The Blink XT Home Security Camera System is sold and promoted by Amazon by a company called Immedia Semiconductor. Its promoted as an all-in-one video system with up to 5 detachable cameras to keep an eye on your property when your home or away! With so many security cameras sold in recent years, it can be an uphill task to find a solid and reliable system to help prevent crime and record any intruders on your property.
In this Blink XT review, we will be looking into the specifications, features, and add-ons while comparing these to other similar systems on the market. Also listed are the faults and bugs we experienced when testing this popular brand of motion detecting systems.
- Is this system reliable?
- What bugs have been reported?
- Does it stand the test of time?
These are just some of the questions we have answered, if you have any questions or would like to add to this review then please feel free to send us a message detailing your question and/or responses.
The Blink XT motion sensor camera is a wireless system and is ready to start recording on the day you receive it. It comes with cloud storage, easy to install hone application, cables, batteries, and a sync device. For users with a bigger property, you can have up to five independent cameras positioned inside and outside.
- Cables and clips
- Power adaptor
- User guide
- Bright warning stickers
- Attachables stickers
What we like about the Blink XT camera system is the free cloud storage, included batteries and quick delivery options. The products are light-weight and easy to set up because they are not hardwired! You have upto2 years of battery life for each individual camera and an application that’s super easy to navigate, record and live view!
Setting up the Blink XT security cameras are easy to do, it takes around ten minutes out of the box. if your using more than one device then take down the serial numbers because you will need to enter these into the master hub. The master hub is hard-wired into both wi-fi and electricity supply. If you want to record over an area of 20 meters then we suggest you use another model because this was the range we found the signal would cut out!
The Phone App
The phone app for Blink XT is easy to navigate and comes with many user-friendly options. If you want the cameras to be super sensitive then you have an option for this. Simply name each camera and you know exactly what camera has been activated and where it is located. Other options include battery life, sensitivity, on/off, timers and assign other family members to view and activate individual cameras.
- Attach up to x10 individual cameras
- Free access to your camera cloud
- Set sensitivity and activation
- Waterproof and stormproof
- Wireless (WI-FI)
- Inferred Motion detection (very sensitive)
When we finally set up the device, positioned the cameras, installed the app and named each camera lens. The system worked very well and each camera triggered everytime. We experimented with distance from the camera and found it activated from up to 15 meters away. Once again the cameras are very sensitive and we did not realize we had so many animals enter our garden! If you’re interested in wildlife then the Blink XT will pick up and record birds, cats, foxes and any other wildlife using your property as a toilet!
- Only one camera setting and no zoom function
- Night time image is very grainy
- Only sensitive to 20 meters sq from the hub
One thing that let us down when experimenting with the Blink XT was the night time picture quality! You can make out faces but they look grainy especially in poorly lit areas of my property. This is why you should always use a security light when using the Blink XT security camera system because you will get a much better picture of any intruders!
The Bink XT Review Breakdown
- X20 meter range
- Easy setup up to 10 lenses
- Two Year Battery Life
- Video: 1080p HD resolution
- Blink App – Android and iOS devices (ONLY)
- X 30 frames per second
- Weight 119 grams each
- 2.4 GHz Wi-fi Speed
- One way audio recording
- Price Range: £89 to £299
If your looking for a reliable recording system then the Blink XT is a great choice and very stable. We have been using the Blink XT for many months with 5 individual cameras. We have experienced no false triggers and found the daytime recordings a good. Where the Blink XT video recorder lets itself down is the nighttime view. Although in HD you will still find it hard to recognize anyone a few meters away!
Should you buy the Blink XT system? Yes, it solid piece of equipment that is basic with no frills. You cannot zoom, pan around or take snapshots. But it works well if your just looking for a device to record intruders inside and out side your property.
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