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Security Camera / Security Camera System Black Friday 2017 Master List

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UPDATE: Sat 12/09/2017 - most of these deals have expired now that BF - Cyber Monday - Cyber Week has come and gone. I plan to leave this here as a future reference, and put any updates at the end of the forum.

UPDATE: BF, BF weekend, Cyber Monday have all passed, we're now in "Cyber Week". Checking, and I still see a number of remaining good deals out there this week. In particular check Amcrest.com, Lorextechnology.com, LaViewSecurity.com, in some cases you have to use a special discount code to get the deals. Also some nice deals for consumer wifi cameras seem to be popping up still at Amazon. ( Just seems like the BF season gets longer and longer each year... )

Note: There maybe some deals which come up quick and go OOS quickly which may not give us enough time to post here, so please also keep an eye out for those deals.

Please use this as a guide - not as a complete list of deals - , I am expecting a lot of quick deals and posts on Thurday and Friday ( Black Friday ) which I will not be able to post here due to family commitments,... that Thanksgiving thing you know. Feel free to add more deals in the bottom of the wiki or in this thread.


Executive summary: ( or for those who get paid too much too read details, OP recommends the following )
Buy a wired PoE 4K kit if you need a reliable solid security / surveillance camera system.
Currently 2 good options from Costco: Lorex 4K kit at the B&M for $800, Q-see 4K kit online for $850 ( $825 if you use a $25 off 250 online coupon to reduce this one another $25 ).
as well as a numerous 4K kit deals from Lorex.
Ref:
https://slickdeals.net/f/10409612-lorex-dahua-oem-6x-4k-8mp-security-camera-system-w-8-port-poe-ip-nvr-2tb-hdd-kit-at-costco-b-m-ymmv-for-799-99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10836015-costco-q-see-8-channel-4k-hd-ip-nvr-with-4tb-hdd-4-4k-cameras-850-black-friday-season-11-17-11-27-2017
https://slickdeals.net/f/10869215-lorex-black-friday-deals-2017-sale-ends-november-24


Feel free to use multiple brands / products:
I have found not one system by any company to provide all the functionality in a smooth and effective manner out of the box which many of us would desire.
For example, video doorbell intercom products are rapidly advancing, however I have not found one yet which fully meets the resolution and image quality I am looking for. Thus, in this particular case I can get a decent doorbell intercom product today, knowing that in a couple year I would want to upgrade it while installing a nice wired security camera today to give me a better image with enough pixels on target to be able to ID any subject / suspect. ( please see the ID distance list below for more info )

If you are buying a cloud connected / IoT product remember to simulate an internet outage and see how your device(s) behave during that period. There have bee reports that IoT / cloud connected doorbells do not ring the chime without having to do a round trip to their cloud service. Also some cameras will NOT record during an outage, others will if you have local microSD card memory installed. So please do test, as some ISPs ( yeah, that's you MegaCableCorp ) actually now have significant outages frequently. As well as some cloud service providers have had a few service outages - auth servers, service overload during Halloween,..

Security issues: Please do update the firmware / software of your cloud connected / IoT devices. Many have significant security holes, and some of those are known and have been fixed in software / firmware updates.



Wire Free = Battery Powered + WiFi
Pro - easy to setup, no need to wire or locate nearby power sockets
Cons - motion detection and short video clips, can be unreliable in various ways, poorer night vision as IR lights typically have less power due to designs to extend battery life. Must change out batteries periodically, unless you add solar panels to charge batteries. Some products come with non-rechargeable batteries ( like the CR123 ) which can get pricey in the long run. Some products use proprietary rechargeable batteries, which can be pricey to replace when needed.
Summary - The wire free consumer camera segment competition is heating up, with numerous new entrants this year. You can expect rapid advancements in products and quick obsolescence of models. Wire Free is probably the best option despite its' failings for renters who are not allowed to wire up either wifi + power or wired systems. Explore using solar panel options to charge the batteries. This can also be a great option for something you need up and operational quickly for short term.
Notes: Internet connectivity typically required. Some newer products in this category can be battery OR wired power ( example Aro Pro 2, which with wired power can record 24/7 )
Some products which have wired power as well as battery powered versions or options maybe listed in either the Wire Free OR WiFi + wired power sections.

BJs Wholesale Black Friday: Lorex Wireless 6-Channel 4-Camera 1080p Security System w/1TB HDD DVR for $399.99
Notes: DVR w/1TB HDD included, no cloud service required. See link for more notes
OP Notes: Lorex also has this deal, as well as variations with 2 and 6 cameras
https://slickdeals.net/f/10723708-bjs-wholesale-black-friday-lorex-wireless-6-channel-4-camera-1080p-security-system-w-1tb-hdd-dvr-for-399-99

Best Buy Black Friday: Canary and Canary Flex Starter Pack for $249.99
Note: General BF ad starts on Thursday 11/23 at 5pm. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10756411-best-buy-black-friday-canary-and-canary-flex-starter-pack-for-249-99

Best Buy Black Friday: Arlo Pro Indoor/Outdoor HD Wire-Free Security Camera System (4-pk) for $499.99
Note: This deal active already 11/8/2017 - General BF ad starts on Thursday 11/23 at 5pm. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10756935-best-buy-black-friday-arlo-pro-indoor-outdoor-hd-wire-free-security-camera-system-4-pk-for-499-99

Best Buy: Arlo Pro Security System with Siren - 1 Rechargeable Wire-Free HD Camera with Audio, Indoor/Outdoor and Night Vision : VMS4130-1 $199
Note: Live 11/19/2017+ . Amazon has matched. 1x Arlo Pro Camera + 1x Arlo Pro Base Station.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10849871-arlo-pro-security-system-with-siren-1-rechargeable-wire-free-hd-camera-with-audio-indoor-outdoor-and-night-vision-vms4130-1-199

Blink BF deal: Blink Home Security Camera System 3 Camera Kit $184
Note: Amazon or Blinkforhome
https://slickdeals.net/f/10919063-blink-home-security-camera-system-3-camera-kit-184

Costco: Arlo Pro kit 3 Cameras and Base Station at Costco 11/20 $374.99 was Nov 24-27 2017 / Black Friday $399.99
Special Note: On 11/20/2017 Costco dropped this another $25 to $374.99
Note: Costco item: 1135146 kit includes an extra battery and pedestal mount
https://slickdeals.net/f/10721540-arlo-pro-kit-3-cameras-and-base-station-at-costco-nov-24-27-2017-black-friday-399-99

Frys Black Friday: Arlo Pro Security System with Siren for $169.99
Note: Valid Thursday 11/23. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10851859-frys-black-friday-arlo-pro-security-system-with-siren-for-169-99

Frys Black Friday: Arlo Wire-Free Security System w/ 3 Cameras for $199.99
Note: Valid Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP notes: Recommend avoid, 720p and lag issues w/Gen-1 Arlo. Obsolete, Walmart and Costco has already clearanced these kits.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10858499-frys-black-friday-arlo-wire-free-security-system-w-3-cameras-for-199-99

Frys Black Friday: Arlo Wire-Free Security System w/ 2 HD Cameras for $169.99
Note: Valid Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP notes: Recommend avoid, 720p and lag issues w/Gen-1 Arlo. Obsolete, Walmart and Costco has already clearanced these kits.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10859667-frys-black-friday-arlo-wire-free-security-system-w-2-hd-cameras-for-169-99

Frys Black Friday: Arlo Wire-Free Security System w/ 1 HD Camera for $86.00
Note: Valid Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP notes: Recommend avoid, 720p and lag issues w/Gen-1 Arlo. Obsolete, Walmart and Costco has already clearanced these kits.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10858495-frys-black-friday-arlo-wire-free-security-system-w-1-hd-camera-for-86-00

Home Depot Ring 2-pack outdoor spotlight cam $299 Black Friday 11/22-27/2017
Notes: Battery + WiFi versions
https://slickdeals.net/f/10767423-home-depot-ring-2-pack-outdoor-spotlight-cam-299-black-friday-11-22-27-2017

Home Depot: BF weekend - BULK PURCHASE (MUST BUY 2 of EACH) Ring Spotlight Cam Battery ($111.93 Each), Ring Floodlight ($201.60 Each), Ring Doorbell ($89.10 Each) & Ring Doorbell Pro ($179.10 Each)
https://slickdeals.net/f/10923579-bulk-purchase-must-buy-2-of-each-ring-spotlight-cam-battery-111-93-each-ring-floodlight-201-60-each-ring-doorbell-89-10-each-ring-doorbell-pro-179-10-each

JCPenney Black Friday: Ring 2-pk Spotlight Cam for $299.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10716376-jcpenney-black-friday-ring-2-pk-spotlight-cam-for-299-99
( Ring has a wired version and a battery version, not certain which one this is. )

JCPenney Black Friday: Arlo Pro Wirefree HD Security 2 Camera Kit for $349.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10716476-jcpenney-black-friday-arlo-pro-wirefree-hd-security-2-camera-kit-for-349-99

Lorex Black Friday security camera systems deals 2017, Sale Ends November 24
Notes: Numerous deals including on their new wire free kit, some WiFi cameras, coax analog kits, PoE kits, and PoE 4K kits
https://slickdeals.net/f/10869215-lorex-black-friday-security-camera-systems-deals-2017-sale-ends-november-24

Lowe's Black Friday: Arlo 2-Camera Wireless Outdoor Security System with Night Vision for $199.9
Note: General BF ad starts Thursday 11/23, stores open at 6am Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Recommend avoid, 720p and lag issues w/Gen-1 Arlo. Obsolete, Walmart and Costco has already clearanced these kits.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10784779-lowe-s-black-friday-arlo-2-camera-wireless-outdoor-security-system-with-night-vision-for-199-99

Newegg Black Friday: RemoBell Wireless Video Doorbell for $99.99
Notes: Onsale 11/24 only.
OP Notes: 720p, Wire Free = Wifi + Battery Powered Model RMBU-1512 Item#9SIACYG59H1380
https://slickdeals.net/f/10774907-newegg-black-friday-remobell-wireless-video-doorbell-for-99-99

Office Depot and OfficeMax Black Friday: Netgear Arlo Smart Home Wireless Security System With 2 HD Cameras for $199.99
Notes: General BF ad starts on 11/22, stores open on Thanksgiving. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Recommend avoid, 720p and lag issues w/Gen-1 Arlo. Obsolete, Walmart and Costco has already clearanced these kits. Online only per ad scan
https://slickdeals.net/f/10770119-office-depot-and-officemax-black-friday-netgear-arlo-smart-home-wireless-security-system-with-2-hd-cameras-for-199-99

Sam's Club Black Friday: Arlo Wire-Free HD Security Cameras for $359.00
General BF ad starts Thursday 11/23 12:01am online and Friday 11/23 7am in-store. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Recommend avoid, 720p and lag issues w/Gen-1 Arlo. Obsolete, Walmart and Costco has already clearanced these kits. 5x gen-1 Arlo 720p wire free cameras and base station. Yes, it does sound like a good deal, however when it comes time to replace batteries you'll notice it is better to have gone with the Gen-2 or Gen-3 models which include rechargeable batteries. Item#980052566
https://slickdeals.net/f/10807003-sam-s-club-black-friday-arlo-wire-free-hd-security-cameras-for-359-00

Walmart Black Friday: Arlo Camera 3-pk for $199.00
Notes: General BF ad starts on Thursday 11/23 online and 6PM 11/23 instore. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: 3x Arlo gen-1 cameras, update - with base station, item VMS3330-100NAS. Recommend avoid, obsolete gen-1 product Walmart and Costco has clearanced the kits.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10764243-walmart-black-friday-arlo-camera-3-pk-for-199-00

Reolink Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale from Nov. 23 to to Nov. 27
Notes: Includes wire free Argus 1080p $80, C1 Pro WiFI pan tilt, RLC-410B4 PoE bullet system.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10871139-black-friday-home-security-camera-sale

AAFES Cyber Monday deals 11/29/2017 ( note, this is for the armed forces members active, retired, ... )
AAFES Cyber Monday: Arlo Pro Wire-Free HD 2 Camera Home Security System for $269.00 ( 11/29 only )
https://slickdeals.net/f/10829783-aafes-cyber-monday-arlo-pro-wire-free-hd-2-camera-home-security-system-for-269-00

AAFES Cyber Monday: Arlo Smart Home HD 3 Camera for $269.00 ( 11/29 only )
OP notes: Cameras only. 3 pack costs more per camera than 2 pack. Recommend avoid, 720p and lag issues w/Gen-1 Arlo. Obsolete, Walmart and Costco has already clearanced these kits.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10829799-aafes-cyber-monday-arlo-smart-home-hd-3-camera-for-269-00

AAFES Cyber Monday: Arlo Smart Home HD 2 Camera for $149.00 ( 11/29 only )
OP notes: Cameras only. Recommend avoid, 720p and lag issues w/Gen-1 Arlo. Obsolete, Walmart and Costco has already clearanced these kits.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10829779-aafes-cyber-monday-arlo-smart-home-hd-2-camera-for-149-00

WiFi + wired to AC power
Pro - wired power results in greater reliability compared to a wire free product
Con - WiFi can have interference and disconnection issues, thus reduced reliability compared to a wired solution. Need to locate electrical socket and bring wire to camera, which can be problematic outdoors.
Summary - Good compromise between wire-free and wired if you have nearby electrical outlets. Otherwise if you have to hire an electrician to add outlets, it is better to go with a wired system.
Notes: Internet connectivity typically required, unless the camera unit has local mircoSD card storage.
Some products which have wired power as well as battery powered versions or options maybe listed in either the Wire Free OR WiFi + wired power sections.

