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Blink Black Friday Sale Now On!

Blink Black Friday Sale Now On!

Have you ever thought about purchasing a home security camera?

 

Whether it’s to keep an eye on your home, check up on your new puppy whilst you’re out or even to make sure your elderly parents safe, home security cameras are becoming ever more popular. This is because they’re affordable, modern and easy to use. From the comfort of your palm, you can see exactly what your cameras seeing from your smart phone.

So far, our devices have found use from spotting wildcats in America, to Hedgehogs in England. Think about what you could use yours for!

We’re now offering an amazing Black Friday saving of up to 39% off our devices, valid until Cyber Monday. The Blink cameras also come with no subscription fees or data storage fee’s, so once you buy, you don’t have to worry about re-occurring costs.

To find the right camera for you, click here.

How To Prep Your Home for Summer Breaks

How To Prep Your Home for Summer Breaks

You go away on holiday to get away from your worries, but when you leave your home unattended for weeks at a time, it’s difficult to be worry-free.

According to The Home Office, 56% of burglaries take place during the evening, so be wary of leaving windows open and doors unattended on warm nights or if you are in the garden.

Advice from West Yorkshire Police highlight that burglaries often increase during the Spring and Summer months, as people are often preoccupied in the garden and open doors and windows provide golden opportunities for criminals!

Luckily, hi-tech used to mean high price, but not anymore. There are many proactive and affordable security measures you can take before going on vacation to help ensure the safety of your home.

Wireless Home Security and Video Monitoring System

Believe it or not, some of the most sophisticated wireless home security systems can cost less than a hotel room. Take Blink – which is a nifty, wireless home security HD video monitoring system that sends temperature and motion alerts along with recorded or live video clips right to your smartphone, anytime, from anywhere. With prices starting at £100 (and no monthly fees), you can be instantly alerted to danger, theft or damage through the Blink app on your iOS or Android device. You can even find out what the cat is up to while your family is away!

Hi-Tech Door Locks

Keyless locks offer amazing security features, like Bluetooth and the ability to see who’s knocking at your front door on your smartphone’s screen. Many of these locks allow you to give access by simply inputting a phone number or sending a text from anywhere in the world.

Security Lighting

Thanks to automatic switches, you can make it appear as if you’re home, even when you’re not. Set up some internal and outdoor lights on automatic switches, and be sure to pay special attention to entryways. These are generally inexpensive and easy to install, but always double-check that they are working properly before you go.

Tell Trusted Neighbours and Friends

Let them know you will be away so that they can keep an eye out for any suspicious activity while you’re gone. Leave them (or the babysitter or pet sitter) with your contact details, a spare set of keys and the PIN for your alarm so that they can also drop by daily to: 

– Close the curtains
– Switch lights on and off
– Move the cars around
– Water plants and the lawn
– Have mail and newspapers brought inside

Keep it a secret from social media

Don’t post travel plans or photos while you’re away as this will publicly notify your followers that you have a vacant home. Be sure that your kids and teenagers also understand that they should wait until after you have returned home safely to share those vacation selfies.

Cancel Services

You may need to cancel grocery, newspaper, milk and pharmacy deliveries while on vacation. If you forget to do this, these items will be left on your driveway or by your front door making your home a strong candidate for a break-in.

Check Insurance and Banking Services

Ensure that your policies are paid up for homeowners, car, and medical insurance. Advise your bank and credit card companies that you will be away so that they can alert you to any unusual account activity.

Contact Your Alarm Company

If you opt for the more formal home (and expensive) surveillance service instead of a DIY system, be sure that they have the current key holder details in order to prevent any false alarms interrupting your getaway. Has the alarm been recently serviced? Update the local authorities if you’ve registered your alarm with them.

While the no-tech and low-tech options are important, an HD video security system such as Blink can provide an enhanced level of security and peace of mind while you’re away. Learn more here!

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Advice on Securing Your Small Business on a Budget

Advice on Securing Your Small Business on a Budget

What’s the biggest threat to your wallet - thieves or the high costs for security measures? From security cameras to the different types of video monitoring software, investing in your business can get costly. However, there are some ways to do it without spending a fortune!

Do What You Can Yourself.

Have family, friends and even your employees together for a business improvement project. Visit your local hardware store for the nuts, bolts and wood that will make getting access to your business—and its key valuables—much harder. Install some extra locks on the windows and doors. Build a decoy safe to store money and company valuables. You would be surprised how much a few extra seconds of fumbling through the entry way could save your business during a threat.

Make the Most of the Technology You Have.

Evaluate the areas of your business that need video security the most. Then purchase software that can easily accommodate these areas. The Blink security cameras are lightweight and portable for you to move around the office with ease. They are perfect for business owners on a budget and facing ever-changing store dynamics. Plus, there’s no need for expensive monitoring software that you’ll have to find storage room for. Watch and control Blink cameras from your smart phone anytime, anywhere.

Create a Neighbourhood Business Watch Group.

You probably have more in common with the business owners surrounding you than you think - especially when it comes to running a safe business without breaking the bank. Involve everyone to discuss safety tips and procedures that you can take turns implementing throughout the week. Creating a watch group costs nothing (but your time) and will probably turn into a win-win for everyone. Now with Blink purchases are easy to apply and neatly designed stickers to demonstrate to the outside world your home or property is protected by Blink.

Find a Software That’s Easy to Install and Maintain.

Intricate security software can require hours of complicated work to assemble or require expensive installation and routine maintenance. Blink’s video cameras offer wireless technology that makes set up a breeze. And cameras come with added conveniences like two-year battery life and waterproof durability! It’s state-of-the-art technology that you can simply place, turn on, and go about business as usual.

Remember: Good, quality technology can be more affordable than you think. Get started on a more secure business today with Blink for as low as £129.99 and no contracts are needed at Blink for Home!

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