Blink Camera System Testing and Use

Blink Camera System Testing and Use

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This is my own Blink Camera System Testing and Use in the real world. Home security is a top priority for many homeowners. With the rise of smart home technology, it’s now easier than ever to keep your home safe and secure. Indeed, one of the best ways to do this is by setting up a home CCTV and smart camera system. In this blog post, we’ll take you through everything you need to know about setting up your own home security system using CCTV and smart cameras.

There are a lot of Camera systems to choose from and I’m no expert in all the various systems. However, two that I have had experience with are Dlink and now Blink. I’ve recently upgraded all my cameras from Dlink to the Blink system. Below is a brief overview of each camera system and a video showing the camera systems with both day and night video. I’ve used screenshots from the video as stills so the quality in the still photos is not representative of the video quality. See the video below for a true representation of the quality of the video.

I am now using the Blink System of cameras for my home security and I really like them. The pictures are a lot better quality than my old Dlink system but part of that is the march of time. I’ve had my old camera system for about 8 years and, of course, technology moves on. And Not to mention, the modern blink system’s ease of use.

Why is it important to have smart cameras?

Home security smart camera systems are important for several reasons. They can, of course, help deter burglars by making them wary of properties with visible security cameras. If a crime does occur, security cameras can help gather evidence and provide police with helpful footage. Smart home security systems boast several significant advantages over traditional models, such as real-time alerts, motion detection, video surveillance and analytics, and fire and life safety protection. They can also help monitor your kids, check on the elderly, and supervise your pets. In addition to the interactive services offered by home security system companies, there are now even more home automation services being offered as well.

The Blink System

Firstly, Blink camera systems are an excellent value for the money and performed well in test website ratings. Secondly, the Blink Outdoor camera and Doorbell camera is weatherproof, offers 1080p video, and works with Alexa voice commands and IFTTT applets2. Thirdly, with all Blink cameras, you get two-way audio, high definition day and night video, customized motion detection alerts, and customizable activity and privacy zones. Blink cameras are great for renters and home owners alike because of the price and the fact that they don’t require any wires or difficult setup.

Blink Doorbell

The Blink doorbell system also has several advantages over its competitors. It is cheaper than other doorbell cameras like Ring. It has a long battery life and can work on both wired and battery power. The Blink Video Doorbell can be paired with a Sync Module and Blink Subscription Plan to start Live View sessions in the Blink app and save them to cloud storage, use clip roll editing, see clips faster with rapid viewing, receive daily photo capture clips, use more convenient in-app sharing, and access future features.

The Blink Doorbell is a great addition to my home security setup. As well as providing a motion sensor to my front garden it also notifies me when there is someone at my door. Additionally, Blink minis around the house play a tune to let me know somebody is at the door. Indeed, If you have blink minis, you don’t need the chime part of the doorbell, the minis act as the chime. You also get a notification to your phone through the blink app that someone is at your door. if you need a step by step guide on how to set up your Blink door bell, see How to set up a Blink Video Doorbell.

An actual recording in a real world scenario, me coming home.

Blink Mini

The Blink Mini is a home security camera that is very affordable and easy to set up and use. It is a compact indoor plug-in smart security camera that records video in 1080p resolution, allows for two-way audio chat from the smartphone app to the camera, and it can alert your phone when it detects activity in one of your configured activity zones.

There are many things I like about the Blink mini cameras but one of the big pluses is how small they are. See the photo below for just how small they are. They sit unobtrusively on the side in a position not being offensive. You hardly notice them when looking around the room. I’ve used them to cover all entry doors as well as the main rooms. Also, If you need a step-by-step guide on setting up a blink mini see Add a Camera to the Blink System

Indeed, you actually forget they are there. As mentioned earlier, the image below is from a screenshot, for the full quality, see the video.

Blink Outdoor

I have found these to be a great way of seeing the wildlife in the garden. They are lithium battery-operated cameras. The batteries, for me last about 9 months with my usage. And, of course, the blink outdoor is the same setup as the Blink mini. See Add a Camera to the Blink System. Also, all the cameras mentioned need a Blink Sync module – Installation Guide. Happily you only need 1 module for all the cameras.

Blink Camera System Testing and Use

Firstly, I’ve found them very easy to set up and use. Secondly, the video quality is excellent from such a small and relatively cheap unit. Thirdly, I love the ability to be able to review all the footage on my phone.

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