If you are looking for an indoor, WiFi OR ethernet + wired power, non-cloud service IP camera then I recommend comparing your options with this Hikvision OEM Cube model rebranded by Annke. Normally I recommend you avoid Annke / Sannce - this product is the only exception so far, as you can update the firmware and get a really good deal on a good camera by Hikvision for $50. Significantly better than the 720p cameras, and a better deal if you are willing to update the firmware than a lot of the indoor 1080p cameras if you do not want the various cloud service offerings Note this is not a Black Friday deal. Remember for this product you will need to update the firmware as the firmware installed has known and published security holes in it. Also remember please do NOT port forward - use a VPN instead.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10789367-annke-security-i61dr-2mp-1080p-ip-security-camera-49-free-shipping-49-99

Ace Hardware Black Friday: Ring Wi-Fi Video Doorbell for $99.99
Notes: Uses battery or doorbell wiring for power
https://slickdeals.net/f/10743087-ace-hardware-black-friday-ring-wi-fi-video-doorbell-for-99-99

Ace Hardware Black Friday: Nest Outdoor Security Camera for $169.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10743079-ace-hardware-black-friday-nest-outdoor-security-camera-for-169-99

Ace Hardware Black Friday: Nest Wi-Fi Security Camera for $149.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10743063-ace-hardware-black-friday-nest-wi-fi-security-camera-for-149-99

Amcrest ProHD indoor 1080p PTZ PoE IP2M-846E or WiFi IP2M-846B Black Friday $200 / $210
Notes: Amcrest BF deal checked 11/22
https://slickdeals.net/f/10890035-amcrest-prohd-indoor-1080p-ptz-poe-ip2m-846e-or-wifi-ip2m-846b-black-friday-200-210

Amcrest: 27 Amcrest deals, from PoE cameras, PoE systems, PoE switches, PTZ PoE cameras, WiFi cameras, ...
OP Notes: Good deals here.. a number of WiFi camera deals
https://amcrest.com/amcrest-black...-sale.html

Amcrest, via Amazon: Amcrest IP2M-841 ProHD 1080P Wireless WiFi IP Camera (Black) $59.99 (normally $79.99) + Free Shipping
Notes: Live 11/19/2017+
https://slickdeals.net/f/10850111-amcrest-ip2m-841-prohd-1080p-wireless-wifi-ip-camera-black-59-99-normally-79-99-free-shipping

Amcrest via ebay: Amcrest 1080P ProHD Black IP Security Surveillance HD Camera Wireless 2-Pack @$99
Note: Price checked on 11/20/2017. 2 indoor rated PT(no Z) cameras
https://slickdeals.net/f/10868347-amcrest-1080p-prohd-black-ip-security-surveillance-hd-camera-wireless-2-pack-99

Best Buy Black Friday: Amazon Cloud Cam Indoor Security Camera, works with Alexa for $99.99
Note: General BF ad starts on Thursday 11/23 at 5pm. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10756339-best-buy-black-friday-amazon-cloud-cam-indoor-security-camera-works-with-alexa-for-99-99

Best Buy Black Friday: Netgear Arlo Q Wi-Fi HD Security Camera (White/Black) for $129.99
Note: This deal active already 11/8/2017 - General BF ad starts on Thursday 11/23 at 5pm. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10756943-best-buy-black-friday-netgear-arlo-q-wi-fi-hd-security-camera-white-black-for-129-99

Best Buy Black Friday: Ring Floodlight Cam for $224.99
Note: General BF ad starts on Thursday 11/23 at 5pm. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10756259-best-buy-black-friday-ring-floodlight-cam-for-224-99

Best Buy Black Friday: Select Ring Products - Save $50
Note: General BF ad starts on Thursday 11/23 at 5pm. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
Some products wire free, some wired + wifi
https://slickdeals.net/f/10756235-best-buy-black-friday-select-ring-products-save-50

Best Buy Black Friday: Select Nest Products - Save up to $60
Note: General BF ad starts on Thursday 11/23 at 5pm. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10756611-best-buy-black-friday-select-nest-products-save-up-to-60

Best Buy: Select Zmodo products. Greet $79.99, Pivot $79.99, Mini-camera $29.99
Note: On sale 11/19+
OP Notes: Recommend avoiding Zmodo and 720p camera products in general
https://slickdeals.net/f/10857331-zmodo-sales-on-best-buy-29-99

Best Buy: EZVIZ - Mini O Indoor 720p Wi-Fi Network Surveillance Camera - White $30@Bsstbuy
Note: Price checked on 11/20/217.
OP Notes: 720p cameras are obsolete, consider getting the Hikvision OEM Cube camera for <$50 instead if you willing to update the firmware.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10856967-ezviz-mini-o-indoor-720p-wi-fi-network-surveillance-camera-white-30-bsstbuy

BH Black Friday: Honeywell Skybell or Skybell Trim 1080p WiFi Video Doorbell $149.95
https://slickdeals.net/f/10895323-bh-black-friday-honeywell-skybell-or-skybell-trim-1080p-wifi-video-doorbell-149-95

BJs Wholesale Black Friday: Swann Wireless 1080p Pan and Tilt Security Camera + 16GB MicroSD Card for $69.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10725435-bjs-wholesale-black-friday-swann-wireless-1080p-pan-and-tilt-security-camera-16gb-microsd-card-for-69-99

Buydig on ebay: SkyBell HD Wi-Fi 1080p Video Doorbell - Bronze $135 + free shipping (phone app required)
Note: Checked on 11/22..
https://slickdeals.net/f/10887183-skybell-hd-wi-fi-1080p-video-doorbell-bronze-135-free-shipping-phone-app-required

Costco: Arlo Q HD 1080p Wi-Fi IP Monitoring Camera 2-Pack - $249.99 (or $224.99 w/ Coupon) @ Costco!
Note: $30 manufacturer's savings** is valid 11/20/17 through 11/27/17. While supplies last. Limit 5 per member. $25 off 250 coupon deal.
OP Notes: Consider getting the Hikvision OEM Cube camera for <$50 instead if you do not need the Arlo Cloud features and are willing to update the firmware.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10859291-arlo-q-hd-1080p-wi-fi-ip-monitoring-camera-2-pack-249-99-or-224-99-w-coupon-costco

Costco Ring Video Doorbell 2, Chime, 1 year cloud service Nov 17-22, 2017 $149.99 Pre-Black Friday week
Note: Battery or Wired power
https://slickdeals.net/f/10759111-costco-ring-video-doorbell-2-chime-1-year-cloud-service-nov-17-22-2017-pre-black-friday-week

Costco: RING Floodlight Camera W/ Bonus Chime Pro and 12 Months Ring Video Cloud Recording $199
Note: Costco members only - easy to become a member first post below has information on a deal
https://slickdeals.net/f/10833295-ring-floodlight-camera-w-bonus-chime-pro-and-12-months-ring-video-cloud-recording-199

Costco Samsung 1080p SmartCam Home Security Camera $80 Black Friday week Nov 17-27, 2017
OP Notes: Both at Costco and Amazon the reviews are poor 2.5 stars out of 5. Appears due to software mostly.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10767039-samsung-1080p-smartcam-home-security-camera-costco-80-black-friday-week-nov-17-27-2017

Costco: Q-See 3MP HD Wi-Fi IP Dome Camera $85 or Less + Free Shipping Black Friday- Cyber Monday season 11/17-12/2/2017
OP Notes: $80 for members, $85 for non-members - your state may tax on $100.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10835315-costco-q-see-3mp-hd-wi-fi-ip-dome-camera-85-or-less-free-shipping-black-friday-cyber-monday-season-11-17-12-2-2017

Costco: Q-See 3MP HD Wi-Fi IP Bullet Camera $85 or Less + Free Shipping Black Friday- Cyber Monday season 11/17-12/2/2017
OP Notes: $80 for members, $85 for non-members - your state may tax on $100.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10835415-costco-q-see-3mp-hd-wi-fi-ip-bullet-camera-85-or-less-free-shipping-black-friday-cyber-monday-season-11-17-12-2-2017

Dell Home & Office Black Friday: Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera for $149.00
https://slickdeals.net/f/10709744-dell-home-office-black-friday-nest-cam-indoor-security-camera-for-149-00

Dell Home & Office Cyber Monday: Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera for $149.00
Note: BF deal continues to 11/27
https://slickdeals.net/f/10888615-dell-home-office-cyber-monday-nest-cam-indoor-security-camera-for-149-00

EZVIZ via Amazon: EZVIZ Mini O 720p HD Wi-Fi Home Video Monitoring Security Camera, Works with Alexa $29.99
Note: Price on 11/20/2017.
OP Notes: Recommend avoiding 720p cameras, they are obsolete in general. For $20 more you can get a 1080p Hikvision OEM cube ( $50 )
https://slickdeals.net/f/10864375-ezviz-mini-o-720p-hd-wi-fi-home-video-monitoring-security-camera-works-with-alexa-29-99

Foscam via Amazon: Foscam C1 720p Wifi IP Camera $35.99
Note: Active 11/19/2017+
OP Notes: Recommend avoiding 720p camera products in general as they are obsolete.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10856239-foscam-c1-720p-wifi-ip-camera-35-99

Fred Meyer Black Friday: Nest Cam Indoor 1080p Camera for $139.99
Notes: General BF ad starts on Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10798691-fred-meyer-black-friday-nest-cam-indoor-1080p-camera-for-139-99

Fred Meyer Black Friday: Nest Outdoor 1080p Camera for $149.99
Notes: General BF ad starts on Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10798699-fred-meyer-black-friday-nest-outdoor-1080p-camera-for-149-99

Frys Black Friday: Zmodo 720p HD Smart Wireless Home Kit with 2 Indoor Wireless Cameras and 500GB HD for $99.99
Note: Valid Thursday 11/23. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Recommend avoid, Zmodo, 720p is already obsolete. Recommend considering the Hikvision OEM cube instead if you are willing to update the firmware.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10851875-frys-black-friday-zmodo-720p-hd-smart-wireless-home-kit-with-2-indoor-wireless-cameras-and-500gb-hd-for-99-99

Frys Black Friday: 7modo 4-Channel 720p Wireless Mini NVR Kit w/ 4 Cameras & 1TB HD for $139.99
Note: Valid Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item
OP Notes: Recommend avoid, Zmodo, 720p is already obsolete.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10861135-frys-black-friday-7modo-4-channel-720p-wireless-mini-nvr-kit-w-4-cameras-1tb-hd-for-139-99

Frys Black Friday: Arlo Q 1080p HD Security Camera with Audio for $99.99
Note: Valid Thursday 11/23. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Consider getting the Hikvision OEM Cube camera for <$50 instead if you do not need the Arlo Cloud features and are willing to update the firmware.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10851863-frys-black-friday-arlo-q-1080p-hd-security-camera-with-audio-for-99-99

Frys Black Friday: 7modo 720p HD Mini Wifi Camera w/ Two Way Audio & Remote Monitoring for $25.99
Note: Valid Thursday 11/23. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Recommend avoid, Zmodo, 720p is already obsolete. Recommend considering the Hikvision OEM cube instead if you are willing to update the firmware.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10855675-frys-black-friday-7modo-720p-hd-mini-wifi-camera-w-two-way-audio-remote-monitoring-for-25-99

Frys Black Friday: 7modo Greet Video Doorbell w/ Wifi Extender & Sensors for $69.99
Note: Valid Thursday 11/23. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Recommend avoid, Zmodo, 720p is already obsolete. Recommend looking for 1080p products. Note product uses doorbell wiring for power.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10855663-frys-black-friday-7modo-greet-video-doorbell-w-wifi-extender-sensors-for-69-99

Home Depot Ring Video Doorbell $99 Black Friday 11/22-27/2017
Note: battery or wired power, wifi
https://slickdeals.net/f/10767439-home-depot-ring-video-doorbell-99-black-friday-11-22-27-2017

Home Depot Ring Smart Video Doorbell Pro $199 Black Friday 11/22-27/2017
Note: wired power, wifi
https://slickdeals.net/f/10767403-home-depot-ring-smart-video-doorbell-pro-199-black-friday-11-22-27-2017

Home Depot Ring Floodlight Cam $224 Black Friday 11/22-27/2017
Note: wired power, wifi
https://slickdeals.net/f/10768183-home-depot-ring-floodlight-cam-224-black-friday-11-22-27-2017

Home Depot Nest Cam Outdoor $149 / Indoor $139 Black Friday 11/22-27/2017
Note: wired power, wifi.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10767383-home-depot-nest-cam-outdoor-indoor-149-each-black-friday-11-22-27-2017

Kohl's Black Friday: Nest Cam Indoor Security +$45 Kohl's Cash for $149.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10693564-kohl-s-black-friday-nest-cam-indoor-security-45-kohl-s-cash-for-149-99

Kohl's Black Friday: Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera +$45 Kohl's Cash for $169.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10693572-kohl-s-black-friday-nest-cam-outdoor-security-camera-45-kohl-s-cash-for-169-99

Kuna BF deal on Amazon: Maximus Craftsman Smart Security Light (KUNA), Textured Black $125.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10917575-maximus-craftsman-smart-security-light-kuna-textured-black-125-99

LaView 1080p/2MP IP indoor WiFi Camera LV-PC902F2-W Hikvision Cube OEM $59 Black Friday
Note: WiFi or Ethernet connectivity.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10917055-laview-1080p-2mp-ip-indoor-wifi-camera-lv-pc902f2-w-hikvision-cube-oem-59-black-friday

LaView BF "doorbuster": 1080P IP Indoor WiFi or Ethernet Pan-Tilt Camera SKU LV-PWR302 $59.00
Note: WiFi or Ethernet connectivity.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10920643-laview-bf-doorbuster-1080p-ip-indoor-wifi-or-ethernet-pan-tilt-camera-sku-lv-pwr302-59-00

Lorex Black Friday security camera systems deals 2017, Sale Ends November 24
Notes: Numerous deals including on their new wire free kit, some WiFi cameras, coax analog kits, PoE kits, and PoE 4K kits
https://slickdeals.net/f/10869215-lorex-black-friday-security-camera-systems-deals-2017-sale-ends-november-24

