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These Labor Day security camera deals include $80 off a Nest doorbell

ZDNET lists the best Labor Day deals on security cameras that US vendors have to offer.

Labor Day has arrived and sales have appeared at major US retailers. 

The US national holiday always falls on the first Monday of September. While in itself a celebration of American industry and the labor movement, retailers take the opportunity to launch time-limited sales on everything from clothing to laptops, home and garden products, technology, and cameras -- and this includes home security setups. 

We will be keeping an eye on the best security camera deals we can find at retailers, including Amazon, Best Buy, Walmart, and Target during the celebration. 

We've rounded up the best deals on security cameras available online. Check out our top picks below. 

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  • Current price: $149
  • Original price: $229

A deal worth watching at Best Buy is for the wired version of the Google Nest Doorbell. Currently on offer with an $80 discount, the video doorbell streams video footage 24/7, sending real-time footage to your smartphone in Full HD resolution when you check in -- or alerts when motion is detected. 

You can also bundle this device with a Nest Hub or Nest Hub smart display for a discount. 

  • Current price: $149
  • Original price: $219

The SimpliSafe home security kit is on sale at Best Buy.

This is a full security solution for homes contained in one package. In total, the $159 kit -- currently with a $60 discount -- comes with seven pieces: a base station for central control, a keypad, four entry sensors, and a motion sensor, of which the latter could be placed at an entryway, for example. 

The SimpliSafe home security kit is compatible with Amazon Alexa or can be controlled via your smartphone. If you want to add 24/7 professional monitoring, you can choose to subscribe to the SimpliSafe plan. Additional bolt-ons also include glass breakage sensors and a smart video doorbell. 

  • Current price: $329
  • Original price: $539

If you're looking for a great deal on a full smart security setup, Amazon is offering over $200 off a Blink bundle. The kit includes a video doorbell, floodlight mount, solar panel charging mount, three outdoor cameras, one indoor camera, mounting kits, and one Sync Module 2.

  • Current price: $479
  • Original price: $595

Amazon is offering a cut-price deal on a set of solar Ring cameras. For $479, you can pick up a four-pack of Stick Up Cams, powered via included, mountable solar panels to keep feeds going -- while saving you money on your electricity bill. You can connect all of these cameras to the same Ring network, and the devices have both audio and visual feeds -- allowing you to monitor your home and also speak to visitors. 

There is an optional Ring Protect plan if you want to sign up for professional 24/7 monitoring.  

  • Current price: $729
  • Original price: $899

The Arlo Ultra 2 range of cameras is wireless, removing the need to fix your cameras where you have an available electrical supply, and you can expect footage to be recorded in ultra-wide HDR resolution. Over the Labor Day celebrations, Arlo is offering a pack of three Arlo Ultra 2 cameras for a $170 discount.

  • Current price: $93
  • Original price: $117

An interesting option for Labor Day for home security cameras is the Brinno peephole camera. The design of this product is slightly different from the usual video doorbells, in which the device is concealed from visitors. 

You install the peephole outside, whereas the rest of the camera connects inside your home. The Android-compatible camera then feeds a real-time view from a 2.7" indoor display or your smartphone. 

  • Current price: $49
  • Original price: $59

While not the biggest discount, this Ring camera, available on Amazon, is worth considering if you are looking for a pet or baby monitoring device. 

The budget-friendly Ring Indoor Cam is a compact camera with an HD resolution visual feed and motion detection capabilities. Amazon Alexa compatible, alongside your mobile device, this small plug-and-play camera can be placed on a flat surface or mounted. Users can hear and see what is going on inside their home as well as talk to them in real-time. 

Are there alternative Labor Day security camera deals worth considering?

While not every deal is a doorbuster, we have also found other Labor Day sales in 2022 to consider:

What is Labor Day?

Taking place on the first Monday of September every year, Labor Day is a US holiday set by the federal government designed to celebrate "the social and economic achievements of American workers." Ordinances were first passed during the late 1800s to secure the date as a national holiday. 

What is the actual Labor Day date?

The date changes marginally every year due to the calendar. However, in 2022, Labor Day is taking place on September 5. 

When do the Labor Day sales begin?

It really depends on the retailer. If you're looking for a major appliance, you can expect those to ramp up closer to September 5 -- usually around one week before, which would be around August 26.

However, there are multiple factors at play this year. First, there are issues in the supply chain and the aftermath of the COVID-19 pandemic to consider. Additionally, a lot of stores ended up purchasing items in bulk, and with people still spending, albeit less, they have a lot of extra inventory that they will need to get rid of. That's where the savings come in. While, traditionally, they usually start sales around August 26th, we expect them to start as early as today to encourage shoppers to purchase.

When do Labor Day sales usually end?

In the past, we've seen Labor Day deals get extended for up to a week after the holiday, so you can expect the deals to go through at least September 12. Anything after that is not guaranteed. 

How do you determine what is a great Labor Day deal?

We comb the internet across multiple retailers and take into account a multitude of factors. First, If the product is less than 15% off, it is usually not a good deal. There are exceptions to that, such as Apple products, which are very popular but not usually on sale. 

Our general rule of thumb is that it has to be at least 15% off. Additionally, we check over the past six months on any item we think it's a great deal to make sure that you truly are getting a great deal. Anything that has been price-gouged to appear like a deal, where they raise the price a few days before and drop it back down to the "deal" the day of, has not been included on this list. We want to make sure that you get the best deal for these items.

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