These small Blink XT home security cameras can really pack a punch. They only run on 2 AA yet they last an astounding 2 years before needing replacement. For anyone who uses electronics regularly, this really is a quite a feat. The cameras are extremely small and can be hidden just about anywhere around your house considering they are weatherproof against heat, cold, and water.
Blink security cameras come with motion detection, which is one of the ways the battery life is able to be extended so long. There is no reason for your cameras to be running 24/7 when they are recording inactivity. Blink XT cameras will only be activated when something in their field of view moves, allowing any potential intruder to be recorded without the need for long wires throughout your house.
A few years ago when I had to get a security system for the company I was running it was quite a nuissanse. For the equivalent amount of cameras, we paid the same amount as these cameras cost, yet they were nowhere near HD quality, required a DVR that always records and needs deleting every 2 days, didn’t allow for cell phone viewing, and worst of all required – an immense amount of wiring. You cannot overlook the importance of Blink XT wireless capabilities allowing you to place a camera far from an available electrical outlet.
Cloud Storage without Monthly Fees
One of the biggest problems with home security, especially when recording in high definition, is the immense amount of storage required. Normally DVR’s need to be hard wired to the cameras, preventing them from being wireless. Blink XT cameras come with free cloud storage via WiFi, meaning even if an intruder were to smash the camera, you can still access the footage.
The cloud storage saves up to two hours of footage, which may not sound like a lot, but you have to remember these cameras are motion detection. This means you would set up your cameras in areas with a small amount of foot traffic but a high chance of intruders passing. This can actually allow for weeks of active footage, which is far more than the 48 hours of constant footage normal security systems record.
When you aren’t around you can also view your camera footage via your smartphone. Check in with live HD video and audio streaming right from your phone from any of the up to 10 security cameras. Blink also integrates with Amazon Alexa-enabled devices including the Echo, Echo Dot, and Amazon Tap. This means you can control your Blink devices without lifting a finger, using only voice commands.