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Ring is selling a video doorbell for $42 right now

Amazon's security company is selling its most affordable video doorbell for even less than usual.

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Amazon Ring has put its Video Doorbell Wired on sale for $42 ahead of Black Friday, which is $18 off its usual $60 price. This puts it at one of the lowest prices for a major video doorbell on the market -- a few dollars cheaper even than doorbells from Wyze and Blink.

The Video Doorbell Wired is a solid buzzer, though it doesn't have the big features that Ring's more expensive devices have, like radar or a 160-degree field of view. But it does boast reliable performance, 1080p resolution, responsive alerts and two-way talk -- for a great price.

One important note: Ring has a messy history with police cooperation and privacy policies, and you should consider that history before purchasing any of its products.

Check out the rest of the best home security deals available ahead of Black Friday right now.

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