Blink is a home monitoring company that offers one of the most affordable video monitoring systems. With Blink, you get unlimited cloud storage to check in on your home and family anytime, anywhere.
This Blink Camera review will help you decide if it’s right for your family. We’ll cover all the features, spec out all the hardware and software, and determine if this could be a potential long-term solution for keeping an eye on what matters most to you.
They offer industry-standard features such as 1080p video quality, 2-way audio, infrared night vision, and the convenience of a mobile app. It’s all powered by three replaceable AA batteries that can last anywhere from six months to a year.
The Blink packages offer up some pretty familiar features and hardware. The Home Monitoring Kit gives you everything you need to start monitoring your home immediately. You get an HD 1080p camera with a 110-degree field of view and built-in IR LEDs to see clearly in the dark up to 15 feet away.
The night vision is adjustable. You can set it to automatic or turn it off altogether. Blink also allows you to set motion sensing to be active or passive. Active will notify you if any movement is detected in the camera’s field of view, and Passive will only notify you when the camera detects motion, AND someone is speaking.
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You can talk and listen to whoever might be in your home via 2-way audio for a more personal look at what’s happening around the house when you are away. The Home Monitoring Kit includes free cloud storage for your videos, so you never have to worry about running out of space or money. You can check out everything the Blink app offers on our Blink App Page.
Installation is pretty simple. The camera is attached to the wall, and the power and network cables come out of the back. Some screws will connect the power cord and network cable to the back of the camera. It’s not rocket science, but it is a bit more challenging to install than other cameras I have used.
It took about 10 minutes to get everything installed on the phone. Remember, this camera uses a mobile app to set up, monitor, and record video clips or stills, so you’ll want to look at how much space it takes up on your phone(s) in your settings page before you install it.
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At the end of the day, Blink is a set of hardware and software that can help you check in on what’s going on at home to make sure everything is all right. Whether you have kids at home or want to get an idea if anyone is breaking in, Blink will give you essential peace of mind.
The videos are explicit, and the quality will be sufficient until they can make some improvements. They look good, as far as I can tell, and I enjoyed looking through them after setting everything up.
Everything comes with a one-year warranty, so there’s nothing to worry about here regarding electronics.