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Monitor the inside of your home day and night with our 1080P HD indoor plug-in smart security camera with motion detection and two-way audio. See, hear, and speak to people and pets in your home from your smartphone with Blink Mini’s live view and two-way audio. Get alerts on your smartphone whenever motion is detected or customize motion detection zones so you can see what matters most. Use Mini as an indoor plug-in chime for Blink Video Doorbell. Hear a real-time alert from Mini when someone presses your Video Doorbell. Choose to save and share clips with a free 30-day trial of the Blink Subscription Plan or locally with the Sync Module 2 (sold separately). Set up in minutes — plug in the camera, connect it to wifi, and follow the instructions in the free Blink Home Monitor app. Works with Alexa — pair Blink Mini with a supported Alexa-enabled device to engage live view, arm and disarm your camera, and more using your voice. Include 1 Blink Mini camera (black), mounting kit including stand, USB cable, and power adapter.

60 reviews for Amazon Official Site Blink Mini

  1. Phillip L.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Outstanding Blink Mini Indoor Camera! Great Value!

    I bought this camera for one of my bedrooms.It is an excellent camera at a great value of $20! It has motion detection, outstanding picture quality and night vision, 2-way audio, and it is so easy to control from my Blink app, along with other exterior cameras.Thank you, Blink!!!

    3 people found this helpful

  2. Wendy

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small and inconspicuous!

    I already use these cameras and so of course this one works the same as my others. This is just an add-on. These indoor models are nice as they are small and inconspicuous. The camera quality is good. Much better than the Echo Show camera quality that I purchased with this. It does what I need it to do. The notifications are a little slow on these blink cameras ( indoor and outdoor) compared to my much older SmartCam. It connected very easily with the Echo Show as did my existing Blink cameras.Packaging is very nice and instructions included are okay. I did have to use YouTube with my first cameras but no problem, I find I have to do that with most new devices I purchase anyway. I think my only real negative for these cameras, compared to my old SmartCam, is they do not track. I know you can buy an add on to move the camera through the app but having auto tracking is a really nice feature and the reason I keep my old camera.

    11 people found this helpful

  3. Hannadog

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Amazing

    Bought these to set up in house and detached metal building. Metal building made it difficult for camera to connect to Wi-Fi. I’ve order a Wi-Fi extender to see if that improves connectivity. Images are clear and sharp. Microphones work great. Highly recommend

  4. Tacaño Anciano

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Gets the job done

    I got a 2-pak of Blink Minis on sale and I am happy with my purchase. Will you be? Read on.They work great, stand alone, as a drop-in viewport with echo show devices using voice commands, fire TV sticks using voice commands and the Blink app on the phone. If you want more than that then factor in the cost of a subscription to the Blink cloud service because it is more than just a cloud storage service, it unlocks all of the Blink Mini features except the ability to drop-in and view a live video feed via those three methods I just mentioned.You can not use the Alexa app on your phone, tablet, etc. with the camera at all without a Blink subscription plan active. Here is what Blink says about it: Even without a Blink Subscription owners of Blink Video Doorbell, Outdoor, Indoor (gen 2), or Mini cameras receive Motion Alerts in the Blink app that you tap to enter the camera’s Live View. No clips are saved. That is straight from the manufacturer’s website. Heads up, adding the Sync Module 2 does not add that functionality.Considering using local storage by purchasing a Sync Module 2 to use with your Minis? The primary function of the Sync Module 2 is as a wifi booster for the low power Blink Outdoor cams running off only battery power. The Minis do not need this since they run off AC power. The Blink Outdoor cams offload the wifi video upload for the cloud onto the Sync Module 2 because it has an ac power source and so sending the video from the Sync Module 2 instead of directly from the outdoor cams saves battery life in the cams. Now you know the true purpose of the Sync Module 2. No, it won’t give you recording and motion detection functionality in place of a subscription. To further confuse things, if you have an active subscription, including the free trial that is automatically started when you setup your first Blink device, the module functions only as a once a day backup device and can not function as a local storage device for videos. Once your free 30 day trial subscription runs out, the Sync Module 2 is remotely reconfigured by Blink to become a limited functionality storage device instead of a backup device. Understand the difference. And your Blink app on your phone is automatically remotely reconfigured to remove functionality you had with the free trial subscription. So don’t buy the Sync Module 2 thinking it will provide the functionality you lose with an expired subscription. And don’t think you will be able to purchase a Sync Module 2 right up front with your Blink Minis and start using it for local storage when you setup the cams instead of cloud storage because the trial subscription is automatic and prevents the Sync Module 2 from functioning as a local storage device. It only functions as a once a day backup device. Like you need to backup the web to your local device. I always thought it was the other way around, backup your local devices to the web. So you have to keep the cams and module for over 30 days before you can even check out the Sync Module 2 to see what it does and how it works. I purchased a Sync Module 2 and a 128 GB USB stick to use with it for my Minis and it was for nothing – no added functionality at all. My Minis are sending the motion triggered recordings to the trial subscription cloud storage for the next 27 days whether I want it or not.I’m not happy about the Sync Module 2 but the Mini does do what I wanted for a minimal cost even without it. My goal with the Blink minis was to be able to check in on my other place when I’m not there during the winter months just to see that its still standing and my cars are still in the garage. I wasn’t looking for a constant viewport that is always recording in an endless loop nor did I think I was buying a serious thief catching security system. For that I have a professional security service with expensive overpriced equipment for all doors and windows, smoke, fire, CO2, detectors, etc. and high monthly fees so that someone somewhere receives all the alarms 24/7 and calls the police immediately. That is a real security system. For me these Blink cams are a peace-of-mind curiosity system. In that respect I think its going to serve me well.Your satisfaction will vary greatly according to your expectations for the Blink Mini cam and also the Blink Home app and also the Blink options for functionality, from 1. its the worst piece of crap ever made with the primary objective being to upsell amazon Alexa video devices and cloud video storage plans (oh, and unlocking almost all of the cam’s functionality) to 2. its a really great product definitely worth the price so I want to get more. Are you expecting a serious security system with unlimited live viewing and local storage of video with all the features they list for the system with a subscription and cameras with the latest, greatest resolution and features? You will be in the first, very disappointed, category. Are you looking for a curiosity cam that lets you check in on your place once in a while via your voice controlled echo, fire-tv stick or the Blink phone app for minimal cost? You will be in the latter category, I love the Minis. Are you looking for an inexpensive cam with off-site cloud storage and added, some might say needed, functionality provided by a low cost subscription? You should be happy with the Blink Mini.ProEasy to setup and use with Blink app and Echo Show devices (although android app has some known issues that might cause some frustration during setup)When I had to call tech support because of an issue with the Blink app on Android, the wait was not too long and the rep was helpful and pleasantVery inexpensive way to drop in and check on a place momentarilyNo subscription or anything else needed for this basic functionalityWith or without a subscription these have good valueConAll features beyond live video feed require a subscriptionNo documentation included at all, you must search the web for everything you need help with or info aboutNo clear explanation of what you get without a subscription, in fact, purposely obfuscated as a marketing planNo clear explanation of what adding a sync module 2 will do for you if you only have Minis – not muchCheap 1080p video – its ok, it works, but we are going into 2023 so how about an upgrade to 2k this yearCheap minimal mounts that are intended for mounting on horizontal surfaces like a shelf and deficient adjustment for vertical surfaces like a wall (curiously the exact opposite of the outdoor cams that are intended to be mounted on a vertical wall and not good for horizontal mounting like under a soffit). Had they made the mount a little longer it would have been so much better but it probably would’ve cost a couple cents more.To get the features you think you are getting you need the subscription. In Blink’s defense, the subscription is currently reasonably priced and any serious security must include off-site storage of data (to prevent loss by fire or theft) or its just a curiosity system anyway. Their marketing approach for it is very poor though.Blink needs to step up to the same level of customer experience as Alexa devices provide. And I think if you pay for prime it should include the Blink cloud subscription for up to 4 devices and only pay if you have more devices than that. How about Bezos holding off giving away some of those billions and put it towards excellent customer satisfaction with its products and services.It should not be so purposely confusing as to what you actually get WITHOUT a subscription. Starting an automatic subscription upon setup of a camera to conceal the lack of functionality without out one until the 30 days has passed is a pretty shady business practice. Internet based tech companies get away with unchecked deception and shady practices as standard operating procedure, and its not just Blink, its all of them. Its too bad because for people who know exactly what they are getting, the Blink Minis are a great product even despite this. I think it backfires on Blink by raising people’s expectations very high only to find out 30 days later that they now have to start paying a fee to keep those features they thought were included with the purchase of the device. And so they become haters of the product and company. You can see this in many reviews. This does not seem like a good long-term marketing plan to me.I hope this helps you make an informed decision whether to purchase the Blink Mini cams. Now if you purchase them you can be very happy with them based upon your correct expectations of the product.

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  5. KLW

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    All of your products are great.

    I have had 2 security cameras running at another location for 2 years. These cameras work very well. I was so happy i bougjt a bundle package and set them up last week at my home. All is well got them setup in about 20 minutes and added them to my current account. The best thing about these cameras is they work great, easy to set-up , and i have 2 locations running on one account so i can control 2 locations at the same time on one app in seconds.I love these cameras, great product, great cost, very reliable.