Lowe's Black Friday: Ring Wireless Outdoor 1080p Security Camera with Night Vision for $224.00
Note: General BF ad starts Thursday 11/23, stores open at 6am Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Floodligh cam in white or black Item # 727004 Model # 8SF1P7-WEN0
https://slickdeals.net/f/10784803-lowe-s-black-friday-ring-wireless-outdoor-1080p-security-camera-with-night-vision-for-224-00

Lowe's Black Friday: Minion Wireless Indoor Security Camera with Night Vision for $39.99
Note: General BF ad starts Thursday 11/23, stores open at 6am Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Believe this is the same minion camera which was clearanced at Walmart for super cheap. Also recommend avoiding 720p products, they are obsolete.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10784703-lowe-s-black-friday-minion-wireless-indoor-security-camera-with-night-vision-for-39-99

Lowe's Black Friday: Nest Cam Wireless Indoor 1080p Security Camera with Night Vision for $149.00
Note: General BF ad starts Thursday 11/23, stores open at 6am Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Wireless = WiFi + wired power
https://slickdeals.net/f/10784751-lowe-s-black-friday-nest-cam-wireless-indoor-1080p-security-camera-with-night-vision-for-149-00

Lowe's Black Friday: Ring Video Doorbell Pro for $199.00
Note: General BF ad starts Thursday 11/23, stores open at 6am Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Wireless = WiFi + wired power
https://slickdeals.net/f/10784767-lowe-s-black-friday-ring-video-doorbell-pro-for-199-00

Meijer Black Friday: Nest Cam Indoor for $149.00
General BF ad starts Thursday 11/23 at 6am. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10821091-meijer-black-friday-nest-cam-indoor-for-149-00

Nest.com has indoor cameras for $139.99 and outdoor for 149.99. Free overnight shipping.
Note: Available now ( 11/22 ) through 11/27/17
https://slickdeals.net/f/10881443-nest-cam-indoor-139-outdoor-149

Newegg: Amcrest IP3M-943B Outdoor 3MP WiFi IP IP67 Weatherproof Bullet Camera on sale for $69.99 thru Saturday 11/25.
Notes: Dahua OEM, similar to Q-see 3MP WiFi bullet. Nice metal case, outdoor rated camera.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10874875-amcrest-ip3m-943b-outdoor-3mp-wifi-ip-ip67-weatherproof-bullet-camera-newegg-69-99

Newegg Black Friday: Nest Cam Indoor 1080p HD Day/Night 2-Way Audio Cloud Storage Security Camera for $139.00
Notes: General BF ad starts on Monday 11/20. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Starts 11/22. Item#81-860-003
https://slickdeals.net/f/10774771-newegg-black-friday-nest-cam-indoor-1080p-hd-day-night-2-way-audio-cloud-storage-security-camera-for-139-00

Newegg Black Friday: Zmodo 4 Channel NVR 720p HD Wireless ( WiFi + wired power ) Outdoor Home Security Cameras Systems 1TB Hard Drive for $169.99
Notes: General BF ad starts on Monday 11/20. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Recommend avoid Zmodo as well as 720p systems. Starts 11/24. Item#81-523-109
https://slickdeals.net/f/10774859-newegg-black-friday-zmodo-4-channel-nvr-720p-hd-wireless-outdoor-home-security-cameras-systems-1tb-hard-drive-for-169-99

Newegg Black Friday: EZVIZ Mini 0 720p HD Wi-Fi Home Video Monitoring Security Camera for $29.99
Notes: General BF ad starts on Monday 11/20. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Recommend avoid 720p cameras. Starts 11/23. Item#1EF-006Y-00001
https://slickdeals.net/f/10774899-newegg-black-friday-ezviz-mini-0-720p-hd-wi-fi-home-video-monitoring-security-camera-for-29-99

Newegg Black Friday: Foscam C1 Indoor HD 720P Wireless Plus and Play IP Camera with IR-Cut, Night Vision for $35.99
Notes: General BF ad starts on Monday 11/20. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Recommend avoid 720p cameras. Item#81-650-015
https://slickdeals.net/f/10774787-newegg-black-friday-foscam-c1-indoor-hd-720p-wireless-plus-and-play-ip-camera-with-ir-cut-night-vision-for-35-99

Reolink Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale from Nov. 23 to to Nov. 27
Notes: Includes wire free Argus 1080p $80, C1 Pro WiFI pan tilt, RLC-410B4 PoE bullet system.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10871139-black-friday-home-security-camera-sale

Office Depot and OfficeMax Black Friday: Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera for $149.00
Notes: General BF ad starts on 11/22, stores open on Thanksgiving. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Online only per ad scan
https://slickdeals.net/f/10770155-office-depot-and-officemax-black-friday-nest-cam-outdoor-security-camera-for-149-00

Office Depot and OfficeMax Black Friday: Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera for $139.00
Notes: General BF ad starts on 11/22, stores open on Thanksgiving. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Online only per ad scan
https://slickdeals.net/f/10770147-office-depot-and-officemax-black-friday-nest-cam-indoor-security-camera-for-139-00

Office Depot and OfficeMax Black Friday: (2) Ring Spotlight Wired or Battery-Powered 1080 HD Plug-In Indoor/Outdoor Cameras for $299.99
Notes: General BF ad starts on 11/22, stores open on Thanksgiving. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Online only for the battery powered version ( wire free: WiFi + battery ), Online or in select stores for wired version per ad scan
https://slickdeals.net/f/10770135-office-depot-and-officemax-black-friday-2-ring-spotlight-wired-or-battery-powered-1080-hd-plug-in-indoor-outdoor-cameras-for-299-99

PC Richard & Son Black Friday: Ring Outdoor WiFi Cam with Motion Activated Floodlight for $219.99
Notes: Valid Friday 11/24.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10882451-pc-richard-son-black-friday-ring-outdoor-wifi-cam-with-motion-activated-floodlight-for-219-99

PC Richard & Son Black Friday: Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera for $149.00
Notes: Valid Friday 11/24.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10882411-pc-richard-son-black-friday-nest-cam-outdoor-security-camera-for-149-00

PC Richard & Son Black Friday: Nest Cam Indoor Security Camera for $139.00
Notes: Valid Friday 11/24.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10882395-pc-richard-son-black-friday-nest-cam-indoor-security-camera-for-139-00

Ring on ebay: Ring Stick Up Cam Wire-Free Outdoor Security Camera $129, 2-Pack Ring Spotlight Cam Battery Security Camera $299 & More + Free Shipping
Note: OP for this deal is fixing links, should be fixed by the time you read this - lots of Ring products on special
https://slickdeals.net/f/10895575-ring-stick-up-cam-wire-free-outdoor-security-camera-129-2-pack-ring-spotlight-cam-battery-security-camera-299-amp-more-free-shipping

Rural King Black Friday: Wireless Doorbell w/ Camera for $99.99
Note: General BF ad starts Thursday 11/23. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Unknown brand, better options at this price point. Looks like a battery or wired solution.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10864307-rural-king-black-friday-wireless-doorbell-w-camera-for-99-99

Skybell Trim Plus Video Bell $129 + free shipping
works on Silver or Bronze Color through 11/28 or until sells out
https://slickdeals.net/f/10895111-skybell-trim-plus-video-bell-129-free-shipping

Staples Black Friday: D-Link HD WiFi Network Camera for $49.99
Note: Not available in all stores. General BF ad starts on Thursday 11/23 online and instore 7AM 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Item#2447368 D-Link DCS-936L 720p - recommend avoiding 720p cameras they are obsolete - especially at $50
https://slickdeals.net/f/10782391-staples-black-friday-d-link-hd-wifi-network-camera-for-49-99

Staples Black Friday: D-Link 1080p Network Camera for $99.99
Note: Not available in all stores. General BF ad starts on Thursday 11/23 online and instore 7AM 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Item#2447366 Model: DCS-2530L 1080p
https://slickdeals.net/f/10782395-staples-black-friday-d-link-1080p-network-camera-for-99-99

Target Black Friday: Nest Cam Indoor for $139.00
General BF ad starts on Thursday 11/23. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10756635-target-black-friday-nest-cam-indoor-for-139-00

Walmart: Nest Cam Outdoor Security Camera $149
https://slickdeals.net/f/10880275-nest-cam-outdoor-security-camera-149

Walmart: Nest Cam Indoor security camera, Works with Google and Alexa - $139
https://slickdeals.net/f/10880247-nest-cam-indoor-security-camera-works-with-google-and-alexa-139

Yi via Amazon: 4-Pack Yi Home 720p Wireless IP Cameras (White) for $99.99 + Free Shipping
OP Notes: 720p is obsolete, recommend 1080p cameras which have 2.25x the pixels of a 720p camera.
Recommend considering the Hikvision OEM cube instead if you are willing to update the firmware.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10864595-4-pack-yi-home-720p-wireless-ip-cameras-white-for-99-99-free-shipping

Yi via Amazon: Yi Dome 1080p Pan/Tilt/Zoom Wireless IP Security Camera w/ Night Vision (US Edition) for $45.99 + Free Shipping
https://slickdeals.net/f/10879047-yi-dome-1080p-pan-tilt-zoom-wireless-ip-security-camera-w-night-vision-us-edition-for-45-99-free-shipping




Harbor Freight Black Friday: Cobra 4-Channel Wireless Surveillance System with 2 Cameras for $197.99
OP notes: Recommend you avoid this deal as there are much better options listed here
https://slickdeals.net/f/10623732-harbor-freight-black-friday-cobra-4-channel-wireless-surveillance-system-with-2-cameras-for-197-99

Dollar General Black Friday: Vivitar HD Wi-Fi Security Camera for $25.00
Notes: Phone Not Included.General BF ad starts Thursday 11/23. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP notes: Recommend you avoid this deal as there are much better options listed here
https://slickdeals.net/f/10798243-dollar-general-black-friday-vivitar-hd-wi-fi-security-camera-for-25-00
Navy Exchange Black Friday deals. IIRC you need to be active, reserves, or retires in the Navy / Marines for this store
Navy Exchange Black Friday: Nest Network Surveillance Camera, 3MP 1080P for $138.75
[/B]General BF ad starts Thursday 11/23. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.[B]
https://slickdeals.net/f/10835859-navy-exchange-black-friday-nest-network-surveillance-camera-3mp-1080p-for-138-75

Wired Cameras, either coax or PoE ( Power over Ethernet with cat5e / cat6 cable )
Pro - The most reliable option. Higher resolution cameras available.
Con - wiring can be a easy DIY job to a complex DIY job, requiring significant time and extra tools.
Summary - the best option for those who are in need of the most reliable option and are allowed to wire their home / building
Notes: Internet connectivity typically not required as DVR or NVR acts as onsite storage.
Recommended that you buy buik cat5e/cat6 or coax cable ( RG59 Siamese Cable ) and not use the cable which comes in the kit, as if you need to return it you will have to also return the cables. Furthermore some kits include very poor quality cables, and if you're going to take time to install wiring do plan to use better quality cable and take the time to do a nicer job. Consider using cat5e/cat6 cable even for systems designed for coax - you can use baluns to connect BNC connections to cat5e/cat6. This way the time you invest in installing cable will give you more options when it's time to upgrade. Please see the 4K Lorex deal wiki for notes on installing cat5e/cat6 cable. https://slickdeals.net/f/10725451-bjs-wholesale-black-friday-q-see-8-channel-4-camera-4k-uhd-security-system-w-2tb-hdd-nvr-for-599-99
If looking for a Balun, perhaps this would work well: https://www.amazon.com/VIMVIP-HD-...06XCGZ3H5/

OP recommendation:
When comparing your options for a wired system, I recommend you use the following system to compare your choices. We've had a good opportunity to discuss and document it, and it is a great value for those looking for a 6-8 camera system.
Lorex / Dahua OEM 6x 4K / 8MP security camera system w/ 8 port POE IP NVR 2TB HDD kit at Costco B&M YMMV for $799.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10409612-lorex-dahua-oem-6x-4k-8mp-security-camera-system-w-8-port-poe-ip-nvr-2tb-hdd-kit-at-costco-b-m-ymmv-for-799-99

Wired coax
Notes: This is your traditional CCTV connectors. If you have coax wire already installed in your home or building getting a new / better coax based security camera kit is a great option.
If you purchased a cheap kit and used the wires from that kit, there is a good chance that you may have to rewire due to the more affordable thin coax wires included in the cheaper kits.
Coax wire for security cameras typically includes a bonded set of wires which carry power to the camera. BNC connectors are used along with connectors for power. In 2017, try to avoid anything with less than 1080p resolution, as those systems tend to use the most affordable cameras which produce poorer results. It is possible to use cat5e/cat6 cable with camera systems designed for coax wire by the use of Baluns.

