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CNET may get a commission from these offers. I bought an XT2 this month, ie after the mid-April cut off date. Even so, I did miss the beginning of some motion activity in the saved clips due to the camera needing to boot up to record. EDIT: And here, as it looks in my browser. Any accounts that were created before April 16, 2020 will receive standard cloud minutes that do not expire with their Blink Mini in exactly the same way as their existing camera systems.”. Download the Blink app and create an account if you don't already have one -- or login with your existing credentials. I certainly hope this is true. The Blink Outdoor Security Camera takes its cue from the XT2, only now you have to pay for cloud storage. By using our services, you agree to our use of cookies, Blink Home Monitor — Smart Home Security App, By purchasing this item, you are transacting with Google Payments and agreeing to the Google Payments. Blink’s affordable smart home security cameras and systems help you monitor your home directly from your smartphone. I’ve also talked to Amazon customer service about this and they are just as oblivious or covering up for their subsidiary Blink company emails being sent out that are falsely advertising a free service. Any accounts that were created before April 16, 2020 will receive standard cloud minutes that do not expire with their Blink Mini in exactly the same way as their existing camera systems. Check out some of the other commands you can use with this camera and an Alexa-enabled smart speaker or display. I am seeing nothing in that link that substantiates what you claim. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Joined the forum specially to ask this question. A Sync Module is required for the Blink Outdoor camera to work; Blink says the module helps extend the camera's Wi-Fi range and improves its battery life. Does this mean we will have to pay for cloud storage in the future? I like the $100 Blink Outdoor and recommend it if you don't already have a Blink system -- and if you're looking for a reliable, versatile outdoor camera with a long-lasting battery that doesn't cost a fortune. This camera also works with Alexa and I was able to pull up its live feed on an Amazon Echo Show 8 with, "Alexa, show my camera." Cookies help us deliver our services. Keep on reading. Blink is doing a bait and switch. If you already have a last-gen Blink system, your old Sync Module will work with the Blink Outdoor; standalone Blink Outdoor cameras cost $90. © 2020 CNET, A RED VENTURES COMPANY. With multi-system support and simple setup, you can easily control multiple Blink cameras within one app. The details are in other new threads here, the buy products tab, as well as amazon. Don’t want to pay for cloud storage? Now, I’m being told that the so called free storage is a free trial subscription for the rest of the year. blink.save_video. Do what I mentioned above and you’ll have your answer. It’s crystal clear, on their website. Save the last recorded video of a camera to a local file. Read more: More companies should offer free cloud storage (commentary). Setting up the Blink Outdoor and Sync Module 2 is simple. With multi-system support and simple setup, you can easily control multiple Blink cameras within one app. That said, the Blink Outdoor did retain the XT2's decent performance and ease of use in the app. Contact Us You can adjust the range of your motion recordings from five to 60 seconds and the set delay between alerts from 10 to 60 seconds. Here are the best deals already announced, The best Black Friday 2020 deals available now and coming soon. Powered by Discourse, best viewed with JavaScript enabled. It was, a moment ago. The Blink Home Monitor app will alert you to what matters, day or night, no matter where you are. The Blink Network application is not compatible with the IE11 browser. Control your Vivint Smart Home with the next generation Vivint App. Discuss: Blink's Outdoor Security Camera is solid, but the last-gen XT2 was better, More companies should offer free cloud storage (commentary), Amazon's Blink battery-powered security camera is still kicking 1 year later, Amazon's new Ring camera is actually a flying drone -- for inside your home, Ring Mailbox Sensor: Amazon will alert you if someone steals your mail, the Wyze Cam Outdoor does even more for only $50. Why can’t I use the storage I have with my XT2 for both, capped at the same storage limit? If you are attempting to create a Blink account through the app and you see an "Invalid Parameters" message,... Login Attempts Exceeded For your security, 5 unsuccessful login attempts causes the account to be locked out for 10 minutes. Easily manage most of your services with the My Spectrum app, eufyCam: The Wirefree Security Cam with 365-Day Battery Life. Just saw that Blink Mini will be offered later this month, and I’m excited for the product. I posted the actual text, in my previous reply. “*New customers are those who created an account after April 15, 2020. Seems like shameless profiteering if so and will prevent me from buying more blink products — but was hoping someone could tell me that I have misunderstood? Will Blink cloud storage