There’s still time to grab a $35 Blink Video Doorbell on Prime Day
Ring isn’t Amazon’s only connected camera brand and Blink, the other, is getting in the Prime Day spirit as well. As part of Amazon’s flagship shopping event on July 12-13, there’s a hot deal in play on the Blink Video Doorbell, taking 30% off its already attractive price.
It isn’t as advanced as some competing video doorbells, but at $35 it certainly represents an attractive price point, particularly for those taking their first steps.
The Blink Video Doorbell can operate either wired to an existing chime or wirelessly, with up to two years of battery life. Daytime video is captured in 1080p, while when the sun goes down the infrared view kicks in. As with any connected camera, the Blink Video Doorbell has a companion app with full support for live view and notifications for motion events and bell presses. With two-way audio, you can hear and speak to whoever is at your door.
As it takes AA batteries, too, there’s never a time you need to be without coverage while the battery charges. It’s weatherproof, too, as you would expect, and unlike the Ring doorbells, can be used to its fullest without a subscription plan.
The caveat on that is that the additional $35 Sync Module 2 is required. With this, you can save local footage from the Blink Video Doorbell and up to nine additional cameras. Blink does have a cloud plan that will offer storage and access to your footage, but the Sync Module 2 is better value overall. If you spring for that, you’ll be paying $30 per year per device or $100 per year for a plan that covers up to 10 devices.
But since it’s Prime Day you can also save on the Sync Module 2. For an additional $16 you can get a bundle containing both the Blink Video Doorbell and Sync Module 2 for just $51. Whichever you go for, time is running out, since Prime Day ends at the close of play on July 13.