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Blink Outdoor | Wireless HD smart security camera with two-year battery life, motion detection, Alexa enabled, Blink Subscription Plan Free Trial | 4-Camera System

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which delivers superior nighttime image quality and doesn’t require a hub, but note that it isn't wireless. We’ve yet to test this new version personally, but given that it’s mostly similar to the Blink Outdoor we tested, this review can help you decide if the new model will work for you. With up to two years of battery life*, day and night HD video, motion detection, two-way audio, and more, Outdoor 4 helps you be there from anywhere.

No free cloud storage: Some sad news is that, although Blink’s previous cameras had some free cloud storage, that’s no longer the case. A few months ago, I was testing a Wyze camera in this same location, and it would often send a false alert stating a person was on my back porch.When watching video clips with motion, you’ll notice some pixelation around the moving object — such as a person. If the item comes direct from a manufacturer, it may be delivered in non-retail packaging, such as a plain or unprinted box or plastic bag. The Blink 4 has the same 1080p video quality as the Blink 3 but “offers a more vivid experience with improved low light sensitivity and clarity, and a wider field-of-view,” Mike Harris of Blink told The Verge in an interview.

We do not cover any phones for water damage; this includes phones which were rated as waterproof/water resistant when new. Our weather-resistant security camera goes where wires can’t to help you protect your home day or night, rain or shine. The Blink XT2 was actually quite similar to the Blink Outdoor – it was battery-powered and it’s designed for outdoor use. It has blue and green status LEDs on the front, a mini USB port for power, and a USB-A port for connecting to a storage device such as a thumb drive (not included). The Blink Outdoor 4 camera is the first battery-powered camera from Blink to feature person detection.Next, we mounted the Blink Outdoor camera base, remembering to stay within our 100-foot Wi-Fi range. The Blink Outdoor 4 comes with the camera, a Sync Module 2 hub, a USB charging cable and adapter, a mounting bracket and adhesive backing, and two AA batteries. Next, we used the camera tool that came in the package to take the back off of the Blink Outdoor camera. Finance is provided by PayPal Credit (a trading name of PayPal UK Ltd, Whittaker House, Whittaker Avenue, Richmond-Upon-Thames, Surrey, United Kingdom, TW9 1EH).

Many of them were apparently false alerts, suggesting that motion and person detection need more refinement. While it makes sense for saving battery, it was particularly annoying when we were trying to converse with a friend who was in our backyard when we weren’t home. I already had the app installed on my phone for previous reviews, but if this is your first Blink device you’ll have to download it and create an account. Black-and-white night video is decent, but gets slightly fuzzy about 20 feet out regardless of your IR intensity setting.We scanned the QR code on the camera using the Blink app, which connected the camera, app and Sync Module 2.

We got a lot more more motion alert notifications than expected from the Blink Outdoor 4 — too many to really be useful. It’s an area that definitely needs improvement but not something that ruins any of the captured videos so much that you can’t make out who or what is in the shot. On the other hand, our favorite feature was managing and sharing recorded clips, which was really easy and fun. We used our voices to show our cameras’ footage on our Fire TV or Echo Show smart displays, arm and disarm our camera, ask when our latest motion alerts were, and more.Plus, the new Sync Module 2 and its support of up to 10 cameras paired with the powerful control app made setting up an entire home security camera network easy. Blink started out in 2014 as a startup seeking support from crowdfunding communities to develop a battery-powered indoor camera. But wait; once we looked deeper into the Blink Home app, we found that we could adjust the motion detectors’ sensitivity so we could avoid these types of alerts, which worked well. Behind the removable back panel is the battery compartment for the two included AA batteries, which are rated to last up to two years depending on use and video settings.

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