Blink Security Camera Review 2023: Affordable, But Is It Reliable?

Blink focuses on affordable security cameras designed to work without hassle – no wires, no contracts, and batteries that last for two years.

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By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
Blink Security Camera 2023: Affordable, But Is It Reliable? - Product Image
Editors Rating:
8.4 /10

What We Like

What We Don't Like

  • Continue button: The Blink Outdoor camera can only live stream for five minutes at a time before starting a new stream, not to mention that we had to tap a “continue” button every 30 seconds even within that short, five minute timeframe.
  • Disappointing night vision: The Blink Outdoor only had a single infrared sensor, so rather than seeing the familiar faces of our visiting friends and family, we only saw white glowing blobs.
  • Narrow field of view: Blink Outdoor’s 110 degree field of view isn’t great; normally we like our cameras to have fields of view of at least 120 degrees.

Bottom Line

The Blink security camera line, flagshipped by the Blink Outdoor, consists of affordable but reliable home security cameras. Most of the Blink cameras use batteries for power, while the Blink Mini, currently the only plug-in camera from Blink offers 24/7 indoor security packed within a tiny body.