  6. AJ

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for kids bed/play rooms.

    We purchased our first Blink Home Security Camera July of 2018. We were going out of the country and wanted to make sure our 18 year old son closed the garage door and locked the house. It did the job and we felt better knowing while on the other side of the world we could monitor our home.The following Summer we were so happy with our indoor system, we decided to purchase 2 outdoor cameras with the 2 way audio, and were so happy with the video and audio quality, we bought another add on outdoor camera, the next month.A year later we found the mini indoor cameras. We have one for a child’s bedroom and one for the playroom. The video and audio quality is great.A year after that we bought another 3 outdoor Cameras, again video and audio quality is great.Just before Christmas 2021 Blink came out with the doorbell camera, and we purchased it. One, because it was blink and 1/2 the price of a ring doorbell camera. Two, because the doorbell that came with our new build home was so quiet, we couldn’t ever hear the bell ring.In total we now have…3 Indoor battery powered2 Indoor mini corded power6 Outdoor battery powered1 doorbell wired to exciting doorbell.Cameras purchased…July 17th, 2018Blink Indoor Home Security Camera System with Motion Detection, HD Video, 2-Year Battery Life and Cloud Storage Included – 3 Camera Kithttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B018HC6PVA/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_E4N35AJJXM4QAYYN1S03?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1July 15th, 2019Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera with cloud storage included, 2-way audio, 2-year battery life – 2 camera kithttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B07MN67BCR/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_2VZV3YZ7F3X4F5WSF9SF?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1August 20th, 2019Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera with cloud storage included, 2-way audio, 2-year battery life – Add-on camera for existing Blink customershttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B07M8DTHGL/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_7XGZ93G8PTGGNHTNBGEK?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1November 22nd, 2020Blink Mini – Compact indoor plug-in smart security camera, 1080 HD video, night vision, motion detection, two-way audio, Works with Alexa – 2 camerashttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B07X27VK3D/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_dl_0CVS1GZCPQPJE577M0JV?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1August 3, 2021Blink Outdoor – wireless, weather-resistant HD security camera, two-year battery life, motion detection, set up in minutes – 3 camera kithttps://www.amazon.com/dp/B086DKSHQ4/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_dl_9F09K8M142MATNJY1C7P?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1November 29th, 2021Introducing Blink Video Doorbell | Two-way audio, HD video, motion and chime app alerts and Alexa enabled — wired or wire-free (Black)https://www.amazon.com/dp/B08SG2MS3V/ref=cm_sw_r_apan_glt_i_dl_JTH38J37N7ST707FMW4P?_encoding=UTF8&psc=1Blink offers two subscription plans.1 Blink device$3 per month or $30 annuallyUnlimited Blink devices$10 per month or $100 annuallyYou do not have to have a Blink Subscription if you do not choose to, but you won’t be able to store videos.With the subscription you are even able to share your videos by text, or email. To neighbors, Friends, Family, and even the police department.Cons/irritationsWhen an outdoor camera faces the sun at any point of the day, the motion detection will go off, until you adjust the motion activity spots in the camera settings. This can take a few days to work out the kinks.Indoor mini cameras the motion activity spots don’t always work. Sometimes it will go off when there is motion in the grayed out zones, and sometimes not go off in the non-greyed out zones. This maybe human error on our part. We are looking for a longer cord for the mini’s to mount on the wall or ceiling. The are options to rotate the camera view, so that you are able to mount the camera wherever you need.Overall we are happy with our Blink system and hope the company continues to grow and come out with new products.Compared to my parents very very expensive Arlo system, Blink is more reliable, and is more cost-effective. So much so, my parents have ditched the Arlo camera system and have purchased a new Blink system.We highly recommend Blink to anyone who would like to have a home video camera system that works, and won’t break the bank.We love that you can start out small and work your way in to as much as you want/need.

    105 people found this helpful

  7. Wcouv

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Great cameras – Rushed app that is missing key features and was clearly designed for other cameras.

    I pre-ordered 4 cameras without any reviews having been posted, so I hope that this helps someone. First off, the cameras are pretty nice, very easy to setup and get connected and the price is just about perfect. The app is where things start to fall apart. It clearly was created for the other Blink cameras that are battery dependent, so most of the quirks/problems I found are probably necessary for battery savings on the other Blink cameras. I have had cameras for well over ten years and have gone through several different apps/programs to access and store the video but I have never had an app that did NOT allow me to view all of my cameras at the same time. This one requires you to select a single camera and activate it individually to view real time video. I assume that this was designed for battery savings, but since these cameras are always on, it now serves no purpose. Additionally, not having the ability to view all of my cameras, while activated in a single 4 pane window seems a step in the wrong direction. For years I have been able to see live feeds in a multi-pane format and select the camera I want to zoom in on that one, not with this app.Second, tech support is, at best, not good. I contacted them regarding the IR light that apparently can NOT be turned off (although you can turn it off via the app for the other Blink cameras?!) and the support tech actually stated that he did not know anything about these cameras and had to ask someone else. That was a first for me. The IR light is probably not a big deal for most, but I have for years had an indoor camera pointed out a window since my front yard is pretty well lit at night and the IR light stuck in the ON position make that impossible.I never review anything, but I wanted to get the word out on this. I suspect that these cameras were kind of rushed and the app just re-purposed, so it my sincere hope that they will address the live view concerns in future app updates specific to Blink Mini owners. Soon I hope!!!! Here’s to hoping!Update: I was contacted by Blink following regarding my review. They indicated that multiple people had voiced similar concerns about the apps real-time capabilities and they made it sound like they were developing an update to the app to address this. They also offered to send me an additional camera (an older model) that does allow you to turn off the IR at no charge. I asked directly if this would be in exchange for changing my review and they specifically did NOT ask me to amend this review. If nothing else, that is GREAT customer service.

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  8. EdwardEdward

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Blink Mini Compact Indoor Camera: Effortless Security, Everywhere

    The Blink Mini Compact Indoor Camera has become an invaluable addition to my home security strategy, providing not only ease of use but also a discreet and effective solution for safeguarding my space.Setting up the Blink Mini was an absolute breeze. The user-friendly interface and straightforward installation process made the initial setup a seamless experience. Within minutes, I had the camera in place, connected to the Blink app, and ready to go. The simplicity of the setup was a pleasant surprise, eliminating any intimidation one might associate with installing a security camera.The confidence that the Blink Mini instills in securing my home is truly unmatched. Its compact design allows me to discreetly place it near everyday objects, ensuring that it doesn’t disrupt the aesthetics of my living space. The Blink Mini seamlessly blends into its surroundings, making it an inconspicuous yet powerful guardian.Having strategically placed several Blink Mini cameras throughout my home, I appreciate the comprehensive coverage they provide. From the living room to the hallway, each camera discreetly keeps watch, offering a 24/7 layer of security that enhances the overall safety of my home.The Blink Mini’s subtle presence doesn’t compromise its effectiveness. The camera captures clear footage, and the motion detection feature ensures that any unusual activity triggers an instant alert. It’s a discreet but powerful layer of protection that allows me to keep an eye on my home without invading its privacy.In conclusion, the Blink Mini Compact Indoor Camera has exceeded my expectations. From its easy setup to the confidence it provides in securing my home, it’s a must-have for anyone seeking an unobtrusive yet effective home security solution. Highly recommended for those who value simplicity, reliability, and the peace of mind that comes with knowing your home is discreetly protected.

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  9. Ben

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    UPDATED: Confusing cloud storage policy on these smaller cameras, but great product once clarified

