This post about Blink wireless home security is sponsored by Amazon but, as always, all opinions are mine.We’re in the middle of a remodel and it’s actually going really well! Things are on schedule, nothing has been a huge surprise, and we’re doing a-ok living in a space much smaller than we’re used to. Design decisions are easy for me, but there are a few other less glamorous things we wanted to do to the house that I really had no clue about! One was adding a security system of some sort. We live in a safe neighborhood in general but we also live on a super busy street. In addition, we also get a ton of packages delivered that I’m not always home to receive – especially for the next few weeks when no one is living there. We are also planning to do a Phase II project after the interior remodel is done, which will involve a complete front porch facelift by adding a covered front porch that spans the entire house. So when we talked to someone about adding a security system, I was really bummed to hear that they needed to wire everything and there was a monthly subscription fee. Annoying. Not happening. I was so excited when Blink by Amazon wanted to partner – their wire-free Blink XT home security camera system starts at $129, has no contract, no wires, no hassle. You just place it where you want (Chris did it without a ladder or tools!) turn it on, and it lasts for 2 years on two AA batteries! It sends any motion activated alerts and HD video to your phone via the free app. Ok break that down for me…
what does BLINK XT actually do?
- Motion-Triggered Alerts – if the camera detects motion, it sends a push notification to your Android or Apple smartphone via their free apps.
- Automatic HD Quality Live & Shareable Saved Video Clips – when the camera detects motion, Blink starts recording the activity and saves it as a shareable video file. You can also peek in on your cameras from your phone anywhere in the world – a live view of your front porch, backyard, driveway – wherever you have a camera!
- 2 Year Battery-Life, NO Wires – Honestly, this was the most appealing thing for me. After hearing from a security guy that we were going to have to make permanent decisions and put wires through brick, I was so pumped to find a solution that you can literally move anywhere. It’s weather-proof, too!