New Feature: Image Notification for iOS

We’re excited to share Blink’s newest feature, image notification, is now available on Android and iOS devices. Use image notification to see a snapshot from your Blink device without ever opening the app. These snapshots give you a quick glimpse in real time, so you immediately know if you need to open live view for a closer look or if you’d rather review the video later. For iOS devices, “long press” on a notification to see the snapshot. For Android users, simply click on the notification down arrow. Learn more by visiting Blink support here.

Introducing Blink Mini Pan-Tilt

We’re excited to announce Blink Mini Pan-Tilt, an indoor rotating smart security camera with a 360-degree view, HD day and night video, two-way audio, motion detection, and easy setup. See what’s happening inside any room from corner to corner from your smartphone, tablet, or compatible Alexa device. Mini Pan-Tilt will be sold as a bundle with a Blink Mini camera or as an accessory to add to your existing Mini. Learn more about Mini Pan-Tilt here.

Blink Mini in Black or White!

Amazon’s Choice and best-selling Mini camera is now available in black or white, so you can choose the shade that best fits your decor. Starting at $34.99, Mini, an indoor plug-in camera, lets you monitor the inside of your home with HD day and night video, two-way audio, motion detection, and more. Get alerts on your smartphone whenever motion is detected or customize motion detection zones so you can see what matters most to you. Mini also works with Alexa and can be set up in just minutes. Learn more about Mini.

New Feature: Snooze Alerts

We’re excited to announce our new Snooze Alerts feature, which gives you even more control by allowing you to pause unwanted motion-activated notifications without disarming your device. Choose how long you want to snooze for and once the time has elapsed, you will continue to receive motion alerts as usual. Simply tap the feature on or off as desired for any armed system. While your device is in “snooze,” it will still record motion-activated clips for you to review at your convenience. Now available on all Blink devices. For more information, visit Blink Support here.

Your privacy and security is important to us

For added account security, we have released 2-Step Verification (2SV) support using text message or phone call issued verification codes with the latest Blink Home Monitor App versions (Android 6.2.6 and iOS 6.1.5). To take advantage of this feature, enter a valid phone number under Manage Account in your Blink Home Monitor App.  In the coming weeks, Blink customers will be prompted to set up 2SV using a valid phone number. If you don’t have a phone number, please contact Customer Service here.

Introducing the New Blink Outdoor and Indoor

Introducing the new wireless, battery-powered cameras from Blink and Amazon! With a sleek new design and features, Blink Outdoor and Indoor smart home security cameras go where wires can’t to help you protect what matters most. Get even more coverage outside your home with the new weather-resistant Outdoor cam.

With the Blink Home Monitor app, you can see a live view of your home in HD, receive motion detection alerts, and use two-way audio to speak to people or pets right on your phone. You can also create custom “activity zones” to cut down on unnecessary alerts in high-traffic areas, as well as remove sections in your camera’s field-of-view from video recording using Blink’s all-new “privacy zone” feature. Outdoor and Indoor are also compatible with the new Battery Expansion Pack (coming soon) which doubles the battery life of your camera – a total of up to four years. Plus, they both work with select Alexa-enabled devices!

In addition to features like live view and motion detection that come with each camera, you can record and share clips and photos in the app by choosing from two flexible storage options. Want the convenience and added benefits of cloud storage? A free trial of the Blink Subscription Plan comes with the purchase of every new Blink Outdoor and Indoor! The Blink Subscription Plan starts at just $3 a month per device – no annual contract required! Store clips locally for no additional fee using the included Sync Module 2 and a USB flash drive (sold separately). Existing Blink customers with accounts created before April 15, 2020 will receive free storage on any devices added to their existing account.

Starting at $79.99, Blink Outdoor and Indoor are available for pre-order in the U.S. on Amazon and select retailers like Best Buy, Lowe’s, and The Home Depot.

New Feature: Image Notification for iOS

We’re excited to share Blink’s newest feature, image notification, is now available on Android and iOS devices. Use image notification to see a snapshot from your Blink device without ever opening the app. These snapshots give you a quick glimpse in real time, so you immediately know if you need to open live view for a closer look or if you’d rather review the video later. For iOS devices, “long press” on a notification to see the snapshot. For Android users, simply click on the notification down arrow. Learn more by visiting Blink support here.

Introducing Blink Mini Pan-Tilt

We’re excited to announce Blink Mini Pan-Tilt, an indoor rotating smart security camera with a 360-degree view, HD day and night video, two-way audio, motion detection, and easy setup. See what’s happening inside any room from corner to corner from your smartphone, tablet, or compatible Alexa device. Mini Pan-Tilt will be sold as a bundle with a Blink Mini camera or as an accessory to add to your existing Mini. Learn more about Mini Pan-Tilt here.

Blink Mini in Black or White!

