Blink Camera System

A home security camera solution brought to you by Amazon.

SecureScore™: 7.5 /10
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Travis Goodreau

What Sets Blink Apart

Blink is very different than other home security options on the market. It uses a network of cameras to provide home security. They send HD video and motion-activated alerts to your smartphone. Blink is a very affordable home security system compared to other options. It starts at just $79 and you aren’t required to sign a contract. There are no subscription or data fees either.

The Blink Home Security Camera System is easy-to-install. Plus, it comes with 2-year batteries so you won’t have to worry about frequent battery changes.

Blink Home Security Camera System is a completely self-monitored system.

Key Features

The best features of this system

  • Intrusion Protection
  • DIY Installation
  • Wi-Fi and 3G Cell Alerts
  • Wireless

Blink Price & Packages

Insider Tips: Blink Home Security Camera System offers a variety of interesting features. You can control the system with Amazon Alexa by adding the Blink for Home skill to your Alexa app. This will let you arm and disarm the system via voice control.

What’s Included: All of the Blink Home Security Camera Systems include HD video and motion and temperature sensors.  You also get instant alerts sent right to your smartphone whenever a camera is triggered. The temperature sensors allow you to monitor temperature near the cameras at all times. Every system includes low-light illumination, as well. This lets you receive high-quality video day or night. A microphone is built into every Blink system as well. This allows you to see and hear what is going on at your home.

Blink CameraCamera TypeCamera CostMore Details
Blink Home Security CameraBlink$79.99See More
Blink Home Security Camera 2-PackBlink$139.99See More
Blink Home Security Camera 3-PackBlink$189.99See More
Blink Home Security Camera 5-PackBlink$279.99See More
Blink Home Security Camera Add-OnBlink$69.99See More
Additional Blink Sync ModuleBlink$50.00See More
Blink XT2 Home Security CameraBlink XT2$99.99See More
Blink XT2 Home Security Camera 2-PackBlink XT2$179.99See More
Blink XT2 Home Security Camera 3-PackBlink XT2$249.99See More
Blink XT2 Home Security Camera 5-PackBlink XT2$379.99See More
Blink XT2 Home Security Camera Add-OnBlink XT2$89.99See More

Current Deal

Blink offers certified refurbished equipment at a discount. The pricing and equipment available vary. You can save approximately 25 percent or more on Blink’s refurbished equipment. Check out some more Blink Camera deals here.

Blink Camera System + Sync Module


+ $99.00 Upfront Costs*

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  • Instant Alerts
  • HD Recorded and Live Video
  • Auto Arm/Disarm
  • Indoor HD Video Camera
  • Sync Module Starter Set
  • Add on Camera

Blink XT Camera System + Sync Module


+ $129.99 Upfront Costs*

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  • Instant Alerts
  • HD Recorded and Live Video
  • Auto Arm/Disarm
  • Indoor/Outdoor HD Video Camera
  • Sync Module Starter Set
  • Add on Camera

About Blink Security

Blink came about through a Kickstarter campaign back in January of 2016. Blink received more than 7,000 backers and more than $1 million dollars in funding. This made Blink one of the most successful crowdfunding campaigns at the time.

The technology was developed by a Boston-area startup called Immedia, which produces image processing technology for camera applications. This technology is what allows Blink Cameras to offer exceptional image quality and battery life at an affordable price.

Blink has grown quite rapidly since it was first introduced to the market. The company was recently acquired by Amazon and plans to greatly expand its offerings. Check out the full review of Blink here.

Surveillance Cameras
Surveillance Cameras

Blink offers two different kinds of surveillance cameras — an indoor only camera and an indoor/outdoor camera. Both offer HD quality video, motion detection and live view. The indoor/outdoor cameras, called Blink XT, also offer night vision and are weatherproof.

Smart Home Options
Smart Home Options

The Blink Camera Security System can be connected to Amazon Alexa devices. It can also be connected to IFTTT for integration with hundreds of smart home devices and sensors including Nest thermostats and Philips Hue Lighting.

Mobile Alerts
Mobile Alerts

When motion is detected in your home, Blink will send instant mobile alerts to your smartphone. The push mobile notifications include a link to the video. So, you can instantly see what is going on inside your home.

DIY Installation
DIY Installation

Every Blink Home Security Camera System comes with a special Sync Module. This helps facilitate easy and quick setup of your system. The unit requires no configuration or assembly. Everything is shipped ready to use. You simply plug in the unit and then follow the instructions on the Blink app to get the system setup.

Wireless Equipment
Wireless Equipment

The Blink Home Security Camera System is completely wireless. Every camera features a non-hackable hardware-based LED indicator to let you know when the equipment is recording.

Reviewed By
Travis Goodreau
Safety and Security Advisor
Travis is a retired Burglary Detective, having tallied 5,000+ burglary and theft cases throughout his career. He also served as an Arson Investigator, where he cracked the case of a serial arsonist, and made the arrest and prosecuted the would-be bomber of ABC-7 Studio in LA. We couldn’t be happier to have him as a Safety and Security Advisor. Learn more about Travis here
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Andrew Garcia
Lead Security Editor
As Lead Security Editor, Andrew strategically guides SafeHome and the resources we publish. He holds a BA in business, and has 10+ years of experience in content development. Today, Andrew edits and publishes articles, guides, and other resources to meet our rigorous standards. Learn more about Andrew here

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  1. Avatar Janice Moore says:

    Will the Blink Home Security System work on any smartphone, such as samsung note4 or samsung s5 or will I have to buy new phones?

