We like the Blink system of wireless home security and HD video monitoring cameras. Well, the company has now launched its highly anticipated outdoor camera, the Blink XT in the UK.
Blink cameras are wirefree and simple to install. These home security cameras run on two standard AA lithium batteries, and can last for two years.
The system uses the Blink Home Monitor app for iOS and Android devices.
Announced back in April in response to customer demand for a weatherproof model, Blink launched the Blink XT.
The new outdoor camera works with Blink’s indoor models. This means that you can integrate the new cameras seamlessly with existing systems.
However, they can also be used independently with the Blink Sync module, the base station sync module hub.
Furthermore, the system can be armed/disarmed remotely, and live video can be watched anytime from anywhere.
The Blink XT includes configurable 5-60 second clip length, IFTTT and Amazon Alexa integration.
As well as being the most affordable outdoor camera on the market, there is no monthly contract or storage fees.
That free storage allows users to manage their clips the way they like to, save locally, share or enable automatic management.
Two-year battery life
With two off-the-shelf AA lithium batteries, the cameras will last two years versus other battery-operated cameras that have a battery life of only a few months.
1080p full HD video
Blink XT is the only battery-operated camera to offer 1080p support for crystal clear full HD video. Customers can select between the 720 HD default or 1080p.
The camera is IP-65 rated to ensure that the water-resistant unit delivers clear, HD quality video no matter the conditions.
Infrared night vision
Allows for round-the-clock surveillance, day or night.
Peter Besen, Blink CEO, stated:
We are thrilled to announce our affordable outdoor camera so Blink customers and new users alike can protect their entire home, inside and out. The Blink XT demonstrates our commitment to developing integrated products that serve the home protection needs of consumers by fitting perfectly into their lifestyles.”
Price and availability
Products from Amazon.co.uk
- 1 Blink XT outdoor camera system: £149.99
- 2 Blink XT outdoor camera system: £239.99
- 3 Blink XT outdoor camera system: £329.99
- 5 Blink XT outdoor camera system: £499.99
- Blink XT Add-on outdoor camera: £119.99
Additional Blink sync unit £89.99
All pricing includes VAT and all systems include a Blink sync unit.