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Imagine it's Friday evening and you've just settled down to watch a new rom-com on Netflix, but then the ding-dong of the doorbell sounds. Do you interrupt your movie? Or should you just ignore it since it might be your chatty neighbor from down the block who likes to drop in to share the latest gossip. If only you could see who is at the door without getting up and walking through the house. Well, that's possible if you have a smart doorbell. The number one best-selling video doorbell on Amazon is their very own Blink doorbell, and right now it's on sale for only $60, saving you just under 30%.
And if you have Amazon Prime, you’ll get free one-day shipping— yup. One day. You can have this up and running by the weekend. 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.)
With the Blink video doorbell, digital alerts appear on your phone or Alexa device whenever someone buzzes. Your device-of-choice will show you the guest, even if you aren't home.
Blink's features are customizable so you can decide if you want to see only movement directly in front of your door or see a wider view of the street so you see all the comings and goings in the neighborhood. The hi-def video is live, day or night, so you can see exactly who is at your door and decide whether or not you feel welcoming. Sometimes you're just in your bathrobe with a pint of ice cream in your hand and don't want to open the door— am I right? Don't worry, the two way audio allows you to tell the unexpected visitor to skedaddle if you so choose. Not home? You can still see your buddy that stopped by via video on your smartphone.
It's got a powerful two year battery life, so you can set it and forget it. And it's available in black or white, so you can coordinate what works best with the colors of your home.
With close to 23,000 five-star reviews, you really can't go wrong with this system. One reviewer speaks to its ease, "I got this doorbell because it’s cheaper than the Ring one. It was easy to set up. Two screws into the door frame and I was able to slide it on. The camera works well and I was able to link it to all my Alexa stuff. I did the no wire version, and it works well!"
This wise buyer gives us the skinny, "I already have blink exterior cameras so when I had the chance to pre-order the doorbell camera I jumped on it. The doorbell camera does its job. Image quality is great, day and night. At night time the infrared is good, allowing you to have good clarity and resolution. You get quick notifications when someone is at your door. You can set it to capture any motion at your property. You can set focus areas and private areas. You can set the length of record time from 5 to 20 seconds. The placement of the doorbell will also impact what your camera picks up. But after having had and installing various types of doorbell cameras from Ring and more, I'm satisfied. Why go and buy a $100, or $200 option when you can purchase this option that is just as good?"
Amazon offers a Blink subscription plan that allows you to keep video recordings, clip, save and send them wherever you wish. You know, in case your other nosy neighbor wants to see what you captured on video yesterday. The plan includes a 30-day free trial and you may choose to subscribe for just $3 per month per device or $10 per month for unlimited Blink devices on an account. Save your clips locally with the included Sync Module 2 for no additional fee (a USB flash drive, sold separately, is required).
I'd say the peace of mind offered by this easy upgrade is worth $60, wouldn't you?
The reviews quoted above reflect the most recent versions at the time of publication.
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