Shop safe this Black Friday with help from this simple (and cheap) buy

Here's how to shop safely this Black Friday and make sure your packages arrive, no matter where you are in the world!

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Worried about shopping online this Black Friday? You needn't be. Several sales are set to be online only in order to aid social distancing, so we're all in the same boat. And we are here to help you shop safely, no matter if you are buying from Target, Amazon, Wayfair or Argos. 

While shopping online definitely makes it easier to find the very best deal – we can also help with that! – it does mean that you'll have to wait for your item to arrive in the post. If you are a tad apprehensive about buying things online – whether that be a new sofa or a smart speaker – we get it. Lots of us have had issues with missing parcels, and should you not be working from home at the moment or you are out of the house a lot, then you may miss the postman. How to score a Black Friday bargain online, and ensure it reaches your front doorstep? Buy the best video doorbell. These ones we've picked below are on sale in the UK and US, and they can be delivered fast, too, so you can set yours up way before the big day – deals start on the 27th of November. 

See below for the best video doorbell deals around right now, for peace of mind when you order online, Black Friday or not. Video doorbells also make it easier to spy on who comes in and out of your home, and you can answer your door when at the supermarket. Just ask your mailman to pop your package in a safe place and stop worrying! FYI: the Ring Doorbell – Amazon's video doorbell – currently has a seven to nine week wait in the US. So, it's safe to say that video doorbells are a sought-after item at the moment. We wonder why...

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All-new Ring Video Doorbell | £89 at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
The Ring video doorbell is one of the best you can buy, and it's just £89 at Amazon right now. Buy now and it will be delivered by Wednesday at the latest, and you can link it with your Alexa devices. It's also super easy to install – it's wire-free! – and it comes in two colours, while you can connect it to your smartphone for live viewing, wherever you are in the world. This way you can check to see that your parcel has been delivered, and it even records all motion. Just for peace of mind. 

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TOUCAM Surveillance Camera Doorbell | $89.95 $69.95 at Amazon (opens in new tab)
Now with $20 off, this video doorbell is very cheap. It's also wireless and it comes with a chime. You can even connect it to an Echo Show device to see who is at your front door, or, there's a smartphone app. Battery life lasts between one and six months depending on use, while it has real-time talk and view and you can keep up to a day's worth of footage for free.

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eufy Security Wi-Fi Video Doorbell | $159.99 at Amazon UK (opens in new tab)
The next best video doorbell after the Ring one, this eufy model comes with a chime included, and it boasts real-time view and talk functions. Connect it to your smartphone for motion alerts, and add it to your Alexa app to see who is at your front door on your smart speaker. We should note that this doorbell requires existing doorbell wires, though.

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Annie Collyer
Annie Collyer

Annie is our Deputy Ecommerce Editor at Real Homes, with her particular area of expertise being home fragrance (there isn't a candle out there that she hasn't lit in her home). She's our guru when it comes to what to buy, when — and also where. She has years of experience when it comes to finding deals — Amazon Prime Day, Black Friday or not — and she particularly loves finding a bargain. With some of her favorite homeware pieces coming from Amazon, she's always looking for budget-friendly alternatives and dupes, as well as eco-friendly products to help her on her recent journey to being more sustainable at home. There's nothing she loves more than her Pug, Doug, and a bargain thrift shop find (yes, she once thrifted a brand new Le Creuset pan). Next up on her to-do list at home: DIY crittall-style doors...

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