Best Accessories for Blink Security Systems Android Central 2020
Blink home security cameras are affordable and versatile models for protecting your home, but you won't unlock their full potential until you combine them with these Blink security accessories. We've collected the best mounting brackets, cables, and tech for the newest generation of cams and the original XT and XT2, including official Blink accessories that you'll need to use more than one camera at once. Improve your Blink home security system with these handy accessories.
- Staff Pick: Blink Camera Battery Expansion Pack
- Local video storage: Blink Add-On Sync Module 2
- Video storage and transfer: SanDisk 64GB Ultra USB 3.0 Flash Drive
- Easy cable management: Corner Camera Shelf Security Wall Mount Holder
- Sneaky surveillance: Blink Mini Camera Hidden Mount Case
- Immediate Mini installation: Blink Mini Outlet Wall Mount (2-pack)
- Control older Blink cams: Blink Classic Sync Module
- A firm grip: Sully Hard Case Mount for Blink Cameras (Set of 3)
- Tell the world!: Blink Security Stickers
- Never change batteries again: BBTO Power Adapter Weatherproof Cable
- Value pack: Aotnex wall mount bracket and sync module outlet
To go with your Sync Module 2, you'll need a fast USB flash drive to store your video footage and transfer them over to your PC. This USB 3.0 flash drive comes with encryption and 130 MB/s transfer speeds, so you'll protect your private footage and access it as quickly as possible, for a reasonable price.
Screwing your Blink Mini into the wall can be a challenge. This shelf has a magnetic center that keeps the Mini steady, holes to allow the USB power cord through, and hinges on the bottom to wrap the cord around to hide any excess length. You can easily attach the shelf to the wall with screws, or even pushpins or tapes, giving the cam a sturdy surface for filming.
This weather-resistant adapter, with a 20-foot cable, keeps your Blink XT or XT2 plugged in and charged 24/7. It has a good quality fire shell to prevent short-circuiting, and it's thin enough (3.5mm) to run out windows or doors while still allowing them to close fairly well.
This pack comes with three weather-resistant mounts for your XT and XT2 cameras and a power adapter outlet for the Classic Sync Module. These mounts will keep your cameras up and out of danger while increasing your field of view options. The wall outlet will keep the Classic Sync Module powered 24/7.
The best Blink security accessories
Blink home security cameras are excellent on their own, but to create a functioning Blink system of cameras, the Sync Module 2 is a vital purchase if you don't already own it. With it and a USB drive like the Sandisk 64GB USB 3.0, you can store motion-activated clips from up to ten cameras locally to your PC. If you don't pay for this upfront, you'll have to pay a monthly fee for a cloud subscription plan starting in 2021, which will cost you much more than the hardware in the long run.
We also highly recommend you invest in an official Blink Battery Extender for any Blink Indoor or Blink Outdoor you purchase. In theory, the built-in 2-year battery life for these cams works great on its own. Still, most cameras don't live up to the company's lofty promises — especially outdoor cams mounted to observe high-movement areas where they'll detect motion frequently. Double the actual capacity of your cams, and you won't be disappointed.
Any other Blink security accessories you buy will depend on which cams you own and where you need to place them for the best security angle. Out of all the perfectly functional accessories we found, we'd recommend the Hidden Mount Case / Pencil Holder because it makes installing your Mini simple and makes you feel a bit like a spy.
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