The Blink Outdoor Camera is an affordable wireless home security solution that offers advanced features such as motion detection alerts, two-way audio, and cloud storage.
With a sleek design and infrared night vision, it provides clear footage, even in low-light conditions.
Its long-lasting battery life, easy installation process, and smartphone compatibility make it a perfect option for homeowners looking to enhance their home security.
Benefits of the Blink Outdoor Camera
One of the main benefits of the Blink Outdoor Camera is its affordability. Also, it's competitively priced, making it accessible for homeowners who want to enhance their home with security cameras without breaking the bank. In addition to its affordability, the Blink Outdoor Camera offers several other benefits, including:
Wireless Connectivity: It connects to your home Wi-Fi network, eliminating the need for cables and wires, making it easy to install and use.
Weather-Resistant: It's designed to withstand extreme weather conditions, such as rain and snow, making it an ideal option for outdoor use.
Motion Detection Alerts: The camera has advanced motion detection technology, which sends alerts to your smartphone whenever motion is detected in the camera's field of view.
Two-way Audio: It comes with a built-in speaker and microphone, enabling two-way communication with anyone in the camera's field of view.
Design and Features
Physical Design of the Camera
The Blink Outdoor Camera has a simple and sleek design, making it easy to blend in with your home's exterior. The camera is small and compact, measuring approximately 2.8 x 2.8 inches. It has a white, weather-resistant casing that is designed to protect the camera from rain, snow, and other harsh weather conditions.
The camera also has a mounting bracket that lets you easily install it on a flat surface or attach it to a wall. The mounting bracket is adjustable, allowing you to tilt and swivel the camera to achieve the desired viewing angle.
One of the standout features of the Blink Outdoor Camera is its cloud storage. The camera comes with free cloud storage, which allows you to store video clips and images captured by the camera for up to two hours. This means that if the camera detects motion, it will capture a short video clip and upload it to the cloud. You can then view the clip on your smartphone using the Blink Home Monitor app.
If you want to store video clips for a longer period, you can subscribe to Blink's cloud storage plans. The plans let you to store and access video clips for up to 60 days. Storage plans also provide additional features, such as support for multiple cameras and video sharing.
Two-Way Audio and Motion Detection Alerts
The Blink Outdoor Camera has a built-in speaker and microphone, enabling two-way communication with anyone in the camera's field of view. This means that you can communicate with delivery drivers, visitors, or even intruders using the Blink Home Monitor app on your smartphone.
In addition to two-way audio, the Blink Outdoor Camera has advanced motion detection technology. Whenever motion is detected in the camera's field of view, the camera will send an alert to your smartphone, let you view the live video feed, and communicate with anyone in the camera's range. The motion detection sensitivity can be customized through the Blink app, allowing you to adjust the camera's sensitivity to reduce false alerts.
Video Quality and Infrared Night Vision
The Blink Outdoor Camera has a maximum video resolution of 1080p, providing clear and detailed footage. The camera also has a 110-degree field of view, letting you capture a wide area of your property.
In addition to its high-quality video resolution, the device also comes with infrared night vision. This means that the camera can capture clear footage even in low-light or no-light conditions. The camera's infrared LEDs provide illumination up to 20 feet away, allowing you to capture clear footage of any activity that occurs in the camera's range at night.
To improve your camera's night vision, you can use the Wasserstein 3-in-1 Wired Smart Floodlight, Charger, and Mount that provides up to 2000 lumens of light.
Long-lasting Battery Life
The Blink Outdoor Camera is powered by two AA batteries, which provide a battery life of up to two years. The camera's battery life can vary depending on usage, temperature, and other factors. However, the camera's battery life is impressive, making it a low-maintenance option for homeowners who want to enhance their home security without frequent battery replacements.
In case you want to be totally sure about the power supply, you can also connect the Camera to a solar panel for Blink camera, which can save battery swaps. Additionally, the Weatherproof Power Cable for Blink Outdoor can be used to connect the camera directly to a power outlet.
If you have the Blink Sync Module already setup, installing the Blink Outdoor Camera is a straightforward process that can be completed in just a few simple steps:
Remove the back panel and insert the batteries. You can use the tool provided to unscrew the backplate.
Open the Blink app and tap the plus (+) icon located in the upper-right corner of the screen. Select "Blink Wireless Camera."
Scan the QR code located inside the camera's battery compartment. If you're using a battery extension, attach it to the camera first, then insert the batteries and replace the backplate.
Attach the backplate and screw it into place. The will display a red flashing light if powered.
Wait for the camera to search for available networks, and select a Sync Module System for the camera.
If the camera is successfully detected and added, a message that reads "Camera added successfully" will appear at the top of the screen. Proceed by tapping "Next" on the Blink app.
You can now mount the device using the included cone-shaped swivel mount. You can also use a variety of mounts for no-drill installation, like an adjustable twist mount or this gutter mount. Check our accessories for Blink devices to find the best mount for your situation.
The Blink Outdoor Camera is compatible with both iOS and Android smartphones. The Blink Home Monitor app can be downloaded from the App Store or Google Play Store, depending on your device. The app lets you view live video feeds, receive motion detection alerts, customize camera settings, and communicate with anyone in the camera's range using two-way audio.