Home Security camera’s are increasingly becoming mainstream and Blink is one such camera that touts the best battery life and works without the need for the monthly subscription. The camera body offers a smaller footprint, and the Blink can be placed in tight places. One can simply set up a slew of camera’s to work in tandem and create an effective security camera system without much of an effort. That apart the Blink XT runs on two AA lithium batteries and is rated to offer two years of life during normal operation.
The news is that Blink is further upping its battery ante by baking in three new video recording modes, Saver, Standard, and Best. The Blink Indoor camera comes with two recording modes, saver, and standard. The Bink XT is rated IP65 and can record at a resolution of up to 1080p; thus it offers an additional “best recording mode.”
With the new modes in place, the Blink camera’s battery life has been increased considerably. The Blink Indoor and the Blink XT is expected to last for 2.7-years with the video quality set to 360p. In the meanwhile, the battery backup is unchanged for Standard Mode that records video in 720p. That apart, the Best Mode in Blink XT will decrease the expected battery life to one year which is understandable since it records in 1080p.
The Blink Indoor camera is priced at $99 and is supplied with the sync module set. The top of the range Blink XT is priced starting at $222.99 and includes two cameras along with the sync module. As we said earlier the home security modules are becoming increasingly democratized, and we also have a couple of home security cameras like the Canary Flex that works alongside Google Assistant and offer a comprehensive security solution. Recently the Google-owned Nest has also come up with a new range of security solutions.