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Blink XT Arrives in UK

Blink XT Arrives in UK

Blink launches UK’s most affordable outdoor security camera 

Blink, the ultra-affordable, wire-free home security and HD video monitoring system, launches its highly anticipated outdoor camera, the Blink XT, into the UK.

In response to customer demand for a weatherproof model, Blink launched its highly anticipated Blink XT camera. Suitably held at the ICEBAR in London, the outdoor camera is able to operate at temperatures as low as -25 degrees Celsius, one of many benefits. 

The Blink XT works with Blink’s indoor models, so current users can integrate seamlessly with existing systems, but can also be used independently with the Blink Sync module, the base station sync module hub.

“We are thrilled to announce our affordable outdoor camera so Blink customers and new users alike can protect their entire home, inside and out,” comments Peter Besen, Blink CEO. “The Blink XT demonstrates our commitment to developing integrated products that serve the home protection needs of consumers by fitting perfectly into their lifestyles.”

The Blink XT detects motion, and immediately sends a push notification alert and an HD quality video to a user’s smartphone. The system can be armed/disarmed remotely, and live video can be watched anytime from anywhere. The Blink XT includes configurable 5-60 second clip length, IFTTT and Amazon Alexa integration, a two-year battery life, weatherproof technology, infrared night vision and 1080p HD video quality. Priced at £149.99 inc VAT for the XT camera and sync module, it is the most affordable outdoor camera on the market, with no monthly contract or storage fees.

Blink’s free online storage, with no contracts or monthly fees, allows users to manage their clips the way they like to, save locally, share or enable automatic management. 

Key features:

Two-year battery life – With two off-the-shelf AA lithium batteries, Blink XT cameras will last two years versus other battery-operated cameras that have a battery life of only a few months.

1080p full HD video – Blink XT is the only battery-operated camera to offer 1080p support for crystal clear full HD video. Customers can select between the 720 HD default or 1080p.

Weatherproof technology – Blink XT is IP-65 rated to ensure that the water-resistant unit delivers clear, HD quality video no matter the conditions.

Infrared night vision – Allows for round-the-clock surveillance, day or night.

Blink units can be purchased on amazon.co.uk or directly through the brand’s website at blinkforhome.co.uk

 

Pricing:

1 Blink XT outdoor camera system: £149.99

2 Blink XT outdoor camera system: £239.99

3 Blink XT outdoor camera system: £329.99

5 Blink XT outdoor camera system: £499.99

Blink XT Add-on outdoor camera: £119.99

Additional Blink sync unit £89.99

All pricing includes VAT and all systems include a Blink sync unit. 

Explore the full range and follow Blink on Facebook and Twitter for updates. 

Benefit From An Offline Security System

Benefit From An Offline Security System

Technology makes modern living considerably easier than it was in days gone by. We all love the ease of looking up information on our smartphone, using apps to track our health, and ordering items online whilst on the go. Yet, all these activities rely on internet connectivity. Thanks to the ubiquity of Wi-Fi, reliance on the internet is commonplace.

When it comes to home security systems, offline options are practically unheard of. It is harder to find a video security or alarm company that operates without the internet. This doesn’t mean, however, that there aren’t offline aspects of security that you can use around your home. It’s worth considering the benefits they provide.

They Are Relatively Inexpensive

Offline security systems use more rudimentary technology, so they tend to cost less. For instance, things like heavy-duty deadbolts and motion-activated lighting are offline, requiring an initial set-up cost, and then they work for years to come. On the other hand, using a professional security company that keeps all of your systems online often requires the initial installation, and continuing monthly payments. Many of these companies also require clients to sign contracts.

Even When the Internet Is Down, They Work!

If you were to set up a camera and use it to record footage of each day offline, you would never have to worry about the internet going down and disrupting the function of the camera. Of course, if the camera is offline, you have to be in your home to view the video security, which severely limits the usefulness of the system. Nevertheless, offline technology will continue to function where wired security will not.

They Work Well

A security system doesn’t need internet connectivity to function. An offline alarm will sound when a doorway or window is opened and alert people to the intrusion. For decades, these were the only home monitoring options available, and they were used regularly without problems or complaints. These methods still do the job, even though technology has forged ahead.

However, despite the benefits of offline systems, it is worth noting that video security like Blink, a system that uses the internet, provides clients with increased accessibility and ease. Instead of having to remain in the home to see what’s happening on an offline security camera, Blink users set up simple battery-operated, wireless cameras and use an app to operate them. There are no contracts, making them an affordable option, as well.

Although you can get basic home security covered offline, using a combination of different home security solutions achieves greater peace of mind. You should take advantage of the latest equipment. If you are interested in securing your home indoors and out, consider buying Blink.

It’s the home security solution you have been searching for!  

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Welcome to our UK blog!

Welcome to our UK blog!

This is our second blog post – welcome everyone!

The Blink journey has been a whirlwind, and we are excited to keep the momentum going now that we have successfully launched in the UK!

Kick-Starter Campaign

As some of you may know, Blink  began as many projects do nowadays: with a Kickstarter campaign. Somehow, among the hundreds of innovative ideas, people found ours. One supporter became two, ten supporters became one hundred, and in what seemed to be a “blink” of an eye, our humble project snowballed to having nearly 7000 backers with over $1,000,000 pledged.

This community shared in the same belief that we had when the idea of Blink was born: that true peace of mind doesn’t (and shouldn’t) stop at the front door. With this “Aha” moment as our inspiration, we became determined to make affordable, whole-home monitoring a reality for everyone.

Here's what to expect from our blogs

In our ongoing commitment to this mission and vision, we’ll use the blog to pose questions and gather feedback on Blink, its features (current and future), and your experiences. And while we’ll continue to post regular Kickstarter updates for both backers and pre-order customers to follow along with the project, you’ll also find insightful tips, advice and the latest updates on all things related to Blink.

We encourage all of our followers to post replies here, reach out to us on Facebook or Twitter, or email us with ideas, questions, or comments so that we can continue to create and expand upon a system that’s most meaningful to our users.

As always, thanks to every one of our supporters for taking us into your homes and making us a part of your family. We want your feedback and suggestions so please, keep your thoughts and ideas coming!

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