Anybody ever use these? How are they?
Here’s some comments from the last time they were on Woot.
I have 5 just ordered 2 more. For me personally they work great. If you get a sd card u dont need a sub. $3 month per camera for $10 for unlimited I believe. Only thing i wish was better was viewing multiple cameras at once and wish the range was a bit further. For the price I dont think you can beat em. Within 3 days of having them watch someone running from the cops through our yard.
I have 3. They work well with Alexa. I can set times of day that I want motion alerts and Every Alexa in the house will say “Motion detected at the ______,” with the last word being the location name I assigned to the camera.
Does anyone know of these have any mounting hardware or do I need to purchase that as well
Never mind I see each one comes with the mounting kits included I did not see that when I first looked at these but they are included if anyone else needs to know
Do you HAVE to have Alexa to use these?
No, not required.
I have 6 modules, 21 cameras. The are ok. most of mine now have solar panels attached, for if you have a lot of motion, they will drain the batteries quickly. They are not like a Ring camera in that you cannot see before the motion and you will miss a lot of what triggered it. I use Lorex 4K, Lorex 2K, Ring cameras, Swaan, Panasonic and Samsung wired and wireless cameras, 71 total. So I can say , they are a nice “fill” but I would defiantly not count on them alone. I am grandfathered in to the lifetime storage , 10 cams per module, thing, which is nice. There is no web based access , you have to use the APP. You can emulate Android, to use the app in windows, but I do not bother. That said, they do come up , or have come up for $15 a piece in the past , used, here on Woot. Mounting is easy , 1 screw. Also , the “Alexa” part is pretty hit and miss. It sure is not instant or reliable in any sense.
This is my experience
These work great. You can have 2 way audio. You can zoom in. There are all sorts! Of unique mourning ideas on Amazon. I have a couple that benified from a bracket that provides shade to the camera. Another bracket I got on eBay comes with bendable tripod like legs and I have them wrapped around a tree branch so cameras mounted in a tree where you cannot see it. Call Joe since they’re battery operated you can literally mount them almost anywhere but that also means have to replace the batteries as far as I know it’s the only con with these is you have to use lithium AA batteries which are not rechargeable and you’re the most expensive ones but if your camera does not get heavy used it last for long time but long time as in months not the two years that they sort of hint about in their marketing. Still, I love them. Currently at our home we have three other brands of cameras plus 8 of these Blink and I like their $10 a month subscription for unlimited cameras so that comes out to around $120 a year for the security system that holds all of your recordings for at least two weeks I like that I can use these are the easiest to install the easiest to maintain the easiest to service. The mounts are typically a clip-on to a small base attached to the wall. So you grab it and pull it off the base, switch out the batteries, and put it back on. And the best part of all? Look you are not payin $200 per camera like I did for 3 of my other brand