Review of The Blink XT Security Camera
The Blink XT is an indoor security camera that offers Full HD video recording which offers infrared night vision. Although there is a previous camera made by Blink as well, but the Blink XT can “see” at night unlike the previous version which makes use of a bright light to record in low light conditions. The Blink XT switches to night vision mode automatically once the light goes dim around it and it can record up to 20 feet in this mode. Now there is not much difference between the Blink XT and most of the other cameras available. You can say that, but before you think it may not be worth it, the Blink XT can run on a battery for up to two years. In the camera industry, that is a “super power”. Another distinct feature is the fact that this camera is cordless, except of course the fact that it needs a Sync Module to work.
The Blink Security System Setup Is Currently Featured
The Sync Module is placed inside the house and connected to a source of power while the Blink XT camera itself is placed within range of the Sync Module. For those who have a Blink system, the Blink XT works with the current Sync Modules. However, there is a new Sync Module which is better than the previous one. One Sync Module can support up to ten cameras.
Memory and Storage
The Blink XT Sync Module supports flash drive to store files locally and there is access to free cloud storage. 7,200 seconds of video or 1,440 five-second event clips can be stored and once the memory gets full, the clips get deleted starting from the oldest. Available clips can be viewed from the Blink camera application which is available on iOS App Store and Google Play.
Free Security Features
The Blink XT Security Camera makes sure you are kept safe at no extra cost and it has motion detection feature which you will have to arm and disarm. This feature can also be customized in order so as to get more accurate alerts. The sensitivity of the detector can also be adjusted as well as the length of the clip. Once the camera detects motion, the alarm does not only go off, it starts recording right away. Blink has also entered a partnership with Amazon Echo using the smart home assistant, Alexa. Your blink camera can be armed, disarmed and event history can be reviewed.
- Cordless Design
- Long battery life of up to two years.
- Absence of smart motion features
- Requires sync module
Blink XT is available on Amazon for $119.99 which is quite fair considering the amazing features and most especially, the super battery power. As much as this camera requires the use of a Sync Module that must be connected to a power source, the new Sync Module has battery and 4G backup. The camera should also be within the range of the Sync Module for best performance. This is a recommended security camera if you are not looking to be bother about battery power which is a major problem in other security cameras.