Cameras & Photos. Security & Safety. Best Deals & User Reviews: Blink XT Outdoor/Indoor Home Security Camera System for Your Smartphone with Motion Detection, Wall Mount, HD Video, 2 Year Battery and Cloud Storage Included – 5 Camera Kit
Meet Blink, the one-of-a-kind, outdoor/indoor, battery-powered remote home monitoring system that’s simple to set up and equally perfect for renters or homeowners. Its stylish, totally wire-free design houses innovative HD video technology, plus motion and temperature sensors, to deliver instant home insight through the Blink app for your iOS or Android device. Place it Anywhere Blink is battery-powered and truly wire-free, so it’s simple to place and move anywhere around your home. Create a system that covers your entryways and windows, monitors the garage, or keeps a watchful eye over the kids’ rooms (or even the cookie jar). Unique technology which delivers up-to 2 year battery life for extended, no-hassle peace of mind. Visual Verification Blink is thoughtfully designed to make peace of mind easy and accessible. As soon as motion is detected, video starts recording and an alert is sent to your smartphone or tablet, so you can see exactly what caused the alert and decide how to respond. Simply want to check in and see what's happening at home? Live View mode lets you take a look through the Blink app. Easy to Expand Blink’s unique design makes it simple to create the system that’s just right for your apartment, home or business. Expand and customize quickly and easily with extra cameras. Ultra Affordable Peace of mind shouldn’t cost a fortune: cover your entire home or apartment at a fraction of the cost of other home monitoring systems, with no monthly fees. Key Features HD video Built-in motion detection Instant alerts to iOS and Android devices Live View mode Low-Light Illumination Free Cloud storage for up to two hours of clips No monthly fees What's in the box Blink XT Camera (x3), Sync Module (x1), Mounting Kit
I owned both Arlo Pro and Blink XT. Depending on your needs, I would highly recommend Blink XTPros(a) Intermittent internet due to power outages. The Blink would recover and immediately syn-up with the base station rather quickly. For Arlo Pro, it would some time be a trial-and-error process requiring multiple reset to the base station or even the router/modem.(b) Blink had almost flat in construction and has a very small foot print. That would mean you could install the Blink practically almost every wear.(c) The Blink's two 'AA' size battery life was far superior to that Arlo Pro's rechargeable batteries. Depending on the level of trigger detection around your house, Arlo Pro rechargeable battery's life typical ranged from short 3 weeks to slightly more than a month for outside installation. Batteries life worsen in cold weather.(d) Blink was far more cost-effective and cheaper than Arlo Pro. Arlo Pro was just way more expensively.(e) The support on Arlo Pro is typically via the forum online and is generally poor in my view. You can call the customer support line during your 90 warranty period. However, I'm not sure if they charge any fees after 90 days warranty period.Cons(a) Blink had a field of view of 110 degree whereas the Arlo Pro had a 130 degree field of degree.(b) Depending on your sensitivity of motion trigger adjustment, Arlo Pro was able to capture more motion detection more accurately than the Blink. That being said, Blink is generally okay for general motion triggers like birds fly across and delivery man.(c) Subjectively, I felt that the image quality on Arlo Pro was clearer than Blink. However, both were generally good.Both Blink and Arlo Pro are very good motion-triggered surveillance products in that both were able to survive typical cold weather temperature in the snow. Both provide free cloud storage up to certain number of camera. Check their respective website for more information. In terms of cost, I would certainly recommend the Blink XT to Arlo Pro. I hope my review would be helpful to those deciding between Blink XT and Arlo Pro. On another note, I would not recommend the older series Arlo wire-free.
Really awesome and easy to setup and use. Very user friendly. Everyone in my house has access to the cameras and alerts, so it's peace of mind for all. Wife is super happy (there's the real review....). Checked Arlo...meh...it looks prettier, but this one has better options. Free cloud storage for one. That was a big seller for me. I expect the system to detect motion, have excellent sound, good night vision, etc., which this system has and more.Top Five:1. Price was very competitive (price seems to be creeping up though). I paid $4792. Easy of use and setup for the family (kids especially). App works really well.3. Distance cameras located from the house (50 feet is my furthest and still great - I have a rented standard Comcast router/modem at 75 mps)4. Pic quality with sound is impressive (like the sound part)5. Very easy to install. Installed the cameras in less than an hour. Deciding where to put them? Take your time B4 making a decision.The other nice feature is the ability to add more cameras easily and to move cameras to a new or temporary location.Best of luck!UPDATE - 9/22/2017STILL AWESOME!!!I gave five reasons why I like it, so here's some criticism (nothings perfect!):1. The arm that attaches to the cameras is a little weak. Be careful with it. Seems to be fine once installed.2. If you don't place the cameras in the right spot or set the sensitivity correctly, you will receive many motion detection notices.3. Squirrels and birds love to look at the one I have in a tree facing my house...pretty funny actually!!Still like it!
The Blink App for Android still needs some work. The cameras work well and are easy to set up, but some settings in the App won't hold.I set the video time for 10 seconds and after taping "Update" the videos were still at 5 seconds. Or even odd times like 6 or 7 seconds even though there was still motion.The Motion Sensors are weak and only catch motion when it happens at around 20 feet from the cameras. Increasing the sensitivity only increases the chance that birds, bugs or wind blown trees will trigger the Motion Detection.You'll need to play around with the Settings on each camera.The mounts are very weak and the camera just snaps on and it can be snatched off very easily. I'd like to see a better theft proof housing, much like trail cameras have.You will get a good picture of the thief though. If you have a large home and the cameras are placed too far from the Sync Module (25 yards) the signal will be weak you may need to invest in a Wi-fi extender to bridge the gap.I have one at 75 feet and the camera is still recording, but the App reports the camera signal to the Sync Module is very weak.Bottom line these cameras will do the job, but need some added features.Edit:After deleting and reloading the Blink App it is now working as it should.Videos set for 10 seconds now are at 9 seconds, but close enough.An added feature would be a timer. I don't require the security cameras to be running during the daytime.Since the Sync Module re-connects to Wi-Fi after a power failure, I might try a wall plug timer until the feature is added to the App.I have Coyotes and other animals wandering through my yard every night and as yet haven't gotten a video with the Blink cameras.
This is a great video surveillance system. I can't say enough good things about the Blink system. The cameras work great in all types of daylight, even low light. It is easy to program and can be customized to fit anyone's needs. If you can buy a better system, you need too. I bought the five camera outdoor system for $500.00. A small price to pay. You can view your cameras anywhere go with your smartphone. Did I mention you get audio too? I so happy that I purchased this security system. Best that I've ever seen!