continue to be free. Hit the plus sign on the top right corner of the home screen and follow the instructions to connect your module and camera. I am aware of the local storage option, but that will double the price before you even sort out a USB stick. ALL RIGHTS RESERVED. How is it false advertising? We delete comments that violate our policy, which we encourage you to read. Just because certain support representatives are unaware, including whoever you spoke to at Amazon, doesn’t mean you won’t get it on an on-going basis. The Blink Outdoor Security Camera takes its cue from the XT2, only now you have to pay for cloud storage. It has on board local storage. ... enter your email account and a link will be sent to your e-mail that will allow you to login temporarily. *New customers are those who created an account after April 15, 2020. Not new customers. There is a short delay between a motion event and the camera booting up to capture the activity (that's a tradeoff of the camera's low power mode to conserve battery life), but you can adjust some motion settings in the app. Blink’s affordable smart home security cameras and systems help you monitor your home directly from your smartphone. Enter Email Address. Just Blink and you’re home. For the record, I have pasted the key text below, so that the link can’t automagically disappear, if and when they try the switch. It is highly suggested that you change your password once logged in. Like I mentioned, I’ve talked to several Amazon representatives and Blink representatives, even escalated to “managers” who are oblivious to this and were frankly having a “Sucks to suck” attitude. Surely it can’t be fair (or legal?) Blink's Outdoor Security Camera is solid, but the last-gen XT2 was better. Many reports of same in this forum, along with many glowing reports of fantastic service. The Blink Outdoor one-camera kit includes a Blink Outdoor security camera, two AA lithium batteries, a Blink Sync Module 2, charging cables and mounting hardware. If you already have cloud storage from an XT2, doesn’t make sense that you can’t share it with the Mini. I didn’t invest significant ££ in 6 blink cameras to suddenly have to pay a monthly fee so I can use them! Oh look, there it is again. Does this really mean I’ll have to pay for additional storage if I add a Blink Mini to my system?? If that’s the plan? Anyway, it’s in writing, on the page ceedee linked. Unlike older Sync Modules, the new version has a USB port for local storage, an attempt to appease customers who don't want to pay for cloud storage. They pretty much denied my email existed even after offering to forward it to them. Glad I copied it, lol. Sadly it seems to be a trend of less and less good reports, more recently. Completely false advertisement. Just saw that Blink Mini will be offered later this month, and I’m excited for the product. Best Buy's early Black Friday sale: There are still discounts on TVs, laptops and smart speakers, Walmart's Black Friday sales kick off Nov. 4. Until I read this: “Blink Mini includes a free trial of the Blink cloud storage subscription through December 31, 2020.”. https://support.blinkforhome.com/mini/blink-mini-storage-options?from_search=46944378. He then stuttered unbelievably trying to walk back that it’s not really a subscription, but a free trial. If anyone with an existing account, gets charged, or loses their storage, come the time, then Blink will be on a really sticky wicket. That said, the last-gen Blink XT2 also cost $100 and had free cloud storage, unlike the new Blink Outdoor, which is moving over to Amazon's Ring camera cloud model via a new Blink Subscription Plan. While older Blink cameras, like the XT2, do work with the new Blink Sync Module 2, they will not support the local storage feature. Control of your SimpliSafe wireless security system from anywhere in the world! The Blink Home Monitor app will alert you to what matters, day or night, no matter where you are. It should only take about 10 minutes. Once everything is set up in the app, you can put your camera anywhere within Wi-Fi range and start using it. The Blink Outdoor is a fine camera at a fine price, but I'm disappointed Blink got rid of one of the XT2's most compelling features -- free cloud storage. I doubt that they are doing bait and switch, it’s much more likely that the support agent you spoke to is incompetent. I got the same email stating I am a valued existing customer and will require no subscription for the Blink Mini and will get FREE cloud storage. Note that in most cases, Home Assistant will need to know that the directory is writable via the allowlist_external_dirs in your configuration.yaml file (see example below). BlinkCharging.com. The continued free storage is a loyalty perk for long term customers. Just Blink and you’re home. Blink has also said that existing customers with Blink accounts that were created on or before April 15, 2020 will continue to receive free cloud storage on the Blink Outdoor, Indoor and Mini cameras. It states clearly on their website that you get permanent free storage, as ceedee linked, if you use them on the same account that you’ve had in place prior to April 16 2020.

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