Amazon’s new Blink cameras can run for as long as four years
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- September 5, 2020
It wasn’t that some time in the past that Amazon fleshed out its line-up of home security cameras with the $35 Blink Mini, however obviously four-ish months without a new release was simply excessively. To end that smart home device drought, the e-commerce giant recently uncovered a couple of new Blink cameras: The $80 Blink Indoor and the $100 Blink Outdoor. (Speculate at where they should go.)
As you’ve likely speculated, the last is the hardier of the two models – it’s water-safe and is appraised to work in situations as cold as – 4°F to 113°F. Regardless of which version of the camera makes you excited, however, you’ll have the option to see a 1080p stream of everything occurring within a 110° field of view.
There are a few helpful tricks to make note of here: For one, on the off chance that you’ve set one of these Blink cameras in high-traffic zones, you can assign them as such in the partner application so your phone doesn’t suffocate motion detection notifications.. Since this is Amazon we’re discussing, you’ll deal with settings and schedules through Alexa. What’s more, you presently have your choice of video storage options, as well: You can pay $3/month per camera (or $10/month for unlimited cameras) to save videos to Amazon’s cloud, or use USB flash drives and the included Blink Sync Modules to keep all that footage nearby.
Like most earlier Blink models, both the Indoor and Outdoor run on two AA batteries, which Amazon says is sufficient to power them for an entire two years. On the off chance that that still by one way or another isn’t sufficient, Amazon has affirmed it will begin selling an all-inclusive battery pack for Blink cameras that house four AA batteries rather than the typical two, which should work out to four years of absolute runtime. That may be pointless excess for a few (particularly since the all-encompassing battery packs are $30 each), however the additional life span could prove to be useful for individuals who have put their Blinks well off the beaten path.