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Three other reasons why you should own a Blink home security camera system

Three other reasons why you should own a Blink home security camera system

Did you know Blink can be used for much more than home security?

Compact, wireless with batteries that can last up to two years, Blink cameras can be installed anywhere in your home (up to 10 cameras can be installed on each Blink sync unit). Whether you choose to place a camera on top of the fridge to watch out for midnight snackers or in a fixed position facing the driveway, a Blink camera will instantly detect motion and alert you on any movement it records

In case you’re wondering what else Blink can be used for, here are some popular examples:

Capturing wildlife footage

Curious to explore what hidden creatures emerge in your garden whilst you’re asleep at night? Nestle the Blink XT2 outdoor camera in a shrub or screw it on a tree for a closer experience. As long as the camera is within 100 ft of the Blink sync unit capturing a hedgehog emerging out of hibernation will be a pleasure to watch.

Just like this keen Blink hedgehog lover has discovered on many occasions. 

Home deliveries made easy

You’ve made an online purchase, have tracked the delivery minute by minute and suddenly realise that you won’t be home to receive that highly anticipated package - not to worry! The moment the postman arrives at the door, the Blink XT2 will send an instant alert to your phone and with the click-to-talk feature, telling the postman to leave the package with the neighbour saves you a trip to the postal depo.

Keep an eye on the kids

If you are at work or away from home, it’s great to know when the kids have got home safely from school. A Blink home security system gives you that knowledge plus the peace of mind from being able to live-view home at any time, at the touch of a button.

Have a look at how this Instagram blogger and mum uses the Blink XT2 click-to-talk feature to call her kids in another room for snack time.

What else have you seen with your Blink? Send us your videos via Twitter and Facebook!

How to ensure online shopping arrives safely

How to ensure online shopping arrives safely

The days of heading out to your local high street for your shopping are becoming a thing of the past with the growth of online shopping. Consumers are opting for the ease of a click of a button in the comfort of their home to satisfy their spending habits.

While the convenience of online shopping is obvious there will be occasions where there’s a breakdown in communication or delivery logistics. Perhaps your last-minute package hasn’t turned up? The delivery company says your parcel has arrived, but it’s nowhere to be seen and your neighbours haven’t taken it in. How do you go about getting your package as quickly as possible?

Ideally you want to see what happens to your deliveries when you’re not there. Technology may not have yet advanced to the level to make cloning possible yet, but impressive devices can now help you to monitor a place where you can’t physically be. Video security software can keep track of what's going on at your home 24-7.

With the right home monitoring technology and these useful tips below, you'll have all the proof you need to show your package hasn’t disappeared into thin air!

Know when someone is on your property

Be aware if someone else comes to your door after the delivery person leaves. Advanced technology, such as Blink's HD video cameras, will send motion-activated alerts to your smartphone. You'll receive these notifications, with a link to the video attached, so you can decide how to respond. Just like that, you've got all the information you need.

Keep a record of the delivery date and time

It's important to request tracking information for your packages and receipts or order numbers. Knowing when and how your package was delivered helps you piece together the beginnings of where your package may have taken the wrong turn. Did someone sign for it? Or was it dropped off with a neighbour? Your records will help to speed up the process of getting your parcel returned. 

Have all the evidence you need

Blink's home monitoring and security cameras provide a watchful eye and one-click connection to your home. Become your own detective without the hassle. A Blink system is wireless, portable and easy to set up.

Learn more about our affordable, contract-free video home security systems at blinkforhome.co.uk.