Blink Security Camera Review 2024: 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 2024: 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 lineup is great for folks looking for a low-cost way to keep an eye on their properties — they are, after all, one of our favorite affordable security camera brands. While you’re not going to find a whole lot of technological bells and whistles here, we do think you will appreciate the solid core functionality of these pint-sized workhorses.