Blink cameras have taken over the home surveillance market as they are portable, easy to install, and relatively inexpensive. And despite their small size, these cameras have a variety of features. But, if you want to maximize how you use your camera, it’s worth investing in a few accessories.
There are numerous options for you to accessorize your Blink camera system so that you can have the widest range of coverage while also maintaining top efficiency. Below, we’ve covered every area imaginable when it comes to adding functionality to your cameras so that you can find the best one to suit your needs.
Wasserstein 3-in-1 Floodlight
As someone who has multiple floodlights around my home, I find these almost imperative to have if you spend time outside in the evening or need to let out your dogs late at night.
Blink cameras do not offer a combined camera and floodlight option, but you can buy a separate accessory that combines both incredibly well.
Not only does the Wasserstein 3-in-1 Floodlight connect to your Blink camera, but it also charges the batteries, so you never have to worry about charging them again! This floodlight is entirely waterproof as well, so you can use it with your weatherproof Blink camera for year-round protection.
Gresur Sync Module Holder
With Blink cameras, a Sync Module must remain connected to a power outlet to send your home’s Wi-Fi signal to the cameras themselves. This unit acts as the central hub between your cameras and your connected smartphone device.
The Sync Module itself can be rather bulky, especially when connected to the wall via a short USB charging cord. Having a Sync Module holder, which eliminates annoying cables or dangling modules, plugs right into the wall, and holds your Sync Module above the outlet.
Gresur offers a mount for the Sync Module that succeeds in solving all these problems and more. The holder saves space with its compact size while providing a short USB cord to prevent unorganized wiring. Along with enhancing the overall look of your room, it comes with a 64 GB flash drive for all your Blink system’s stored videos.
The mount can be placed anywhere in your home with an open outlet and does not require the use of any tools, making the installation process a dream.
Frienda Adjustable Wall Mount
When looking to protect your home, there are many angles and positions to keep in mind when finding the best placement possible. Due to Blink camera’s size, some areas would be hard to reach or get into the camera’s view. Luckily, Frienda offers an adjustable, 360-degree wall mount that allows you to move your camera into any position you would like.
Along with 360 degrees of rotation, the pivoting mount offers 90 degrees of tilt to ensure that you can install your camera at precisely the right angle from any location.
This mount can be installed either indoors or outdoors with ease due to its included weatherproof silicone cover. Made from aluminum, the mount features an anti-slip device guaranteeing both the stability and the durability of your Blink camera.
Ugow Flexible Mount
If wall mounting isn’t an option or won’t provide you with the best angle possible, Ugow has recently developed a flexible mount that you can put just about anywhere. The mount itself acts as a clamp, so it can be attached to a railing, column, ledge, gutter, or anyplace else you can think of!
This flexible mount features adjustable arms that you can wrap around whatever surface you are looking to mount your Blink camera on. These arms are made from aluminum and covered in rubber material, providing flexibility and stability in the mounting process. They simply connect to the back of your Blink device, and then you are ready to go!
Due to the nature of the flexible mount, installation only requires securely wrapping the attached arms around your preferred mounting surface, therefore taking away the need to use any tools. This mount allows you to get pretty creative and safely put your Blink camera somewhere you might never have thought possible before.
Blink Range Extenders
No matter how much you try, it seems like you almost always end up with some Wi-Fi dead zone on your property. And conveniently, it’s always the spot where your camera is located.
The best solution for this problem is to add a Wi-Fi extender to your home. These generally plug into a wall outlet and work best when placed nearby your camera. However, not all range extenders are created equal and offer different features:
- Netgear Wi-Fi Range Extender EX3700: Hovering around $35, you can’t beat Netgear’s extender’s price and functionality. This device plugs into a power outlet and can accommodate 15 separate devices over 1000 square feet.
- Amped Wireless Athena-EX: If you’re working with a large space, the Amped Wireless Wi-Fi extender will cover 15,000 square feet and will support a consistent download speed of up to 800mbps.
- Netgear Wi-Fi Mesh Range Extender EX8000: With coverage for up to 50 devices, this extender offers top-of-the-line connectivity for a home with lots of smart tech. If you have any issues outside of camera connectivity, this is your best bet to get great coverage across the board.
Adding a Wi-Fi extender will ensure that you always have a consistent and reliable connection between your internet and your camera. This will eliminate the risk of having a lapse in your camera feed or even having to reset the entire system after an outage.
To have the best experience possible with your Blink camera, having an Amazon Echo Show will add the most all-around features for your home. The Echo Show is connected directly to your camera feed so that you can watch a live stream or recording of what your camera has picked up at any time. Nothing is better than sitting on the couch and seeing who is at the door without getting up!
The Echo Show boasts a sleek design and has more features than just acting as a screen for your camera. Echo Shows work with Amazon’s Alexa, which allows you to see your camera feed with a voice command or even speak through your two-way audio without having to use your smartphone. This can be so convenient when you’re in the middle of cooking dinner and want to say thank you to the UPS guy for remembering to drop off your package.
Wasserstein Blink Camera Silicone Skin
This may sound odd at first, but if you think about the fact that all Blink cameras come in black or white, it might make sense to add a covering to your camera if the color doesn’t match your exterior. Nothing sticks out more than a black camera on white siding, or vice versa, especially if you’re trying to be discreet with your camera placement.
Once again, Wasserstein takes the cake by offering silicone skins for your Blink cameras at only $5 per covering. This is a steal and a great addition to make your camera blend in with its environment, instead of screaming to the world that you couldn’t buy the camera in the color you wanted—or that you have a camera!
No matter how you slice it, there are a considerable number of accessories that will enhance your Blink camera experience and functionality. These are all great tools to accompany your security system while also getting the most flexibility possible.