WEATHERPROOF FOR OUTDOOR OR INDOOR USE: Place and move your wireless Blink camera anywhere around your home both inside and out. Start off with a small system and expand to up to 10 cameras on one Blink Sync Module
MOTION DETECTOR: Built-in motion sensor alarm, when motion detector is triggered, Wi-Fi cameras will send an alert to your smartphone and record a short clip of the event to the cloud
BATTERY POWERED SECURITY SYSTEM: Wireless home camera with 2-year battery life, powered by 2 AA Lithium batteries (included), data is sent from IP cameras over Wi-Fi
SMART HOME VIDEO SECURITY WITH HD VIDEO: Simple self-install home monitoring in minutes; easy to control wireless cameras with the free Blink Home Monitor iOS or Android app (Requires iOS 9.3 or Android 4.4 KitKat or higher)
FREE CLOUD STORAGE: Totally wire-free, with no monthly fees or service contract required
July 13, 2017
Update on July 26: The camera amazes and delights again and again.Fast trigger time, reliable clip notification and excellent pictures day and night. Catches every motion. When setting up, I used double sided tape (not included in my package although others say it was) and moved the camera several times to get the best view, and so the slight view of our side street (we live on a corner) was blocked and the excess triggers immediately quit. Then I installed it by drilling and screwing the mount permanently.
If there is any negative to this at all is the rather flimsy mount. It works as intended but wish Blink had a security mount offered as other brands do. In summary, can’t say enough about this great camera and security device.
Update August 17: Camera is still function great. I had some instances of lack of or slow notification to my phone when the motion sensor activated and found that even though the camera to wi-fi signal was three bars, that was often too low and the delay occurred. I added a wi-fi extender and the problem is solved. 5 Bars on the sync module and 5 bars on the camera too. And Blink customer service has been top notch yet again. Fast response and willingness to help.
A final note is that some people seem to post here on the regular Blink camera instead of the Blink XT outdoor model. There is a huge difference in picture, motion sensing and night vision. If you buy but one camera, I’d suggest the Blink XT regardless of where you install it. It is just far superior to the standard indoor model.
Update August 20….check out the fast motion detection and video quality. A hummingbird no less….
Update September 18..Camera is still working flawlessly. Temperature on porch was 105 degrees several days and camera had no issues.
Some complain about slow notifications, but this may be a flaw with certain smart phones rather than the system. For example, my spouses phone will alert within seconds of the motion detection while mine sometimes lags or not at all. In investigating this issue I found that LG phones frequently have this issue and even though I have different alerts for the Blink, I also find out that sometimes I do not receive text message alerts either. On the iPads the alert is fast and reliable. Phone lag or lack of alert is certainly not the fault of the camera. Still think these cameras are excellent.
One thing to add is that some people are reviewing the standard Blink camera and not the Blink XT. In my opinion, they are totally different animals so be sure what you read is really the XT model.
Update February 1, 2018: Still works great, we have about 15-20 clips a day and still on the original set of batteries. The notifications are no longer an issue, we get notifications each and every time the camera is triggered. Fast trigger time and the the night IR remains excellent. Ordering another today for the back area.
November 19, 2017
(a) Intermittent internet due to power outages. The Blink would recover and immediately syn-up with the base station rather quickly. For Arlo Pro, it would some time be a trial-and-error process requiring multiple reset to the base station or even the router/modem.
(b) Blink had almost flat in construction and has a very small foot print. That would mean you could install the Blink practically almost every wear.
(c) The Blink’s two ‘AA’ size battery life was far superior to that Arlo Pro’s rechargeable batteries. Depending on the level of trigger detection around your house, Arlo Pro rechargeable battery’s life typical ranged from short 3 weeks to slightly more than a month for outside installation. Batteries life worsen in cold weather.
(d) Blink was far more cost-effective and cheaper than Arlo Pro. Arlo Pro was just way more expensively.
(e) The support on Arlo Pro is typically via the forum online and is generally poor in my view. You can call the customer support line during your 90 warranty period. However, I’m not sure if they charge any fees after 90 days warranty period.
(a) Blink had a field of view of 110 degree whereas the Arlo Pro had a 130 degree field of degree.
(b) Depending on your sensitivity of motion trigger adjustment, Arlo Pro was able to capture more motion detection more accurately than the Blink. That being said, Blink is generally okay for general motion triggers like birds fly across and delivery man.
(c) Subjectively, I felt that the image quality on Arlo Pro was clearer than Blink. However, both were generally good.
Both Blink and Arlo Pro are very good motion-triggered surveillance products in that both were able to survive typical cold weather temperature in the snow. Both provide free cloud storage up to certain number of camera. Check their respective website for more information. In terms of cost, I would certainly recommend the Blink XT to Arlo Pro. I hope my review would be helpful to those deciding between Blink XT and Arlo Pro. On another note, I would not recommend the older series Arlo wire-free.