Blink Camera Prime Day Deals for 2021

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This year, the Amazon Prime Day sale falls on June 21 through the 22; blink and you’ll miss it (pun intended). Here, we’re focusing on Blink smart home security cameras, which are already super affordable starting at just $27.99. Here are all the security camera deals and discounts you can expect on Blink cameras from Prime Day 2021, a holiday tantamount to Christmas, Hanukkah, and Kwanzaa combined in our smart security-obsessed hearts.

Blink Mini on Box
Blink Mini on Box

Ways You Can Save

We’ve scoured the internet, and as it turns out, Amazon is keeping its Blink camera 2021 Prime Day discounts under wraps, at least for the time being. And so, in order to predict the future, like many great historians, we look into the past, specifically Prime Day 2020.

Last year, we saw discounts on the Blink Outdoor security camera and the Indoor camera of up to 43 percent and discounts of the Blink Mini of up to 29 percent.1 We also saw discounts on some other cameras that are no longer available like the XT2 and the XT. RIP!

Product Prime Day 2020 Savings
Blink Outdoor 43%
Blink Indoor 43%
Blink Mini 29%

We can expect similar discounts on their current offerings, which you can learn more about in our Blink Mini review and our general Blink cameras review.

Blink XT2 Camera
Blink XT2

Pricing

A lot has changed in the past year, and we’re not just talking about the global coronavirus pandemic. Blink no longer sells the XT or the XT2, and they’ve come out with a new indoor camera, a new outdoor camera, and the Blink Mini. Let’s see how the pricing compares.

Blink Indoor
Blink Indoor Camera

Cameras and Packages

Blink is known for being one of the lowest-priced smart camera brands on the market today. It’s even better if you buy their two, three, or five-camera system, which offers great savings. Starting at just $27.99 for the Blink Mini, the only camera brand we’ve seen that costs less is Wyze, as the Wyze Cam costs only $20 (learn more on our Wyze camera pricing page).

That being said, the cameras are pretty comparable in terms of features, with their latest cameras all including 1080p HD video, infrared night vision, motion detection, two-way audio, and integrations with Alexa.

Number of Cameras Blink Outdoor Blink Indoor Blink Mini
Add-On Camera Price $89.99 $69.99 $27.99
1 Camera Kit Price $99.99 $79.99 $27.99 (without cloud/ local storage)
2 Camera Kit Price $129.99 $139.99 $55.98(without cloud/ local storage)
3 Camera Kit Price $179.99 $189.99 n/a
5 Camera Kit Price $279.99 $279.99 n/a

Note: The only Blink camera that doesn’t require a Sync Module is the Blink Mini.

Two things that the new Blink Indoor and the Blink Outdoor cameras have that are pretty rare are temperature monitoring and privacy zones. We don’t trust the iPhone weather app at all, so it was helpful to get accurate weather readings from our outdoor camera, while it was less useful with the indoor camera.

Privacy zones, on the other hand, let us select areas we wanted our Blink cameras to ignore, areas like our bedrooms and bathrooms. Given that so many smart security companies have run into privacy issues, like when Ring home security was hacked2, we’re glad Blink is putting up a good defense to protect people’s privacy at home.

Bundles

Want an Echo Show 5 along with your Blink cameras? Currently, Amazon has a few bundles available with two, three, or five Blink Outdoor cameras.

Type of Camera Number of cameras Extra Bundle price
Blink Outdoor 2 Echo Show 5 $174.98
Blink Outdoor 3 Echo Show 5 $224.98
Blink Outdoor 5 Echo Show 5 $324.98

So far, we haven’t seen any bundles with the Echo Dot smart speakers or any video doorbells (Blink doesn’t have any available, unlike Ring with its many Ring video doorbells).

Blink Outdoor
Blink Outdoor

Accessories

Blink also seriously scaled back its accessories compared to Prime Day 2020. Of course, any Blink HD security camera package will include a Sync Module 2, so you shouldn’t need to buy one unless you accidentally purchased the add-on camera on its own.

The battery power expansion pack, on the other hand, increases the new Blink cameras’ battery life from two years to four years. Impressive, but currently, it’s unavailable. We’re hoping they’ve restocked by Prime Day 2021, though.

Product Cameras It Works With Price
Sync Module 2 Indoor, Outdoor, XT2, XT, Mini* not required for Mini $34.99
Battery Expansion Pack Indoor, Outdoor Currently unavailable

FYI: Blink’s Indoor and Outdoor cameras are new and improved versions of their previous indoor cameras and outdoor XT and XT2 cameras.

Blink Behind The Scenes

Blink is a company that flies beneath the radar, especially when it’s compared to Amazon’s other smart home company Ring, often the subject of privacy and surveillance scandals. So, we wanted to learn a little bit more about the company behind the cameras. Blink began its life in 2009 as Immedia Semiconductor Inc in Andover, Massachusetts, raising $800,000 from a Kickstarter campaign five years later. But it wasn’t until 2017 that Amazon bought the company for an undisclosed amount.3

Blink Indoor Cam and Sync Module
Blink Indoor Cam and Sync Module

So far, Blink has been relatively scandal-free, save for a security breach in 2019. However, Amazon released patches for this vulnerability quickly and had its users update their firmware ASAP. Since data breaches are pretty common, Blink still has a fine reputation when it comes to privacy and security.

Conclusion

Given the amazing savings that we saw on Blink cameras in 2020, 2021 is set to be bigger and better, giving you home security cameras that are more affordable than ever before. Be sure to set reminders on June 21 and 22 so you don’t miss Prime Day! 2021 may not have been the best year for a multitude of reasons, but participating in Prime Day is one thing that’s in your control.

To learn more about home security, read our home security buyer’s guide. Security cameras are just a piece of the puzzle; there are also motion sensors, door/window sensors, glass break sensors, panic buttons, keypads, and other devices to choose from, so get started on securing your smart home today.

Citations
  1. BusinessWire. (2020). Prime Day Blink, Ring, Arlo, Nest & Smart Home Deals (2020): Best Security Camera, Doorbell, Alarm, Floodlight & Philips Hue Smart Lighting Deals Presented by Retail Egg.
    businesswire.com/news/home/20201013005494/en/Prime-Day-Blink-Ring-Arlo-Nest-Smart-Home-Deals-2020-Best-Security-Camera-Doorbell-Alarm-Floodlight-Philips-Hue-Smart-Lighting-Deals-Presented-by-Retail-Egg

  2. ABC News. (2020). Terrifying video of family’s hacked Ring camera system.
    abcnews.go.com/GMA/News/video/terrifying-video-familys-hacked-ring-camera-system-67704081

  3. Boston Globe. (2017). Maker of Blink home security cameras bought by Amazon.
    bostonglobe.com/business/2017/12/21/maker-blink-home-security-cameras-bought-amazon/xQ7TbzYxowUkZ1YsqwQedL/story.html