Blink XT Home Security Camera System + Echo Dot (3rd Gen)

Blink XT Home Security Camera System + Echo Dot (3rd Gen)
Best Buy
has
Blink XT Home Security Camera System
(B06XZWHBJ4)
+ Echo Dot
(3rd Gen) for
$ 78.99
.
Shipping is free
, otherwise free store pickup is available if stock permits. Thanks longmanj9

 

Also available,
Best Buy
has
Blink XT Add-on Home Security Camera
(B06XQ7MBJ8)
+ Echo Dot
(3rd Gen) for
$ 71.99
.
Shipping is free
, otherwise free store pickup is available if stock permits.

 

Note, Echo Dot is automatically added in cart.

  • WEATHERPROOF FOR OUTDOOR OR INDOOR USE: Place and move your wireless Blink camera anywhere around your home both inside and out. Start off with a small system and expand to up to 10 cameras on one Blink Sync Module
  • MOTION DETECTOR: Built-in motion sensor alarm, when motion detector is triggered, Wi-Fi cameras will send an alert to your smartphone and record a short clip of the event to the cloud
  • BATTERY POWERED SECURITY SYSTEM: Wireless home camera with 2-year battery life, powered by 2 AA Lithium batteries (included), data is sent from IP cameras over Wi-Fi
  • SMART HOME VIDEO SECURITY WITH HD VIDEO: Simple self-install home monitoring in minutes; easy to control wireless cameras with the free Blink Home Monitor iOS or Android app (Requires iOS 10.3 or Android 5 Lollipop or higher)
  • FREE CLOUD STORAGE: Totally wire-free, with no monthly fees or service contract required

Bought the 3-camera set. A reasonably priced solution for starters but one major issue that I think is really limiting. It is the sync module and how it interacts with the cameras. The cameras are of course WiFi and so you can put them pretty much anywhere you have decent wifi. The sync module also connects to wifi but also it apparently needs to connect directly to each camera (point-to-point). There is the problem. No matter how good coverage you have with wifi, you have to keep each camera within a certain range of the sync module. That is hard to do if you have a big house. With the sync module inside somewhere and the cameras outside your home, depending on how many walls there are to penetrate and materials used, you are going to be hard pressed to have the cameras very far away from the sync module. The sync module should communicate with the cameras strickly over WiFi so wherever the camera works, the sync module works.

Update 12/19/17: I’ve had these up and running since the 1st of November and one of the 3 cameras has been chewing through batteries. I have opened 3 separate tickets with the company…and each time I get a different person giving me the same runaround asking me about what type of batteries I used…and then they say they will get back to me to replace the camera and they never do.

[Deal Review]:

Thanks. Needed one more camera. Good deal.

I need another XT blink camera. However, my price point is … is too much and I suppose the resale value of the dot is very low.

So whats the scoop on tge battery after 2 yrs? What type of battery does it use

Dang it ordered earlier but I don’t need the sync module, didn’t see just the add on cameras
Frown

 

I have at least one year on all cameras and approaching two on the others. only replaced one set of batteries so far.

The batteries will last every bit of two years with recommended settings. either way they last so long you pretty much forget about them.

Solid deal better than BF

Bought one of these Black Friday week and love it. It’s on my shed pointing to my gate to the backyard. It’s more for “is the gate closed” than for security. Will be another. Great little camera.

 

Thoughts on camera 2 being a new system vs buying just the add on?

I’d buy the dot off you for the Black Friday price ()
Won’t find a better deal than this. Sell the new dot.

Double post.

Man, they handing these dots out like candy

The battery life depends on the length of the video settings and sensitivity settings. They recently updated their app with zone black outs that will help the battery life.
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