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The best Ring and Blink deals from Amazon Prime Day in October (Update: Expired)

Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale -- aka October Prime Day -- just wrapped up. ZDNET gathered the best deals on Ring and Blink video doorbells still available right now, as this sale featured some of the lowest prices we've ever seen.
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Whether you're in the market for a new video doorbell or a set of security cameras, both Ring and Blink are two brands you can't go wrong with, especially with the savings that you can score right now as part of Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale. 

Also: Live blog: The 140+ best 'Amazon Prime Early Access Sale' deals

Times are tight for many Americans and, with the holiday season looming, extra savings are a welcome sight. Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale, or October Prime Day, is bringing savings to all things smart home, especially its own brands, like Ring and Blink. The official event kicked off on October 11, and we've gathered the best deals you can find right now for these devices.

Also: The best Echo deals on Amazon for October Prime Day

The best Ring & Blink deals on Amazon for October Prime Day

The top three deals are below, but we've listed additional Amazon deals worth checking out further down the page, and we've highlighted other great finds at non-Amazon retailers, such as Target and Best Buy, too. 


Ring Video Doorbell Wired
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  • Current price: $39
  • Original price: $64

Ring's wired video doorbell is the most budget-friendly option the company offers, as well as the second-most popular video doorbell. It's a small, compact device that is easily installed with your home's existing doorbell wiring, so it doesn't have a battery-operated option. 

This video doorbell features 1080p HD video, along with night vision, two-way talk, and motion detection. At only $39, this is the lowest price this doorbell has ever been sold for, so it's definitely the best deal on it right now, and you can get it with a free 3rd Generation Echo Dot as well.

Though you cannot pair it with an existing doorbell chime, you can purchase it in a bundle with a Ring Chime for only $69.

  • Current price: $29
  • Original price: $65

This deal includes two Blink Mini cameras for less than the price of one: just $29 for both. Blink Mini cameras are, like its name says, compact indoor cameras that pack a punch: with 1080p video quality, plus real-time motion notifications, and two-way audio. 

We keep ours as a pet cam pointed to our dog's bed and it's really helpful when we're out of the house, so we can check in on our pup from anywhere by using our phones and get motion alerts.

If you have a Blink video doorbell, one of these cameras can also double as a chime for it. 

  • Current price: $174
  • Original price: $249

This second-generation Ring Alarm bundle is an 8-piece security system for anyone looking to get started on a Ring smart home. This kit includes a base station, keypad, four contact sensors, a motion sensor, and a range extender. 

For the DIYers, this kit makes smart home security highly customizable with little work. Just install the different sensors where you need them and set up your account. After that, if you wanted to add any other devices to your security system, you can get more Ring-brand products or any others with the "Works with Ring" tag.

To unlock the full potential of this home security system, a Ring Protect subscription is required. With one, you can get 24/7 professional monitoring, video recording, 24/7 backup internet, and emergency police, fire, and medical response. 

It's also worth noting the other Ring Alarm kits that are on sale as part of the Prime Early Access event:

  • Current price: $69
  • Original price: $99

This is Ring's most popular video doorbell: the 2020-release, battery-operated model. Featuring 1080p HD video, Alexa voice control, two-way talk, night vision, and advanced motion detection, this video doorbell is at the lowest price we've ever seen it before -- even lower than during Amazon's July Prime Day Sale.

The built-in rechargeable battery makes for an easy installation, since there is no wiring involved, making it a perfect fit for anyone looking to upgrade their current doorbell setup. However, if you prefer a wired installation, this doorbell is also equipped for installation using your existing doorbell's wiring. 

More October Prime Day 2022 Ring and Blink deals

Here are the latest Amazon Prime Early Access Sale deals we could find on Ring and Blink devices:

Best Ring and Blink deals not at Amazon

Target, Walmart, Best Buy, and other retailers are running competing sales at the same time as Amazon Prime Early Access Sale. ZDNET is keeping an eye on those sales and plans to include the top Ring and Blink deals from them.

How did we choose these Amazon Prime Early Access Sale deals?

ZDNET is always looking for the best deals 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 all go into determining which deals are worth sharing with you. 

We'll be checking for Amazon Early Access Deals often during the two-day sale event to bring you the best deals as soon as they're available.

What is Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale ('October Prime Day')?

Amazon is hosting another sale this year: Prime Early Access Sale, which has come to be popularly known as October Prime Day, as a follow-up to its big Prime Day event this past July. 

Though this event isn't technically a Prime Day sale, it's reminiscent of one: it'll last two days, feature a lot of deals -- especially on Amazon devices -- and it's exclusive to Prime members. 

Also: Prime Day 2: What is Amazon's Prime Early Access Sale?

When is Amazon Prime Early Access Sale ('October Prime Day')?

Amazon's Prime Day-like sale, the Prime Early Access Sale, is taking place over the course of two days in October. It started on Oct. 11 (Tuesday) and will last until Oct. 12 (Wednesday).

Also: Amazon Prime Day 2 sale will take place Oct. 11 and 12 

What are the best Amazon Prime Early Access Sale ('October Prime Day') deals under $20?

ZDNET is actually rounding up the best deals under $20 on Amazon right here:

What are the latest Amazon Prime Early Access Sale ('October Prime Day') deals?

Check out ZDNET's live-blog coverage of the latest October Prime Day deals below. We're covering the 48-hour sale in real time, delivering you the highlights as we find them. 

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