was $1,499.99 | now $1,199.99
Save $300 With 8 4K cameras, one 4K pan-tilt-zoom camera, and 2TB of in-device storage, this is a powerful system that doesn't come with any running costs. The Flashing lights and sirens in each camera are also a very effective deterrent for unwanted intruders!

They're not without some great deals this Prime Day, and it'd be churlish to ignore them, especially these two brilliant deals:

Blink Wired Floodlight Cam

Blink Wired Floodlight Cam | was $99.99 | now $49.99
Save $50 Blast 2,600 lumens of light as well as recording visitors – welcome to otherwise – to your property. Talk remotely from your phone, activate the siren if you like, and if you have a Blink Sync Module you save clips without needing a subscription.

Ring Doorbell + Echo Show 5

Ring Doorbell + Echo Show 5 | was $189.98 | now $64.99
Save $124.99 Both parts of a video entry system in this bargain bundle are hard to ignore. The Echo Show can do all Alexa can and "Show me who is at the front door," though you can still use your phone app too. What a deal! 

Adam Juniper
Managing Editor

With over 20 years of expertise as a tech journalist, Adam brings a wealth of knowledge across a vast number of product categories, including timelapse cameras, home security cameras, NVR cameras, photography books, webcams, 3D printers and 3D scanners, borescopes, radar detectors… and, above all, drones. 

Adam is our resident expert on all aspects of camera drones and drone photography, from buying guides on the best choices for aerial photographers of all ability levels to the latest rules and regulations on piloting drones. 

He is the author of a number of books including The Complete Guide to Drones, The Smart Smart Home Handbook, 101 Tips for DSLR Video and The Drone Pilot's Handbook