    UPDATED: When I saw these smaller cameras announced I was excited and looked forward to adding them to my existing 5 camera Blink system. I figured these would be a great replacement for the XT/XT2 cameras that I had inside my house so I could then re-purpose those for additional outdoor locations. I thought this was a brilliant addition to the Blink camera ecosystem, adding a lower cost camera for indoor applications like mine where the benefits of the battery power and weather-proofness would be overkill. Soon as they were released I ordered up a two-pack to add to my system. I installed one of the them and found that the picture quality right out of the box wasn’t the best but once you change the video quality setting to “Enhanced” it’s right up there with the XT2 quality. The motion detection is a little spotty, as they use a new digital method of detecting motion (AI compares one frame to the next to check for changes). Some very subtle movement will show up, like a shadow moving across the viewing area, but then actually walking across it won’t (sometimes). A rep I spoke with said that they are working on an update to improve the consistency of that feature, which will be available as an over-the-air update since it is a digital-based feature, which I think is pretty cool. So originally my poor review was based around the cloud storage feature on these cameras. After I purchased these cameras I looked into the cloud storage feature as all of the literature I found on them stated that a subscription would be required. Since this is different than the previous XT & XT2 systems I was not pleased about this. After I posted my original review a rep from Blink reached out to clarify the cloud storage situation. So here is what I learned: If you already have an XT or XT2 system, then you can add these cameras to it without having to get a paid subscription. If you do not have a Blink system at all, and these cameras are the first ones you get, then you get a free subscription until December 31st, 2020; then you will pay $3/month per camera after that. By then though, they plan to have released a new sync module with an SD card slot so that you can locally store video clips without having to pay for a subscription at all. Personally I don’t think they intend to have too many people on the subscription plan, I think they see the SD card functionality being more of a selling point but they had to piggy-back the first adopters of these Mini cameras onto the cloud storage until the new sync module gets released. Maybe they had delays in getting the new sync module released at the same time as the Mini due to factory closings around the world right now. I am much happier after this getting cleared up, but hope that they update the cloud storage & subscription info on the product pages to make it much clearer how this all works. Had I looked at all of the available info before buying these, then I probably would not have purchased them based on the unclear info that’s out there. In the end, the savior of the situation was the rep that contacted me from Blink. He clarified all of my concerns, gave me a great amount of info on the product, and answered all of my questions (I had lot of them). To be clear, the rep did not once ask me to change my review, take it down, or in any way artificially influence me to do any of those things. The great job he did led to me to change this of my own accord, as they really took care of my concerns. One star deducted for the confusion but three added back in for the great CS experience. Good product can get you a buyer, but good service gets you a customer for life. Blink has done a fantastic job turning a disappointed (and misinformed) buyer into a satisfied customer. So to recap, if you have an existing Blink system, buy these and use ‘em where you don’t need the wireless ones. If you are looking to get these as your first Blink setup, get them knowing you will have the option of paying for a subscription starting in 2021 or a one-time purchase of a sync module with SD card slot to store your video clips.

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  10. Haley

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    One major flaw.

    I bought this to use as a baby monitor, thinking if the quality was good I would end up purchasing an outdoor set as well. I got it in this afternoon, and set up was super easy. The picture quality is excellent for the price point.The main issue for me is that there is no option for continuous viewing. The live view from the app will automatically shut off after 30 seconds if you don’t tap the “continue?” prompt. If I had known this ahead of time, I would have never purchased a Blink camera. I watch my daughter on a Fire tablet while I work at night, and it’s really not feasible to stop typing every 30 seconds to press a button.Maybe it’s my fault for not realizing it, but I don’t remember reading any information about the length of viewing time, so I assumed it would be like the Foscam I had sought to replace. If Blink ever adds an update for continuous viewing, I would repurchase in a heartbeat, but for now, I’m sending it back.

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  11. amygeek

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works now, no thanks to Tech Support

    I bought the inside mini cam with the Blink Video Doorbell.Since my office is in the back of the house, I decided to get the Blink mini cam, since it can be set to chime, and I can hear it from my office. Wonderful. The problem was, the cam didn’t chime, even though I had it set up to do so. Followed ALL the steps.A call to tech support was useless, since the rep said the camera wasn’t SUPPOSED to chime. OK. Whatever.However, some users posted in Amazon forums that they were having the same issue. After being advised to follow all the steps they’d already followed, one person finally came up with something that worked: unplug the mini cam, delete it from the system, then plug it back in, add it back to the system and follow the steps to use it as a chime. THAT worked. So I pass it along to you: if you come across the same issue, unplug, delete, plug in, add it back and set it to chime. That should clear up the problem.I also sent/received four completely useless emails from Blink Tech Support about the issue, over the course of four days.Other than the complete lack of support at tech support, the system works as intended — finally. That explains the four stars.

  12. TaraTara

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    It was affordable

    (*edit* it turns out it wont record at all unless you subscribe) For the price it’s hard to complain but I’m gonna do it anyway. I thought the cameras can continously record but that’s my bad for not researching better. Just so others know, they record by motion sensor only. In my busy house I get upwards of 600 clips/day. But I like to keep them armed because you never know when someone might break in to your home, or the nanny is doing something that they need to be corrected on. In all fairness you can choose an area specifically in the cameras view that you want to record, but whats the point from a safety perspective if you don’t have the whole view. When you’re looking at the “home” screen, a quick view of all your cameras, there is no live view. Instead there is a thumbnail image. This image can be updated whenever you want by capturing a screenshot, essentially, of whatever is going on in that room at the time. So that sucks. In order to see what is going on with that camera at the time you have to click on it for a live view. To record live view it’s kind of confusing. You have to click on the “saved” button which will be blue while it’s recording, and then click the “saved” button again to stop recording. It should just say record, stop recording. The fact that the button says “saved” threw me off. A lot of the features I had to figure out by trial and error. You can record up to 5mins of live view at a time, or 90mins if you subscribe to their affordable plans ($3/mo & $10/mo). You can choose how long the camera records when it stops detecting motion. You can get notified immediately when there’s motion or notified after the full video has been recorded. The live view is pretty clear both visually and audio, however, the two-way audio sucks. There is a delay in the audio from both ends and then the video begins to get glitchy. You can snooze the camera from being armed, let’s say you don’t want to record while you’re sleeping you can snooze for 8 hours. You can choose when you want the LEDs on, in case you don’t want people to know when it’s recording. I find this keeps integrity. You can change the motion sensitivity. Expect it to notify you hundreds of times if you have pets. I had to turn the notifications off. You can set the length of the motion detected clip (up to 30 seconds). The fisheye view has pretty good range. You can link it to your Amazon account and Alexa. For example I was getting notifications on my Alexa echo show when the camera detected motion. Good or bad, up to you. If you live alone probably good, if you don’t want it publicly known when the camera detects motion, bad. You can access the cameras from the blink app or the Amazon Alexa app. It’s easy to add devices to the blink app, you just plug it in, log it in to the wifi and you’re good. The cable is pretty long, long enough to mount it about 7 feet above your standard close to the floor wall outlet. Overall I decided to keep them because they were a deal and they serve their basic purpose. I’ve posted some screenshots of the the apps settings pages. Hope this helps y’all make an informed decision.

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  13. Julio ramirez

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    A must for kids who are always fighting.

    I needed something I could keep and eye on my kids and finding out who hit who. Ever since I put this in their room there have been less fights and less hitting each other(they see the camera watching them). It will only be temporary and then I’ll be using for my dog.

  14. Janelle K

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Absolute NIGHTMARE to set up

    Update : I finally did manage to get 4 of my 6 cameras set up (haven’t unboxed the last 2 yet). It took approximately 6 attempts for each camera to connect to my wifi. I have no idea why.The video quality is decent. However the audio quality is questionable at times. I also wish that I could record longer than 30 seconds for motion events as the camera doesn’t retrigger quickly enough to keep recording if there is motion past the 30 second window.Other than that they have been a great help to keep an eye on my dogs and house while I am away. I just wish they weren’t so mentally draining to set up.Bought these to keep an eye on my house while I’m away. Never had so much buyers remorse over a purchase as I do with these.After fighting with an immediate failed connection attempt 9 times in a row on one of the two cameras, I went to google and discovered that the Xfinity Gateway router needs to have the wifi bands separated to 5ghz and 2.4ghz. I did that, managed to get one to connect after 4 attempts, still cannot get the second one to connect to the same network 14 tries later.I’ve tried everything the help article stated. Nothing works. Literally nothing. It’s 9pm and I’m not going to bother calling support at this point. These are likely going back in the box and back to Amazon. This is obnoxious. I’ve done every single step the exact same way as the camera I did manage to connect and this second one just will not do it, no matter what I try.Taking everything in me to not throw my phone across the room every time the “Failed to connect” message pops up. Their troubleshooting page is absolute hot garbage for help with this issue.

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  15. Kim SET

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    good camera

    the video and picture took from this camera is acceptable. easy to install, work very well with Alexa.I am not using the cloud from Blink with further motion detect or special schedule but the small further provided by Blink is good enough for home user to see pet..If you prefer to high quality image or video, please reconsider.In general for home user like me is streaming issue, it’s slow because they are running on 2G.

  16. Hiraga

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic camera with a minor audio issue

    Rating: ⭐⭐⭐⭐I recently purchased the Blink Mini compact camera during the Black Friday sale and I must say, I am thoroughly impressed. Setting up this camera was a breeze, and I was able to get all six cameras up and running throughout my house in no time.The camera quality is excellent, providing clear and sharp video footage. I particularly appreciate the automatic recording feature, which starts recording as soon as I view the camera. This has been incredibly useful for monitoring my home’s security.However, there is one minor issue that I hope Blink can address in future updates. When using the camera’s speaker to listen, I noticed a slight static noise and feedback from ambient sounds. While it doesn’t significantly impact the camera’s overall performance, it would be great if Blink could find a way to eliminate this audio interference.Despite this small audio hiccup, I am still very satisfied with the Blink Mini compact camera. It offers great value for the price, and its ease of use and impressive video quality make it a worthwhile investment for anyone looking to enhance their home security.

  17. Brian

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent picture

    The blink mini camera was easy to set up, operate, and had excellent picture. It is rated as indoor camera, which needs to also post limited temperature range. Summer temps in a garage or storage facility probably exceed both lower limits as well as upper temperature limits. Otherwise, in a climate controlled environment, this is an awesome security camera.

