Blink cameras. Wireless security camera. 14% off with code £207
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Blink cameras. Wireless security camera. 14% off with code £207

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Great little wireless security cameras. Records to cloud (free storage). Battery or mains powered. 14% off with code CUPID18X
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Also available at Amazon by redeeming the offer on the product page
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Kyrt48 s ago

Also available at Amazon by redeeming the offer on the product page


Good spot.
Merchant seems reluctant to confirm its location. Doesn't appear to be UK-based so assume a purchase may attract import fees of VAT + carrier's admin fee? Merchant states UK customers' personal data is held in U.S. and qualifies that with the statement "The U.S. has not been recognized as providing an adequate level of protection according to European Union (EU) data protection requirements, but we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that users’ Personal Information is treated securely in respect of such transfer and as described in this Privacy Policy", yet the merchant appears to not want to obtain and provide Privacy Shield levels of privacy to its UK customers privacyshield.gov/wel…ome , all of which suggests I'm out.
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AndyRoyd7 m ago

Merchant seems reluctant to confirm its location. Doesn't appear to be …Merchant seems reluctant to confirm its location. Doesn't appear to be UK-based so assume a purchase may attract import fees of VAT + carrier's admin fee? Merchant states UK customers' personal data is held in U.S. and qualifies that with the statement "The U.S. has not been recognized as providing an adequate level of protection according to European Union (EU) data protection requirements, but we will take all steps reasonably necessary to ensure that users’ Personal Information is treated securely in respect of such transfer and as described in this Privacy Policy", yet the merchant appears to not want to obtain and provide Privacy Shield levels of privacy to its UK customers https://www.privacyshield.gov/welcome , all of which suggests I'm out.


Mine was shipped from the UK.
ec9wrr4 m ago

Mine was shipped from the UK.


Source of shipping is fine, but if the merchant is not UK-based and you have an issue that the merchant will not resolve, how do you expect to obtain any legal redress in UK? And I still have concerns over the clearly below UK-standard storage of customers' personal data.
AndyRoyd10 m ago

Source of shipping is fine, but if the merchant is not UK-based and you …Source of shipping is fine, but if the merchant is not UK-based and you have an issue that the merchant will not resolve, how do you expect to obtain any legal redress in UK? And I still have concerns over the clearly below UK-standard storage of customers' personal data.


It is to do with EU data protection law and safe harbor, (basically US government can subpoena companies to obtain customer data and that is not compatible with EU law). I think you will find a very large number of companies have the same constraint, they just don't mention it. It is the reason why very large tech companies often try to segregate customer data between regions (think google size) but even there you will notice that in their privacy policies many of them acknowledge that data passes through the US and the same disclaimers therefore apply. So think it's a red herring here.

The company is the manufacturers direct channel. The cameras are available from here and from Amazon and that's it I believe. They are now owned by Amazon.
Kyrt12 m ago

It is to do with EU data protection law and safe harbor, (basically US …It is to do with EU data protection law and safe harbor, (basically US government can subpoena companies to obtain customer data and that is not compatible with EU law). I think you will find a very large number of companies have the same constraint, they just don't mention it. It is the reason why very large tech companies often try to segregate customer data between regions (think google size) but even there you will notice that in their privacy policies many of them acknowledge that data passes through the US and the same disclaimers therefore apply. So think it's a red herring here.The company is the manufacturers direct channel. The cameras are available from here and from Amazon and that's it I believe. They are now owned by Amazon.


Safe Harbor is defunct; effectively replaced by Privacy Shield. This merchant appears to not be compliant with PS. Note that Amazon is registered with PS (privacyshield.gov/par…AA4) which begs the question why Immedia Semiconductor Incorporated (aka Blink) should choose not to bother with PS, where the simple answer is that its services do not comply with Uk data protection regulation expectations.
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AndyRoyd24 m ago

Source of shipping is fine, but if the merchant is not UK-based and you …Source of shipping is fine, but if the merchant is not UK-based and you have an issue that the merchant will not resolve, how do you expect to obtain any legal redress in UK? And I still have concerns over the clearly below UK-standard storage of customers' personal data.


Sorry. Was commenting because I thought you were worried about tax / duty.

I think it’s unlikely I’d use legal redress for something I only spent a couple of hundred of pounds on anyway. Even if from a uk company. You can buy from amazon instead if that makes you happier?

