Featuring a 1080p home security camera coupled with two LED projectors that produce 2,600 lumens of brightness, the projector’s camera will rival a number of alternatives from the likes of Arlo, Eufy, Google, Ring, and Wyze Labs.
This news is part of TechHive’s in-depth coverage of the best home security cameras.
Blink Wired Floodlight Cam has two-way audio and a 105dB siren on board, and Amazon says its motion detector can distinguish between people and other sources of motion, though buyers will need to sign up for an optional Blink subscription plan to benefit from it. advantage and some other features. Motion analysis is performed locally by Amazon’s AZ2 Neural Edge chip, to enhance privacy.
A Blink subscription costs $3 a month or $30 a year and includes 60 days of cloud video storage for a single camera. Blink Plus subscriptions offer the same feature set (plus a 10% discount on future Blink device purchases and an extended warranty) but for an unlimited number of Blink cameras.
As is becoming increasingly common with home security cameras, no subscription means you’ll only be able to see a live feed from the camera. You’ll get motion detection alerts, but you won’t be able to see what triggered them.
Blink does, however, offer the local video storage option, if you purchase the $35 as well Flashing sync module 2 and plug a USB storage device (up to 256GB) into the module. We asked Amazon for a sample of the new device, so we’ll update this story with a link to our Blink Wired Floodlight Cam review as soon as possible.