Amazon’s Choice and best-selling Mini camera is now available in black or white, so you can choose the shade that best fits your decor. Starting at $34.99, Mini, an indoor plug-in camera, lets you monitor the inside of your home with HD day and night video, two-way audio, motion detection, and more. Get alerts on your smartphone whenever motion is detected or customize motion detection zones so you can see what matters most to you. Mini also works with Alexa and can be set up in just minutes. Learn more about Mini.

New Feature: Snooze Alerts

We’re excited to announce our new Snooze Alerts feature, which gives you even more control by allowing you to pause unwanted motion-activated notifications without disarming your device. Choose how long you want to snooze for and once the time has elapsed, you will continue to receive motion alerts as usual. Simply tap the feature on or off as desired for any armed system. While your device is in “snooze,” it will still record motion-activated clips for you to review at your convenience. Now available on all Blink devices. For more information, visit Blink Support here.

Your privacy and security is important to us

For added account security, we have released 2-Step Verification (2SV) support using text message or phone call issued verification codes with the latest Blink Home Monitor App versions (Android 6.2.6 and iOS 6.1.5). To take advantage of this feature, enter a valid phone number under Manage Account in your Blink Home Monitor App.  In the coming weeks, Blink customers will be prompted to set up 2SV using a valid phone number. If you don’t have a phone number, please contact Customer Service here.

Introducing the New Blink Outdoor and Indoor

Introducing the new wireless, battery-powered cameras from Blink and Amazon! With a sleek new design and features, Blink Outdoor and Indoor smart home security cameras go where wires can’t to help you protect what matters most. Get even more coverage outside your home with the new weather-resistant Outdoor cam.

With the Blink Home Monitor app, you can see a live view of your home in HD, receive motion detection alerts, and use two-way audio to speak to people or pets right on your phone. You can also create custom “activity zones” to cut down on unnecessary alerts in high-traffic areas, as well as remove sections in your camera’s field-of-view from video recording using Blink’s all-new “privacy zone” feature. Outdoor and Indoor are also compatible with the new Battery Expansion Pack (coming soon) which doubles the battery life of your camera – a total of up to four years. Plus, they both work with select Alexa-enabled devices!

In addition to features like live view and motion detection that come with each camera, you can record and share clips and photos in the app by choosing from two flexible storage options. Want the convenience and added benefits of cloud storage? A free trial of the Blink Subscription Plan comes with the purchase of every new Blink Outdoor and Indoor! The Blink Subscription Plan starts at just $3 a month per device – no annual contract required! Store clips locally for no additional fee using the included Sync Module 2 and a USB flash drive (sold separately). Existing Blink customers with accounts created before April 15, 2020 will receive free storage on any devices added to their existing account.

Starting at $79.99, Blink Outdoor and Indoor are available for pre-order in the U.S. on Amazon and select retailers like Best Buy, Lowe’s, and The Home Depot.

New SmartHome Skill Features for XT2 and Mini

Alexa Motion Announcements and Routine Trigger Now Available

We’re excited to announce the launch of our newest Blink SmartHome Skill features, Motion Announcements and Routine Triggers, now available on Blink XT2 and Mini cameras.

Motion Announcements are audible notification features for select paired Echo devices triggered by your supported Blink cameras (XT2 and Mini). Upon motion detection, Alexa will announce “Motion detected at [camera name].

To enable Motion Announcements, go to your Alexa app. Under your paired camera’s settings, switch the “Motion Announcement” toggle to “on.”

Routine Triggers allows you to set recurring actions of your choice for Alexa to automatically perform. For example, you can use Routine Triggers to automatically turn on smart lighting each time your Blink camera detects motion. Alternatively, Routine Triggers can turn off your smart lights when no motion has been detected for a set period of time.

To create a Trigger, go to your Alexa app, tap the hamburger (3 line) menu and select “Routines” to customize your experience!

For added convenience, we recommend enabling “Early Notifications” in your Blink camera’s settings so you can receive an audible notification on your Echo device as soon as the motion detection is triggered. Using any connected Alexa device with a screen, you can ask, “Alexa, show me [camera name]” to view the motion event or inactivity that triggered the routine. For more detailed instructions, please visit our Support page for Motion Announcements here and Routine Triggers here.

Introducing Mini from Blink

We are excited to announce Mini – the latest smart home security camera from Blink. Mini is a 1080p HD indoor plug-in security camera that lets you view, listen, and talk right from the Blink app on your smartphone. 

Mini is mighty – but tiny which means you can plug it in anywhere inside your home. It features live view, motion detection, two-way audio and more. Looking to go hands-free? Mini can be paired with supported Alexa enabled devices for additional ease of use. Mini helps you monitor the inside of your home day and night – all for just $34.99.

Learn more about Mini here.