Blink Home Security Camera System for Your Smartphone with Motion Detection, HD Video, Battery Powered, and Cloud Storage Included - 5 Camera Kit @ amazon £318.00
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Blink Home Security Camera System for Your Smartphone with Motion Detection, HD Video, Battery Powered, and Cloud Storage Included - 5 Camera Kit @ amazon £318.00

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Found 3rd Jun
Blink Cameras are totally wire-free; powered by 2 AA Lithium batteries (included)
HD video capture and built-in motion detector; when motion detector is triggered, receive a video clip of the event
Check in anytime with streaming Live View feature
Easy, DIY set-up; mounting kit included; control and access quickly and easily through free apps for iOS 8.1 and Android 4.4 KitKat or higher
No monthly fees or service contract required for included storage.

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Looks a good system but I wonder what happens if router/wi-fi is down/offline for some reason or possible power cut. I presume no sim card/backup option to connect to your mobile?

Garyn

Looks a good system but I wonder what happens if router/wi-fi is … Looks a good system but I wonder what happens if router/wi-fi is down/offline for some reason or possible power cut. I presume no sim card/backup option to connect to your mobile?


correct.

Garyn

Looks a good system but I wonder what happens if router/wi-fi is … Looks a good system but I wonder what happens if router/wi-fi is down/offline for some reason or possible power cut. I presume no sim card/backup option to connect to your mobile?


I've been looking at various systems, and my choice now is to build a z-wave/zigbee based local network set-up with a raspberry pi and battery backup. all the cloud based options would suffer if your internet connection went down. still trying to see what options there are though for sending an sms from a connected mobile.

where are you living to worry about power cuts, north Korea?

I think the blink xt and smart hub and coming to uk soon with battery back up and SIM cards

I take it you need a Static IP address for these to work on your mobile like all CCTV systems

Galo4 h, 9 m ago

where are you living to worry about power cuts, north Korea? A lot of …where are you living to worry about power cuts, north Korea? A lot of people get wifi drop outs though from crappie isp's!



I have the 2 camera version, used for outside (under roof) waiting for the water proof camera for back garden.

Quite happy with it, camera quality better than any sub £200 system (think I paid £149), cloud backup of video, motion detection works really well. Night vision isn't brilliant, need to leave porch light on.

All app based, as far as I know there is no browser/windows version.

Apparently has IFTTT support, not tried it yet though.
Edited by: "jaydeeuk1" 3rd Jun

Garyn

Looks a good system but I wonder what happens if router/wi-fi is … Looks a good system but I wonder what happens if router/wi-fi is down/offline for some reason or possible power cut. I presume no sim card/backup option to connect to your mobile?



​There is a USB slot for a memory stick but this has not been enabled yet. In regards to the power cut, you could put it on a very small uninterrupted power supply. The chances of a power cut are slim to none.

Fanimal

I take it you need a Static IP address for these to work on your mobile … I take it you need a Static IP address for these to work on your mobile like all CCTV systems



​Nope

Fanimal

I take it you need a Static IP address for these to work on your mobile … I take it you need a Static IP address for these to work on your mobile like all CCTV systems



​Not necessarily, I can connect to synology NAS outside home without static IP so don't see why CCTV units couldn't employ similar tech. Whether they do or not is a different matter

Fanimal

I take it you need a Static IP address for these to work on your mobile … I take it you need a Static IP address for these to work on your mobile like all CCTV systems


If you can't get a static IP, could you not use a free DDNS service?

These look shocking best get your own setup not WiFi rubbish

Banned

Good deal. thanks for sharing.

chucklebros13 h, 1 m ago

​There is a USB slot for a memory stick but this has not been enabled yet. …​There is a USB slot for a memory stick but this has not been enabled yet. In regards to the power cut, you could put it on a very small uninterrupted power supply. The chances of a power cut are slim to none.


You would have to do that for your router as well in that case and put both devices near each other.

KeithD

If you can't get a static IP, could you not use a free DDNS service?



You may need to port forward your router as well.

For a local system lookup milestone essentials. Really good I run it on a 2016 VM. They have a free app which I access using OpenSSL VPN!

chucklebros

There is a USB slot for a memory stick but this has not been enabled yet. … There is a USB slot for a memory stick but this has not been enabled yet. In regards to the power cut, you could put it on a very small uninterrupted power supply. The chances of a power cut are slim to none.


Thanks for the details and just comparing options as I understand that Y-Cam systems have as a sim card connection to contact you as a backup option but not sure how they compare fully in detail
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