AMAZON BLINK XT 2 CAMERA REVIEW
Blink XT wireless security camera was a huge success because of shockingly low price, cloud storage and easy setup. After Amazon’s acquisition of the company, Blink XT2 Camera is even better. It works both outdoors and indoors, has a price tag lesser than $100, and has a battery that gives premium security cameras a run for their money.
Even though we know there are a lot of features this camera does not have, but for the price you are paying, Blink XT2 is undoubtedly the best outdoor home security camera.
- Super cheap
- For both outdoors and indoors
- Records 1080p videos
CONS of Amazon XT Camera
- Doesn’t have person recognition
- Doesn’t work with Google Home
FEATURES AND SPECIFICATIONS of Security Camera
Let’s discuss all the Amazon BlinkXT2 camera in-depth today to understand if it fits your needs or not.
WHAT’S TO LIKE ABOUT THE Cheapest Affordable Security CAMERA
The XT2 has rounded edges with a size of 2.8 X 2.8 X 1.4 inches. The Sync module that connects to the camera is also almost the same size. It can easily be rested on the shelf. It has the IP65 rating and is perfect for outdoor use. Throw any weather in, and it will be able to withstand.
Setting this camera takes about a total of 20 minutes only. You just have to connect the sync module to your WiFi and then connect the camera to it. That’s about it. Using the app, you can scan a QR code on the back of each device to link them to the account. This is why the easy setup is a complete winner.
The app might not be great, but again, for the price you pay, you get some amazing features. There is an option of motion sensitivity, customizable activity, and video quality too. You get to choose the length of each recording and how long the motion should wait before reactivating. There are a scheduling feature and built-in thermometer for detecting your desired temperature levels too. You can also link the app to Ring app and use the Neighborhood Watch feature. Any incidents happening in the area will be shown to you.
Free Cloud Storage
The best thing about this camera is free cloud storage. You have a limited amount of that, around 2 hours, but you don’t have to pay any fees for that. The clip length is 60 seconds, which is pretty decent for the free version, as the competitor cameras do not even allow that in the paid versions. For all the important clips you wish to store, the free cloud storage is a winner.
Another great feature that tops the list. Since it is the outdoor security camera and the best one too, no matter the thunderstorms or harsh rains, it can easily survive the brunt of the weather.
WHAT’S NOT TO LIKE ABOUT THE CAMERA?
No Person Recognition
Even though the price tag justifies it, but the Blink XT2 Camera does not have a person recognition to it. No matter what you do, it won’t be able to detect certain people or faces. Hence, for serious security areas that might be a big no.
No Connectivity With Google Home
While this camera does work with Alexa to turn your home into Smart Home, but it does not offer any connectivity with Google Home. This is why you miss out on a lot of features that are to be offered through that.
FINAL WORD on Amazon XT2 Camera
The competitors might argue that there is a lot of under $100 cameras available out there, but hardly anyone can beat Blink XT2’s price point and the wireless outdoor use. It is the best rated for that. If you are looking for a camera that is truly wireless in all its connections, it is super cheap and weatherproof, we don’t see anyone competing the Amazon Blink XT2 in the long run.