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Home security has come a long way. These days, you can set up cameras all around your home — inside and out — for a steal. Whether you're concerned about protecting your property from intruders or simply want to keep an eye on the dog, you can take care of business without a lot of fanfare.
And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free shipping, of course. Not yet a member? No problem. You can sign up for your free 30-day trial here. (And by the way, those without Prime still get free shipping on orders of $25 or more.)
Here's the lowdown:
Unlike the cameras you can easily spend hundreds of dollars on, this Blink Indoor Mini is just $25 for Prime members only. It features Full HD live streaming and two-way audio, so you can talk to house guests via the Blink app. It detects motion too, recording whenever it senses activity around your home.
“This is a great little camera monitor,” noted a delighted five-star reviewer. “It’s easy to set up, easily managed with your smartphone, with a clear image and motion detection...I bought this to use in my master bedroom by my desk where I keep sensitive information.”
Shop it: Blink Indoor Mini, $25 (was $35), amazon.com
On sale for $70 (was $100), the Blink Outdoor Cam detects motion and begins recording as soon as it senses activity. Blink app-operated, it allows you to watch what's happening right on your phone. Equipped with night vision, the Blink Outdoor Cam — powered with two long-lasting AA Lithium batteries (included) — is sharp even in the dark.
"The clarity of the video and audio are excellent, and the cameras capture everything," shared a satisfied Amazon shopper. "Detection is almost instantaneous.... I am so impressed by the cameras that I ordered two more to augment the cameras I have already installed. Setup and installation was a breeze...Video capture in daylight is high-definition, and the night vision is extremely clear..."
The Blink Outdoor Cam saves video and audio via microSD card, so you don’t have to worry about losing it. And the two-walk talk function — with a built-in microphone — lets you confront intruders or unwanted guests from afar.
The Blink Outdoor Cam is weather-resistant, so feel free to use the cam anywhere you need it.
Shop it: Blink Outdoor Cam, $70 (was $100), amazon.com
Both of these Blink smart home cameras work with Alexa and come with a 30-day free trial for Blink cloud storage. If you want to, you can sync them with Echo and Fire TV devices to view the live-feed on your big-screen TV. Cool!
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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