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Blink Mini – Compact indoor plug-in smart security camera, 1080p HD video, night vision, motion detection, two-way audio, easy set up, Works with Alexa – 3 cameras (White)

(5 customer reviews)

44,97 $

Last updated on June 23, 2024 7:23 pm Details

Description

  • Monitor the inside of your home day and night with our 1080P HD indoor plug-in smart security camera with motion detection and two-way audio.
  • See, hear, and speak to people and pets in your home from your smartphone with Blink Mini’s live view and two-way audio.
  • Get alerts on your smartphone whenever motion is detected or customize motion detection zones so you can see what matters most.
  • Use Mini as an indoor plug-in chime for Blink Video Doorbell. Hear a real-time alert from Mini when someone presses your Video Doorbell.
  • Choose to save and share clips with a free 30-day trial of the Blink Subscription Plan or locally with the Sync Module 2 (sold separately).
  • Set up in minutes — plug in the camera, connect it to wifi, and follow the instructions in the free Blink Home Monitor app.
  • Works with Alexa — pair Blink Mini with a supported Alexa-enabled device to engage live view, arm and disarm your camera, and more using your voice.
  • Includes 3 Blink Mini cameras (white), 3 mounting kits with stands, 3 USB cables, and 3 power adapters.

Additional information

Field of view

110° diagonal

Available colors

White, Black

Camera frame rate

Up to 30 frames per second

Size

2 in. x 1.9 in. x 1.4 in. (50 mm x 49 mm x 36 mm)

Weight

1.7 ounces (48 grams)

CPU

Immedia Proprietary – AC1002B, 4 cores, 200 MHz

Power

2 meter micro USB and power adapter, electrical rating: 100-240V 50/60 HZ 0.15A

Wifi connectivity

Supports 2.4 Ghz 802.11g/n, does not support connecting to ad-hoc (or peer-to-peer), or paywall wifi networks. Minimum 2 Mbps upload speed required.

Camera resolution

Record and view in 1080p HD video during the day and with infrared HD night vision after dark

Minimum smartphone requirements

iOS 14.0, Android 6.0, and Fire OS 7

Included in the box

Blink Mini camera (dependent on quantity selected), 1 stand (attached), 2 mounting screws (per camera), 1 USB cable, 1 power adapter

Audio

Speaker output and 2-way audio recording

LEDs

One blue LED to help you know when it’s active (optional)

Warranty and service

1-year limited warranty and service included. Use of Blink cameras is subject to the terms found here.

Support

Click here to view more information on the Blink Mini support page.

Generation

1st generation – 2020 release

Software Security Updates

This device receives guaranteed software security updates until at least four years after the device is last available for purchase as a new unit on our websites. Learn more about these software security updates.

5 reviews for Blink Mini – Compact indoor plug-in smart security camera, 1080p HD video, night vision, motion detection, two-way audio, easy set up, Works with Alexa – 3 cameras (White)

  1. Ben

    UPDATED: When I saw these smaller cameras announced I was excited and looked forward to adding them to my existing 5 camera Blink system. I figured these would be a great replacement for the XT/XT2 cameras that I had inside my house so I could then re-purpose those for additional outdoor locations. I thought this was a brilliant addition to the Blink camera ecosystem, adding a lower cost camera for indoor applications like mine where the benefits of the battery power and weather-proofness would be overkill. Soon as they were released I ordered up a two-pack to add to my system. I installed one of the them and found that the picture quality right out of the box wasn’t the best but once you change the video quality setting to “Enhanced” it’s right up there with the XT2 quality. The motion detection is a little spotty, as they use a new digital method of detecting motion (AI compares one frame to the next to check for changes). Some very subtle movement will show up, like a shadow moving across the viewing area, but then actually walking across it won’t (sometimes). A rep I spoke with said that they are working on an update to improve the consistency of that feature, which will be available as an over-the-air update since it is a digital-based feature, which I think is pretty cool. So originally my poor review was based around the cloud storage feature on these cameras. After I purchased these cameras I looked into the cloud storage feature as all of the literature I found on them stated that a subscription would be required. Since this is different than the previous XT & XT2 systems I was not pleased about this. After I posted my original review a rep from Blink reached out to clarify the cloud storage situation. So here is what I learned: If you already have an XT or XT2 system, then you can add these cameras to it without having to get a paid subscription. If you do not have a Blink system at all, and these cameras are the first ones you get, then you get a free subscription until December 31st, 2020; then you will pay $3/month per camera after that. By then though, they plan to have released a new sync module with an SD card slot so that you can locally store video clips without having to pay for a subscription at all. Personally I don’t think they intend to have too many people on the subscription plan, I think they see the SD card functionality being more of a selling point but they had to piggy-back the first adopters of these Mini cameras onto the cloud storage until the new sync module gets released. Maybe they had delays in getting the new sync module released at the same time as the Mini due to factory closings around the world right now. I am much happier after this getting cleared up, but hope that they update the cloud storage & subscription info on the product pages to make it much clearer how this all works. Had I looked at all of the available info before buying these, then I probably would not have purchased them based on the unclear info that’s out there. In the end, the savior of the situation was the rep that contacted me from Blink. He clarified all of my concerns, gave me a great amount of info on the product, and answered all of my questions (I had lot of them). To be clear, the rep did not once ask me to change my review, take it down, or in any way artificially influence me to do any of those things. The great job he did led to me to change this of my own accord, as they really took care of my concerns. One star deducted for the confusion but three added back in for the great CS experience. Good product can get you a buyer, but good service gets you a customer for life. Blink has done a fantastic job turning a disappointed (and misinformed) buyer into a satisfied customer. So to recap, if you have an existing Blink system, buy these and use ‘em where you don’t need the wireless ones. If you are looking to get these as your first Blink setup, get them knowing you will have the option of paying for a subscription starting in 2021 or a one-time purchase of a sync module with SD card slot to store your video clips.