I’m a very liberal person with data. Often people don’t think of where the data is going or how it’s used. I admire your concern for non uk storage, but it’s on the extreme side. I’d say if you’re concerned about data to that extent then I’m not sure an IP camera / wireless security camera will really ever meet you’re requirements.
Are these any good? Better than the Arlo...?
ec9wrr8 m ago

Sorry. Was commenting because I thought you were worried about tax / duty. …Sorry. Was commenting because I thought you were worried about tax / duty. I think it’s unlikely I’d use legal redress for something I only spent a couple of hundred of pounds on anyway. Even if from a uk company. You can buy from amazon instead if that makes you happier?I’m a very liberal person with data. Often people don’t think of where the data is going or how it’s used. I admire your concern for non uk storage, but it’s on the extreme side. I’d say if you’re concerned about data to that extent then I’m not sure an IP camera / wireless security camera will really ever meet you’re requirements.


Some HUKD users may not appreciate implication of foreign supplier import fees / lack of redress / personal data being compromised if buying direct from merchant as per the "Get Deal" link. So worthwhile to consider alternative purchase via Amazon UK site assuming"fulfilled by Amazon" which would provide option for credible issue redress from Amazon and or possibly S75. Some peeps don't care about personal privacy; their choice, it's just none of this is mentioned in the OP.
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maxamus0074 m ago

Are these any good? Better than the Arlo...?


I’ve had.... Arlo Q. Logitech circle and Canary. I have to say I’ve found Blink to the best. Not tried arlo the or arlo though.
Edited by: "ec9wrr" 8th Feb
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AndyRoyd5 m ago

Some HUKD users may not appreciate implication of foreign supplier import …Some HUKD users may not appreciate implication of foreign supplier import fees / lack of redress / personal data being compromised if buying direct from merchant as per the "Get Deal" link. So worthwhile to consider alternative purchase via Amazon UK site assuming"fulfilled by Amazon" which would provide option for credible issue redress from Amazon and or possibly S75. Some peeps don't care about personal privacy; their choice, it's just none of this is mentioned in the OP.


A lot isn’t mentioned in the OP.

You mention import fees again. Just to confirm (as I didn’t mention in OP) no imports fees. It’s uk stock. Despatched from the UK.
ec9wrr12 m ago

A lot isn’t mentioned in the OP. You mention import fees again. Just to c …A lot isn’t mentioned in the OP. You mention import fees again. Just to confirm (as I didn’t mention in OP) no imports fees. It’s uk stock. Despatched from the UK.


Maybe the polite request would be: please include further detail for the benefit of readers considering spending £200 to a company that they may not be aware is based outside UK and doesn't respect UK privacy regualtions expectations. Regardless, your post is still appreciated, but I'll stay with my UK-based solution.
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AndyRoyd18 m ago

Maybe the polite request would be: please include further detail for the …Maybe the polite request would be: please include further detail for the benefit of readers considering spending £200 to a company that they may not be aware is based outside UK and doesn't respect UK privacy regualtions expectations. Regardless, your post is still appreciated, but I'll stay with my UK-based solution.


Or they could read all that in your post?
maxamus00744 m ago

Are these any good? Better than the Arlo...?


Interested to hear opinions too...
ec9wrr5 m ago

Or they could read all that in your post?


Yeah, assuming the reader can be bothered to read our dull banter. Most will probably mute my posts before realising the implications.
Shame they don't work with anything anymore!
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suspected_psycho6 h, 30 m ago

Shame they don't work with anything anymore!


Mine work with ifttt which connects to lots of other services.
I've got 3 internal Blink Camera's and two of the XT version outside - all work brilliantly. I have previously tried the Canary offering and Arlo - these are streets ahead in my opinion. The quality of the picture is great, the app works really well, customer service (UK Based) has be quick and responsive when needed and they have been working flawlessly for around a year now. They work very well as part of an IFTTT set up and you can also arm / disarm with Alexa. Given that Blink was acquired by Amazon last December, I'm guessing we will see a lot more integration going forward. Just my opinion of course...
Bakesys140 m ago

Given that Blink was acquired by Amazon last December, I'm guessing we …Given that Blink was acquired by Amazon last December, I'm guessing we will see a lot more integration going forward. Just my opinion of course...


Shame they removed the SmartThings integration...ow long before they remove the IFTTT integration too?
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