    1. Avatar says:

      Hello Janice, According to Blink the only requirement is that the device is iOS or Android.

    2. Avatar Fabian Cortez III says:

      Works on phones with iOS.

  2. Avatar Lisa says:

    What is the charge to have app on my phone and can I have on 2 phones or will it be 2 charges and is there a monthly charge

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Lisa,
      The app is free. Blink is a self-monitored system, so there’s no monthly charge.

      1. Avatar Tanya says:

        Does the night mode or low light shine a light that’s detectable when recording?

        1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

          Hi Tanya,
          The cameras come with LED illuminators that turn on automatically in low-light situations after the camera detects motion.

  3. Avatar Dawn says:

    Are the batteries replacable??

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Dawn,
      Yes, the batteries are replaceable, but they should last about two years.

  4. Avatar Vicki says:

    Can multiple people log in to blink account? Only a ? since it is set up under one email and password.

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Vicki,
      Other users have reported being able to sign into the same account on multiple phones, so we’d suggest trying that. You would use the same email and password for different phones.

  5. Avatar Randy Burkhard says:

    How does the Blink connect to your phone? Is there a needed network connection required to access these units?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Randy,
      Blink connects using WiFi.

  6. Avatar Barbara says:

    Is a smart hub like Alexa required or just a nice option to have? Does it work a goodie smart hub, or just Amazons?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Barbara,
      The smart hub is optional. We’re not aware of any compatibility with the brand you mentioned.

  7. Avatar Darla says:

    So there are no monthly fees, cloud fees, access fee’s, nothing?
    Double checking since it sounds too good to be true.

    1. Avatar Della says:

      It really is true, no hidden fees, we have 3 and I love them! Plan to get more!

  8. Avatar Jennifer Canton says:

    Does it record and save to review at a later date? What if I’m at work and don’t see the alert right away to click on the link?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Yes, the video is recorded and saved on Blink’s servers for you to look at later.

  9. Avatar Brenda A Vermillion says:

    I put in the wrong e-mail address when signing in and now it won’t let me change it so I can’t see what is going on.

  10. Avatar Jeanine says:

    Can it be used for mult offices? I have 16 offices.

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Jeanine,
      Yes, but keep in mind it’s self-monitored.

  11. Avatar Ken Pate says:

    The blink cameras I have don’t record very quickly. When someone drops a package at my front door, I get notified on my phone and when I view the video all I see is someone walking away. When a truck passes my house, again I get notification but all I see is the bumper moving out of sight.

    Is there any way to speed up the response time on these cameras. Right now they are only good for viewing.

  12. Avatar Pete Johnson says:

    If the modem that plugs into the wall is unplugged, will the camera still work?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Pete,
      No, you need an Internet connection for Blink cameras to work.

  13. Avatar Bill says:

    My house is large. The base unit cannot reach the camera’s at the far distance. Do you have a more powerful base receiver.
    I need the base unit to reach 200 feet.

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Bill,
      You can buy a range extender for the base unit.

  14. Avatar Jaymie Huffman says:

    My cameras have stopped recording. I’ve checked the settings….all good there. It’s still plugged into the wall.
    Any thoughts on what might be wrong. As a side note….recordings stopped after my Iphone did an upgrade.
    Could that be part of the problem????

  15. Avatar Pete says:

    Does Blink have an option to save recorded video to an SD card or other option instead of the web based saved video?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Pete,
      No, you can’t use local storage devices like an SD card with Blink.

  16. Avatar jennifer meents says:

    how many recorded hours does the device keep?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Jennifer,
      The cloud can store up to 1,440 five-second events.

  17. Avatar Curt says:

    How far away from the base unit can the cameras be placed? 50 yards? 150 yards? And are the cameras battery operated? I do not have power where I need to place the cameras.

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Curt,
      The base unit can communicate with cameras that are about 100 feet away. The cameras are battery-operated, yes.

  18. Avatar Andrew says:

    Can I connect my blink camera to my NVR security system?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Andrew,
      Blink does not work with NVR.

  19. Avatar Bill Dolezal says:

    Can you buy additional cloud storage space? If so, what is the cost?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Bill,
      No, Blink only has the free cloud storage. There’s no option to buy more.

  20. Avatar Chuck Smith says:

    Where can I sent payments to? on my computer?

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Chuck,
      Yes, you can pay online.

  21. Avatar Michael Pinson says:

    I ordered the set two weeks ago but still haven’t received it.!!!!!

  22. Avatar joe mack says:

    Is what I view on my cams private to only me.

    1. Andrew Garcia Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Joe,
      Video is stored on secure servers, so you control who views it.

  23. Avatar Linda Mitchell says:

    If there are no charges, why do I have to enter a credit card number when creating an account ?

    1. Avatar Andrew Garcia says:

      Hi Linda,
      There are no subscription or data fees, but you still have to pay some upfront charges to get the service started.

  24. Avatar ctfsh69 says:

    Does Blink have entry alarms for windows and doors?

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