While Amazon is featuring a number of security camera deals for October Prime Day, it makes sense that the best deals are for Blink, an Amazon brand. If Blink cameras sucked, I’d recommend others, but the fact is, they don’t. They are consistent, easy to install, well-priced, and easy to use.
I’ve been a longtime user of indoor Blink cameras around the house to keep an eye on my dog, or watch a boiling pot of water from the couch. Then I moved to outdoor cameras: I started with one Blink camera in the corner of my yard, and found myself installing more over the last few weeks. I finally ditched my Ring doorbell when I realized the Blink doorbells were an absolute steal, and it didn’t make sense to maintain two security plans.
So we’re a Blink household now, and while other brands also have plenty of great features, I say there’s a lot of good reasons to dive into the Blink ecosystem completely.
Blink video doorbell
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The doorbell sets up the entire system. I don’t personally put a lot of stock in the doorbell video being able to catch car thieves or porch pirates (they’re too fast), but I enjoy knowing when my mail arrives, being able to prove to FedEx when something didn’t, and being able to communicate with people through the device. I suspect my Doordasher appreciates the “thank you.”
I like being able to communicate as if I’m in the house when I’m not. And I appreciate this doorbell installs and uninstalls so much easier than my Ring, which is a pain to charge if I can’t find the unique screwdriver they give you.
If you spring for a Blink Video Doorbell, currently 50% off at $29.99, make sure you get the right mount for your door. The inbox mount works great for standard installations, but if you need a wedge or an apartment mount, grab it today.
Blink indoor cameras
I love a Blink Mini for keeping an eye on specific tasks around the house, such as my plants while I’m away, the greenhouse, or a mousetrap. The video quality is good, not great, but for the price ($19.99, currently 43% off), who’s complaining? Their magnetic base sticks wherever you want, so they’re quite versatile. They’re still wired, so that’s a possible downside, but it’s never been a big deterrent for me.
If you’re really looking for some detail, the newer Blink Mini Pan-Tilt is the smart buy today ($29.99, 50% off). It can help you figure out where your cat is hiding in the living room, or give you a wider look at a room.
Blink outdoor cameras
As I said in my review, Blink Outdoor Gen 4 Smart Cameras are easy to install, have spectacular battery life, sport great video quality, and use an interface I find easy to navigate. On the downside, when you tap on a notification of activity, it doesn’t go to live view immediately. But none of my issues are dealbreakers, clearly, because I’m now a Blink girlie. I, too, took advantage of the bonkers discount this week. They’re 50% off, in most configurations, so one camera is down to $71.99 and they get more heavily discounted as you grab more.