Blink Security Camera System Review – Inexpensive no fee multi camera surveillance
Buy it on Amazon – http://lon.tv/ve56x (affiliate link) – Blink is an affordable home security camera system that’s easy to set up and does not have any monthly service fees. See more home security: http://lon.tv/security and subscribe! http://lon.tv/s — index below:
00:47 – Hardware overview and price
01:25 – How it works
01:52 – Camera and sample video output
02:08 – Audio sample
02:16 – Outdoor use
02:40 – Indoor cameras use illuminator vs. night vision
03:23 – Blink server free video storage
03:52 – AA batteries and battery life
05:14 – Mobile app overview
05:21 – Live Monitoring
06:00 – Arming the system
06:11 – Disabling motion detection on an individual camera
06:21 – Capturing a motion event with push alert
06:55 – Responsiveness vs. Ring doorbell
07:12 – Camera configuration screen
07:29 – Temperature sensor and alerts
07:59 – Video capture length, sensitivity and retriggering
08:57 – Adjusting or turning off illumination light
09:21 – Quality of motion detection
10:26 – Arming the system on a schedule
10:46 – Amazon Alexa support
11:04 – IFTTT integration
12:45 – Arming with IFTTT and Apple Watch
12:52 – Conclusion and final thoughts
I have looked at a lot of security systems and few are at a point where I can recommend them. Some are decent but require a monthly fee to get full functionality, others are just painful to set up and don’t work all that well.
This one really surprised me. Very affordable cameras, easy to set up, no significant limitations to cloud server storage, and works via AA batteries with months/years of battery life depending on how you have it all set up.
The low price has few compromises although the cameras do not have night vision built in. They instead employ an ultrabright LED “illuminator” and a very sensitive sensor that works well enough. But in low light situations the camera reduces the shutter speed so images might be blurry especially if the subjects are moving around.
I am eager to check out their upcoming outdoor camera with night vision. I ordered one and will do a followup when it comes out.
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