Blink Battery-Powered Home Security Camera System

Last updated: August 16, 2022

The Blink Home Security Indoor Camera System with Motion Detection makes a great pet or child monitoring device. It's lightweight and portable so you can set it up to work temporarily while you are out running errands and then charge it conveniently when it's not in use.

We looked at the top Home Security Camera Systems and dug through the reviews from some of the most popular review sites. Through this analysis, we've determined the best Home Security Camera System you should buy.

Product Details

Key Takeaway: The Blink Home Security Indoor Camera System with Motion Detection is a handy security camera that is portable and rechargeable.

In our analysis of 104 expert reviews, the Blink Battery-Powered Home Security Camera System placed 13th when we looked at the top 14 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

From The Manufacturer

MOTION DETECTOR: Built-in motion sensor alarm, when motion detector is triggered, WIFI cameras send an alert to your smartphone and record a short clip of the event to the cloud BATTERY POWERED SECURITY SYSTEM: Wireless home camera with 2-year battery life, powered by 2 Lithium AA 1.5v non-rechargeable Lithium batteries (included), data is sent from IP cameras over Wi-Fi SMART HOME SECURITY: Simple self-install home monitoring in minutes; easy control wireless cameras with the included iOS & Android apps or via voice through our Amazon Alexa Skill! ADVANCED HOME SURVEILLANCE: Home and pet monitoring in real time with video camera “Live View” streaming mode FREE CLOUD STORAGE: Totally wire-free, with no monthly fees or service contract required. (Requires iOS 10.3 or Android 5 Lollipop or higher)

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Very lightweight to handle and no wired system making its installation even easier; keeping an end to the wired systems that had been into the technology for a lot of time but has been bothering the users with its load.
Blink has a wide field of vision for such a small camera.We were able to see the entire room where we set up, plus part of the next one over.
The Blink home security camera works with Alexa and you can use the voice to control the camera for working.
Despite its 720p resolution, the Blink Indoor Camera produces very nice footage, and you get free cloud storage for up to 1,440 five-second clips. The clips are easy to retrieve, download, and share, too.
Blink Indoor Home Security Camera, which is lightweight and powered by batteries, allowing you to place it just about anywhere.
These are affordable units that run on AA batteries, meaning they don’t need any wires and can be placed anywhere you can think of around the house.
At any time, you can take a live view of what’s happening using the companion smartphone app. When at home, you can also take a quick look at the video feed using a voice command to the Amazon Echo Show.
Let me just say this is an impressive tiny beast. Thanks to the ingenuity of the engineers over at Immedia Semi, this computer does not need external DRAM for video encoding. To put it simply, in one move they reduced both the power consumption and the cost of production by order of magnitude.
The Blink Indoor Camera is fairly small and only weighs 3.3 oz. It comes with mounts if you are interested in mounting it on a wall but does not have to be is you prefer it sitting on a counter top.
The camera is embedded with a motion sensor that when triggered will initiate an immediate alert. The alert is transmitted to the connected phone via email or text.

What reviewers didn't like

No provision of LEDs for night vision. Two-way audio recording not supported. Requires a continuous good Wi-Fi connection.
There was a slight lag in the audio and video. No two-way audio.
No speaker is found in the camera, as a result, it doesn’t support two-way talk like many other indoor security cameras.
Unfortunately, in our experience, setup was a pain, the Blink app was an ugly, buggy mess, and live streaming took forever to start, often failing entirely. (Get used to seeing “System is busy, please wait.”)
Although the Blink Indoor Camera offers the basic of what Amazon customers may need, it is not ideal for the best home security.
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