A:AnswerWhile the Blink System does integrate with the Amazon Alexa enabled devices you do not need one of these devices to operate the Blink cameras. The Blink App is currently compatible with any iOS mobile devices running version 12.5 or higher, Android mobile devices running version 5.0 (Lollipop) or higher and Fire OS mobile devices, running software version 5.1 or higher.
A:AnswerAs long as you have wifi and a compatible mobile device we ship everything needed to get set-up and started with our Blink Kits/Systems.
You are able to adjust your camera settings, view video clips, receive notifications, and access live view through the App on your compatible mobile device from anywhere as long as you have a WIFI or cellular connection. This is important to note for your cellular data plan, watching a five second motion clip without WIFI connection will use about 750KB of your data plan.
A:AnswerThe Blink Indoor camera is not meant for outdoors however customers have successfully used a Blink indoor cameras in protected outdoor areas (such as under an awning, on a covered porch, etc.) as long as it remains dry and within its operating temperature range of 32° to 95° F (0° to 35° C). The Blink Indoor camera and sync module are not waterproof and any exposure to moisture and/or temperatures outside the operating range will void our one-year limited warranty.
A:AnswerOther than the color, the difference in the Blink Indoor and the Blink Outdoor cameras would be the operating temperatures and that the Blink Outdoor camera is weather-resistant and can be used outside.
The Blink Indoor camera is not weather-proof and any exposure to moisture and/or temperatures outside the operating range will void its warranty.
A:AnswerAssuming a fairly standard home (single building, no unusually dense construction materials), the Sync Module should be able to communicate with Blink camera units up to 100ft away in any direction. As far as how far away the system can be from the wireless router that would depend on the strength of your internet/WIFI, we recommend at least three bars of signal strength for optimal performance.
A:AnswerYes you are able to add the Blink Outdoor camera to a Blink Indoor System. You can have up to 10 Blink devices per sync module as long as they are all within the 100ft operating range of the sync module in any direction. The cameras on the sync module can be in any combination.
A:AnswerThe Blink Indoor cameras utilize IR night vision in low light or no light situations. A subscription is not required to use the Blink cameras. You can enjoy helpful features like live view, two-way audio and motion notifications. If you would like to record and save your motion clips you can opt for our monthly or annual Blink cloud Subscription Plans (new cameras come with a free trial of the Blink Plus Plan) or you can use the Sync Module 2 and USB flash drive for local storage and no additional fees.
A:AnswerNo you don't "need" a subscription. You can plug a thumb drive into your hub to review your camera activity. If you want to watch a video of any camera while you are away from home; you can't without a subscription. The subscription stores all video clips in a cloud and can be accessed any time and anywhere. Without a subscription you will have to use a thumbdrive to store the videos and then remove the thumbdrive from the hub after you return home and plug it into a computer to review any video activity. My free cloud trial expired 2 days ago. The cameras still detect movement but leave a blank video window on my app. Cloud was free until about a year ago. Blink went from free to $3 per camera each month or $10 unlimited cameras per month. I will probably subscribe. If I am notified of movement when away from home, I want to see what it is right away and not wait till I return and plug a thumbdrive in the computer, hours or maybe days later. Hope that helps.
A:AnswerWe do apologize for any misunderstanding however item B07X4BCRHB for $79.99 is actually the Blink INDOOR 1-camera kit. Item, B086DKSYTS for $99.99 is the Blink OUTDOOR 1-camera kit. The difference in these two items are the camera types.
A:AnswerThe Blink Indoor cameras can not reliably detect motion on the other side of glass. Some users have placed cameras facing out a window or through a glass door to use the Live View option. A Blink Indoor camera looking through glass will react to the near side of a pane of glass, so it will not be activated by motion beyond that to create clips when in the Armed state.
A:AnswerOn the Blink cameras and within the Blink App itself there is not a way to zoom. Users do have the ability to zoom into a motion clip and live view (by triple tapping or pinching and stretching the image).