  18. Amazon Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not sure

    I bought this camera with a bundle because I already had bought 2 more before and it works great. Unfortunately for some reason, this camera I bought as a bundle came defective. I setup the camera as usual and for some reason, when I try to view it live. The video is soo blurry. I have more than 3 bars on my wifi. I set up the settings to the best video quality. And check to see if there was any dirt or screen protector on it. Nothing. I called customer service but they couldn’t help me. They wanted me to send it back but cannot because then i have to send the other stuff i bought that came in the bundle.. I’ll end up losing money from what I paid for it. I think I was sent a used one instead a new one as requested. I remembered that the other one I bought came sealed in a clear wrap but this one was just a box with a single tape seal the opening. I still enjoy the other cameras and still works fine but I prob won’t buy it as a bundle again. Just separate to make sure I get it brand new.Update: A representative reached out to me and replaced the item at no cost. They stand by their product and it shows that they do care about their customers.

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  19. Amazon Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Quality product for price

    I love these cameras so no complaints there. I just wish that the top portion swiveled up or down for different views. Only has the level from where the camera is setting. Would like to be able to put on table but point lower to see part of the floor to see where my doggies are.

  20. Julián

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small but powerfull

    I use this camera to see my garden. It’s really sturdy. The microphone works really well and captures a lot of sounds. The video quality is really good for the price. It’s really easy to use the cameras from the chat, and I love to use them on my Echo Show 8. The cable could be longer; keep that in mind.

  21. Kenesha

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Won’t record

    I love the real time camera quality and sound and the fact that I can use the camera to communicate with people who I see on it. However, I think mine may have some technical issues. It won’t record, I tried rebooting it and it will only record if I manually do it. I thought maybe user error but my brother who also has one couldn’t figure out what the problem with mine is. Either way I like it, I just need to figure that part out.

  22. B. Williams, Software Engineer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    High quality video and audio, good mount, no batteries to change, but the “Talk” feature is useless

    I have several of both the Minis and the outdoor models, and this Mini is almost identical to the outdoor and indoor models in terms of quality and features. The only real difference between them is the Mini isn’t weather-proof, cannot handle the extreme temperatures of the outdoor models (-4 to 113 F), has a better mount, can be image-flipped, and runs solely on a power adapter instead of batteries.* Not Weather-proof: DO NOT use this mini camera outdoors or in an uninsulated building. It is not water-proof and will likely be damaged by humidity and high or low temperatures.* Mount & Image Flipping: this mount is great and allows easier installation locations than the indoor and outdoor cameras, because it’s mounted from the bottom/top instead of the back. Since this Mini can be mounted from the bottom or top, this means it can be turned at many more angles on all 3 axes than the Indoor/Outdoor. If you have to mount it upside-down, such as from a ceiling, the app simply allows you to flip the image vertically. The problem with the indoor/outdoor models is the mounting is on the back, which means you can’t “hang” it from a ceiling and point it in any direction. Instead, if you want to mount the Indoor/Outdoor on a ceiling or near the ceiling, you have a very small angle to point it. This makes the Indoor/Outdoor cameras inconvenient to install from above in most situations because you’ll end up having to point the camera directly outward from your mounting surface. If from a ceiling, it’ll face down. If from the top of a wall, it’ll face outward along the ceiling. The Mini’s mount is much better.CONS:* The “Talk” feature is totally useless. Regardless of bandwidth or proximity to the router or a sync module (purchased separately), the Talk feature produces broken sound that is impossible to understand. Plus there’s a long delay of 3-6 seconds, making this feature useless for conversations, even if the other person understood anything you were saying. Over several tests with all of our different Blink cameras, none of them produce clear enough speech that someone can understand you, no matter where the cameras are located.* No wired Ethernet option. This camera can only be used with a wireless router and Internet connection. There are no other options.* Cannot be used as a USB web cam* Cannot be used for continuous live feeds. The live feed only allows up to 30 seconds of viewing, and you must hit a Continue button every 30 seconds to keep it going. So if need a camera to leave running for frequent live video, Blink isn’t what you’re looking for.* Cloud Storage Subscription semi-requirement: the Blink Home Monitor App’s features become limited if you don’t purchase a cloud storage subscription. If you stick with the Sync Module for local storage and do not purchase any of the cloud storage plans, VIDEO CLIPS CANNOT BE VIEWED THROUGH THE APP. The app will only allow you to view the live feed, adjust camera settings, and use the Talk feature. Without a cloud storage subscription, the only way to view your camera’s video clips is by physically taking your USB storage device (purchased separately) out of the Sync Module (purchased separately) and placed in a USB port on a computer (purchased separately).To be very clear here, if you do not purchase a cloud storage subscription, you will not be able to view any of the stored video clips (including motion-activated clips) from your phone. Period. This point has not been made clearly anywhere in the advertisements, support screens, Amazon product pages, or Blink Web site, but it’s a crucial piece of information that the company is being very ambiguous about.To repeat, IF YOU DON’T PURCHASE A CLOUD STORAGE SUBSCRIPTION, YOU CANNOT VIEW YOUR VIDEO CLIPS THROUGH YOUR PHONE. I have seen some reviewers assert that this isn’t technically possible, but as a software engineer I know this isn’t true. The Blink developers clearly focused on developing the cloud storage and subscriptions, using the mobile app as the user’s “portal” app to access and view the cloud-stored video clips, and have simply decided not to develop a mechanism for the mobile app to access the video clips stored in your Sync Module. I want to be very clear here….this IS POSSIBLE and would require a lot of development to accomplish, but Blink just doesn’t provide this functionality (yet). Whether they are working on this feature and plan to add it in the future is unknown. But the lack of direct integration between the mobile app and the Sync Module’s local storage (over the local network, especially) is a significant shortcoming in the entire Blink system. This also means that if your camera loses its internet connection, it will not capture video, you can’t view the live feed, the Talk feature won’t work, and you can’t change the camera’s settings.. The Blink system simply does not allow the mobile app to connect directly to a camera or Sync Module on your local network. It is designed to use the Internet only. This is a very important point that customers must understand. Both the camera and the Sync Module require an active Internet connection to function. They will not work independently or with just a wifi router. Internet is required.

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  23. Michele B.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Great quality cameras!

    I did have an issue with one of the cameras audio getting sound out but I reached out to tech-support and they were happy to replace the defective camera. I really do love the cameras and its high quality resolution. One of my dogs was having accidents inside the house so I needed to use them to see who was having the accidents. Great live streaming, and overall a great great product!!! Great price for the two of them!

  24. Kimmie

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    5 minute set up for mini indoor camera

    Wow! I have always wondered what the dogs do all day long…now I will know…muhahaha.$21 for a camera with the ability to talk through it! Come on! It took me like minutes to set the camera and the app up on two phones. Super easy, I’m impressed. I can’t believe how much of the room the camera can capture even from a direction its not even focused on at all.I would totally recommend this for peace of mind.

  25. Bryan Zacha

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    👍

    Had these for a while w/ little issues. They are pretty cheap, so can’t expect much, but have been pretty good. When I have them armed, sometimes they don’t start recording and send me notifications when I walk by or come into the room unless I’m constantly moving around. That’s just some times, so not a huge issue. Still happy w my purchase. I ordered 2 more during Prime Day

  26. SF Noe

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the price!

    When I came home from work, I noticed that my broom at the front door was moved!! I live alone so I was concerned! I immediately went onto Amazon and ordered this camera! I received it the next day, and the set up was so easy! I am very very happy with this device! Now I have a piece of mind, knowing that I can receive an alert if someone comes to my front door without my knowledge!

  27. Fadi ShamaanFadi Shamaan

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    An Unforgettable 5-Star Experience!

