Amazon announced Blink Outdoor and Blink Indoor – Blink’s all-new wireless smart home security cameras that run on two AA lithium batteries for up to two years with normal use, making them easy to use and maintain. The cameras boast a sleek new hardware design and offer 1080p HD video, IR night vision, motion detection, and two-way audio. Blink also announced that a new battery expansion pack – which doubles the camera battery life to up to four years in total with normal use, helping customers never miss an important moment.
Using a smartphone and the Blink Home Monitor app, Blink Outdoor and Indoor customers can see a live view of their home, receive motion detection alerts, and use two-way audio to speak to people or pets around their home. Customers can create custom “activity zones” to cut down on unnecessary alerts in high-traffic areas as well as remove sections in their camera’s field-of-view from video recording using Blink’s all-new privacy zone feature.
“While Blink’s Outdoor and Indoor security cameras include many of the innovative features our customers have come to love and expect – like a powerful two-year battery life – we now offer more options and customizations than ever. From new features like privacy zones to a new battery expansion pack that provides up to two additional years of battery power, we’re excited to deliver our new cameras to our customers,” said Mike Harris, General Manager of Blink.
As far as Flexible Storage capacity is concerned, Blink now offers two video storage options: cloud and local storage. All Blink Outdoor and Indoor cameras include a free trial to Blink’s cloud storage plan – valid through December 31, 2020. After this, customers who prefer the convenience and added benefits of cloud storage can continue their subscription starting at $3 a month for one camera or $10 a month for unlimited cameras at a single location, with no long-term contract required.
Moreover, Amazon revealed that its Blink customers can also choose to store video clips locally, with no monthly fees, using the included Sync Module 2 and a USB flash drive (sold separately). Blink’s Sync Module 2 connects up to 10 Blink cameras, allowing customers to create a robust network of devices they can control with ease – and right from their smartphone.
Blink’s all-new battery expansion pack allows cameras to run on four AA lithium batteries instead of two – doubling the camera battery life to up to four years in total with normal use. While Blink’s cameras already have a powerful two-year battery life due to Blink’s proprietary chip technology, the new battery expansion pack is especially compelling to customers with cameras placed in high-traffic or hard-to-reach areas who want the convenience and flexibility of a wireless solution – without the hassle of frequently replacing batteries.
Blink Outdoor and Indoor are Alexa compatible. Customers can ask Alexa to arm and disarm their cameras, watch recorded motion clips, or say “Alexa, show me the front door camera” to see a live view through an Echo Show, Fire TV, or Fire tablet. Customers can also set up motion announcements and customized routines, like turning on smart lights when a smart home camera detects motion. For hassle-free battery maintenance, customers can have Alexa send reminders when batteries run low and set up smart reorders.
Blink Indoor and Outdoor cameras are available for pre-order starting today at $79.99 and $99.99, respectively. Blink’s all-new battery expansion pack (sold separately) will be available later this year. Mind you! Blink Outdoor and Indoor are up for pre-order in the U.S. and Canada on Amazon and in select retailers in the U.S. like Best Buy, Lowe’s, and The Home Depot. Shipping to customers begins later this month. Soon, Blink Outdoor and Indoor will also be available in select European countries.
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