Blink Review

Blink, an Amazon company, is focusing on the affordable end of the home security camera market. Everything is designed to simply work without a hassle. There are no wires, no required contracts, and even the batteries last for two years.

By Aliza Vigderman Aliza Vigderman, Senior Editor, Industry Analyst & Gabe Turner Gabe Turner, Chief Editor
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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 XT2, Blink's latest indoor/ outdoor camera, didn't require us to pay any additional monthly fees after we bought the initial equipment. Rather, the camera itself gave us local storage as well as two hours of free cloud storage, making it an affordable option for those on a tight budget.
Citations
  1. GlobeNewswire. (2019). Tenable Research Finds New Vulnerabilities in Popular Blink Smart Security Cameras.
    globenewswire.com/news-release/2019/12/10/1958599/0/en/Tenable-Research-Finds-New-Vulnerabilities-in-Popular-Blink-Smart-Security-Cameras.html

  2. Blink. (2020). Blink Storage Options.
    support.blinkforhome.com/before-you-begin/blink-storage-options/