    I never thought I would be writing a review for a security camera, but after my unforgettable experience with the Blink Mini, I couldn’t resist sharing my story. From the moment I set my eyes on this compact indoor plug-in smart security camera, I knew my home would never be the same again.Unboxing:When the package arrived, I eagerly tore it open like a kid on Christmas morning. Inside, I found the Blink Mini, beautifully wrapped in its pristine white color. I have to admit, the camera itself looked adorable, and I couldn’t help but chuckle at its tiny size. It was like a cute little spy on a mission to protect my home.Easy Setup:Setting up the Blink Mini was an absolute breeze. Even for a technologically challenged person like me, it took no more than a few minutes. I plugged it into an outlet, connected it to my Wi-Fi using the Blink app on my smartphone, and voila! I was ready to go. It’s worth mentioning that the app was incredibly user-friendly, guiding me through the entire setup process with clear instructions.Crystal Clear HD Video:The Blink Mini boasts an impressive 1080p HD video quality, and boy, does it deliver! The first time I viewed the live feed on my phone, I was blown away by the clarity and sharpness of the image. It felt like I was watching a high-definition movie, except this one was starring my own living room. The camera captured every detail, from the texture of my couch to the fur on my pet’s back.Night Vision Magic:Nighttime is when the real fun begins with the Blink Mini. Its advanced night vision feature turned my house into a stage for some comical shenanigans. I caught my mischievous cat, Mr. Whiskers, attempting to conquer the refrigerator at 2 a.m. The night vision mode illuminated the scene in eerie green, giving Mr. Whiskers an otherworldly glow as he tiptoed across the kitchen counter. It was like watching a feline James Bond.Motion Detection Follies:The motion detection feature of the Blink Mini had its fair share of funny moments. Every time a fly buzzed around the camera, it triggered an alert on my phone. It was hilarious watching myself rush to check the feed, only to find out it was just an insect causing all the fuss. I even started a game with my friends, betting on how many false alarms the camera would give me in a day. It was all in good fun, and it never failed to provide a good laugh.Two-Way Audio Pranks:One of my favorite features of the Blink Mini is the two-way audio. Oh, the pranks I pulled on my unsuspecting family members! I would wait until they were in the living room, then remotely activate the camera’s audio. Their puzzled expressions as they tried to figure out where the voice was coming from were absolutely priceless. I must admit, I took great pleasure in pretending to be the voice of their conscience.Works with Alexa Magic:Being able to control the Blink Mini with Alexa was a game-changer. I could simply ask Alexa to show me the camera feed on my Echo Show, and in an instant, my house became a live reality show. My friends were in awe when they witnessed this magical interaction. It felt like I had just stepped into the future, where security cameras respond to my every command.Conclusion:In conclusion, the Blink Mini exceeded all my expectations. It provided top-notch security for my home while offering endless entertainment. The easy setup, exceptional video quality, night vision hilarity, motion detection follies, two-way audio pranks, and seamless integration with Alexa made it a true gem. If you’re looking for a smart security camera that will keep you safe and entertained, I wholeheartedly recommend the Blink Mini. Trust me, you won’t be able to wipe the smile off your face!

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  28. Publius Rex

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Decent Camera for the Price

    First off, I got this camera because I want no monthly fee. The app allows me to use the camera for free, so I got what I wanted. You can block out about 5% of the picture at a time (20 blocks) to disallow motion tracking, so it’s “OK” for that; other cameras allow you to draw your own “do not track motion here” box (which is bad if you have more than one area to block) or boxes (which is the best option). The picture is OK, but only that. If something is close to the camera, it is clear, but the further away, the harder it is to see anything. After about 15 to 20 feet, you’re just going to see a color and a movement. Lastly, there is a definite fisheye around the edges. I would have preferred a narrower field of view that was clearer. Compared to its competition, this camera is worth the price.

  29. MC

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worked until the return date expired. Then started working again?

    I bought these because 1) no battery 2) no subscription. I was initially impressed and thought they would do the job. I needed to be able to check on my house especially the heater during winter when I am away. After 30 days I can no longer get them to respond. It seemed a little coincidental that they both quit at the exact same time as the free 30 day subscription. I bought these because I didn’t want to pay for a subscription. If that is what you think you are buying beware. Misleading! Now I’m back to asking my neighbors to check on the house.Not sure why or if related but shortly after posting this review I checked my camera again and it had started working after almost 3 weeks not working. Blink also contacted me because of the bad review. Got to give them credit for that. Camera is working now so 4 stars.

  30. Heydee

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Very reliable, awesome video

    I love this camera, recently purchased to keep an eye out on my special needs child.She has a higher chance to get seizures due to her left side of the brain having abnormal waves.She does jerk movements and sometimes does not breath properly. I set up one in her room. only manage it when she is asleep, or when she is in the room and I am cooking or doing something else in another room in the house. I can arm and disarm the camera as I see fit.I also set up another in the living room, she tends to wake up in the middle of the night and scare the living lights out of me. She stands and stares at me very close to my face and I end up screaming 😱 .But it has been a great blessing that I was able to afford it, keep us all safe and let her explore more while I do chores and I can also talk to her through it. Sometimes she laughs without explanations and becomes hypers. So I give a warning that I’m coming to check on her and she stops the behavior.She also noticed when I’m looking at her and she waves. But I mostly use it for motion detection at night.Only downside is, which I have to figure if there is a way to change the notification sound for that app in particular. Due to making the same sound as my other notifications. I’m still looking through my phone to see if there is such a feature for me to change the notification sound and make it it’s own. So that I do not have to be worried that every notification is a detection of the camera.Over all no real complains.

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  31. Joshua Hagood

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Great for the price but I did end up with some complaints, even though it was fit to task.

    I got this to watch our house during a christmas trip primarily for my own piece of mind so I didn’t have to worry about coming home to my fishtank on the ground or our window busted in. It worked well to ease my anxiety even if there would be very little I could do about it if something did happen, I always fear that I’l come home to some disaster on the drive back across the state to get home. Now I was able to at least monitor the home and know things were more or less fine. For the price, it was absolutely perfect for this.I have tried to find some more uses for this afterwards and had mixed to poor results. I couldn’t get this thing to look out a window because there’s a little ‘active’ light that turns on when you access the light. So, it would reflect brightly against the glass at night and the nightvision couldn’t see outside at all. So, I had no way to set it up to spy on our backyard and see if we were getting raccoon or skunks or possums. The light is somewhat recessed behind glass/plastic as well so I couldn’t even cover it up with tape, it would just shine around the tape. Somewhat frustrating but not the main use of the device anyway, so whatever. The base is also pretty unsteady in any kind of non-flat surface, would probably require mounting in any sort of complex set up whatsoever.I do wish they would let you turn these lights off or do something to fix that, but I suppose there’s a privacy risk for others. As is, I recommend this for a simple use, but you may want another product for a more robust plan of use.

  32. Tom

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small yet Mighty

    Let me introduce you to the Link Mini Compact indoor plug-in smart security camera – it’s like having your own personal watchful eye, keeping your home safe and sound!First things first, let’s talk size. This camera may be small, but don’t let that fool you – it packs a punch when it comes to security. Its compact design makes it easy to place discreetly anywhere in your home, ensuring you get the perfect vantage point without drawing attention.Now, onto features. This little guy is loaded with smart technology. From motion detection to night vision, it’s got everything you need to keep tabs on your home, day or night. Plus, with two-way audio, you can communicate with whoever’s on the other end, whether it’s a visitor or a furry friend getting into mischief.But here’s the real kicker – setup is a breeze. Just plug it in, download the app, and follow a few simple steps – that’s it! No complicated wiring or tech wizardry required. Even the most technologically challenged among us can get this camera up and running in no time.And let’s not forget about peace of mind. With the Link Mini Smart Security Camera, you can rest easy knowing that your home is protected, whether you’re there or not. And with cloud storage options available, you can access footage anytime, anywhere, giving you added reassurance.So, if you’re looking for a reliable, compact, and easy-to-use security solution for your home, look no further than the Link Mini Compact indoor plug-in smart security camera. Trust me, you won’t be disappointed!

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  33. Jazzman

    3.0 out of 5 stars

    Mixed feeling on the mini

    I have mixed feeling on the mini Blinks. I have the Blink outdoor units as well as the doorbell, all of which work fine and have done so for a couple of years. In fact I have a few that I have never installed. I ordered the mini’s for use indoors to monitor the front door and pets. Unfortunately for some reason they occasions disconnect and require being reset (unplug from the AC and plug back in). This works and sometimes it doesn’t. I actually replaced one that I could not get to reconnect even after doing a hard reset and reinstalling thru camera in the app. I had to do this twice and on the third time it went out, I assumed it was the camera and bought two more. After less than a month, the new camera started doing the same thing. I replaced the USB cable and the power block thinking that might be the cause but then it happened again. I did not think it might be the sync unit until the other camera located in another area started doing the same thing (both cameras at the same time). I unplugged the Sync unit and waited and they started working again, but I did this previously when the first camera went out before buying a new one. It’s not my network or location of the camera (distance from the sync unit) since I am in a small Condo and each camera is less than 30 feet away from where the sync unit is right next to the router.My next step will be to replace the sync unit, but my patience and satisfaction with the Blink mini product is wearing very thin. The App could also use some work, as it is very basic and very disappointing that they have not made many upgrades in terms of features. How difficult would it be to add a feature to allow your cameras to arm automatically at a preset time like even the ridiculously name Chinese branded products that I wouldn’t trust.I’m not at a point where I want to abandon the product completely since I have so much invested in it, with many cameras between my house and condo. Like I said the outdoor units have worked flawlessly, despite having given me low battery warnings on occasions, yet they are still operating without any issues after several years of being deployed. I don’t arm them that often and they are not designed to be armed all the time, otherwise the battery will be dead after a few days due to movement. They are great for monitoring door activity where there should be none.With the issues I’ve experienced with the mini’s so far, it is hard for me to recommend them, particularly since I bought new cameras for what appears to be no reason at all. The next time the stop working and the LED starts flashing, I’ll replace the sync unit, but after that, the mini’s will go in the trash as well as the Blink reputation. They are too unreliable for monitoring activity indoors particularly your front door when it is connected directly to AC and can be used continuously without having to worry about batteries.The image and night vision quality are good, but image rotation is limited. You can flip the image if you mount the camera upside down, but not when the camera is angled. If Blink fixes to connectivity issue between the sync unit and the minis, and includes the ability to for the software to automatic reorient the image so that it always right side up, this would be a great low cost solution for in home monitoring. As it stands, they are unreliable.I’m not going to replace the sync unit pre-emptively, but once the issue reoccurs as it did last week, I’ll do so and then wait to see if it happens again. I’ll update my review at that time, otherwise I’d suggest using the Blink indoor unit and just connect it to the AC vs. using it indoors on battery power. The mini are small enough not to be an eye sore or immediately noticed. YMMVYMMV

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  34. Sharon

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Pet saver

    This product was bought after an expensive vet bill happened due to our 7 year old dog suddenly deciding to start eating socks. We have two dogs and did not know which one could’ve ripped up the socks or how many they had or when they did it, so both dogs got to get x-rays until the culprit was found and then further medical attention could be given.So now the boys have crates and this camera. For short trips out we can keep an eye on them talk to them and get alerted when they are moving about/ telling them to calm down if they to worked up so has to not upset our neighbors. We can talk to the little guy when there is a storm and we arent home. In the event of another emergency if they are out while we are home and get into something we didnt notice (hasnt happened yet fingers crossed) we can look back at the saved clips and know exactly who ate what and when. picture quality is perfect in day and night mode, audio quality is surprisingly clear. I was expecting a pixilated video with awful sound but got picture and sound quality better than some phone brands out today. Absolutely recommend. as an added plus you can link it to the doorbell from blink and use the speaker on the indoor mini as a door chime to hear when someone rings your doorbell.

