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...


All-new Ring Video Doorbell | £89 at Amazon UK

All-new Ring Video Doorbell | £89 at Amazon UK
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. 


TOUCAM Surveillance Camera Doorbell | $89.95

TOUCAM Surveillance Camera Doorbell | $89.95 $69.95 at Amazon
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.

eufy Security Wi-Fi Video Doorbell | $159.99 at Amazon UK

eufy Security Wi-Fi Video Doorbell | $159.99 at Amazon UK
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 joined the Real Homes team in 2018 as our Deals Editor. Now, as our Deputy Ecommerce Editor, she spends her time writing about everything that you need to add to your shopping cart. Whether that be a stylish and functional kitchen bin, luxury towels to give your bathroom a new lease of life or a brilliant mop for keeping your floors sparkling clean. Otherwise, you can find her constantly rearranging the furniture in her space-savvy London flat, searching for sustainable buys, or going on walks with her pug. Next up on her to-do list at home: DIY crittall-style doors...