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The best Amazon security camera deals right now: Ring and Blink sales

Doing home improvements? Don't pass on security. ZDNET gathered the best deals on Amazon's Ring and Blink security cameras for you to stay safe for less.
Written by Maria Diaz, Staff Writer on
Reviewed by Amy Lieu
Ring Doorbell Wired

Extra savings are always a welcome sight, especially where new tech is concerned. If you're in the market for a new video doorbell or a set of security cameras for your home, Ring and Blink are two brands you can't go wrong with. Add in some extra spring savings from Amazon, and you'll be set to secure your home for less.

Though both Ring and Blink offer subscription services, they're very different brands of security cameras and devices. Ring is known for selling some of the most popular video doorbells, but its devices require a paid membership to get the most out of them. Blink makes much more affordable security cameras, and, while it offers a paid subscription service, you can also purchase a separate Sync Module 2 and USB flash drive to use for local storage and bypass monthly fees.

The best Ring and Blink deals

Ring Video Doorbell Wired


Ring Video Doorbell Wired - Save $26

This doorbell is installed using your home's existing wiring and features 1080p resolution, two-way talk, motion detection, night vision, and seamless integration with Alexa.

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Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Indoor camera


Blink Mini Pan-Tilt Camera - Save $18

A Blink Mini camera is, like its name says, a compact indoor camera that packs a punch: with 1080p video quality, real-time motion notifications, and two-way audio. This deal also includes a pan-tilt, rotating stand so you can see what's happening everywhere around it.

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Ring Indoor Cam


Ring Indoor Cam (1st Gen) - Save $20

The first generation of this compact Ring plug-in camera is 33% off for a limited time. The Ring Indoor Cam is perfect to watch over pets, as a baby monitor, or to keep it strategically placed for home security.

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Blink Outdoor Cam


Blink Outdoor - Save $36

The Blink Outdoor is already a great camera for the price. It's an inexpensive, lightweight, HD-resolution camera powered by two AA batteries, so you can mount it virtually anywhere.

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Ring 1080p Wireless Video Doorbell 3


Ring Video Doorbell 3 - Save $50

The improved Ring Video Doorbell 3 has a rare discount on its original price, with a limited-time 25% off deal. This device records video with 1080p resolution and features improvements like greater motion detection sensitivity, privacy zone settings, and better audio privacy. 

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How did we choose these Amazon Ring and Blink deals?

ZDNET does the legwork by looking for the best deals on your favorite devices so that you don't have to. We take extensive care in checking which products have the best prices but also which ones are most worthy of your hard-earned money. 

The quality of the product, our personal experience with it, and price history are all characteristics that go into determining which deals are worth sharing with you. 

How much is the monthly charge for the Ring doorbell?

The monthly subscription plan to use Ring is called the Ring Protect Plan, which ranges from $3.99 a month for one camera and basic features up to $20 a month for all Ring devices in your home, plus professional monitoring. 

You can skip the monthly subscription but will be limited to getting instant alerts, access to live streams, and two-way talk, all with no video recording to look back on. 

Here's how the different Ring Protect Plans stack up:

Ring Protect PlanBasicPlusPro
Monthly price$3.99$10$20
CamerasOne doorbell or cameraAll Ring devicesAll Ring devices
Video stored for up to 180 days
Save & share videos
Snapshot capture
Person Alerts
Extended warranties on all devices
24/7 professional monitoring

Alexa Guard Plus

Ring Edge with local storage

Is there a monthly fee for the Blink doorbell?

Blink works similarly to Ring regarding subscriptions, except they give you a local storage option to skip the monthly fee. 

The Blink Subscription plan costs $3 a month per device or $10 a month for unlimited Blink devices. Or you can buy the Sync Module 2 and use a USB flash drive to save your clips to it and avoid paying for a subscription.

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