Amcrest: 27 Amcrest deals, from PoE cameras, PoE systems, PoE switches, PTZ PoE cameras, WiFi cameras, ...
OP Notes: Good deals here..number of coax analog deals
https://amcrest.com/amcrest-black...-sale.html


Best Buy Black Friday: Swann PRO SERIES HD 8-Channel, 6-Camera Indoor/Outdoor Wired 500GB DVR Surveillance System for $229.99
Note: General BF ad starts on Thursday 11/23 at 5pm. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10756563-best-buy-black-friday-swann-pro-series-hd-8-channel-6-camera-indoor-outdoor-wired-500gb-dvr-surveillance-system-for-229-99

BJs Wholesale Black Friday: Night Owl Extreme 16-Channel 10-Camera 3MP Security System w/2TB HDD DVR for $499.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10723788-bjs-wholesale-black-friday-night-owl-extreme-16-channel-10-camera-3mp-security-system-w-2tb-hdd-dvr-for-499-99

BJs Wholesale Black Friday: Night Owl 8-Channel 8-Camera 1080p Smart Detection Security System w/1TB HDD DVR for $299.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10723800-bjs-wholesale-black-friday-night-owl-8-channel-8-camera-1080p-smart-detection-security-system-w-1tb-hdd-dvr-for-299-99

BJs Wholesale Black Friday: Lorex 16-Channel 10-Camera 1080p Security System w/ 1TB HDD DVR for $349.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10725443-bjs-wholesale-black-friday-lorex-16-channel-10-camera-1080p-security-system-w-1tb-hdd-dvr-for-349-99

Costco: Night Owl 8 Channel 3MP DVR w/1TB HDD + 4 3MP cameras at Costco Nov 24-27 2017 / Black Friday $199.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10721552-night-owl-8-channel-3mp-dvr-4-3mp-cameras-at-costco-nov-24-27-2017-black-friday-199-99

Costco: Q-see 8 port DVR w/1TB HDD + 8 wired 1080p cameras security system Costco.com Nov 17-27 2017 Black Friday week $279.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10723740-q-see-8-port-dvr-w-8-wired-1080p-cameras-security-system-costco-com-nov-17-27-2017-black-friday-week-279-99

Costco: Lorex 8 port 4MP DVR w/1TB HDD + 6 wired 4MP cameras security system for $299.99 at Costco.com Nov 23-27, 2017 ( online only ) Black Friday
https://slickdeals.net/f/10722952-lorex-8-port-4mp-dvr-w-6-wired-4mp-cameras-security-system-for-299-99-at-costco-com-nov-23-27-2017-online-only-black-friday

EZVIZ on Amazon: EZVIZ FULL HD 1080p Outdoor Surveillance System, 8 Weatherproof HD Security Cameras, 16 Channel 2TB DVR Storage, 100ft Night Vision, Customizable Motion Detection $339.99
Notes: Price good / checked on 11/20/2017. Analog system.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10858375-ezviz-full-hd-1080p-outdoor-surveillance-system-8-weatherproof-hd-security-cameras-16-channel-2tb-dvr-storage-100ft-night-vision-customizable-motion-detection-339-99

Frys Black Friday: Swann 8-Channel Digital Video Recorder with 4 x 1080p with Pre-Installed 1TB HD for $209.99
Notes: Valid Thursday 11/23. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10851867-frys-black-friday-swann-8-channel-digital-video-recorder-with-4-x-1080p-with-pre-installed-1tb-hd-for-209-99

Frys Black Friday: Swann 4-Channel Digital Video Recorder w/ Two 720p Cameras and Pre-Installed 500GB Hard Drive for $109.99
Notes: Valid Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Recommend avoiding 720p cameras, they are obsolete and there are many good 1080p options
https://slickdeals.net/f/10859715-frys-black-friday-swann-4-channel-digital-video-recorder-w-two-720p-cameras-and-pre-installed-500gb-hard-drive-for-109-99

Frys Black Friday: Swann 8 Channel Digital Video Recorder w/ 4x720p Cameras and Pre-Installed 1TB Hard Drive for $159.99
Notes: Valid Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Recommend avoiding 720p cameras, they are obsolete and there are many good 1080p options
https://slickdeals.net/f/10851867-frys-black-friday-swann-8-channel-digital-video-recorder-with-4-x-1080p-with-pre-installed-1tb-hd-for-209-99

Frys Black Friday: Swann MicroCam HD Security Camera for $14.99
Note: Valid Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Note: Camera ONLY, you will need a analog coax dvr system to connect this to.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10861071-frys-black-friday-swann-microcam-hd-security-camera-for-14-99

Frys Black Friday: GeoVision 1.3 Megapixel IP Cameras for $24.99
Note: Valid Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Note: Camera ONLY, you will need a analog coax dvr system to connect this to. Deal is good for only 1 item per account. 1.3MP = 1280 x 1024. Recommend avoiding unless you have a DVR which needs another camera
https://slickdeals.net/f/10859795-frys-black-friday-geovision-1-3-megapixel-ip-cameras-for-24-99

Frys Black Friday: Zmodo 4-Channel 960H Digital Video Recorder for $24.99
Note: Valid Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Note: DVR ONLY. Recommend avoiding, zmodo and only 960H ( 960 x 480 ) resolution.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10859779-frys-black-friday-zmodo-4-channel-960h-digital-video-recorder-for-24-99

Lorex Black Friday security camera systems deals 2017, Sale Ends November 24
Notes: Numerous deals including on their new wire free kit, some WiFi cameras, coax analog kits, PoE kits, and PoE 4K kits
https://slickdeals.net/f/10869215-lorex-black-friday-security-camera-systems-deals-2017-sale-ends-november-24

Lowe's Black Friday: Swann 4-Camera Outdoor 1080p Security Camera System with Night Vision for $229.00
Note: General BF ad starts Thursday 11/23, stores open at 6am Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Analog, Coax, BNC, DVR system.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10784807-lowe-s-black-friday-swann-4-camera-outdoor-1080p-security-camera-system-with-night-vision-for-229-00

PC Richard & Son Black Friday: Night Owl 8 Channel 3MP Extreme Security DVR with 1TB Hard Drive for $299.99
Valid Friday 11/24.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10882439-pc-richard-son-black-friday-night-owl-8-channel-3mp-extreme-security-dvr-with-1tb-hard-drive-for-299-99

Walmart Black Friday: Night Owl 4-Camera HD Security System Kit for $150.00
Notes: General BF ad starts on Thursday 11/23 online and 6PM 11/23 instore. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP notes: Ad does not show details, appears to be a coax system. HDD not listed. If 720p I recommend avoiding it. Typically kits <$200 should be avoided so use extra caution if wanting this as the parts are super affordable.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10764259-walmart-black-friday-night-owl-4-camera-hd-security-system-kit-for-150-00


Fred Meyer Black Friday: Uniden 720p 4x4 Video Security System for $99.99
Notes: General BF ad starts on Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: no model number listed, website doesn't like Chrome, appears to be cheap coax system, 720p - recommend you avoid.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10798707-fred-meyer-black-friday-uniden-720p-4x4-video-security-system-for-99-99

Harbor Freight Black Friday: Cobra 8-Channel Surveillance DVR with 4 HD Cameras and Mobile Monitoring Capabilities for $197.99
OP notes: Recommend you avoid this deal as there are much better options listed here
https://slickdeals.net/f/10623744-harbor-freight-black-friday-cobra-8-channel-surveillance-dvr-with-4-hd-cameras-and-mobile-monitoring-capabilities-for-197-99

Wired PoE
Notes: Cat5e/Cat6 wires are often preferred for new installations as IP PoE related products are becoming more popular. If you are installing new wires this is an option which allows significant flexibility. PoE security camera kits tend to be a bit more pricey than coax kits and tend to have better cameras. It is possible to have very good coax cameras, however normally consumers are very price sensitive in this space and choose kits based on number of cameras, HDD size, MPs and price point. Often PoE kits will include better quality cameras than the coax kits you see sold.
Recommended that you buy buik cat5e/cat6 cable and not use the cable which comes in the kit, as if you need to return it you will have to also return the cables. DO NOT buy or use CCA (Copper Clad Aluminum) wire - it is a fire hazard

Amcrest: Amcrest ProHD 4MP POE Security Bullet Camera IP4M-1024E: $76.50 W/ 10% Off First Order + Free S/H
Notes: Camera only, need PoE power source: PoE switch, PoE power injector, PoE NVR. Do feel free to chat with Amcrest and ask questions, they are responsive and sometimes offer deals in chat especially if you want more items.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10885015-amcrest-prohd-4mp-poe-security-bullet-camera-ip4m-1024e-76-50-w-10-off-first-order-free-s-h

Amcrest NV4108-HS NVR for IP security cameras 8 channels no PoE ports Black Friday $85
Notes: No PoE ports. NVR. Amcrest BF deal checked 11/22
https://slickdeals.net/f/10889431-amcrest-nv4108-hs-nvr-for-ip-security-cameras-8-channels-supported-black-friday-85

Amcrest ProHD indoor 1080p PTZ PoE IP2M-846E or WiFi IP2M-846B Black Friday $200 / $210
Notes: Amcrest BF deal checked 11/22
https://slickdeals.net/f/10890035-amcrest-prohd-indoor-1080p-ptz-poe-ip2m-846e-or-wifi-ip2m-846b-black-friday-200-210

Amcrest ProHD Outdoor 3MP POE Dome IP Security Camera IP67 Black Friday $76
Notes: Amcrest BF deal checked 11/22
https://slickdeals.net/f/10889907-amcrest-prohd-outdoor-3mp-poe-dome-ip-security-camera-ip67-black-friday-76

Amcrest 1080p PoE NVR IP 4 Ch Security System for $197 BF Deal $197.99
OP Notes: A 4 camera 1080p PoE system for less than some of the no brand 4 camera 720p analog coax systems!
https://slickdeals.net/f/10889455-amcrest-1080p-poe-nvr-ip-4-ch-security-system-for-197-bf-deal-197-99

Amcrest 16 port PoE+ managed switch AGPS18E16P-AT-190M Black Friday deal $180
Notes: BF deal checked 11/22. Makes a great combination with Blue Iris
https://slickdeals.net/f/10889703-amcrest-16-port-poe-managed-switch-agps18e16p-at-190m-black-friday-deal-180

Amcrest 24 port PoE+ managed switch AGPS26E24P-AT-240M Black Friday deal $212
Notes: BF deal checked 11/22. Makes a great combination with Blue Iris
https://slickdeals.net/f/10889603-amcrest-24-port-poe-managed-switch-agps26e24p-at-240m-black-friday-deal-212

Amcrest: 27 Amcrest deals, from PoE cameras, PoE systems, PoE switches, PTZ PoE cameras, WiFi cameras, ...
OP Notes: Good deals here.. especial PoE+ switch
https://amcrest.com/amcrest-black...-sale.html

BJs Wholesale Black Friday: Q-See 8-Channel 4-Camera 4K UHD Security System w/ 2TB HDD NVR for $599.99
OP Notes: please see discussion we're having challenging finding specs for the NVR as well as cameras.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10725451-bjs-wholesale-black-friday-q-see-8-channel-4-camera-4k-uhd-security-system-w-2tb-hdd-nvr-for-599-99

Costco: Q-See 8-Channel 4K HD IP NVR with 4TB HDD, 4 4K Cameras $850 Black Friday season 11/17-11/27/2017
OP Notes: Dahua OEM system. Quality hardware. Superior NVR compared to other kits in this price range.
Do compare this to the Lorex 4K kit Costco B&M deal which provides 2 more 4K cameras however with a lower spec'ed NVR.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10836015-costco-q-see-8-channel-4k-hd-ip-nvr-with-4tb-hdd-4-4k-cameras-850-black-friday-season-11-17-11-27-2017

Dahua OEM starlight IP PoE security cameras metal cases $125-$200
OP Notes: Best low light cameras for the price. From Empire Tec Aliexpress, you can also email and use Paypal. Reliable vendor. Unable to find deals on these cameras from US vendors.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10905455-dahua-oem-starlight-ip-poe-security-cameras-metal-cases-125-200

Home Depot Black Friday: LaView 6-Camera Indoor/Outdoor Security System for $499.00
Notes: Online. General BF ad starts online Thursday 11/23 6am EST. Stores open at 6am Friday 11/24. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10892703-home-depot-black-friday-laview-6-camera-indoor-outdoor-security-system-for-499-00

LaView BF weekend: 2x 1080P WiFi and PoE IP Dome Camera $179
Notes: BF weekend deal, checked 11/26 still in stock at this price.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10935971-laview-bf-weekend-2x-1080p-wifi-and-poe-ip-dome-camera-179

La View: until Nov 30, 2017 Holiday sale 35% off IP Build Your Kit with code: NOV35
OP Notes: La View sells Hikvision OEM products. Promises some BF doorbusters, so keep an eye on them. PoE, Coax, and WiFi.
Also has some pre-Black Friday pre-built kit deals until Nov 22. NOV35 discount not working on individual cameras "on sale"
https://www.laviewsecurity.com/product/sale.html

LaView BF "Doorbuster": LV-KNS7286R4-T2 8 Channel 4K NVR Security camera System w/6x 4MP HD IP Bullet Cameras 2TB HDD $549.00
Notes: A part of the LaView BF deals. Nice solid metal cased security cameras
Update: Available Sunday 11/26/2017 for $599.00 - still a good deal.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10920547-laview-bf-doorbuster-lv-kns7286r4-t2-8-channel-4k-nvr-security-camera-system-w-6x-4mp-hd-ip-bullet-cameras-2tb-hdd-549-00

LaView Black Friday: 2x 3MP Varifocal Dome IP PoE Surveillance Camera SKU LV-PD5V3028-VF-2PK $129
Notes: A part of the LaView BF deals. Nice solid metal cased security cameras
https://slickdeals.net/f/10922271-laview-black-friday-2x-3mp-varifocal-dome-ip-poe-surveillance-camera-sku-lv-pd5v3028-vf-2pk-129

Lorex Black Friday security camera systems deals 2017, Sale Ends November 24
Notes: Numerous deals including on their new wire free kit, some WiFi cameras, coax analog kits, PoE kits, and PoE 4K kits
OP Notes: Some VERY GOOD deals on 4K camera kits. Highly recommend considering them.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10869215-lorex-black-friday-security-camera-systems-deals-2017-sale-ends-november-24

Lorex Black Friday 4K 16 port IP POE NVR Security Camera System w/ 8 Outdoor 4K 8MP IP POE varifocal Cameras $1599.99
OP Notes: My favorite deal so far. Significantly cheaper than buying from Chinese vendors.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10879215-lorex-black-friday-4k-16-port-ip-poe-nvr-security-camera-system-w-8-outdoor-4k-8mp-ip-poe-varifocal-cameras-1599-99