  2. Leonardo Vazquez

    En ninguna parte advierte que la compatibilidad con Alexa esté supeditada al país. Por lo que, no cumple con lo que ofrece

  3. Tacaño Anciano

    I got a 2-pak of Blink Minis on sale and I am happy with my purchase. Will you be? Read on.

    They work great, stand alone, as a drop-in viewport with echo show devices using voice commands, fire TV sticks using voice commands and the Blink app on the phone. If you want more than that then factor in the cost of a subscription to the Blink cloud service because it is more than just a cloud storage service, it unlocks all of the Blink Mini features except the ability to drop-in and view a live video feed via those three methods I just mentioned.

    You can not use the Alexa app on your phone, tablet, etc. with the camera at all without a Blink subscription plan active. Here is what Blink says about it: Even without a Blink Subscription owners of Blink Video Doorbell, Outdoor, Indoor (gen 2), or Mini cameras receive Motion Alerts in the Blink app that you tap to enter the camera’s Live View. No clips are saved. That is straight from the manufacturer’s website. Heads up, adding the Sync Module 2 does not add that functionality.

    Considering using local storage by purchasing a Sync Module 2 to use with your Minis? The primary function of the Sync Module 2 is as a wifi booster for the low power Blink Outdoor cams running off only battery power. The Minis do not need this since they run off AC power. The Blink Outdoor cams offload the wifi video upload for the cloud onto the Sync Module 2 because it has an ac power source and so sending the video from the Sync Module 2 instead of directly from the outdoor cams saves battery life in the cams. Now you know the true purpose of the Sync Module 2. No, it won’t give you recording and motion detection functionality in place of a subscription. To further confuse things, if you have an active subscription, including the free trial that is automatically started when you setup your first Blink device, the module functions only as a once a day backup device and can not function as a local storage device for videos. Once your free 30 day trial subscription runs out, the Sync Module 2 is remotely reconfigured by Blink to become a limited functionality storage device instead of a backup device. Understand the difference. And your Blink app on your phone is automatically remotely reconfigured to remove functionality you had with the free trial subscription. So don’t buy the Sync Module 2 thinking it will provide the functionality you lose with an expired subscription. And don’t think you will be able to purchase a Sync Module 2 right up front with your Blink Minis and start using it for local storage when you setup the cams instead of cloud storage because the trial subscription is automatic and prevents the Sync Module 2 from functioning as a local storage device. It only functions as a once a day backup device. Like you need to backup the web to your local device. I always thought it was the other way around, backup your local devices to the web. So you have to keep the cams and module for over 30 days before you can even check out the Sync Module 2 to see what it does and how it works. I purchased a Sync Module 2 and a 128 GB USB stick to use with it for my Minis and it was for nothing – no added functionality at all. My Minis are sending the motion triggered recordings to the trial subscription cloud storage for the next 27 days whether I want it or not.

    I’m not happy about the Sync Module 2 but the Mini does do what I wanted for a minimal cost even without it. My goal with the Blink minis was to be able to check in on my other place when I’m not there during the winter months just to see that its still standing and my cars are still in the garage. I wasn’t looking for a constant viewport that is always recording in an endless loop nor did I think I was buying a serious thief catching security system. For that I have a professional security service with expensive overpriced equipment for all doors and windows, smoke, fire, CO2, detectors, etc. and high monthly fees so that someone somewhere receives all the alarms 24/7 and calls the police immediately. That is a real security system. For me these Blink cams are a peace-of-mind curiosity system. In that respect I think its going to serve me well.

