Blink XT 2 camera pack - 20% off at Amazon £191.99 Sold by Blink Home Security and Fulfilled by Amazon
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Blink XT 2 camera pack - 20% off at Amazon £191.99 Sold by Blink Home Security and Fulfilled by Amazon

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Edited by:"gobby88"Found 30th Nov
Been watching this for a while since missing out on the Arlo warehouse deal on black friday.

Normal price for the twin XT (outdoor) camera set was 239.99.
Use the 20% off code on the page to get this price.

UPDATE: The 20% off code can also be used on all of the other Blink camera packages. Now thinking if I should change my order to the 3 XT camera package...

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What the code then?!

Original Poster

UbaydulIslam6 m ago

What the code then?!



you need to click on the promotion link just under the price and the code gets added to your account automatically.

These are something I would like. Only need the one camera though and its quite pricey even for just 1. And it would mean another hub added to my network

The lack of wires is the big appeal for me and decent battery life. Don't want to be drilling holes in walls for a camera.
Edited by: "andrewp" 30th Nov

Had one of these running in a holiday home now for just over 7 months still on original batteries and very reliable.

The only negative is the cameras have specific regions and these are not made clear to any suppliers (e.g. a camera from the US won't work on a hub in the UK) so when ordering from amazon things aren't always compatible because Amazon seem to spread a lot of their own stock all over the place in the world. I've had to send things back a few times in order to get an "all EU" system.

Hot, just ordered and came to post here! Great value.

I am after a home security system that does not require wiring or any drilling of holes. This seems to fit the bill and the reviews on Amazon are good but below is of concern.

The below is from the amazon page:

“You have 2G of Free storage, which represents approximately 1400 clips at 5sec per clip , or 2 hours in total. Once the 2G is full, the earliest clips will be over written”

So only 2 hours of recording and it starts to overwrite old recordings?
I have read read someone say plenty of cloud storage. Can someone explain how that works?
Edited by: "amz_h1" 30th Nov

amz_h122 m ago

I am after a home security system that does not require wiring or any …I am after a home security system that does not require wiring or any drilling of holes. This seems to fit the bill and the reviews on Amazon are good but below is of concern. The below is from the amazon page:“You have 2G of Free storage, which represents approximately 1400 clips at 5sec per clip , or 2 hours in total. Once the 2G is full, the earliest clips will be over written”So only 2 hours of recording and it starts to overwrite old recordings? I have read read someone say plenty of cloud storage. Can someone explain how that works?


It will only record when it detects movement rather than a constant stream. Two hours of footage would be spread over a number of days or weeks (depending on traffic passing in front of sensor), which gives you plenty of time to review the footage or save any footage you wish to keep.
Edited by: "andrewp" 30th Nov

Thanks for your reply. So how would the live version work

New sync module due to be released with enhanced features Q1 2018

amz_h15 h, 11 m ago

Thanks for your reply. So how would the live version work


The live feed is on demand, you go into the app and click on the camera. Having a permanent live feed would kill the battery in no time.

I have used a few CCTV systems now. I have some wired EZVIZ and Hikvision cameras for my main ones. I have this pointing right down onto my front door as I am sick of couriers not picking up packages so like to know if/when they have been. So far it has been good, I am not sure if it is the placement but the motion detection seems really good I have had no false positives like all my other cameras.

The bracket that mounts it feels a bit flimsy though, it would break immediately if an intruder smacked it, and I am not sure how well it would handle full exposure to the northern winds if it was left fully exposed.

I was looking at something like these for ages, and eventually opted for the Reolink Argus which are very similar but much better value IMHO (they work out less than £100 each). I've now ended up with three of them now as I'm very happy with the performance. They were available on Amazon but not recently, but you can still get them direct from Reolink.

amazon.co.uk/gp/…c=1

fat2fit4 h, 13 m ago

The live feed is on demand, you go into the app and click on the camera. …The live feed is on demand, you go into the app and click on the camera. Having a permanent live feed would kill the battery in no time. I have used a few CCTV systems now. I have some wired EZVIZ and Hikvision cameras for my main ones. I have this pointing right down onto my front door as I am sick of couriers not picking up packages so like to know if/when they have been. So far it has been good, I am not sure if it is the placement but the motion detection seems really good I have had no false positives like all my other cameras. The bracket that mounts it feels a bit flimsy though, it would break immediately if an intruder smacked it, and I am not sure how well it would handle full exposure to the northern winds if it was left fully exposed.


I have this, and this guy is spot on. Great system, however in the recent snow and rain, the bracket seems to be having a hard time, Would do better with a littler shelter, but dont let it put you off a great, fully wireless CCTV system

JonG1 h, 40 m ago

I was looking at something like these for ages, and eventually opted for …I was looking at something like these for ages, and eventually opted for the Reolink Argus which are very similar but much better value IMHO (they work out less than £100 each). I've now ended up with three of them now as I'm very happy with the performance. They were available on Amazon but not recently, but you can still get them direct from Reolink. https://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/product/B072L7WRTY/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1


I found them on ebay (x2 for 143) but was wondering what's the battery life like? Thanks.