Newegg Black Friday: LaView LV-KNT982A42W4 4 MP zoom HD 8 Channel NVR PoE IP Security System w/2x 4MP + 2x 2MP Bullet Camera $279.99 w/ Free Ship
Notes: Starts at 12 AM PT on 11/23/17. $549.99 before sale. (No HDD Included, Sold Separately)
https://slickdeals.net/f/10894543-laview-lv-knt982a42w4-4-mp-zoom-hd-8-channel-nvr-poe-ip-security-system-with-2pcs-4-mp-2688-x-1520-and-2pcs-2-mp-1920-x-1080-bullet-camera-for-279-99-with-free-ship-newegg

Newegg Black Friday: LaView 4 MP Zoom HD 8 Channel NVR PoE IP Security System for $299.99
Notes: General BF ad starts on Monday 11/20. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: Starts 11/23. LaView LV-KNT982A42W4 Item#81-183-087
https://slickdeals.net/f/10774759-newegg-black-friday-laview-4-mp-zoom-hd-8-channel-nvr-poe-ip-security-system-for-299-99

Newegg Black Friday: GW 5MP Full PoE IP Camera Security System for $1,014.99
Notes: General BF ad starts on Monday 11/20. Some deals may have different start/end dates or times, so please see ad for details for this specific item.
OP Notes: 5MP Full PoE IP system 8 channel NVR w/4K output, 6x 5MP dome and bullet IP cameras Item# 9SIA46G3HS2969
https://slickdeals.net/f/10774999-newegg-black-friday-gw-5mp-full-poe-ip-camera-security-system-for-1-014-99

Reolink Black Friday and Cyber Monday sale from Nov. 23 to to Nov. 27
Notes: Includes wire free Argus 1080p $80, C1 Pro WiFI pan tilt, RLC-410B4 PoE bullet system.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10871139-black-friday-home-security-camera-sale


Also we are expecting to see some additional LaView PoE kit deals from Newegg, some may go quickly - so signup for their newsletter and keep an eye out.
Recent example of deals were 8 port LaView NVRs w/o HDD + 4 cameras ( 1080p-4MP ) for $300

If you are considering a PoE system, do use the Lorex 4K 6 camera w/2TB HDD 8 port PoE NVR kit for $800 as a comparison ( link below ). Also note there are lots of notes in the wiki were we are sharing information which hopefully will be helpful to everyone looking to install a security camera / security camera system. https://slickdeals.net/f/10409612-lorex-dahua-oem-6x-4k-8mp-security-camera-system-w-8-port-poe-ip-nvr-2tb-hdd-kit-at-costco-b-m-ymmv-for-799-99


Other products which maybe of interest:

Best Buy Black Friday: SimpliSafe Protect Home Security System for $169.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10756219-best-buy-black-friday-simplisafe-protect-home-security-system-for-169-99

Best Buy Black Friday: Motorola Video Baby Monitor with 2.8" Screen for $79.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10755311-best-buy-black-friday-motorola-video-baby-monitor-with-2-8-screen-for-79-99

Burlington Coat Factory Black Friday: Home Security System for $39.99
OP Notes: Burlington for tech goods? The ad does not have much information, thus recommend avoiding this "deal" unless you can find decent reviews on Amazon on this product.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10807983-burlington-coat-factory-black-friday-home-security-system-for-39-99

Dell Home & Office Black Friday: Samsung SmartThings Home Monitoring Kit for $149.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10709740-dell-home-office-black-friday-samsung-smartthings-home-monitoring-kit-for-149-99

Simplisafe - early access Black Friday sale (200$ OFF) $299
https://slickdeals.net/f/10814651-simplisafe-early-access-black-friday-sale-200-off-299

Target Black Friday: VTech Digital Video Baby Monitor w/ Two Cameras for $89.99
Early access deals live 11/06/2017 until 11:59 PM PT. Black Friday prices valid 11/23/2017 - 11/25/2017. See ad for details.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10740667-target-black-friday-vtech-digital-video-baby-monitor-w-two-cameras-for-89-99

Petco Black Friday: Petcube Play Interactive Wi-Fi Camera - $50 Off
https://slickdeals.net/f/10738863-petco-black-friday-petcube-play-interactive-wi-fi-camera-50-off

Petcube Bites HD Pet Camera and Treat Dispenser: 2-Way Talk, Night Vision. Works with Alexa. As seen on Ellen. $169.99 Amazon Prime Shipped
https://slickdeals.net/f/10895547-petcube-bites-hd-pet-camera-and-treat-dispenser-2-way-talk-night-vision-works-with-alexa-as-seen-on-ellen-169-99-amazon-prime-shipped

This may not fit as a Black Friday season deal, this deal starts 11/10/2017 - thanks to Tusharmoondra for pointing this deal out
Nest Secure Home Security via T-Mobile - $480
https://slickdeals.net/f/10757131-nest-secure-home-security-via-t-mobile-480
also
T-mobile Nest Bundle for $249 + $10 per month for 24 months (available from 10Nov)
https://slickdeals.net/f/10757447-t-mobile-nest-bundle-for-249-10-per-month-for-24-months-available-from-10nov

Car Dash / Backup cameras ( not meant to be complete )

Best Buy Black Friday: Uniden DCAM Dash Camera (Black) for $29.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10756783-best-buy-black-friday-uniden-dcam-dash-camera-black-for-29-99

Northern Tool and Equipment Black Friday: Smart Hitch Backup Camera and Sensor System for $119.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10877571-northern-tool-and-equipment-black-friday-smart-hitch-backup-camera-and-sensor-system-for-119-99

WheelWitness HD PRO Dash Cam with GPS - 2K Super HD - 170° Lens - 16GB microSD - Advanced Driver Assistance Night Vision Dashboard Camera for $89.99 + FS
https://slickdeals.net/f/10883099-wheelwitness-hd-pro-dash-cam-with-gps-2k-super-hd-170-lens-16gb-microsd-advanced-driver-assistance-night-vision-dashboard-camera-for-89-99-fs

urlhasbeenblocked N2 Pro Dual Dash Cam Camera $160
https://slickdeals.net/f/10877807-urlhasbeenblocked-n2-pro-dual-dash-cam-camera-160

XMOTION L2 Front and Rear 2 Channel Dashcam $125.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10892275-xmotion-l2-front-and-rear-2-channel-dashcam-125-99


Trail Cameras:

Academy Sports + Outdoors Black Friday: Spypoint Force-A 12.0 MP Infrared Trail Camera for $79.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10808783-academy-sports-outdoors-black-friday-spypoint-force-a-12-0-mp-infrared-trail-camera-for-79-99

Academy Sports + Outdoors Black Friday: Stealth Cam FX12 12.0 MP Game Camera for $49.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10808767-academy-sports-outdoors-black-friday-stealth-cam-fx12-12-0-mp-game-camera-for-49-99

Academy Sports + Outdoors Black Friday: Browning Strike Force 850 HD 16.0 MP Infrared Game Camera for $99.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10808763-academy-sports-outdoors-black-friday-browning-strike-force-850-hd-16-0-mp-infrared-game-camera-for-99-99

Academy Sports + Outdoors Black Friday: Browning Command Ops 14.0 MP Infrared Game Camera for $89.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10808743-academy-sports-outdoors-black-friday-browning-command-ops-14-0-mp-infrared-game-camera-for-89-99

Academy Sports + Outdoors Black Friday: Wildgame Innovations Cloak Pro 12 Game Camera Combo Kit for $79.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10808731-academy-sports-outdoors-black-friday-wildgame-innovations-cloak-pro-12-game-camera-combo-kit-for-79-99

Academy Sports + Outdoors Black Friday: Wildgame Innovation Terra 10 Game Cameras, 3 Pk. for $99.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10808715-academy-sports-outdoors-black-friday-wildgame-innovation-terra-10-game-cameras-3-pk-for-99-99

Academy Sports + Outdoors Black Friday: Moultrie Field Modem MV1 Game Camera for $99.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10808287-academy-sports-outdoors-black-friday-moultrie-field-modem-mv1-game-camera-for-99-99

Bass Pro Shops Black Friday: Wildgame Innovations Cloak Pro 12 Camera/Viewer Combo for $89.97
https://slickdeals.net/f/10783527-bass-pro-shops-black-friday-wildgame-innovations-cloak-pro-12-camera-viewer-combo-for-89-97

Bass Pro Shops Black Friday: Muddy Pro-Cam Bundle for $49.97
https://slickdeals.net/f/10783023-bass-pro-shops-black-friday-muddy-pro-cam-bundle-for-49-97

Blains Farm Fleet Black Friday: Muddy Pro-Cam 10-MP Trail Camera Bundle for $54.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10872471-blains-farm-fleet-black-friday-muddy-pro-cam-10-mp-trail-camera-bundle-for-54-99

Blains Farm Fleet Black Friday: Wildgame Mirage 1.4-MP IR Digital Trail Camera Combo w/ SD Card & Batteries for $59.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10867427-blains-farm-fleet-black-friday-wildgame-mirage-1-4-mp-ir-digital-trail-camera-combo-w-sd-card-batteries-for-59-99

Cabelas Black Friday: Stealth Cam PX14X 10MP Trail Camera for $59.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10768339-cabelas-black-friday-stealth-cam-px14x-10mp-trail-camera-for-59-99

Cabelas Black Friday: Stealth Cam QS12 8MP Trail Camera Two-Pack for $99.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10768331-cabelas-black-friday-stealth-cam-qs12-8mp-trail-camera-two-pack-for-99-99

Cabelas Black Friday: Stealth CamG36NG 12MP Trail Camera for $109.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10768323-cabelas-black-friday-stealth-camg36ng-12mp-trail-camera-for-109-99

Dunhams Sports Black Friday: Wildgame Innovations Vision 14 for $99.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10844051-dunhams-sports-black-friday-wildgame-innovations-vision-14-for-99-99

Dunhams Sports Black Friday: All Regular Priced In Stock Game Cameras and Viewers - 20% Off
https://slickdeals.net/f/10844115-dunhams-sports-black-friday-all-regular-priced-in-stock-game-cameras-and-viewers-20-off

Dunhams Sports Black Friday: Moultrie A-20 Game Camera for $54.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10843739-dunhams-sports-black-friday-moultrie-a-20-game-camera-for-54-99

Dunhams Sports Black Friday: Stealth Cam QS12 Camera for $49.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10843731-dunhams-sports-black-friday-stealth-cam-qs12-camera-for-49-99

Farm and Home Supply Black Friday: Wildgame Innovations Cloak 8 Lightsout Trail Camera for $44.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10874863-farm-and-home-supply-black-friday-wildgame-innovations-cloak-8-lightsout-trail-camera-for-44-99

Farm and Home Supply Black Friday: Terra Deer Camera/Viewer Combo for $89.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10874499-farm-and-home-supply-black-friday-terra-deer-camera-viewer-combo-for-89-99

LESHP 12MP 1080P HD Game and Trail Night Vision Camera for $79.99 @Amazon
https://slickdeals.net/f/10882539-leshp-12mp-1080p-hd-game-and-trail-night-vision-camera-for-79-99-amazon

Mills Fleet Farm Black Friday: 10MP Cloak Pro Lights Out Game Camera for $67.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10818295-mills-fleet-farm-black-friday-10mp-cloak-pro-lights-out-game-camera-for-67-99

Menards Black Friday: Wildgame Innovations BladeX 10 Wildlife Camera 10MP Resolution for $33.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10846799-menards-black-friday-wildgame-innovations-bladex-10-wildlife-camera-10mp-resolution-for-33-99

Sportsman's Warehouse Black Friday: Stealth Cam Trial Camera Combo for $64.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10883791-sportsman-s-warehouse-black-friday-stealth-cam-trial-camera-combo-for-64-99

Sportsman's Warehouse Black Friday: Primos Bullet Proof II 8MP Trail Camera for $44.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10883775-sportsman-s-warehouse-black-friday-primos-bullet-proof-ii-8mp-trail-camera-for-44-99

Tractor Supply Co Black Friday: Vision 14MP Lightsout Game Camera Package for $69.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10782711-tractor-supply-co-black-friday-vision-14mp-lightsout-game-camera-package-for-69-99


Inspection Cameras:

Blains Farm Fleet Black Friday: Performance Tool Inspection Camera w/ 2.4" LCD Display for $49.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10872831-blains-farm-fleet-black-friday-performance-tool-inspection-camera-w-2-4-lcd-display-for-49-99

Rural King Black Friday: Digital Inspection Camera w/ Case for $44.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10865359-rural-king-black-friday-digital-inspection-camera-w-case-for-44-99


Other:

Want to pretend you have a camera? ( note, does not work often enough )
Northern Tool and Equipment Black Friday: 2-pk. Battery Operated Simulated Surveillance Cameras for $14.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10877795-northern-tool-and-equipment-black-friday-2-pk-battery-operated-simulated-surveillance-cameras-for-14-99

Want refurbished, low resolution obsolete coax wired security camera kits? Tiger Direct has some Night Owl refurbs.
https://slickdeals.net/f/10876891-tigerdirect-all-black-friday-cyber-monday-deals


Notes: The wiki on the following page contains useful notes for those new to security cameras as well as the most current ID distance list on the main post
https://slickdeals.net/f/10409612-lorex-dahua-oem-6x-4k-8mp-security-camera-system-w-8-port-poe-ip-nvr-2tb-hdd-kit-at-costco-b-m-ymmv-for-799-99


If your camera model is not listed on the following list, look for the closest resolution and horizontal FOV and that should give you a close enough idea of the theoretical ID distance for your camera.

ID spec distance and associated area max covered calculations ( 100ppf+ ):

This is the theoretical max based on raw pixels from the horizontal resolution and the horizontal FOV. Calculations based on data provided in ads / spec sheets. Some vendors like to play games and list diagonal FOV instead of horizontal FOV as that number is bigger and not clarify that it is diagonal FOV.
Actual real world results will be decreased due to the quality of the camera ( glass vs plastic lens, compression quality, sw/firmware,... ), installation view, as well as environmental conditions ( low light, haze, fog, glare off snow, water rain,.. ).


