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How to stay connected and safe at home during lockdown

How to stay connected and safe at home during lockdown

As everyone adjusts their routines and schedules to follow recent government guidelines on social distancing and staying at home,  there will be a lack of physical interaction amongst most people. However, that doesn’t mean there aren’t other ways to engage and communicate with others. Thanks to internet technology, socialising can continue digitally in the safety of your home, reducing the chances of infection, keeping you and others safe. Here are three   simple ways to keep in touch with the outside world using the internet:

Video conferencing

Most smartphones today have high-quality cameras, whether it’s for a selfie or to simply video call. Downloading free apps like FaceTime, WhatsApp or Skype allows people to have face-to-face chats with loved ones across the world. These apps can be used in a professional capacity too, and many businesses employ video conference tools to connect with colleagues, customers and partners whilst working from home.

Direct deliveries

Receiving packages without making direct contact with the delivery person may prove challenging to some. However, using a home security camera will make it a smooth operation. Using the Blink XT2 two-way audio feature, you can communicate clear instructions from a distance without having to even open your front door. You also know when the delivery has arrived from camera motion alerts sent instantly to your smartphone, so you can collect the item from your doorstep and avoid contact with others.

Check on others in real-time

If family members or friends already have Blink XT2 cameras installed in their home, encourage them to use the live-view option to check in and say hello. It’s important to teach elderly relatives how to use video conferencing apps and easy to use apps like Blink, so that they don’t become isolated. Using the Blink app and cameras, you could send clips to other members of the family to keep each other’s spirits up.

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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.

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Trusted Reviews say the Blink XT2 and Echo Show 5 sale is the best home security bundle available

Trusted Reviews say the Blink XT2 and Echo Show 5 sale is the best home security bundle available

The phenomenally popular Blink XT2 video home security system is currently available to buy with the Amazon Echo Show 5 at an extra cost of only £20. Blink systems and add-on cameras are 20% off as well in this sale. 

Trusted Reviews said, "Amazon is known to offer some pretty exceptional bundles, especially when it comes to smart home devices that can work seamlessly together- and this Blink XT2 smart home security camera and Echo Show 5 duo is no different." 

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If you want to take advantage of this money-saving offer, please hurry, it is only available whilst stocks last.