Original Poster

caved in and bought the 3 xt pack. cant wait to get this up and running

what was the arlo deal?

Lancashire Police have recently warned me about my CCTV camera because it viewed more then just my private property catching a bit of the neighbour's drive and the public road.

I therefore sold the camera because I couldn't position the camera any other way. However I have since noted a few videos that the police have issued themselves, e.g. the last known image of Gaia Pope which is clearly a camera from 1 property to another and showing a public area.

So what's the real legality of these cameras?


Another example telegraph.co.uk/mer…len
Edited by: "Zuulan" 1st Dec

Zuulan1 h, 0 m ago

Lancashire Police have recently warned me about my CCTV camera because it …Lancashire Police have recently warned me about my CCTV camera because it viewed more then just my private property catching a bit of the neighbour's drive and the public road.I therefore sold the camera because I couldn't position the camera any other way. However I have since noted a few videos that the police have issued themselves, e.g. the last known image of Gaia Pope which is clearly a camera from 1 property to another and showing a public area. So what's the real legality of these cameras?Another example http://www.telegraph.co.uk/mercedes-car-stolen



The police are full of sht. They once asked me if I had footage of another property to which I replied no as that wouldn't be legal for me to do so but they were hopeful that I might have "strayed".

As I understand it you can cover the public road but not someone elses property.
Besides in order to get any footage permissible in court your cameras would have to be pretty good and show a clear face, anything less and the CPS or 'criminal protection service' will not charge.

My view on cameras is that they may allow me to identify an individual/group but fully understanding that the police wouldn't use the footage if that is all they had to go on.

Finally, with the police stretched the way they are I don't think burglaries or robberies interest them, unless someone dies during the event.

R0adRat17 h, 9 m ago

New sync module due to be released with enhanced features Q1 2018



Any idea of wht the enhanced features will be ? Also it maybe that it's just a firmware update to the sync modules currently on sale ?

rando2 h, 8 m ago

Any idea of wht the enhanced features will be ? Also it maybe that it's …Any idea of wht the enhanced features will be ? Also it maybe that it's just a firmware update to the sync modules currently on sale ?


I don't know much about it tbh but this might shed some more light Link

Got these the other day. Really impressed. Much better than Arlo and base station is smaller and doesn’t require ether net.

Also amazon refunded me the 20% as I missed out on the deal. Just go online chat.

R0adRat19 h, 36 m ago

I don't know much about it tbh but this might shed some more light Link


The enhanced sync box has LTE backup. That’s it I think.

t0022361st Dec

The police are full of sht. They once asked me if I had footage of …The police are full of sht. They once asked me if I had footage of another property to which I replied no as that wouldn't be legal for me to do so but they were hopeful that I might have "strayed".As I understand it you can cover the public road but not someone elses property. Besides in order to get any footage permissible in court your cameras would have to be pretty good and show a clear face, anything less and the CPS or 'criminal protection service' will not charge.My view on cameras is that they may allow me to identify an individual/group but fully understanding that the police wouldn't use the footage if that is all they had to go on. Finally, with the police stretched the way they are I don't think burglaries or robberies interest them, unless someone dies during the event.


We got burgled two months ago..called 999, the police arrived 3 hours later. Spent 20 min at the property before saying there is not much they could do as no finger prints. I offered to give them images for the stolen jewellery but they were not interested. They said they will call me in a week for an update and I heard nothing since then. Probably I need to remind them that a good chunk of my £250 monthly council tax payments goes to them in return for an expected better service
Edited by: "sam1970" 3rd Dec

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sam197021 h, 37 m ago

We got burgled two months ago..called 999, the police arrived 3 hours …We got burgled two months ago..called 999, the police arrived 3 hours later. Spent 20 min at the property before saying there is not much they could do as no finger prints. I offered to give them images for the stolen jewellery but they were not interested. They said they will call me in a week for an update and I heard nothing since then. Probably I need to remind them that a good chunk of my £250 monthly council tax payments goes to them in return for an expected better service


Call them for a update, also you need to take matters into your own hands, its probably too late know but give as much evidence you can to the world,. Put the info on social media, give warning to local pawn shops with a picture so they can alert you that someone tried to sell a item matching the picture ( not sure if they will do this but maybe)

Also get a Big Dog (if not then get a Beware of Dog sign anyway since burglars tend to avoid homes with dogs) get alarms everywhere (door alarms, sensors, window alarms, etc)
Basically make the place a fortress

nw104hh1st Dec

I found them on ebay (x2 for 143) but was wondering what's the battery …I found them on ebay (x2 for 143) but was wondering what's the battery life like? Thanks.



Battery life is very dependant on how much use they get (detections & live viewings). I got 2 months with mine, with heavy front of house use and lots of playing / live viewing in the 1st week. Hoping for a bit longer now I'm learnt to schedule it and turn the PIR off when gardening / washing the car etc. !
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