  35. Natalie

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Got a replacement, old camera was defected

    Edited (2/22/2024)Cooper from the Blink Team reached out to me and sent me a new camera! I’ve had it set up for about 4 days now and so far so good. I really appreciate that the team cares about their customers and wants to ensure they are satisfied with the products. I can safely say that I am happy with the camera now and if I have any more issues I know they are very accommodating! I will update my review again in a few months when I know the camera is not defected!I bought this camera in May of 2023. I have lost count how many times it will randomly stop working and lose connection. The arming/disarming schedule doesn’t work anymore. My wifi router is so close to the camera but it still does not connect to my camera like it should. I have had so many problems with this camera, especially when I am away from home it goes out and then there is nothing I can do since I am not home. I have not been able to get in contact with customer service but I absolutely hate this camera. I want my money back and I will never purchase this brand of camera ever again. Do not buy this camera if you want a camera that works without constant issues!

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  36. Edna Von SnootsEdna Von Snoots

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Evem with Blink, puppy continues to outsmart

    First of all, the Blink is great. It took 5 seconds to set up (just plug and go), the picture is super clear, and when I log in from the app I connect instantly. And the audio works, as explained more fully below. Thus, the item itself is awesome.However, I bought the Blink thinking that I could watch to see when my puppy jumps on my bed, and through the audio feature, I’d tell her to get off and she would.Dog had (and has) other plans.Set Blink up this morning with clear view of bed and as soon as I saw puppy was on it, I hit the mic button and instructed her to get down.About 5 times.All dog did was look up with curiosity to see where this sound was coming from. As far as I can tell, she ignored me, went back to sleep, and hasn’t moved in hours, as accompanying pics establish.The Blink itself is great though. Obviously we have a case of operator error here 🤣.

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  37. Amazon Customer

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Not a bad little camera!

    I gave this camera 4/5 due to a slight resolution issue with what I was trying to do with it, which may or may not be entirely fair.I was going to use it to help my wife keep an eye on the isopod colonies she raises. The camera was to go in a custom mount in the enclosure lid, looking down onto the colony. This would give a focal distance of about 4-6 inches, with a goal of a fairly high-resolution picture. This was certainly not the case. The clarity, either due to distance or resolution (or both) was pretty poor.HOWEVER, that being said, my daughter uses these exact cameras in her apartment to allow her to keep an eye on pets in her absence. For this the camera seems perfectly suited.They are beyond easy to set up and start viewing with the app on a cell phone.Overall a very good product, just not for me in this specific instance.

  38. AC

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    You’ll have to spend a little time to find the right spot

    I’m happy with this purchase. At first I couldn’t figure out why it would miss motion. It would show someone walking from the area I had it watching, but it didn’t show them walking TO the area I had it watching. Went though settings and all that changing things, then I decided I’d move the camera 5’ closer to the area I needed it to watch and bam. Fixed. Moving it closer cut down on circumference view for live view but it wasn’t able to pick up motion clips being further away and that’s what I needed was motion clip alerts. I do wish it would record longer than 60 seconds at a time and that there wasn’t a re trigger lag. 10 seconds is the shortest re trigger option, a lot can happen and be missed in 10 seconds. However, it seems to be working for me. I did order 2 more since these cameras work best closer to target.

  39. Metalmama1987Metalmama1987

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Easy to set up, works great

    We bought this to monitor our dog who normally we crate when leaving, but wanted to have her be and to drink from water bowl during a few hours of time away. We were staying at a near by hotel for our daughters birthday party and came back to let her out every few hours but couldn’t bring her with and just wanted to make sure she was doing alright out of her crate. We were able to monitor her the entire time, talk to her, hear her from the app. My spouse set this up, who’s not the tech savvy one in the relationship and had zero issues, connected easily, very user friendly! Super happy with the product as well as loving the price!

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  40. Marie T.

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Happy with purchase

    Bought 5 of these to put in windows to record outside. I’m no techie but they were easy to set up. I was impressed with how clear the pictures are, especially at a distance. Not grainy like I was dreading. Motion detection was okay but you can’t use the night vision feature when you’re recording outside from inside. But I have motion detector lights outside so that’s not an issue.I love that I could view activity from my phone.You can pay for a subscription that can store and save your clips but I just used a flash drive with the sync module to save me from that expense.These cameras are actually better than I expected. But remember you need wi-fi to be able to view clips on phone. We were without wi-fi for four months so they weren’t really useful for that time but now that we’ve got fiber, glad to be able to use them again.

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  41. A Humble Opinion

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Works well most of the time

    I have three mini cams, a blink doorbell, and a blink outdoor all connected to a sync 2 unit. Overall it works fairly well, but the system stops recording motion every morning at sun up. In order to make it work, I have to open the app once it’s daylight, disarm and re-arm before it will capture any motion at all – even if someone rings the doorbell, it will NOT record if I haven’t done the daily reset. Sometime this daily reset requires me turning off all the individual motion detectors and then putting them back on, before it will start recording again. For a service that costs me $10 a month, I’m frustrated that I have to babysit it each day. Once it starts “working” again, it will work perfectly until the sun comes up the next day. So weird and so annoying.I’ve noticed other viewers complaints that mention the cam doesn’t always detect human motion – I have discovered that detecting humans/dogs at a distance (my cams are about 20 ft/6m from the sidewalk) only happens when the exterior temp is above 50F/10C – it seems that the human body temp is not readable if they are wearing heavy coats or generating body heat, but on warmer days, there’s never an issue detecting at a 20 foot/6 meter distance.The zone section works well – I was able to block out neighbor’s Christmas lights, which were setting the cams off every minute.Set up with the App and installing on the porch and doorframe was very simple.My only real complaint is needing to reset the cameras every single morning – no exceptions unfortunately.

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  42. Bunionette

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    Ok but has failed me

    12/11/23 the cameras go offline often and don’t detect movement well. Today at 4AM I heard a noise in my dining room and my camera wasn’t triggered. I go on my camera to check the live view and it would not load. I closed and reopened the app and got a busy signal….so now I’m up damn near about to booboo on myself not wanting to wake my partner up to check for me because he’s sleep and has work soon. The camera have been unreliable on many occasions & it’s frustrating on top of me paying $10 monthly to view and save my camera footage….now below I’ll post my notes I took on this camera around the time I first purchased it/them(I have 3 total and 1 doorbell camera)Randomly two went offline at two separate times. I have 4 total on the same WiFi. Customer service said it was normal and it was fluctuation in my internet signal….since I got it all my camera have went offline at random times. It’s really no explanation for this because my WiFi is working fine and we have a fast connection. I know this because I work from home and I had Internet requirements to meet.Can’t view live footage sometimes. It will just load and load. Can’t view prerecorded footage sometimes. It will also just load and load. Also when I get notified of motion(I have it set to where I’m notified right as the motion begins) I click the notification and it won’t take me to the live view and if the motion has ended it won’t take me to the recorded video(the recorded videos sometimes take 10 seconds to x amount of time to show up in the history after the motion is recorded)When you try to take a new thumbnail of the room/area the camera is in it will sometimes fail. For me it has done it a lot. When you try to update the motion areas with the squares it will fail saving it multiple times.Random recording times once motion is detected. I have mine set up to were I want it to record and it’ll stop after 10 seconds of no motion detected but the camera will record random time ranges non anymore than 24 seconds. It’ll stop recording even when the motion is still going on. Maybe I need to tweak it more but I have been for a few weeks and still nothing new.Night vision is wonky. It says the setting for where you want motion to be detected can mess this setting up a little. I don’t see how that’s the case with mine because the bright areas(windows and doors) of my home is the areas I set to detect motion….the night vision will be on in a lit room and will flick on and off within the same timeframe. Example: at 4:55 the NV will be on then the next clip at 4:56 will be no NV…this happens in dining area for example and sometimes the shadows from the trees outside will move around from the wind and you can see it on our window. The camera will pick this up on NV….it’s so weird.Microphone/audio lags. When I press hold to talk the person on the other end is already talking before I’m done/before I let go of the mic/ the feedback from their end doesn’t kick back in right away. So I will miss the beginning part of what they said. Also you have to be close to the camera to be heard by the person(s) listening unless they’re screaming or yelling. Meaning the mic doesn’t pick up audio very well. All in all the audio and mic is very inconsistent.Day 2. LR and dining room went offline both a few hours apartDay 7: dining room 11:20pm by 2:30 it was still online. I tried disconnecting the chord and then connecting again and still it was offline. Around 7:30am still off then by 813am it detected motion finally and recorded a video1/7/2024 update! I have my videos to store for 30 days and after that it will delete but I went to try and find some footage from less than 30 days and it’s nowhere to be found actually the videos only went back to 12/27/23 which is definitely not 30 days ago. When I searched unfiltered it went to 12/31/23. I haven’t been able to see any videos recorded before that point and I 100% always keep my cameras rolling. The only one I unarm sometimes is the one in the master bedroom but for example my door camera I never turn it off. I can’t even see the videos recorded in that before 12/31/23. This is giving scam at this point not even gonna lie.