Practical meaning: Place your cameras in such a manner that any suspect / subject you wish to potentially ID is within this ID spec distance, as well as in a placement which will give you a high likelihood of obtaining a good facial image ( mount camera 8 feet or less high ).

compare to:
Ring Video Doorbell 720p at 160 degrees: 4.08 feet { 23.23 sq feet covered }
Logitech Logi Circle HD Wireless Security Camera 720p at 135 degrees: 5.44 feet { 34.85 sq feet covered }
Arlo Pro / Arlo Go 720p at 130 degress: 5.644 feet { 36.12 sq feet covered }
Logitech Circle 2 (V-R0008) 1080p at 180 degrees: 6.11 feet { 58.6 sq feet covered }
ezviz Mini Trooper 720p wire free cam at 116° : 6.33 feet { 40.54 sq feet covered }
Foscam C1 720p at 115 degrees: 6.38 feet { 40 sq feet covered }
YI Home Camera 720p at 111 degrees: 6.61 feet { 42.3 sq feet covered }
Arlo 720p at 110 degrees: 6.67 feet { 42.68 sq feet covered }
Blink XT - 720p ( 1080p version is planned ) at 110 degrees: 6.67 feet { 42.68 sq feet covered }
Ring Video Doorbell 2 / Pro / Elite 1080p at 160 degrees: 6.88 feet { 66.06 sq feet covered }
Ring Spotlight Cam wired / battery / solar 1080p at 140 degrees: 7.86 feet { 75.44 sq feet covered }
Ring Floodlight Cam 1080p at 140 degrees: 7.86 feet { 75.44 sq feet covered }
D-Link DCS-933L 640x480 at 45.3: 8.0988 feet { 25.92 sq feet covered }
ezviz CV-200 Mini Plus 1080p 135° : 8.15 feet { 78.21 sq feet covered }
Arlo Q / Arlo Q plus 1080p at 130 degrees: 8.47 feet { 81.34 sq feet covered }
Arlo Pro 2 1080p at 130 degrees: 8.47 feet { 81.34 sq feet covered }
Nest Cam Outdoor / Indoor 1080p at 130 degrees: 8.47 feet { 81.34 sq feet covered }
Samsung SmartCam SNH-V6431BN / V6414BN 1080p at 130 degrees: 8.47 feet { 81.34 sq feet covered }
Xiaomi MIJIA Smart 1080P IP Camera at 130 degrees: 8.47 feet { 81.34 sq feet covered }
Amcrest IPM-721S 720p IP camera at 85 deg H FOV as per chat w/Amcrest: 8.63 feet { 55.2 sq feet covered }
Zmodo "spoe is not compatible with poe" bullet cam 2.8mm 720p at 81 degrees: 9.06 feet {57.99 sq feet covered }
Ring Stick Up 720p at 80 degrees: 9.17 feet { 58.67 sq feet covered }
Canary Flex 1080p at 116 degrees: 9.488 feet { 91.08 sq feet covered }
YI Dome Camera 1080p HD 112°: 9.82 feet { 94.396 sq feet covered }
Foscam R2 1080p at 110 degrees: 10.00 feet { 95.94 sq feet covered }
Reolink Argus 1080p at 110°: 8.47 10.00 feet { 95.94 sq feet covered }
Amcrest ProHD 1080p IP2M-841 / IP2M-841B at 90 degrees: 12.23 feet { 117.41 sq feet covered }
Annke AU-I61DR0104#US1 Cube Camera 4mm 1080p at 85°: 12.95 feet { 124.33 sq feet covered }
Swann PRO-T852 BNC connectors 1080p 80°: 13.76 feet { 132.12 sq feet covered }

LaView 2MP dome camera (LV-PD50208) 2.8mm lens 1080p 98 degrees: 11.23 { 107.8 sq feet covered }
LaView 2MP bullet camera ( from kit LV-KNT91F84E2 ) 4mm lens 1080p at 83.6 degree: 13.16 feet { 126.28 sq feet covered }
LaView 2MP bullet camera (LV-PB932F4) 1080p 79 degree: 13.9 feet { 133.13 sq feet covered }
LaView 4MP dome camera (LV-PD5040) 2.8mm lens 2688x1520 98 degrees: 15.72 { 211.23 sq feet covered }
LaView 4MP Dome (LV-PD504028) 2688x1520 90 Degrees: 17.12 feet { 230.08 sq feet covered }
LaView 4MP bullet camera (LV-PB3040W) 2688 x 1520 79 Degree:19.5 feet { 262.0 sq feet covered }
LaView 4MP bullet camera (LV-PB3040W) 4mm lens 2688x1520 70 Degrees: 22.01 feet { 295.78 sq feet covered }

Qsee 3MP IP Bullet Camera (QTN8037B) 2048x1536 65°-70° ( using 70 degrees ): 16.77 feet { 171.7 sq feet covered }
Qsee 3MP IP WiFi Dome Camera (QCW3MP1D) 3.6mm 2304 x 1536 81°assume H FOV: 16.30 feet { 187.70 sq feet covered } ( using 2304 x 1536 on data sheet, Costco page shows 2048x1536 )
Qsee 4MP IP Bullet Cameras (QCN8026B) 3.6mm lens 2560 x 1440 84° : 17.47 feet { 223.61 sq feet covered }

Amcrest 4MP IP Bullet Camera (IP4M-1025E) 3.6mm lens 2688(H)x1520(V) 83°: 18.34 feet { 246.44 sq feet covered }

Hikvision DS-2CD2332-I 3MP EXIR Turret IP Cam 2048 x 1536 w/4mm lens 75.8° : 15.49 feet { 158.64 sq feet covered }

Dahua IPC-HDW4231EM-AS starlight fixed lens 1080p 1920x1080
w/2.8mm lens FOV H 110 degrees: 10 feet { area covered 95.94 sq feet covered }
w/3.6mm lens FOV H 87 degrees: 12.65 feet { 121.43 sq feet covered }
w/6mm lens FOV H 51 degrees: 21.58 feet { 207.16 sq feet covered }

Lorex 2MP / 1080p camera at 90 degrees: 12.23 feet { 117.4 sq feet covered }
Lorex 3MP camera at 75 degrees: 15.65 feet { 160.22 sq feet covered }
Lorex 2K / 4MP cameras at 83 degrees: 18.56 feet { 249.38 sq feet covered }
Lorex 2k / 4MP cameras 2688×1520 at 101 degrees ( like the bullet LKB343B or dome LKE343 in a lorex kit from costco online ): 17.12 feet { 258.2 sq feet covered }

Lorex 4K / 8MP LNB8921BW Bullet Camera 3840(H)×2160 (V) 2.8 lens FOV H:112.5°: 19.57 feet { 375.8 sq feet covered max }
Lorex 4K / 8MP LNE8950AB "Dome" / Turret Camera 3840(H)×2160 (V) 2.8 lens FOV H:112.5°: 19.57 feet { 375.8 sq feet covered max }

Lorex 4K / 8MP LNB8005 / LNB8111B Bullet Camera as well as Dahua IPC-HFW4830E-S 4K camera 4mm lens 88 degrees: 25.0 feet { 479.7 sq feet covered max }

Lorex 4K / 8MP LNB8973 Bullet Camera as well as Dahua IPC-HFW5830E-Z Bullet Camera 4K 3840(H)×2160 (V) varifocal 2.8-12mm lens FOV H:102°~39°: 21.58~56.44 feet { 414.4~1083.59 sq feet covered max }
Lorex 4K / 8MP LNE8974 "Dome" / Turret Camera as well as Dahua IPC-HDW5830R-Z Turret Camera 4K 3840(H)×2160 (V) varifocal 2.8-12mm lens FOV H:102°~39°: 21.58~56.44 feet { 414.3~1083.59 sq feet covered max }

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OP notes:
Note: Do to my experience and reading others' experiences, as well as reviewing numerous security camera video captures, I have come to the conclusion to agree with numerous security camera experts that a wired system will be the most reliable security camera system available. Thus you may see numerous comparisons or discussion notes which will touch upon wired security camera systems. I know that for some wiring is not an option if your landlord or HOA does not allow it. For those owning your property, wiring it up for a security camera system or a alarm system is possible - it's just a question of how you value the investment to wire your place.

Q: How to decide what is the best security camera system to get?
A: Remember each of us have different needs and requirements. In the Lorex 4K deal wiki there are notes and sample video captures which hopefully will be useful to help you determine what your needs are. Do take a close look at them.
( wiki notes referenced located here: https://slickdeals.net/f/10409612-lorex-dahua-oem-6x-4k-8mp-security-camera-system-w-8-port-poe-ip-nvr-2tb-hdd-kit-at-costco-b-m-ymmv-for-799-99 )

Remember, Mega Pixels ( MPs ) are only one attribute of a camera and by itself does not determine camera quality. The best is to actually test it in the environment you plan to use it in.

IF you want to optimize on the best ID chances the most important thing is proper placement of your cameras, and then the quality of the image and pixels on target. Thus:

Right now, I see an optimum at either maximizing the ID distance and potential during the day OR during the night. During the day, the best value is in 4K cameras - like that in the Lorex 4K kit from Costco ( $800 ), Q-see kit from Costco ( $850 ), one of the Lorex BF 4K kits ( the one I like is $1600 ) the BJs Q-see 4x 4K camera kits listed here for Black Friday is also looking good with regards to that. The other option is Dahua OEM 2MP / 1080P starlight cameras, which are not easy to find in the USA at prices most of us would afford. If you purchase them directly from Chinese vendors you can expect to pay $120-170+ per camera. Compare this to $150+ per 4K Dahua OEM camera. Hikvision also OEMs cameras and have introduced newer low light models which are also worth considering.

I suggest using the following to help determine what works best:

Logic: > 8 cameras:
I would say if you need or want more than 8 cameras I would either go with the
A) Costco $2K kit ( think that is normal pricing now ) due in large part to the great return policy from Costco
OR
B) with one of the 4K Lorex Black Friday deals which has the 16 port NVR.
( my favorite would be the $1600 4K kit with varifocal cameras, this also would be a great option for those wanting to maximize quality within the set of deals available. )

Logic: <= 8 cameras:
If you only need 8 or less cameras the best value options are still imho
A) The Costco Lorex 4K 6 camera kit at $800
OR
B) The Costco Q-see 4K 4 camera kit at $850
I completely understand if those 4K PoE kits are more than you budgeted for, or maybe able to afford.
Please do take a look at the ID distance list and determine what works well for you, and do seriously consider a wired solution - it will be the most reliable.

Q: I am buying a new house which is being built. What sort of cameras should I get?
A: The most important thing while it is very affordable to easy to do is to wire your house up for security cameras, alarm system, stereo and multimedia systems, low power and cat6 data cables as well as extra electrical to the front door area, cat6 drops to your den / office, electrical out lets for exterior lights - such as floodlights...
please see the following for more notes
https://slickdeals.net/f/10409612-lorex-dahua-oem-6x-4k-8mp-security-camera-system-w-8-port-poe-ip-nvr-2tb-hdd-kit-at-costco-b-m-ymmv-for-799-99

Q: I want dome cameras for outdoors, but it is hard to find kits with 100% dome cameras on sale.
A: Dome cameras are typically not very good for outdoor installations due to 1) IR LED glare at night within the dome back to the lens. 2) External glare issues on dome. 3) UV exposure will eventually degrade the plastic dome. To reduce those uses - turn off the IR LEDs and provide external IR or normal light illumination. Keep the dome shaded from direct UV exposure.
You may need to accept compromises to get a deal and accept not getting the perfect kit, either that or plan to spend a bit more and custom order your kit.

Q: I see there are a number of camera styles for security camera systems. Bullet, Dome, Eyeball / Turret, PTZ,..
A: Each style has particular pros and cons. Bullet style cameras are very popular in kits, and provide a number of good angles to point the camera to. Some also include small sun shields to help keep the camera cooler as well as reduce some glare. Eyeball / Turret styles are well like due to it being more difficult for a vandal / attacker to force the camera's view from it's original view. Domes are more useful indoors than outdoors ( please see above ). PTZs are great, however significantly more expensive for outdoor rated PTZs and significantly larger than non-PTZ cameras. In general it is better to have a fixed cameras covering the view than one PTZ.

Q: Ok, so I need to test the cameras at home? How do I do that?
A: Please do see the notes in the Lorex 4K deal wiki for more info. The following video also gives you a good idea of what to test for, please check it out at 2:45+
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kcRgodkOTmU

Q: Wow, those 4K camera kits look pricey.
A: Actually, it is easy to spend $2K+ on just the hardware for a decent quality security camera system.

Q: I need extra cameras, where do I find them?
A: Try your best to get a kit with enough cameras. Purchasing separate cameras can quickly get more expensive. Granted the cameras in the kits normally are more affordable models with fixed lens and often very wide FOV. If you are looking for more of the same type of camera, look for the camera model and search the net. Frequently you can find ebay sellers who have purchased kits and are parting them out.
If you are looking for IP PoE cameras - all the better IP PoE cameras meet ONVIF specs and will interoperate with basic functationality with quality NVRs ( typically Dahua OEM or Hikvision OEM are what we see under other brands ). Both Hikvision and Dahua have more advanced features which exceed the ONVIF spec and thus it is good to determine which OEM made your NVR and see if you can match it with the cameras from the same OEM.
( example LaView = Hikvision OEM, Q-see = Dahua OEM, .. some newer Lorex models are Dahua OEM ... )
For coax based cameras there are 4 standards for high definition cameras - and you should determine what standards your DVR supports.

