Blink Mini Day & Night Security Camera

Last updated: August 23, 2022

With the Blink Home Security Indoor Camera System with Motion Detection, installation is a breeze, thanks to battery power. Just slip in the batteries and mount, then set up the camera using the app. Free cloud storage will save you money on the back end while still keeping your recordings safe for later viewing.

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Product Details

Key Takeaway: The Blink Home Security Indoor Camera System with Motion Detection is battery powered, making it easy to install and move from one area to another.

In our analysis of 67 expert reviews, the Blink Mini Day & Night Security Camera placed 11th when we looked at the top 13 products in the category. For the full ranking, see below.

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Expert Reviews

What reviewers liked

Blink doesn’t charge any data fees to store your footage in the cloud
It's battery-powered and can be controlled with your voice when you're home, or accessed from the Blink app for a live view.
The Blink's white enclosure with clear trim houses a 720p camera with a 110-degree field of view, a 3X digital zoom, an IR LED for night vision up to 20 feet, motion and temperature sensors, a microphone, and a low wireless power radio that communicates with the Sync module.
These compact, wireless cameras can be mounted just about anywhere in your home, and you can monitor their footage straight from your phone, getting alerts if anything is ever amiss.
Setup and install are as easy as downloading an app, popping in batteries, and adding cameras within the app.
One of the features we liked about the Blink camera is the ability to auto adjust the camera Illuminator settings in rooms where light varies during the day.
The Sync Module only requires MicroUSB power. The cameras can be placed anywhere, literally anywhere, without any power or Ethernet wire limitation.
Probably the Blink’s biggest selling point is that there’s no monthly subscription fee. As compared to competing products which cost less on the front end but will be more expensive over time, with the Blink, you pay the slightly higher $99 price tag and then you’re done.
Cloud storage is free and does not require a contract

What reviewers didn't like

Blink offers a livestream feature, but it has some limitations compared to other cameras on the market.
It's completely wireless and offers free storage for recorded video and motion alerts, but it's short on features and suffers from pincushion distortion.
Blink makes the process painless by including a QR code for each camera so you don’t even need to type anything. But for power users, advanced settings may be lacking. There’s no local storage option, and you won’t find on-demand recording
Blink doesn't have an alarm.
The illuminator white LED and "advanced low-light performance" are not even close to being substitutes for real night vision.
More expensive on the front end, and fewer features
Cameras cannot be remotely tilted or panned
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