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  43. M. Fris

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Big view in a little package!

    This is my first time buying a security camera. I can’t afford a monthly subscription so I wanted to keep it simple as possible…I live alone, so security, especially at might, is important. I was surprised by how small it was, initially, but when I plugged it in, the wide view angle of my back porch was quite impressive, very large and clear. It’s an indoor camera, but my porch is well covered, and the indoor cameras are cheaper than the outdoor versions, so I thought I’d hang it up in a protected corner. So far, so good. There is an outlet right below it so, no need for batteries, which I’d rather not have to worry about replacing, since some reviewers say they don’t last nearly as long as claimed. Night vision is very clear, and the motion detection is very good also. I have a nature preserve behind the house, so sometimes spot coyotes and other critters…it’s kind of fun to see what’s around late at night. My only quibble is that I’d like it to wake me up with an alarm of some sort, if a prowler is about. I still have to figure that part out…hopefully it’s possible. I have also attached security stickers to my windows, which should help deter would-be burglars, etc. One can’t be too careful these days…

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  44. Alejandra

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Buena opcion a buen precio

    los tamaños de las camaras son adecuadas ni grandes ni pequeñas, el largo del cargador también considerable.Facil de instalar y la aplicación con la que se debe conectar es simple debes conectarte con tu cuenta de Amazon y a la red wifi y listo.Lo unico que aun no se como configurar es la duracion del en vivo, estoy durante 15 minutos y se apaga solo creo que debo buscar bien en su configuracion, a pesar de eso ha estado funcionando bien, tiene buena imagen no se distorsiona y tiene buen angulo, el sonido se escucha un poco opacado pero no es gran problema por ese precio es una buena opción!

  45. Jesus

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Little trouble with connecting to WiFi but still a good camera

    The camera itself is great for the price. Only reason why I gave it 4 stars and not 5 was the trouble connecting it to my WiFi. When trying to connect on the app it kept saying my WiFi password was incorrect “when it was certainly correct” after about 5 try’s it finally went through. I’ve seen some people splitting they’re WiFi to 2.4ghz and 5ghz but I would suggest before going through that process just trying it a couple times even if it says WiFi password incorrect. But overall still very good camera for a very good price.

  46. C Lenhart

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    I use it to watch what my dog is doing when I am gone

    I love these little cameras. I use them to see what my dog is doing when I am not home. I can even talk to her while I am out. I do get a bell notification on my phone whenever anyone comes into view. I also bought one to put in my garage to see if anyone enters while I am home and my door is open. I also use it to check that I actually closed the garage door when I was out, or when I am in bed and worry I might have left it open. It is a great price, works great for just what I need it for,

  47. D.Young

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fantastic Lights, Wish They Would Update The Software…

    I absolutely love my system I purchased, and am very happy I finally did. I contemplated for months buying the whole home system from Blink and finally decided to pull the trigger. I purchased the whole home system as well as additional outside 4 cameras and the security light. Overall I am very pleased and satisfied with the system and how it all ties together flawlessly. What I am not thrilled about is that there is no way of setting the system to different zones without creating two separate networks and running two different sync modules. So I cannot keep the outside and inside system in ARMED mode to notify me of any movements without also keeping the inside system ARMED as well which would trip every time I walk by the inside camera. Hopefully Blink finds a way to fix this soon.

  48. BarbaraNorth

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Wow security cameras have come a long way

    I bought this so that I could watch my cat while I’m at work. I had never considered needing security cameras before, because it is just my husband and I at home, and I work from home 4 days a week so I am at home MOST of the time. But now that I have them, I don’t know how I lived without them. I also have anxiety when I am away from home, and it’s nice to be able to look and see that everything at my home is just fine and peaceful. I bought another camera so I can see other rooms as well.

  49. J. aikin

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Need a subscription

    I see why people have it for breakins or abuse etc. And it’s inexpensive but it Wasn’t what I was looking for. I don’t trust the subscriptions as much because I feel I’m allowing them to watch me.I just wanted what I once had. A camera that showed video so I can see my dogs and talk or record bits from the app, no subscription, but now I feel i am letting someone in my house and paying them to watch me. I see why it was so inexpensive. If I can figure it out; the app is not too helpful. I will keep it in my kitchen because the subscription for the one is $3 a month or $30 a year. If it goes up I’m just going to donate it.

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  50. Larry

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Small size, big performance

    My wife has Alzheimer’s. I have to be gone at times. My daughter in law suggested I get a camera so both she and I can check on her when I am gone. The camera has a very wide angle of view and is very clear. The added ability to speak is great. Discrete placement is very easy. I wasn’t looking for an always on camera, just something I can access from anywhere when I need to check.

  51. M.E. VN

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Worth the money but don’t unplug

    These cameras have a nice quality picture, motion detector activates with everything that moves so it’s best to select the area you need, voice is very clear and night vision is pretty good. You get to use it for a month for free and a monthly/yearly fee after that. Setting them up was nice, only took us 10 minutes total. The only problem we had was when we unplugged them to moved them to a different location. It took us close to an hour to reconnect them to the wifi and back to our phones. We had to reset the entire thing, wifi, the app and the devices. Otherwise, good.

  52. Josh D.

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Blink Mini: Compact Security, Corded Convenience – A User’s Take

    Dive into smart security with the Blink Mini – your compact indoor watchdog in a sleek black package. Offering 1080p HD video, night vision, and two-way audio, it’s a powerhouse for monitoring your home day and night.Here’s the lowdown – it’s smaller, but the wire can be a bit of a drag. A trade-off, really. Personally, I lean towards the battery-operated version for its flexibility, but this one has a key advantage – no battery anxiety. No worrying about the battery going dead; it’s a plug-and-forget situation.The setup is a breeze – plug it in, connect to WiFi, and follow the app instructions. Now, about that wire – if your outlet is close, this is a worry-free choice. No more stressing about windy days draining your battery. But if you’re dealing with more wires than you’d like, the battery-powered Blink might be your hero.In a nutshell, it’s all about the outlet proximity. If it’s right there, go for this one; no fuss, no frills. If you need more flexibility, the battery version is your go-to. Security made simple!

