Blink Outdoor Security Camera Changes Things a Bit

The Blink Outdoor Security Camera just came out.  There’s a minor improvement on the hardware specs from the XT2.  There is a significant change in how the video history is stored.  Along with that change is a new Blink sync module.  These last two changes go together in purposeful strategy which we will discuss a little later. We encountered the first generation from Blink over three years ago.  The Blink Home Security System was a decent wireless camera but was still a work in progress.  Seeing the opportunity for an outdoor model, the Blink XT was introduced and we liked … Read more

How to Run a Blink XT2, Blink XT or Blink without Batteries

The Blink lineup of cameras have one of the longest battery lives of all the wireless devices out there.  With normal use, you should see two years.  However for those that frequently use live view, the battery life could be far less.  For those situations, we discuss how to run a Blink XT or Blink without batteries. Everything we discuss within this article applies to the entire Blink lineup.  That includes the Blink, Blink XT and Blink XT2. Expected Battery Life According to Blink, batteries will last up to two years.  On the Blink and Blink XT, that’s defined as … Read more

Blink XT2 Smart Security Camera Review

The Blink XT2 Outdoor/Indoor Smart Security Camera is the latest entry from Blink.  Most specs are the same from the prior generation.  The introduction of two-way talk via a rear mounted speaker and enhanced recording ability set this apart from the earlier generations. We encountered the first generation from Blink two years ago.  The Blink Home Security System was a decent wireless camera but was still a work in progress.  Seeing the opportunity for an outdoor model, the Blink XT was introduced and we liked this a lot.  The Blink XT2 builds upon the older XT so readers shouldn’t be … Read more

How to Attach a Security Camera to a Fence

Attaching a camera to a fence is easy to do.  Just need the right mount and the proper security camera.  Today, we’ll discuss both topics. There are a few important aspects to consider prior to moving forward.  Wireless signal reception, power considerations and attachment methodology are unique challenges whenever you want to keep watch remotely from a home of office. Camera Placement There are a few things to take into account.  The first is placement in terms of getting useful surveillance video.  The camera needs to be able to see what you want to monitor so getting the right angle … Read more

Hands On Review of the Blink XT Home Security Camera

The Blink XT Home Security Camera System is the second generation and the improvements put this over the top as one of our favorite outdoor cameras.  Improved video quality, a rugged outdoor build, decent app and a built-in thermometer that’s actually accurate.  What’s not to like? We encountered the first generation from Blink two years ago.  The Blink Home Security System was a decent wireless camera but was still a work in progress.  Blink has come a long way with the XT fixing most of the shortcomings and making this a very easy camera to setup and use. Software You … Read more

How to Replace the Batteries in a Reolink Argus Home Security Camera

The Reolink Argus is a solid 100% wireless home security camera.  Unlike the majority of other cameras, this one is powered by batteries.  No A/C cable.  That means you need to periodically replace the batteries in this camera.  This article will discuss how to replace the batteries in a Reolink Argus home security camera.  We’ll also discuss how to prolong battery life and make a few recommendations for replacement batteries. A Reolink Argus requires four lithium CR123A batteries for power.  There’s a battery life indicator within the app.  The manufacturer predicts a battery life of 500 minutes of recording and up to … Read more