Q: How many cameras does this NVR / DVR system support?
A: NVR / DVRs are typically listed as supporting a number of channels as well as the video bandwidth they can process. A channel = A camera. A NVR may or may not have have IP PoE ports - a embedded switch. Typically for smaller NVRs ( those less than 24 ports ) the number of PoE ports = number of channels. It is possible to find a NVR which does not have any PoE ports but relies on being connected with a LAN which has a PoE switch or midspan PoE injector to power the IP PoE cameras. Smaller DVRs ( < 24 channels ) will also typically have the same number of channels as they have BNC connections for the cameras.
Example: A 8 channel NVR with 8 PoE ports can handle a total of 8 IP cameras. If the NVR is rated to handle 1080p at 30fps cameras it will typically be able to record 8x 1080p cameras at 30fps.

Q: I am attempting to live view numerous 4K camera feeds and my NVR is displaying a decode error.
A: NVRs are typically very cost effective and lower energy use embedded products whose priority of resources is given to recording all security camera video streams. It is fairly common when attempting to display multiple 4K streams that the processing power of an NVR will be used and you will have challenges to view ALL 4K streams. The way around this issue is to use another system which has more to display the live view. ( Remember, if you have 8x 4K video streams that requires a significant amount of processing power. )

Q: Wow, I can get a wired DVR with a HDD and 4 cameras for super cheap.
A: Yes. Note that often the more affordable kits will naturally have more affordable parts ( plastic instead of metal camera cases, cheaper cables,.. ). If you can afford to, I recommend looking at what your functional requirements are first, as often it is really easy to under purchase and get less cameras and less quality than you want or need. DO avoid the cheapest product, as often the price does reflect the quality as well as the ability of the company to hire competent software engineers.

Q: Compared to the Black Friday 2017 deals, is the Lorex 4K kit ( 6x 4K cameras, 1x 8 PoE port NVR w/2TBB HDD for $800 ) still a deal?
A: Absolutely, still a great deal. Any time I can get decent quality hardware made in China cheaper from US vendors / companies than purchasing from vendors in China it is a good deal. We've had significant time to share information with each other to get a better idea of how to setup the system and the pros and cons of it. The wiki on that deal page, if you notice has gotten rather long, thanks to what SDers have been sharing. While the Lorex 4K deal system is a great value it is not perfect - live view has some lag, but the cameras capture some really nice quality images, especially with good light. The lag is not apparent when viewing the video stream directly from the camera, thus it is associated with the NVR processing and displaying the view. Some people are getting around that live view issue by buying the kit for the cameras and using Blue Iris software w/a i5/i7 windows PC plus a PoE switch to replace the NVR. Note I have seen live view lags on other security camera systems so that is not unknown.

Q: I just want to plug a security camera system in and leave it alone.
A: No product will give you a reliable, affordable, and easy to setup and use security camera system. Best option to meet quality and easy setup is to hire a professional security installer and monitoring company. Most of us here are not willing to spend that sort of funds for that, as we're grubbing for deals and looking for ways to lower the costs. For those looking for easy to maintain solutions, there is a number of products which are cloud connected by various companies ( Simplisafe, Nest, Ring, Netgears Arlos, Samsung smartcams, ... ) all are attempting to provide easy to setup "security cameras". Some of those products work better than others - and honestly it is not a bad idea to combine one of those with a wired system, as some of those products include voice options which are harder to find in more traditional security cameras. ( Remember some states require 2 party consent to audio recording ).

Q: I want audio recording.
A: Please see the above.
Traditional CCTV cameras in general did not have audio recording. Most wired kits ( analog coax and PoE ) have models of cameras which have limited features to keep the kits price down, and thus the kits are unlikely to include audio recording capable cameras. The DVR or NVR installed software typically is able to record or store recorded audio if the camera or external attached mic provides that. There are some IP PoE cameras which have mics built in and are capable of doing audio recording and if you buy a decent NVR you should be able to pick up a good PoE camera model which has audio recording capabilities. There are also IP PoE cameras which have inputs and even outputs for audio.

Q: I want to talk to people or pets through my security camera.
A: Traditionally security camera systems and intercom systems were separate products. The wired DVR / NVR systems really are not designed well for 2 way communication, that is more of a VoIP or other tech specialty. Probably a good idea to look at getting separate products to fulfill the different requirements: Quality security camera image capture vs. 2 way audio communication.

Q: I want my security camera to act as an alarm system.
A: An alarm system and a security camera system are distinct systems, each doing what they are designed to do well. You should look at getting 2 separate systems to get the best results. Do note that some security cameras and NVRs / DVRs include alarm input / output which allows better integration between the 2 systems. There are a number of consumer products from Netgear, Nest, Ring, .. and others who are attempting to build an integrated system which is easy to install and provide both security camera and alarm system functionality. For those consumer systems expect them to be not as reliable / full featured as 2 separate quality systems. Also expect greater competition, significant products revisions, and quick obsolescence of consumer products.
The best quality option is to purchase a alarm system and a security camera system separately.

Q: I really like the price of this 720p camera / security camera system:
A: Don't. 720p is significantly less resolution than 1080p. 1280x720 vs 1920x1080. Or 1080p has 2.25 times the number of pixels vs 720p. Yes, 2 and 1/4 times! More than twice as much. 2MP vs 0.9MP. There are many good options with 1080p+ resolution, and 720p cameras are at this point obsolete with only a few exceptions.
https://www.lifewire.com/720p-vs-...on-1847332

Q: Why avoid 720p? It's a security camera not a TV.
A: It is actually reversed. Higher resolution is more important with security cameras than TVs / Movie screens.
Why? Because the TV / Movie producers are hiring camera men to focus, zoom in and out, and follow the action which is important to follow. So each frame is correctly positioned to capture what is important.
For security cameras, most of us can not afford to hire someone to be the camera man, and the "actors" are not following the script and staying within the frame / FOV and close enough to our cameras, and certainly not looking at the camera often enough like actors are told to. Thus we need more resolution for security cameras than TV / Movie screens.

Q: I really like these 720p consumer "security camera" products, they're so popular, and their cloud service makes it easy for me to access them - plus they give me a chance to chat with burglars so I can try to scare them away - even ex-basket ball players. Please let me know it's OK to buy them.
A: OK, fine, I mean it's your money, and I completely understand wanting to get something setup. Just understand that 1) 720p cameras are already obsolete. 2) 720p cameras with wide FOV have very short ID distances, often only 5-7.5 feet. 3) Most of these products do not have time stamps. 4) Companies are quickly coming out with 1080p versions, some are already out. 5) The shelf life of these 720p products is very short. 6) You will want to replace these in the next 1-3 years with newer versions - especially if you are pay $30 per camera per year.

Q: OMG this is a great deal, why is it not Front Page re: "ANNKE 8CH Security Camera System 1080N DVR Reorder with 1TB Hard Drive and (8) HD 1280TVL..for $200".
A: Perhaps because a kit with 720p cameras sucks at this price point, when there are MUCH better deals out there now from better quality brands.
1280TVL = 1280 lines up... 720p = 1280x720... guess what game Annke is once again playing on you. They do this sort of BS all the time. You just can't trust this brand.

Q: I am concerned about cyber security / hacking / hijacking of my security cameras.
A: You should be. The virii / trojan / hijacking threats are real, and people are getting hijacked / infected security cameras and IoT products today. Sometimes the attacks have rendered the products useless, forcing the owner to reflash the units' firmware and hoping to recover the product.
The best way to protect your security cameras / IoT devices is to NOT connect them to the internet.
If you must have remote access, you should: Disable UPnP on your router, change default passwords, use VPN software on your router and do not port forward.

Q: I really like brand X camera's cloud options and alerting features, but also want better resolution cameras.
A: It is OK to buy multiple products. For example, the samsung smartcam has some nice cloud features and easy alerts - but at $80-100 per camera can quickly add up when the quality of the image is surpassed by better IP PoE cameras at that price neighborhood. So you can buy one of those to keep an eye on your front porch AS well as a wired system. Or let's say you want a doorbell intercom product but the resolution is only 720p, again getting a better wired system in conjunction with the doorbell camera is a OK solution.
Note: Many wired product DVRs and NVRs can be configured to also send out alerts as well as video clips. Some wired DVR / NVR brands also have cloud offerings.

Q: I really want to save money and use the wire included in the wired security camera kit.
A: A lot of the kits, especially the more affordable ones attempt to include the most affordable components in their kits to keep the prices lower. This results in many kits having wires which just functions well enough for the cameras in that kit and at the distance of the wire included in that kit. Should you in the future get cameras which use more electricity ( AMPs ) the original wiring included the the kit you bought maybe too thin to carry the voltage needed. For this reason and to help you retain the ability to return the kit it is highly recommended to buy your own quality bulk cable and use that when installing your wired cameras. Some kits have reportedly included CCA wire ( Copper Clad Aluminium ) which is a fire hazard and should not be used.

Q: How do I install the ends for coax cable.
A: This video explains it well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mTbLfBDZ5ZM

Q: I mounted my camera behind my window and am having trouble getting good images at night.
A: Most cameras are designed to use built in IR LEDs during low light conditions to record black and white video. Your window and screens will reflect that IR light back towards the lens of the camera and you will have poor results. You can try to disable the IR lights, and if you have enough lighting outside you maybe able to get something better. For the best results recording outside you will want to mount your cameras outdoors.

Q: I need something that can survive harsh weather conditions.
A: Look for IP65/IP66/IP67 rated outdoor cameras, as well as check the spec sheets for temp ranges and humidity. Note also that a lot will depend on how well and protected the cameras and wiring connect will be. The best solution is to get a quality product, a matching junction box rated for weather protection ( example for Dahua / Lorex 4K bullet cameras is the Dahua PFA121 junction box - you can read more in the 4K Lorex deal ). Also use dielectric get in the female RJ45 socket for PoE connections, use the protective boots ( if included ) for PoE, and finish with wrapping up with silicone stretch plumbing leak stop tape. Put that bundle into a junction box which is sealed with silicone caulk between the wall and the junction box, If you are routing the cables outside the walls and not in a conduit, be certain to install "drip loops" and route the cable so that the water does not drip into the camera or junction box. You can follow similar procedures with coax cabling.

Q: I want a security camera system which would have motion sensors to set it to only record when it detects motion.
A: All decent security camera systems have some features and technology which help here. Note that "motion sensor" tech is not yet that perfect, thus why professionals set systems to record 24/7 and use motion sense or other tech to highlight times and take short video clips for inspection. This allows you to view anything before or after the clip which you may have missed.

Q: I want to run software on my PC or other compute device to act as my NVR, what are my options?
A: Blue Iris on a windows PC is one of the most popular options. There are others, and here is a good reference pointing to various options:
https://ipvm.com/reports/free-vms...-directory

Q: Are the PoE video doorbell products?
A: Yes. Often called video intercom products.
Examples:
Ring Elite: https://shop.ring.com/products/vi...bell-elite FAQ: https://support.ring.com/hc/en-us...-Elite-FAQ
Dahua makes numerous video intercom / villa station units, some PoE: http://www1.dahuasecurity.com/pro...m--11.html
There should also be others, so far I have not found many which I believe are affordable and provide the video quality I would like to see.
Also take a look at the Grandstream GDS3710 https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/swe...ost-231947

Ring Video Doorbell related topic:

Remember to test any cloud connected devices to determine who they would function if you have an internet outage or if you simulate a cloud service outage.
ChrisAshton84 notes that his video doorbell failed to active his chime during Halloween outage at Ring:
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=107021655&postcount=209
ChrisAshton84 confirms the issue:
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=107067031&postcount=217

PoopShoot gives a nice write up worth checking out:
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=107044111&postcount=211

Arlo Pro related topics:
Q: How do you connect the 1 camera which detects motion to trigger the recording of another camera? ( I did not recall seeing this option in the cloud service setup / controls )
Quote from DealMeInPlease
:
With a rule. All my cameras, recordings, and triggers are managed by rules I created. You'll find this under:

Mode-->Custom Mode-->Rules.

Basically it's a standard "if this happens, then do that." IFTTT.

You might want to peruse the Arlo Pro forums. Lots of good tips and tricks you can learn there.

https://community.netgear.com/t5/...n-arlo-pro
Ref: Thanks to DealMeInPlease - https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=107066831&postcount=197
Also see his post which inspired the question:
https://slickdeals.net/f/10752671-arlo-pro-4-packs-indoor-outdoor-hd-wire-free-security-camera-system-499-at-best-buy?p=107055499#post107055499

Misc Ref:
Why You Can't Install a Ring Video Door Bell with a NuTone Intercom System or Musical Chime
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GcVjIUN2jhI

If you are considering a Ring Doorbell camera the following have been interesting posts by SDers
PoopShoot:
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=107044111&postcount=211


Ring wired spotlight - battery vs wired version review ( wired is better ):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZyTGVaZlFSk

Misc posts which have been very userful:

Skywaytp noted 2 different case material for the same LaView bullet camera model number
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=115729795&postcount=43

Relik did a nice review on a Lorex kit sourced from Costco
https://slickdeals.net/forums/showpost.php?p=115133075&postcount=172

ID spec distance and associated area max covered calculations ( 100ppf+ ):

This is the theoretical max based on raw pixels from the horizontal resolution and the horizontal FOV. Calculations based on data provided in ads / spec sheets. Some vendors like to play games and list diagonal FOV instead of horizontal FOV as that number is bigger and not clarify that it is diagonal FOV.
Actual real world results will be decreased due to the quality of the camera ( glass vs plastic lens, compression quality, sw/firmware,... ), installation view, as well as environmental conditions ( low light, haze, fog, glare off snow, water rain,.. ).

Practical meaning: Place your cameras in such a manner that any suspect / subject you wish to potentially ID is within this ID spec distance, as well as in a placement which will give you a high likelihood of obtaining a good facial image ( mount camera 8 feet or less high ).

If your camera model is not listed on the following list, look for the closest resolution and horizontal FOV and that should give you a close enough idea of the theoretical ID distance for your camera.

