Blink XT2 Review

Learn more about the Blink XT2 camera with customer reviews, pricing, key features, and frequently asked questions.

Updated on March 31st, 2020

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Blink XT2 is a wireless, weatherproof security camera suitable for indoor or outdoor use. The camera is battery-powered, connects to WiFi networks, and includes free cloud storage. Unlike its predecessor (Blink XT), the Blink XT2 offers 2-way audio, customizable motion detection, double the battery usage, and live view recording.

Pros and Cons:

Pros

  • Easy to install.
  • Affordable.
  • No monthly fees.

Cons

  • Limited free cloud storage (2 hours of video).
  • No zoom functionality.

Review:

The Blink XT2 is a conveniently small and practical security camera that can be placed almost anywhere, indoors or outdoors, due to it being wire-free and battery operated. It is a great option if you are looking for something versatile and affordable, and are not concerned with having an extensive feature range, a field of view beyond 110°, or local storage capabilities.

Highlights:

  • Easy to set up and use.
  • Customizable motion detection feature.
  • Batteries can last up to two years.

Shortcomings:

  • No option for local storage (e.g. SD memory card).
  • Lacks zoom functionality.
  • Free cloud storage is limited to two hours of video footage.

Reputation:

The Blink XT2 camera has a good reputation with an Amazon rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars. The main points of complaint in the negative reviews address issues of poor signal strength and poor audio quality.

At a Glance:

Camera Type

Wireless

Suitable for

Indoor / Outdoor

Storage

Cloud

Image Resolution

1080p

Audio

2-way audio

Integrations

Amazon Alexa, IFTTT

Alerts/Notifications

Yes

Technical Support

24/7 Phone support

Pricing:

Offer

Price

Blink XT2 One Camera System

$99.99

Blink XT2 Two Camera System

$179.99

Blink XT2 Three Camera System

$249.99

Blink XT2 Five Camera System

$379.99

Blink XT2 Add On Camera

$89.99

Blink XT2 vs. NETGEAR Arlo Q:

In comparison to Netgear's Arlo Q, the Blink XT2 offers a very limited feature profile but also costs half the price. Both cameras offer an image resolution of up to 1080p, are wireless, can be managed remotely with a mobile app, and integrate with Alexa.

Blink XT2 vs. Logitech Circle 2

Both the Blink XT2 and the Logitec Circle 2 are suitable for both indoor and outdoor placement, offer up to 1080p image resolution, 2-way audio, and integrate with Alexa. The Blink XT2 camera is more affordable, but also lacks some of the features the Logitech offers, such as a very wide viewing angle and zoom functionality.

Key Features:

Feature

Description

Image Resolution

1080p

View Field

110°

Placement

Indoor / Outdoor

Storage

Cloud

Power

Wireless, AA Lithium Batteries

Smart Home Compatibility

Amazon Alexa

Motion Detection

Yes

Streaming

Yes

Subscription Plan

No

Person Detection

No

Night Vision

Yes

Zoom

No

Audio

2-way

Notifications

Yes

App

Yes (mobile app)

Functional Temperature Range

-4°F to 113°F

The Blink camera is an affordable, wireless indoor security camera that features HD video, instant alerts, motion detection, a temperature sensor, live view, and a built-in microphone.

Camera Type

Wireless

Placement

Indoor

Detection Features

Motion Detection & Temperature Sensor

Storage

Cloud

Power

Battery

Connection

Wifi

Live View

Yes

Mobile app

Yes

Alerts

Yes

Offer

Price

One Camera System + Sync Module Starter Set

$79.99

Two Camera System + Sync Module Starter Set

$139.99

Three Camera System + Sync Module Starter Set

$189.99

Five Camera System + Sync Module Starter Set

$279.99

Add On Camera

$69.99

Blink customers can purchase a Blink yard sign and a set of 2 window stickers for $30.00 or only window stickers (set of three) for $8.99. These signs let people know that your premises are monitored by security cameras and may serve as a deterrent.

If you want to change the appearance of your Blink XT2 cameras, for example, if you want them to blend in with a white background, you can purchase a set of three white Blink XT2 covers for $19.99.

When you purchase a Blink camera, a camera mount is included. However, you can also buy these separately. The camera mounts come in packs of three, are priced at $19.99, and work with Blink Indoor, Blink XT, and Blink XT2 cameras.

Blink also sells the Blink Classic Sync Module separately for $50.00. This module serves as the hub between the Blink cameras and the cloud and can support up to 10 cameras. An additional sync module can be useful if you want to create different zones for your cameras.

FAQs:

The Blink XT2 has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars on Amazon and offers great value for money. While it does not offer as many additional features as some other brands, it is a practical and functional wireless security camera that delivers an image resolution of up to 1080p offers motion detection, and is suitable for indoor and outdoor surveillance.

According to the Blink technical specifications, Blink XT2 can pick up motion up to 20 feet from the camera. The camera will start recording when it detects motion.

In 2019 a cybersecurity firm discovered certain Blink cameras to be vulnerable to hackers. Amazon.com Inc. has taken steps to address this issue and to rectify security flaws on impacted devices by means of automatic security updates.

No. The cameras only record up to 60 seconds after motion is detected.

Yes, the Blink XT2 camera supports live view recording.

According to Blink, their XT batteries last up to two years.

The blue light on the Blink camera means that the camera is detecting movement.

Yes. In 2017 Blink was acquired by Amazon.

No, Blink does not charge a monthly fee.