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  53. Jess M

    1.0 out of 5 stars

    Major Disappointment

    UPDATE 9/13/20What I feared – and predicted – would happen came to pass. Last Friday, 9/11/20, my landlord called me and asked me to review the footage on my cameras because another tenant had seen someone on the premises behaving suspiciously. I checked my Blink Mini app on my cell phone and sure enough.NOTHING.As usual, the cameras had STOPPED WORKING the night before sometime around midnight. As a result, there was nothing recorded during the day on Friday. Nothing.A few days earlier, I spoke to Amazon who said that, since the 30 day window had passed, there was nothing they could do. They suggested I deal directly with Blink, even though Bling is OWNED BY AMAZON, supposedly. I called Blink “tech support” (laughable) at the number the Amazon rep gave me.I wound up wasting 35 minutes with a woman who knew nothing about the Blink system, could barely speak English, and whose background sounded like she was rattling pots and pans in her kitchen. She asked me to hold a few times and, so help me, it sounded like all she was doing was rattling things around to give the appearance that she was actually doing something.As I’ve mentioned before, the Blink Mini cameras UTTERLY FAIL at their primary, stated, function: to provide you peace of mind relative to home security. Neither Amazon nor Blink will be of any help to you in getting your issue resolved and the only thing you will have accomplished it to waste your money.It’s too late for me but if you are considering purchasing this system, I advise you in the strongest possible terms to look elsewhere. You may want to shop at Costco since they have a very liberal return policy.I hope people get to read this review since it appears Amazon has obscured many one-star reviews from site and only a few show up on the Blink Mini page. Do not waste your money on this camera.UPDATE 9/2/20I received an email on 7/28/20 from a Blink employee named Haitham. In part, he wrote:”I would like to clarify that we are fully aware of this issue where the camera will stay on the night mode and not fully recognize that it has to switch to the day mode, and that will mostly happen in the early morning once the sun rises. We are working one the fix and it should come automatically to your camera. In the meantime as a work around, you may need to schedule disarming the system in the early morning and arm it back right after.”As of today, ZERO has happened.I want to be clear that the Blink mini camera can be a genuine hazard to your well being because of this issue. It simply goes off a ledge around midnight and NEVER wakes up unless you remember to wake it. This means you could be away from home and be burglarized. You think you’re covered because you have the Blink camera system only to discover that it has recorded absolutely nothing.The worst case scenario is you and your family go out to dinner. While you’re out, intruders get into your home. Since the camera stopped working at midnight yesterday, you are completely unaware you have unwelcome guests until you return home and walk in on them.In short, this system poses a danger to your well being because it fails in its stated purpose. Since Blink has done nothing to correct this problem, which is purely software based, you will be taking your chances by purchasing this system.ORIGINAL REVIEW:I purchased a two-pack of the Blink Mini. What attracted me was the low cost of the item. They were $35 each or the two-pack for $65. Turns out I might just as well have taken $65 and thrown it out the window. Of a moving car.I only set up one camera by a window, looking out through the glass. I was very happy to see that the motion sensing worked and it should have since all it’s doing is noting changing pixels. I was also happy to see that the microphone was sensitive enough to pick up what was being said on the other side of a dual-paned window.However, for some reason the camera decided to stop working or, more specifically, to stop sensing and recording motion. I first noticed this when I fired up the Blink app and noticed that all the clips were tagged “Yesterday” and none from “Today”.It turns out that, for some reason, the camera seems to decide that its work is done sometime around midnight. Beyond that, it will NOT record ANY video UNLESS I proactively disarm and re-arm the motion sensing on the camera via the app. Alternatively, I can do a “Live” view to see what the camera is seeing, also through the app. Both of these actions have the effect of seeming to “wake” the camera up to a new day. From that point on, it will continue working as normal. Until midnight. At that point the whole process begins again.Another odd thing is that it records video – when it decides to actually work – only for a specified period of time, between 5 and 30 seconds. It OUGHT to work like motion sensing lights that turn on and remain on for a specified period of time BUT will stay lit if it continues to sense motion. These cameras should continue recording if the motion they detected continues or resumes within the designated video clip length. In other words, if you set a clip length of 15 seconds and 12 seconds into it the motion resumes, it should keep recording until there is no motion.The point of these cameras is to be able to set them up and forget about them until you are notified it senses motion. In this regard, the system is a complete failure. I tried power cycling the camera by physically disconnecting it from the power supply then reconnecting. Nothing. I tried deleting the camera from the app and re-installing it. Nothing. It’s got nothing to do with the app because it has no physical connection to the camera. I tried uninstalling and reinstalling the app and all the camera settings I had previously set were still intact, so it ain’t the app.As a last resort I did the unthinkable: I called “tech support”. What I got was a call center somewhere in the Philippines and one of those maddeningly persistently cordial persons who is anything BUT “tech support”. I finally just let him believe he actually helped me and ended the call.So here I am without a functional camera system and, of course, well past the return date. The bottom line here is that this system, ostensibly meant to alert you if there is an intrusion into your home, simply CANNOT be relied upon for that purpose. Your home could be broken into and you would be none the wiser. You would be much better off to do your research and purchase a system that, while potentially more expensive, will at least serve its stated purpose. This one does not.

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  54. Nicholas

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Best piece of mind for the price

    These cameras came highly recommended by a good friend of ours, and they just can’t be beat. My wife was in a real bad car accident last year and has had a hard time getting up stairs to the second story of our home. These cameras have provided us with peace of mind to make sure our kids are doing what they’re supposed to do and not taking advantage of mom while I’m at work.

  55. KonalvrKonalvr

    4.0 out of 5 stars

    Horrible for low lit area

    I bought these cameras to put inside of a window looking out. I paid $20 with an Amazon deal that came up. I got 2 cameras, one for my driveway and one for my backyard. If the area is not well lit, the camera is useless!! So my driveway camera at night is completely black because there’s no light outside. Also, this camera is extremely sensitive to headlights so you have to white out every single zone on the camera app where you will see headlights if it points to a road. Otherwise, you will get 300 notifications every night especially if you live on a busy road. But in whiting out these areas in the “zone”, you also may white out important areas that you need … every night I have to turn off my notifications from my driveway camera for this very reason.My back yard camera as you can see, only the one spot is visible. So keep that in mind if you plan to use these inside of a window. Also the blue light, there’s no way to cover it up and it was reflecting off of the glass on the window, so what I did was I got a very tiny piece of black electrical tape and put it over the blue light and now I don’t have that reflection.

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  56. John Andre

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Excellent product

    This camera Blink security camera, with its features, can’t be beat at this price. Very clear, even in low light. Setup was a breeze. I have two to keep an eye on my dogs and the cameras are working perfectly without any glitches. I also like the privacy they offer as opposed to some other live stream platforms.

  57. J Johnson

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Unexpectedly great, night vision is amazing

    I bought this so that I can look at my 3D printers while I’m away from home to make sure that they’re working properly, and the closet is dark. I was expecting to have to put a light in the room at all times but it’s surprisingly very good quality without hardly any light in the space.

  58. K. McCormick

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Fabulous picture from such a tiny camera!

    I am using this tiny Blink camera indoors to monitor a rescue dog while I am away. The picture is crystal clear and I get a really wide angle on the pic. It was super easy to set up and is so small that it’s not even noticeable. And considering that this camera was WAY cheaper than any of the others I looked at, I couldn’t be happier.

  59. Dan

    2.0 out of 5 stars

    My journey with budget security cameras

    The only expertise I’ll claim to is simply, being cheap I have had a medley of ring, blink, wyze and various Chinese random branded home cameras. Here are my opinions on blinkpro:of a named brand, cheapest camera, with no loss of qualityearly notify on eventsoffers save of clips locally with accessories purchased*+* notifies if power or internet go downcons:the biggest complaint I have with both blink and ring is the fact that everything that has any value is tied behind the requirement of paying them a monthly subscription. They call it a camera but unless you’re paying Amazon it’s a glorified motion detector. I don’t know why it is so hard to Simply let me put a SD card in the camera and record 24-hour footage which is all I’ve wanted.The technology is there, Wyze can do it, why I’ve been slowly transitioning everything over to their infrastructure because they provide the feature I want and I am happy to pay them to bridge remote access to my cameras and host events for quick view. way all of these products should work. I don’t know why you would pay for a camera that you can only get access to clips or live streaming for 2 minutes.No sub? Alert that there was motion, by time fumble app open. Ho good luck finding out who or when because you get notified without video or photo. AKA expensive motion detector disguised as a camera. but if that is all you need, great, $10 more gets you a Wyze cam that is just as good quality and you can record 24/7. Don’t work for them and I’m not a huge fanboy but just compared to the other big players in the bargain bin its apples and oranges they deserve comparison to nest or arlo but got that ring and blink price tag. (Feel free to send me a check lol)Blink at least let you buy some sync module tomfoolery that allows you to save Clips to a local drive but again not anything like a 24-hour recordable footage to a SD card that just overwrites as it fills. Sync module only a big deal because it offers illusion of owning your data when compared to the bloat king of worthlessness that is their big brother ring. Complete trash, it is the definition of pay to use and should be avoided at all costs.dont get me started on ring because that’s not even scratching surface…blink service will notify where a camera is detected as being offline, super handy of course I never tested without a sub, because blink is likely even less useful then ring without a sub or sync module so would not be surprised if this basic feature isn’t only available with sub. But free Ring nor paid Wyze offer at all so +1I don’t understand why Ring and baby brother Blink have this moratorium on AI facial recognition and privacy. Why is it a company only gets serious about privacy after a second data leak or breach? And now Ring gets to stand on some pedestal about respecting privacy too much to use facial recognition? Nobody is buying it except the interns that fetch your coffee and run blink.Why don’t you stop hobbling your products and let me worry about what needs to be private on my property. I I look at my ring doorbell and it disgusts me, what a hobbled, crippled, worthless waste of carbon. People dig material out of grand, manufactured it, glued and screwed together this worthless thing for suckers like me to drop $150 on and 96 a years of I want a begrudged b a r e l y featured “security” camera Why are they holding basic functionality behind a paywall. Oh yeah profit before people, profit before product. Profit by purchasing every competing small market small electronics company and then stealing the best parts for their garbage line and then letting the carcass of whatever is left limp along in a slow death (“blink” and you will miss)So in closing this camera It’ll let you know when it gets disconnected from the electricity or the internet other than that it is an overpriced motion detector unless you’re willing to pay a subscription and even then only events.2/5 and both are given as charity with Thanksgiving in heart

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  60. Amazon Customer

    5.0 out of 5 stars

    Really easy to install

    I had Wyze cameras for years. On February 16 they quit working and their customer service was horrible.Looked on Amazon again and bought Blink cameras. They were really easy to set up and do some minor settings changes. I wish all tech was as easy to work with as these cameras are. Quality is excellent and like the very small size

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