NameFOVIDCoverageNotes
Ring Video Doorbell 720p160°4.08 feet23.23 sqft 
Logitech Logi Circle HD Wireless Security Camera 720p135°5.44 feet34.85 sqft 
Arlo Pro / Arlo Go 720p130°5.644 feet36.12 sqft 
Logitech Circle 2 (V-R0008) 1080p180°6.11 feet58.6 sqft 
ezviz Mini Trooper 720p wire free cam116°6.33 feet40.54 sqft 
Foscam C1 720p115°6.38 feet40 sqft 
YI Home Camera 720p111°6.61 feet42.3 sqft 
Arlo 720p110°6.67 feet42.68 sqft 
Blink XT - 720p ( 1080p version is planned )110°6.67 feet42.68 sqft 
Ring Video Doorbell 2 / Pro / Elite 1080p160°6.88 feet66.06 sqft 
Ring Spotlight Cam wired / battery / solar 1080p140°7.86 feet75.44 sqft 
Ring Floodlight Cam 1080p140°7.86 feet75.44 sqft 
D-Link DCS-933L 640x48045.3°8.0988 feet25.92 sqft 
ezviz CV-200 Mini Plus 1080p135°8.15 feet78.21 sqft 
Arlo Q / Arlo Q plus 1080p130°8.47 feet81.34 sqft 
Arlo Pro 2 1080p130°8.47 feet81.34 sqft 
Nest Cam Outdoor / Indoor 1080p130°8.47 feet81.34 sqft 
Samsung SmartCam SNH-V6431BN / V6414BN 1080p130°8.47 feet81.34 sqft 
Xiaomi MIJIA Smart 1080P IP Camera130°8.47 feet81.34 sqft 
Amcrest IPM-721S 720p IP cameraH 85°8.63 feet55.2 sqftH FOV as per chat w/Amcrest
Zmodo bullet cam 2.8mm 720p81°9.06 feet 57.99 sqft"spoe is not compatible with poe"
Ring Stick Up 720p80°9.17 feet58.67 sqft 
Canary Flex 1080p116°9.488 feet91.08 sqft 
YI Dome Camera 1080p HD112°9.82 feet94.396 sqft 
Foscam R2 1080p110°10.00 feet95.94 sqft 
Reolink Argus 1080p110°8.47 10.00 feet95.94 sqft 
Amcrest ProHD 1080p IP2M-841 / IP2M-841B90°12.23 feet117.41 sqft 
Annke AU-I61DR0104#US1 Cube Camera 4mm 1080p85°12.95 feet124.33 sqft 
Swann PRO-T852 BNC connectors 1080p80°13.76 feet132.12 sqft 
LaView 2MP dome camera (LV-PD50208) 2.8mm lens 1080p98°11.23107.8 sqft 
LaView 2MP bullet camera ( from kit LV-KNT91F84E2 ) 4mm lens 1080p83.6°13.16 feet126.28 sqft 
LaView 2MP bullet camera (LV-PB932F4) 1080p79°13.9 feet133.13 sqft 
LaView 4MP dome camera (LV-PD5040) 2.8mm lens 2688x152098°15.72211.23 sqft 
LaView 4MP Dome (LV-PD504028) 2688x152090°17.12 feet230.08 sqft 
LaView 4MP bullet camera (LV-PB3040W) 2688 x 152079°19.5 feet262.0 sqft 
LaView 4MP bullet camera (LV-PB3040W) 4mm lens 2688x152070°22.01 feet295.78 sqft 
Qsee 3MP IP Bullet Camera (QTN8037B) 2048x153665°-70°16.77 feet171.7 sqftID computed at 70°
Qsee 3MP IP WiFi Dome Camera (QCW3MP1D) 3.6mm 2304 x 1536H 81°16.30 feet187.70 sqftassumed 81° H FOV, computed using 2304 x 1536 on data sheet, Costco page shows 2048x1536
Qsee 4MP IP Bullet Cameras (QCN8026B) 3.6mm lens 2560 x 144084°17.47 feet223.61 sqft 
Amcrest 4MP IP Bullet Camera (IP4M-1025E) 3.6mm lens 2688(H)x1520(V)83°18.34 feet246.44 sqft 
Hikvision DS-2CD2332-I 3MP EXIR Turret IP Cam 2048 x 1536 w/4mm lens75.8°15.49 feet158.64 sqft 
Dahua IPC-HDW4231EM-AS starlight fixed lens 1080p 1920x1080 w/2.8mm lensH 110°10 feet95.94 sqft 
Dahua IPC-HDW4231EM-AS starlight fixed lens 1080p 1920x1080 w/3.6mm lensH 87°12.65 feet121.43 sqft 
Dahua IPC-HDW4231EM-AS starlight fixed lens 1080p 1920x1080 w/6mm lensH 51°21.58 feet207.16 sqft 
Lorex 2MP / 1080p camera90°12.23 feet117.4 sqft 
Lorex 3MP camera75°15.65 feet160.22 sqft 
Lorex 2K / 4MP cameras83°18.56 feet249.38 sqft 
Lorex 2k / 4MP cameras 2688×152010117.12 feet258.2 sqftlike the bullet LKB343B or dome LKE343 in a lorex kit from costco online
Lorex 4K / 8MP LNB8921BW Bullet Camera 3840(H)×2160 (V) 2.8 lensH 112.5°19.57 feet375.8 sqft 
Lorex 4K / 8MP LNE8950AB "Dome" / Turret Camera 3840(H)×2160 (V) 2.8 lensH 112.5°19.57 feet375.8 sqft 
Lorex 4K / 8MP LNB8005 / LNB8111B Bullet Camera 4mm lens88°25.0 feet479.7 sqft 
Dahua IPC-HFW4830E-S 4K camera 4mm lens88°25.0 feet479.7 sqft 
Lorex 4K / 8MP LNB8973 Bullet Camera 4K 3840(H)×2160 (V) varifocal 2.8-12mm lensH 102°~39°21.58~56.44 feet414.4~1083.59 sqft 
Dahua IPC-HFW5830E-Z Bullet Camera 4K 3840(H)×2160 (V) varifocal 2.8-12mm lensH 102°~39°21.58~56.44 feet414.4~1083.59 sqft 
Lorex 4K / 8MP LNE8974 "Dome" / Turret Camera 4K 3840(H)×2160 (V) varifocal 2.8-12mm lensH 102°~39°21.58~56.44 feet414.3~1083.59 sqft 
Dahua IPC-HDW5830R-Z Turret Camera 4K 3840(H)×2160 (V) varifocal 2.8-12mm lensH 102°~39°21.58~56.44 feet414.3~1083.59 sqft 

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FYI - If you want to get one of the Costco Deals and do not have a membership:

After the free items, this makes the Costco membership a nice deal for the 1st year.

"Update: this popular offer is still available"
Offer Expires 12/31/2017. -slickdewmaster

1-Year Costco Gold Membership + $20 Costco Cash + 3x Free Items $60 (New Members Only)
https://slickdeals.net/f/10700760-1-year-costco-gold-membership-w-20-costco-cash-3x-free-items-60-new-members-only



UPDATE: 11/23/2017

Do you need or want quality low light cameras to go with one of these Dahua OEM PoE systems?


If so, I recommend the following Aliexpress store: Empire
This is due to the out standing reputation and service a gentleman by the name of Andy who works / runs the store has done with the members of ipcamtalk.com.
You can check that site out to check his reputation if you like. ( his handle is EmpireTecAndy - he also posts his email address there )

If he has stock he will ship DHL right away, so no crazy long 4-6 week wait. He has also reduced his prices for Black Friday.

Note - as it is challenging to ship from / to China, you can't easily return these like you can from US vendors so you have to be certain you want to buy these.
Trust me, the cameras listed below are quality international models with metal cases. (*)

Recommended for the Front door - place camera at 5-6 feet high. Nice solid case.
Dahua Starlight mini-dome wedge IPC-HDBW4231F-AS - also can record audio where legally allowed. Get 2.8mm lens if right in front of subjects, otherwise 3.6mm. Also has microSD slot.
http://urlhasbeenblocked/2A6eoP0

Dahua Starlight turret HDW4231EM-AS - a nice fixed lens camera - get 3.6mm lens ( 87°) or 6mm ( better zoom, 51° ). Can record audio also. Also has microSD slot.
http://urlhasbeenblocked/2mXKERh

Dahua Starlight varifocal turret IPC-HDW5231R-Z - killer low light camera with 4x optical zoom. Can record audio also. Also has microSD slot.
http://urlhasbeenblocked/2hXwcaj

Dahua Starlight varifocal bullet IPC-HFW5231E-Z - kill low light camera with 4x optical zoom. Same bullet style as in the 4K Lorex and Costco 4k Q-see kits.
http://urlhasbeenblocked/2jjvKjo

These cameras do not come with power adapters - so you will need a PoE switch, NVR with PoE, or a PoE power injector.

( * Be careful and avoid Chinese market cameras which are hard to update the firmware, and typically lower build quality with more plastic - if you try to update the hacked/patched with English language Chinese market cameras they will revert to P2P and Chinese language.. a real pita )
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any deal for baby monitor, please?
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any deal for baby monitor, please?
HI Phanqhai,

I don't know much about what makes for a good baby monitor so I have not been keeping an eye on those products.

I did see that Target will have a Black Friday deal on a baby monitor:
https://slickdeals.net/f/10740667-target-black-friday-vtech-digital-video-baby-monitor-w-two-cameras-for-89-99

update:
Just noticed this posted here:
Best Buy Black Friday: Motorola Video Baby Monitor with 2.8" Screen for $79.99
https://slickdeals.net/f/10755311-best-buy-black-friday-motorola-video-baby-monitor-with-2-8-screen-for-79-99
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T-mobile will sell Nest Bundle from 10Nov. It may be of interest to some.
https://www.t-mobile.com/offers/n...urity-pack
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No deals for Logitech Circle 2 eh?
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I'm looking for a 16 channel, 4k, big storage (capable) system to watch the usual places in a 5000 sq/ft restaurant.

$2000 - $3000 budget. Any deals out there?
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No deals for Logitech Circle 2 eh?
Hi Billabongi,

I have not yet seen one, if you do see something please let us know.

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I'm looking for a 16 channel, 4k, big storage (capable) system to watch the usual places in a 5000 sq/ft restaurant.

$2000 - $3000 budget. Any deals out there?
Hi G37,

Probably not going to see a Black Friday deal on something like that, as much of the BF deals are geared toward consumers not business.

In the Lorex 4k thread we discussed some options from Costco - as sometimes there are deals on 4K cameras kits with 16 ports. If you are in a hurry you may have to buy what they have available.

Other option is to look at security system vendors for systems and installation if you would like to skip the DIY route - or find a place to source parts and assemble a custom kit.

https://slickdeals.net/f/10409612-lorex-dahua-oem-6x-4k-8mp-security-camera-system-w-8-port-poe-ip-nvr-2tb-hdd-kit-at-costco-b-m-ymmv-for-799-99
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Hi G37,

Probably not going to see a Black Friday deal on something like that, as much of the BF deals are geared toward consumers not business.

In the Lorex 4k thread we discussed some options from Costco - as sometimes there are deals on 4K cameras kits with 16 ports. If you are in a hurry you may have to buy what they have available.

Other option is to look at security system vendors for systems and installation if you would like to skip the DIY route - or find a place to source parts and assemble a custom kit.

https://slickdeals.net/f/10409612-lorex-dahua-oem-6x-4k-8mp-security-camera-system-w-8-port-poe-ip-nvr-2tb-hdd-kit-at-costco-b-m-ymmv-for-799-99
mat2k, Thanks for the input. That link is great. So much info.

Reps + Thanks.

16ch POE, 4k, 12 cam, 4TB is still $2000 @ Costco. I'm going for that and will source 3 domes and an outdoor PTZ. I'll tweak the 12 stock cams later, if needed.

Current system is almost 20 years old with old coax. 6 cams, power supplies and NVR upgrade 5 years ago. Resolution is still terrible Smilie

My local contractor(s) are ~$1000 to run cable and terminate 16 new cams inside and out.
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mat2k, Thanks for the input. That link is great. So much info.

Reps + Thanks.

16ch POE, 4k, 12 cam, 4TB is still $2000 @ Costco. I'm going for that and will source 3 domes and an outdoor PTZ. I'll tweak the 12 stock cams later, if needed.

Current system is almost 20 years old with old coax. 6 cams, power supplies and NVR upgrade 5 years ago. Resolution is still terrible Smilie

My local contractor(s) are ~$1000 to run cable and terminate 16 new cams inside and out.
Happy to help G37,

For a outdoor PTZ I suggest looking at the Dahua Starlight PTZ models if you need low light performance. They are very impressive.
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Starlights are nice. Thanks. Info overload.

I want 5 of them now. My budget is officially busted !
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Starlights are nice. Thanks. Info overload.

I want 5 of them now. My budget is officially busted !
Hi G37

Happy to have helped there - its the SD way after all...

Let me bust it just a bit more... watch the video in the thread:
https://ipcamtalk.com/threads/sd1...ptz.22678/

Probably better on budget to get the more affordable one for about $330-350 from China.
( it is singles day today, 11.11 so maybe cheaper ? )
iirc this runs about that amount:
SD49225T-HN
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i have tried arlo pro and ring floodlight. i would recommend ring floodlight cos it's more reliable, better video quality, customize zone, loud speaker and siren. here are cons: 1) there is no geo fencing mode. geo fencing mode is very useful when your camera points at your backyard. you don't want lots of false alarm when u're doing yard work. 2) there is no motion triggered alarm. you have to manually set off the siren when u see something wrong. quality wise it depends on luck. the first floodlight i got is a lemon but the 2nd one works just fine.

however, ring products are more expensive than arlo's. i would buy more ring products only if they go on sale.
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Any doorbells that come with monitors? All the ones i find on Amazon are china brands with bad reviews ;( i don't like the idea of having these doorbells videos go to my phone because by that time i can just look out my window.
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