    Your satisfaction will vary greatly according to your expectations for the Blink Mini cam and also the Blink Home app and also the Blink options for functionality, from 1. its the worst piece of crap ever made with the primary objective being to upsell amazon Alexa video devices and cloud video storage plans (oh, and unlocking almost all of the cam’s functionality) to 2. its a really great product definitely worth the price so I want to get more. Are you expecting a serious security system with unlimited live viewing and local storage of video with all the features they list for the system with a subscription and cameras with the latest, greatest resolution and features? You will be in the first, very disappointed, category. Are you looking for a curiosity cam that lets you check in on your place once in a while via your voice controlled echo, fire-tv stick or the Blink phone app for minimal cost? You will be in the latter category, I love the Minis. Are you looking for an inexpensive cam with off-site cloud storage and added, some might say needed, functionality provided by a low cost subscription? You should be happy with the Blink Mini.

    Pro
    Easy to setup and use with Blink app and Echo Show devices (although android app has some known issues that might cause some frustration during setup)
    When I had to call tech support because of an issue with the Blink app on Android, the wait was not too long and the rep was helpful and pleasant
    Very inexpensive way to drop in and check on a place momentarily
    No subscription or anything else needed for this basic functionality
    With or without a subscription these have good value

    Con
    All features beyond live video feed require a subscription
    No documentation included at all, you must search the web for everything you need help with or info about
    No clear explanation of what you get without a subscription, in fact, purposely obfuscated as a marketing plan
    No clear explanation of what adding a sync module 2 will do for you if you only have Minis – not much
    Cheap 1080p video – its ok, it works, but we are going into 2023 so how about an upgrade to 2k this year
    Cheap minimal mounts that are intended for mounting on horizontal surfaces like a shelf and deficient adjustment for vertical surfaces like a wall (curiously the exact opposite of the outdoor cams that are intended to be mounted on a vertical wall and not good for horizontal mounting like under a soffit). Had they made the mount a little longer it would have been so much better but it probably would’ve cost a couple cents more.
    To get the features you think you are getting you need the subscription. In Blink’s defense, the subscription is currently reasonably priced and any serious security must include off-site storage of data (to prevent loss by fire or theft) or its just a curiosity system anyway. Their marketing approach for it is very poor though.
    Blink needs to step up to the same level of customer experience as Alexa devices provide. And I think if you pay for prime it should include the Blink cloud subscription for up to 4 devices and only pay if you have more devices than that. How about Bezos holding off giving away some of those billions and put it towards excellent customer satisfaction with its products and services.

    It should not be so purposely confusing as to what you actually get WITHOUT a subscription. Starting an automatic subscription upon setup of a camera to conceal the lack of functionality without out one until the 30 days has passed is a pretty shady business practice. Internet based tech companies get away with unchecked deception and shady practices as standard operating procedure, and its not just Blink, its all of them. Its too bad because for people who know exactly what they are getting, the Blink Minis are a great product even despite this. I think it backfires on Blink by raising people’s expectations very high only to find out 30 days later that they now have to start paying a fee to keep those features they thought were included with the purchase of the device. And so they become haters of the product and company. You can see this in many reviews. This does not seem like a good long-term marketing plan to me.

    I hope this helps you make an informed decision whether to purchase the Blink Mini cams. Now if you purchase them you can be very happy with them based upon your correct expectations of the product.

  4. jesus

    Me gusta la simplicidad de conexión , no me gusta que no se puede expandir a que grabe en Dvr.

  5. Haley

    I bought this to use as a baby monitor, thinking if the quality was good I would end up purchasing an outdoor set as well. I got it in this afternoon, and set up was super easy. The picture quality is excellent for the price point.

    The main issue for me is that there is no option for continuous viewing. The live view from the app will automatically shut off after 30 seconds if you don’t tap the “continue?” prompt. If I had known this ahead of time, I would have never purchased a Blink camera. I watch my daughter on a Fire tablet while I work at night, and it’s really not feasible to stop typing every 30 seconds to press a button.

    Maybe it’s my fault for not realizing it, but I don’t remember reading any information about the length of viewing time, so I assumed it would be like the Foscam I had sought to replace. If Blink ever adds an update for continuous viewing, I would repurchase in a heartbeat, but for now, I’m sending it back.

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